|Birth name||Sameer Verma|
|Born||22 October 1994|
Dhar, Madhya Pradesh
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||60 kg (132 lb)|
|Highest ranking||12 (20 December ember 2018)|
|Current ranking||12 (20 December ember 2018)|
Sameer Verma (born 22 October 1994) is an Indian badminton player and trains at the Gopichand Badminton Academy, Hyderabad. He is currently (as of August 27, 2014) the 3rd ranked men’s badminton player in the national circuit. Sameer is the brother of Indian badminton player Sourabh Verma and like his brother is supported by the GoSports Foundation, Bangalore and has been part of their scholarship programme since 2012.
Verma won a silver medal in the Asian Junior Badminton Championships, 2011, held in Lucknow, India. He also won silver at the men's singles at the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games, Isle of Man losing in the final to Zulfadli Zulkiffli of Malaysia.
Sameer Verma stunned[according to whom?] world No 3 Jan O Jorgensen in straight games to storm into the final of the Hong Kong Open Super Series badminton tournament on Saturday 26 November 2016. Verma upstated the Danish stalwart 21–19, 24–22 in an exciting match.[according to whom?]
Sameer Verma won the Syed Modi International Badminton Championships in January 2017 defeating SaiPraneeth 21-19 21-16 in the final. He beat the higher ranked Hans-Kristian Vittinghus in the quarter finals of the same tournament.
In 2018, Sameer Verma won the Swiss open(Super 300)title beating Jan ø Jorgensen (21-15,21-13) in the final. Later in the year he also won the Hyderabad Open;a Super 100 event before defending his title in November beating Lu Guangzu by 16-21,21-19,21-14 at the 2018 Syed Modi Badminton International Championships (Super 300). With his title finish at his home Super 300 event,Sameer Verma confirmed his qualification for the BWF World Tour Finals 2018,in Guangzhou,standing at the 7th position in the qualification list and where only the top 8 most consistent players across all five disciplines are allowed to compete for the year end finale crown and win a share of $1.5million.
World Junior Championships
|2011||Taoyuan Arena, Taoyuan & Taipei, Chinese Taipei||Viktor Axelsen||19–21, 19–21||Bronze|
Asian Junior Championships
|2012||Gimcheon Indoor Stadium, Gimcheon, South Korea||Kento Momota||21–13, 18–21, 9–21||Bronze|
|2011||Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium, Lucknow, India||Zulfadli Zulkiffli||15–21, 17–21||Silver|
BWF World Tour
The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018, is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour are divided into six levels, namely World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.
|2018||Syed Modi International||Super 300||Lu Guangzu||16–21, 21–19, 21–14||Winner|
|2018||Hyderabad Open||Super 100||Soong Joo Ven||21–15, 21–18||Winner|
|2018||Swiss Open||Super 300||Jan Ø. Jørgensen||21–15, 21–13||Winner|
|2016||Hong Kong Open||Ng Ka Long||14–21, 21–10, 11–21||Runner-up|
BWF Grand Prix
|2017||Syed Modi International||B. Sai Praneeth||21–19, 21–16||Winner|
BWF International Challenge/Series
|2015||Tata India International||Sourabh Varma||21–11, 21–18||Winner|
|2015||Bangladesh International||B. Sai Praneeth||14–21, 21–8, 17–21||Runner-up|
|2015||Bahrain International Challenge||Derek Wong Zi Liang||21–14, 21–10||Winner|
|2015||Bahrain International||Pratul Joshi||21–13, 18–21, 21–8||Winner|
|2015||Sri Lanka International||B. Sai Praneeth||18–21, 8–21||Runner-up|
|2013||Bahrain International Challenge||Subhankar Dey||19–21, 21–14, 21–12||Winner|
|2013||Bahrain International||Dinuka Karunaratna||21–11, 18–21, 21–13||Winner|
|2012||Iran Fajr International||Niluka Karunaratne||18–21, 15–21||Runner-up|
- BWF International Challenge tournament
- BWF International Series tournament
- BWF Future Series tournament
Verma hails from a lower-middle-class family. His parents live in Dhar district in Madhya Pradesh. His father Sudhir Verma is a Grade II Assistant working with the Narmada Valley Development Authority, and his mother Sangita is a house-wife. Sameer followed in the footsteps of his brother Sourabh Varma, who is also an internationally ranked badminton player, and took up badminton as a sport at a young age. He soon moved to the Gopichand Badminton Academy in Hyderabad to train under coach and former Indian player Pullela Gopichand.
- BAI Rankings
- GoSports Foundation
- CWYG 2011
- Sameer, Junior National Champion
- Iran Open
- Bahrain International Series
- Bahrain International Challenge
- Sameer Verma & PC Thulasi upset top seeds to clinch National Ranking titles in Bareilly
- "BWF - Syed Modi International Badminton Championships 2017 - Matches". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Retrieved 2017-11-03.
- "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
- "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.
- BWF World Rankings