Sameer Verma

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Sameer Verma
Personal information
Birth nameSameer Verma
Country India
Born (1994-10-22) 22 October 1994 (age 24)
Dhar, Madhya Pradesh
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
HandednessRight
CoachPullela Gopichand
Highest ranking12 (20 December ember 2018)
Current ranking12 (20 December ember 2018)
BWF profile

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.[1] Sameer is the brother of Indian badminton player Sourabh Verma and like his brother is supported by the GoSports Foundation,[2] Bangalore and has been part of their scholarship programme since 2012.

Career[edit]

2011[edit]

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.[3]

2012[edit]

At the 36th Junior National Badminton Championships in Jaipur, Verma won the boys' singles U-19 category.[4] The same year Verma also reached the final of the Iran Open.[5]

2013[edit]

In 2013, Verma won his first international titles when he won the men's singles event at the Bahrain International Series and Bahrain International Challenge.[6][7]

2014[edit]

Battling injuries in 2012 and 2013, Verma came back strongly in 2014 by winning the All India Senior Ranking Badminton Championships, 2014 in Bareilly.[8]

2016[edit]

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?]

2017[edit]

Sameer Verma won the Syed Modi International Badminton Championships in January 2017 defeating SaiPraneeth 21-19 21-16 in the final.[9] He beat the higher ranked Hans-Kristian Vittinghus in the quarter finals of the same tournament.

2018[edit]

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.

Achievements[edit]

World Junior Championships[edit]

Boys' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2011 Taoyuan Arena, Taoyuan & Taipei, Chinese Taipei Denmark Viktor Axelsen 19–21, 19–21 Bronze Bronze

Asian Junior Championships[edit]

Boys' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2012 Gimcheon Indoor Stadium, Gimcheon, South Korea Japan Kento Momota 21–13, 18–21, 9–21 Bronze Bronze
2011 Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium, Lucknow, India Malaysia Zulfadli Zulkiffli 15–21, 17–21 Silver Silver

BWF World Tour[edit]

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[10] 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.[11]

Men's singles

Year Tournament Level Opponent Score Result
2018 Syed Modi International Super 300 China Lu Guangzu 16–21, 21–19, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Hyderabad Open Super 100 Malaysia Soong Joo Ven 21–15, 21–18 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Swiss Open Super 300 Denmark Jan Ø. Jørgensen 21–15, 21–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

BWF Superseries[edit]

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2016 Hong Kong Open Hong Kong Ng Ka Long 14–21, 21–10, 11–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix[edit]

The BWF Grand Prix has two level such as Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2017 Syed Modi International India B. Sai Praneeth 21–19, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series[edit]

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2015 Tata India International India Sourabh Varma 21–11, 21–18 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Bangladesh International India B. Sai Praneeth 14–21, 21–8, 17–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Bahrain International Challenge Singapore Derek Wong Zi Liang 21–14, 21–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Bahrain International India Pratul Joshi 21–13, 18–21, 21–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Sri Lanka International India B. Sai Praneeth 18–21, 8–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Bahrain International Challenge India Subhankar Dey 19–21, 21–14, 21–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Bahrain International Sri Lanka Dinuka Karunaratna 21–11, 18–21, 21–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Iran Fajr International Sri Lanka Niluka Karunaratne 18–21, 15–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

Personal[edit]

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,[12] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BAI Rankings
  2. ^ GoSports Foundation
  3. ^ CWYG 2011
  4. ^ Sameer, Junior National Champion
  5. ^ Iran Open
  6. ^ Bahrain International Series
  7. ^ Bahrain International Challenge
  8. ^ Sameer Verma & PC Thulasi upset top seeds to clinch National Ranking titles in Bareilly
  9. ^ "BWF - Syed Modi International Badminton Championships 2017 - Matches". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Retrieved 2017-11-03.
  10. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  11. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.
  12. ^ BWF World Rankings