Sourabh Verma

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Sourabh Verma
Personal information
Birth name Sourabh Verma
Born (1992-12-30) December 30, 1992 (age 25)
Dhar, Madhya Pradesh
Residence Hyderabad
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Handedness Right
Coach Pullela Gopichand
Men's singles
Highest ranking 30 (25 October 2012)
Current ranking 37 (25 May 2017)
BWF profile

Sourabh Verma (born 30 December 1992) is a badminton player from India.[1]


Verma was the Indian National Badminton Champion in the senior singles category in 2011.[2] In 2011, Sourabh Verma won his first international title by winning the Bahrain International Challenge. In the same year he was the runner up at 2011 Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold after losing to the former Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat.

Sourabh won back-to-back international titles in 2013 and 2014. First of them being 2013 Tata International Challenge held at Mumbai where he defeated Prannoy Kumar.[3][4] Verma grabbed the next title at 2014 Iran Fajr International Challenge beating Alrie Guna Dharma and the 3rd title in the row was taken by becoming the champion at the 2014 Austrian International Challenge causing an upset to his higher ranked opponent Hsu Jen-hao[5]

Sourabh Verma also finished at 2nd position in a neck to neck match with Simon Santoso at the 2014 Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold. He competed at the 2014 Asian Games. In November 2016, Sourabh lost to Shi Yuqi of China in the final of the Bitburger German Open. [6]


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
2016 Bitburger Open China Shi Yuqi 19-21, 20-22 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Chinese Taipei Masters Malaysia Liew Daren 12–10, 12–10, 3–3 Retired 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Malaysia Masters Indonesia Simon Santoso 21-15, 16-21, 19-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series[edit]

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2016 Polish International Denmark Victor Svendsen 27-29, 13-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Belgian International France Lucas Corvee 19-21, 19-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 India International India Sameer Verma 11-21, 18-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Austrian International Indonesia Andre Kurniawan Tedjono 21-11, 21-23, 21-18 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Iran Fajr International Indonesia Alrie Guna Dharma 21-13, 21-11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Tata Open India International India H.S. Prannoy 21-12, 21-17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament


  1. ^ "Player Profile". Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Sourabh Verma is new national badminton champion". The Times of India. 25 January 2012. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Sourabh Verma and Febby Angguni declared champions at the Tata Open India International Challenge 2013". [dead link]
  4. ^ "Sourabh Varma overcomes Prannoy to win Tata Open crown". Times of India. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Back-to-back titles for Sourabh Varma". Times of India. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Men's Team - Entry List by Event". Incheon 2014 official website. Retrieved 10 July 2015.