Assam’s prodigy Ashmita Chaliha won the Dubai International Challenge badminton tournament women’s singles title on Sunday night defeating sixth seed Jeon Jui of Korea 21-19, 21-15 in the final held at NAS Sports Complex.
Ashmita had even represented India in the Asian Games mixed-team event. This was her first international tournament, and was organised by Dubai Sports Council and UAE Badminton Association with support from Badminton World Federation and Shuttle Time and backed by Medeor Hospital and Yonex.
Ashmita will now proceed to play in the Tata Open India International Challenge in Mumbai.
The trophies and prize money were given away by chairman Ghazi Al Madani, and Chair Post Dr Nawab Shafi Ul Mulk, of UAE Badminton Association.