Sam Chandrasena and Ranjit de Silva show prowess in badminton
BADMINTON: Past national badminton singles champions Sam Chandrasena
and Professor Ranjit de Silva showed that they still had their former
touch when they both secured medals at the famous Morning Cup Verterans'
International which concluded in Taiwan in April 2012.
The Morning Cup drawing thousands of entries has been played in
Taiwan for 40 years and is one of the few veterans' tournaments in the
Badminton World Federation calendar. It caters to players from 25 to 100
years categorized into 5-year segments.
Sam and Ranjit were invited by the Badminton Association of Taiwan to
participate in the men's singles Grade A. Sam won the Silver medal in
the over 75-year group while Ranjit won the Bronze medal in the Over
Large contingents from China, Japan, Korea, Hong-Kong and Taiwan
participated while Malaysia, Thailand, USA and many other countries were
Both Sam and Ranjit felt that with proper preparation their
performance could be considerably improved. Most of their opponents were
well trained and dedicated while we were casual about these events.