Team Infosys crowned champions at Hyderabad’s Biggest Corporate Badminton Championship
Telugu super news,Hyderabad, February 5, 2024: Team Infosys crowned champions at the fifth edition of the Corporate Badminton Championship on Sunday at the high-quality sports centre in Hyderabad.
In a thrilling Championship Cup final, Team Infosys defeated Team Optum to claim the trophy, while Team Novartis overcame the challenge of Team JP Morgan Chase in the Challengers Cup final. The chairman of Kankanala Sports Group, Sh. Abhishek Reddy Kankanala was the chief guest of the event and gave the awards to the winners.
“The Corporate Badminton Championship is a great initiative by Gamepoint that aims to promote and incorporate the numerous benefits of sports amongst the employees in the corporate world, thereby promoting improved physical health, mental well-being, and encouraging enhanced teamwork among the employees,” stated Sh. Abhishek Reddy Kankanala after attending the event.
Commenting on the tournament, Siddharth Reddy, Co-Founder of Gamepoint, stated, “I congratulate all the winners of the Corporate Badminton Championship. This tournament is now a milestone for the corporate employees as they look forward to participating and competing. Over the years, it has also taken a pivotal step towards integrating physical well-being and teamwork in the corporate world. Gamepoint is dedicated to creating a culture that values sports and fitness and we hope this event inspires everyone to think about its importance in a new light. We look forward to witnessing some of the biggest corporate companies engage in exciting badminton action on our state-of-the-art courts.”
Meanwhile, in the individual events, Rutwika Das of TCS defeated Geetha (JPMC) 30-23 to win the women’s singles trophy, while Pranava Jain clinched the men’s singles title with a walkover. Avvaru Sathish Babu and Donthu Sai Ram (FINMKT) overcame Bharath & Manoj of Infosys 30-22 to claim the men’s doubles event.
The women’s doubles title went to Pooja & Ritwika Das (TCS), who beat Geetha & Nikitha (JPMC) by 30-26. Infosys’ Bharath & Mousam claimed the mixed doubles event with a 30-25 win over Pranava Jain & Riya Kumari of Microsoft. Wipro’s Raghu Vamshi P clinched the title in 35+ Men’s singles category after defeating Satya R (Service Now) 30-18, while Abdul Zabbar & Deepak Dixit of Novartis won 35+ Mens doubles event with 30-21 victory against Jagadeesh & Nandikolla Srinadh (Optum).
The corporate Badminton Championship was conducted in a unique team event format along with 7 individual events. In the team event, a total of 8 companies participated which included JP Morgan Chase and Co., Goldman Sachs, INFOSYS, Novartis India Limited, Colruyt group, FinMkt, Samrat Group, alongside last year’s winner Optum.
More than 100 participants took part in seven individual events. Each game in the tournament was decided by a single game of 30 points.