Meet Meiraba Luwang, a young badminton player from Manipur. He recently won the Under-15 Yonex Sunrise, Junior Grand Prix International tournament in Jakarta, Indonesia, after defeating the number 11 seed Sulistio Tegar of Indonesia in the finals 21-14, 21-15.
Not only in the finals, but throughout the tournament, he was in great form, as he defeated the top seed Muhamad Akbar Firdaus of Indonesia in the semi-final 21-13, 21-19 and third seed Hak Joo Lee of South Korea 19-21, 21-13, 21-17 in the Quarter-final.
Even in the doubles category of the same event, he along with his partner Rafael Gavois of France finished runners-up, after -losing 17-21, 9-21 to the English pair of William Jones and James Penver.
Under-15 Yonex Sunrise, Junior Grand Prix International tournament is widely regarded as one of the top level tounaments in the under-15 age group.
Currently, he is training at the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy. Earlier, this year in April, he had won the U-15 Boys singles title at the Yonex – BTY Open International Badminton Championships held at Thailand. He had beatyen Hafidz Dzakwan Putra of Indonesia.