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The Gulf Badminton Academy, an initiative of Pullela Gopichand – in association with Zabeel Sports
District, EMAAR hosted GBA “Women’s Day out” – an exclusive tournament for the Emirati and Expat
national women on the 29th of January, 2022 in the presence of Chief Guest Ms. Khawla Albloushi who
is a prominent and successful entrepreneur in the UAE.

The tournament was initiated with an agenda of promoting health and the long terms benefits of
indulging in a sporting activity which will pave way to promoting more involvement of women in such
sporting sectors and in order to highlight the sport of badminton for the value in carries in shaping an
individual with their leadership and decision making capability.
Shri. Pullela Gopichand is and has always been an ardent supporter of Women in sports and is always
on green light for such ventures to engage women in the goodwill of sports as is seen with his star
pupils who are currently scaling heights under his mentorship.
GBA Women’s Day out had 4 title categories which saw an enthusiastic participation and fought well
with lot of spirit and vigor – Well !!! it’s a game and it must have winners ….!!!
So…. here they are…..

Women’s Doubles :
Winner (Emirati) : Bushra Mohamed and Nuru Bwanga
Runner Up (Emirati) : Ghaya Almheiri and Ghadeer AlTahr
Winner (Open ) : Julie Justin and Lashini chehara Lokugamhewa
Runner Up (Open) : Swarnangi Banerjee and Monica Vishu Singhal
Women’s Singles:
Winner (Emirati) : Bushra Mohamed
Runner Up (Emirati): Alyazia Mohamed
Winner (Open ) : Lashini chehara Lokugamhewa
Runner Up (Open) : Monica Vishu Singhal
The event concluded with a prize distribution ceremony and official recognition of the officials and
GBA Head Coach Ms. Tanvi Lad and Ms. Asulabha Sathyan who worked tirelessly to make this get together a huge success ….. Women empowerment at its best….

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