Malaysia has given the badminton world legendary shuttlers in the last decade and continues to do so. While perennial stars such as Lee Chong Wei and Lee Zii Jia who continue to shine, the younger generation have also begun to make waves on the international level.
Kasturi-Venosha; These names have already been etched in our minds as we talk about Malaysian Badminton players.
Having said that, the sister duo have chalked up yet another victory by bagging bronze medals in their first Europe tournament. From stepping in as the semifinalist of the women’s double, both players have performed well and this is just the beginning. The much-anticipated RSL Lithuanian International took place at Athletic Arena, Lithuania from 9th to 12th June 2022.
Previously, the sister duo made headlines as they earned the most prestigious title at the Uganda International Challenge 2022 tournament. Besides that, the pair, who train under New Vision Badminton Academy, also repeated their success as emerging women’s doubles champions at the 2019 Fleet Mauritius International tournament. They won the women’s doubles tournament on 16th June. The duo defeated locals Aurelie Marie Elisa Allet and Kobita Dookhee 21-14, 21-14 and received a whopping US$800.
🇲🇾 Kasturi Radhakrishnan/Venosha Radhakrishnan 🆚
🇮🇩 Sofy Al Mushira / Ridya Aulia
ALL THE BEST RADHAKRISHNAN SISTERS!
— Giarc Nibisna 🇲🇾🌺 (@craigansibin) June 12, 2022
Kasturi and Venosha have been playing badminton since they were seven and six respectively. Radhakrishnan, a dedicated father, and former Royal Malaysia Customs officer encouraged his precious princesses to pick up the sport.
Both sisters have emerged as runner-ups in the Yonex-Sunrise Bangladesh International Challenge 2021 and received a whopping US$720.
Congratulations ladies and we’re rooting for the both of you in the next tournament!