Who: Siril Verma
Where: Lima, Peru
What: Won silver at World Junior Badminton Championships
When: 15 November 2015
Young shuttler Siril Verma on 15 November 2015 grabbed a silver medal at the BWF World Junior Championships held in Lima, Peru.
China’s Chia Hung Lu clinched the gold medal at the Boys’ singles event.
With this, Verma joined the ranks of Saina Nehwal, P.V. Sindhu, R.M.V. Gurusaidutt, H.S. Prannoy and Sameer Verma, who have won medals for India in the World junior championships.
Verma came into limelight when he clinched the Junior U15 Asian Championships title in 2013. He also became the first Indian player to win the Badminton Asia Youth Championships in 2013.
The 15-year-old shuttler trains at the Pullela Gopichand Academy.
Verma was born on 25 December 1999 in Andhra Pradesh (now Telangana).
About BWF World Junior Championships
The BWF World Junior Championships is also known as the World Junior Badminton Championships.
It is a tournament organized by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) to crown the best junior badminton players (under-19) in the world.