4 December, 2023
Nadeem Dalvi defied his seeding to soar to gold on the South Africa Worldwide 2023 with a surprising males’s singles win in Cape City.
The 21-year-old, seeded eighth, was the one Badminton England competitor on the Future Sequence event and beat Mauritius’ Georges Julien Paul 21-12 23-21 within the ultimate to say gold.
Dalvi entered the draw within the spherical of 32 the place he got here up in opposition to Mahd Shaikh of Saudia Arabia, easing by way of to the second spherical with a complete 21-11 21-16 win.
Within the spherical of 16, he met India’s Govind Krishna, who had battled his means by way of qualifying to arrange a contest for a spot within the quarter-finals.
However Dalvi stopped him in his tracks and booked a spot for himself within the final eight with a hard-fought 21-14 22-20 win in an exciting 45-minute encounter.
The quarter-finals proved an easier process, as Dalvi cruised previous Thailand’s Ratchaphol Srithong 21-9 21-8 earlier than assembly prime seed Adham Hatem Elgamal.
Dalvi made gentle work of the Egyptian with a convincing 21-14 21-9 on the penultimate day to arrange a showcase ultimate with Paul, the place he defied the just about 100-place rankings hole to the rostrum after an entertaining contest.