Indian badminton player Unnati Hooda was born on September 20, 2007, in Delhi. She won the Odisha Open’s women’s singles competition in 2022. She also competed for India in the 2022 Uber Cup team.
Unnati Hooda competed in her first tournament in 2021, the India International Challenge. Where she lost in the finals to Anupama Upadhyaya.
In January 2022, Unnati played in the 2022 Odisha Open where she won the competition beating Smit Toshniwal in the finals. Winning her very first BWF World Visit competition. The BWF World Tour is a series of elite badminton tournaments that are sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). It was announced on March 19, 2017, and it went into effect in 2018.
The World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100 are the divisions of the BWF World Tour. In the women’s U-17 singles semifinals, Unnati defeated her Japanese opponent by scores of 21-8 and 21-17. She takes on Thailand’s Sarunrak Vitidsarn in the gold medal match on Sunday.
After defeating Mion Yokouchi of Japan in straight games on Saturday, rising shuttler Unnati Hooda became the first Indian to advance to the U-17 women’s singles final of the Badminton Asia Junior Championships in Nonthaburi, Thailand. In the women’s U-17 singles semifinals, Unnati defeated her Japanese opponent by scores of 21-8 and 21-17. She takes on Thailand’s Sarunrak Vitidsarn in the gold medal match on Sunday.
To advance to the finals, the under-15 singles player Anish Thoppani and the under-17 men’s doubles team of Arsh Mohammad and Sanskar Saraswat also won convincingly.
As she won the match in straight sets, top-seed Unnati once more lived up to the expectations and demonstrated her authority. In her time competing in the prestigious event, the Odisha Open champion has not dropped a set.
India’s men’s doubles teams, Arjun MR and Chirag Shetty (2013) and Krishna Prasad Garaga and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (2015), won gold medals at the tournament in the U-17 division.
Arsh and Sanskar also put on a similarly dominant performance against Chi-Ruei Chiu and Shao Hua Chiu of Chinese Taipei to advance to the U-17 men’s doubles final, winning lopsidedly in the last four 21-15, 21-19.
In the final, they will compete against Lai Po Yu and Yi-Hao Lin, another pair from Chinese Taipei.
Anish stunned Chinese Taipei’s second-seed Lee Yu-Jui in the men’s U-15 semifinal. With a stunning comeback from a game down to win 18-21, 21-12, 21-12. Anish will face Chinese Taipei’s Chung-Hsiang Yih in the final. Who defeated India’s Gnana Dattu in another semifinal 21-16, 19-21, 21-13. Dattu won a bronze as his final prize.
Samiya Farooqui and Tasnim Mir won the U-15 women’s singles titles in 2017 and 2019. Respectively, while Siril Verma won the gold medal in the men’s U-15 singles in 2013. After losing in the semifinals to the top-seeded Indonesian duo of Muhammad Mubarrok and Raihan Pramono (18-21, 14-21). The U-15 men’s doubles team of Bjorn Jaison and Aathish Sreenivas PV also won.