New Delhi, March 30 IANS | 9 months ago

Leading Indian doubles badminton player Ashwini Ponnappa said Sunday that she is happy to see more and more people take up the sport.

"I am happy to see more and more people take up badminton. It is great to see that many people are getting interested in the sport and are following India's progress at the world stage," the 2010 Commonwealth Games women's doubles gold medallist said after giving away PNB MetLife RWA Badminton Championship prizes at the Thyagaraj Stadium here.

"I hope to see more support for badminton in the future as this will spread the popularity of the sport in India."

The 2011 World Championship bronze medallist starts her campaign at the USD 250,000 India Open Super Series at the Siri Fort Sports Complex Wednesday.

(Posted on 30-03-2014)

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