UAE Bharath Latheesh: Junior World Number One


In a significant achievement for UAE Badminton, Bharath Latheesh has ascended to the coveted position of world number one in the BWF Junior Rankings. At just 16 years old, Latheesh’s remarkable rise to the top spot reflects his consistent excellence in junior Badminton tournaments on the global stage.

Noura Hassan Al Jasmi, the president of the UAE Badminton Federation, expressed heartfelt congratulations to Latheesh on this remarkable accomplishment. She praised his recent triumphs at prestigious events such as the Italian Junior 2024, the 14th MULTI ALARM Hungarian Junior Championships 2024, and the Bulgarian Junior Open Championship 2023, highlighting his exceptional talent and dedication to the sport.

The UAE Badminton Federation’s decision to allow resident players to represent the country in international competitions has played a pivotal role in nurturing emerging talents like Latheesh. This strategic move has enabled UAE players to excel in various categories, with athletes now occupying top positions in four out of the five events, including men’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles, in the BWF Junior Rankings.

Al Jasmi emphasized the significance of Latheesh’s achievement, noting that he joins an elite group of UAE players who have previously held the title of Junior World Number Ones. She underscored the federation’s commitment to providing a conducive environment for players to thrive in Badminton and expressed optimism about UAE’s prospects in future international competitions, including the Olympics.

In response to his monumental achievement, Latheesh attributed his success to years of relentless effort, unwavering support from his family, exemplary coaching, and the backing of key stakeholders such as the UAE Badminton Federation, equipment sponsor Yonex, and Berkeley Services. He expressed gratitude for the recognition and vowed to continue contributing to the sport’s growth and success.

Latheesh’s journey to the top spot in the junior world rankings serves as a source of inspiration for aspiring Badminton players in the UAE and beyond. His dedication, perseverance, and passion for the sport exemplify the values of hard work and commitment, setting a shining example for future generations of athletes.

As Latheesh embarks on the next phase of his Badminton career, he carries with him the hopes and aspirations of a nation proud of his achievements. With continued support from the UAE Badminton Federation and the broader sporting community, Latheesh aims to leave an indelible mark on the global Badminton scene while inspiring others to pursue their dreams relentlessly.

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By- Sahiba Suri

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