Swiss Open 2019: Kashyap and Sai Praneeth play badminton 10,000 ft above sea level

Indian shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap and B. Sai Praneeth played Badminton on top of Mt. Titlis in the midst of the Swiss Alpine peaks in an exhibition match for the Swiss Open 2019.

(From Left) B. Sai Praneeth and Parupalli Kashyap with Switzerland's Para-athlete Karin Suter-Erath and Sabrina Jacques.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

India’s star badminton players Parupalli Kashyap and Sai Praneeth kickstarted the Swiss Open 2019 with a doubles badminton exhibition match alongside Switzerland’s athlete Sabrina Jacques and Swiss para-athlete Karin Suter-Erath at 10000 ft on the terrace of Mt. Titlis.

"I am excited and thrilled to be playing badminton on Mt. Titlis, that too 10,000 ft above sea level. It was a unique experience and a lot of fun to be able to play badminton in one of the most spectacular Bollywood venues. The view is breathtaking, and I am missing Saina. She would have loved being here," said Parupalli Kashyap who got married to fellow shuttler Saina Nehwal last December.

Sai Praneeth and Karin Surath-Erath paired up against Kashyap and Jacques.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT


World No. 22 B. Sai Praneeth said – "I am really excited to be here in Basel and I am looking forward to the World Championships this year. This is my first visit to Mt. Titlis and it has been such a great experience."

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"We are very pleased that this event has met with such great interest and that badminton and these two upcoming major events have been given the stage they deserve," sums up Robbert de Kock, President of Swiss Badminton.

St. Jakobshalle in Switzerland will also host the 25th edition of the BWF Badminton World Championships from August 19-25.

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