Ouseph triumphs in Irish event

Hounslow badminton star Rajiv Ouseph beat Poland’s Przemyslaw Wacha in the final to win the men’s singles title at the Irish International in Lisburn.

Wacha retired at 11-5 down in the second game after the losing the first 21-15. It was Ouseph’s first win against the Polish number one, having lost their previous three encounters.

The victory is set to take Ouseph back into the world’s top 30 and is a major boost for him as he enters the final four months of Olympic qualifying.

Earlier, he defeated Finland’s Ville Lang 21-17 21-15 in the quarter-finals and then beat Mathieu Lo Ying Ping of France 21-13 21-18.

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