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And while Marin is faltering as the year draws to a close, Sindhu, the other finalist in Rio, is finishing strong.
Verma impresses For Verma, who had never even contested a Grand Prix final, there was nothing to lose. The audacity shown in the semifinal against world No. And local favourite NG Ka Long capitalised on that. Verma lost the first game 14-21 but struck back in the second game as Ka Long looked to be under the pump by the occasion and a packed Hong Kong Coliseum.
Two Super Series finals in as many weeks is no mean feat from Sindhu.
Having won the China Open Super Series Premier, the 21-year-old’s immediate target was to qualify for the year-ending World Super Series finals.
He has taken on cases for Justice Centre Hong Kong (formerly Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre) providing legal representation to asylum seekers appearing before the UNHCR.
His most recent scholarly work includes a detailed examination of the erosion of the adversarial process in the English criminal justice system.
Ka Long regained composure and became the first man from Hong Kong to win the event. “I didn’t expect to reach the finals.” There should be more finals in store for the 22-year-old, provided he keeps up with the increasing physical demands of the sport.
As for Sindhu — who has gone toe with toe with virtually every top name this year — the one summit left to climb is the world rankings.
The inspired run in Hong Kong not only paved her way to Dubai but also got her back into the top 10.