MABAD - The wonder kid Wahaaj Nauman once again proved his talent as he won the singles and doubles title of Islamabad Club Badminton Tournament.
Wahaaj won the Under-21 finals by defeating M Ali 21-9, 21-13. In doubles pairing with his brother Wasiq Naumajn he defeated the pair of M Ali and Bilal Toor 21-13, 21-15. He maintained his supremacy in both the events and easily outclassed his opponents.
Wahaaj belongs to a sporting family, as his father Nauman Khalid is himself an excellent player and had captained Islamabad badminton team for seven years from 1987 to 1994 as at that time Islamabad was considered part of Rawalpindi Division. Nauman was the all-Pakistan badminton singles champion of his department National Telecom Cooperation (NTC) since 1998 to 2009.
Wahaaj Nauman was also the champion of inter-school and Beacon House School since 2003 to 2009. He has the honour of winning All-Pakistan Beacon House Inter-Regional Badminton Championship in 2004. He won the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Open Badminton Championship in 2007, both in singles and doubles, at CRA Community Centre. He however lost the semi-final of All Pakistan National Bank Junior Ranking Tournament in 2007.
Wahaaj is currently studding at School of Business and Management Islamabad after completing his O and A levels from Beacon House Margalla Campus. He was an active sports coordinator at his school and organised events on regular basis. He is currently President SBM students council. He helped his college organise inter-college/university event involving colleges and universities of twin cities in March. He holds the distinguished record of being the champion from the age of Under-14 and has continued his winning spree unabated.
Talking to TheNation, Wasiq Nauman, the younger brother of Wahaaj said after watching my father and brother playing at such a high level I decided to follow in their footsteps to become a champion like them. Currently, I am the doubles champion along with my brother Wahaaj but soon I will become a champion at not only national but international level too, as I wanted to represent my country world over and take a step forward by brining international fame for the country of my birth. He said after watching the pathetic condition of Badminton at international level as none of Pakistani boys or girls were ever able to bring some kind of glory for the country I will rewrite the history and give a reason to celebrate for my countrymen.
Wasiq was the semi-finalist at recently concluded Under-21 Badminton tournament and lost to Muhammad Ali who was eventually defeated by his elder brother Wahaaj in the final. Wasiq takes part in all most all the sports from swimming to squash, tennis, badminton and football.