Assam’s 19-year-old badminton prodigy Ashmita Chaliha won the Dubai International Challenge badminton tournament on Sunday.
She beat sixth seeded Jeon Jui of Korea 21-19, 21-15 in the final.
This was the first international tournament Asmita participated in on the senior circuit, apart from the Asian Games earlier this year.
The tournament was organized by the Dubai Sports Council and UAE Badminton Association with support from Badminton World Federation and Shuttle Time.
The trophies and prize money were given away by chairman Ghazi Al Madani, and Chair Post Dr Nawab Shafi Ul Mulk, of UAE Badminton Association.
Ashmita will next play in the Tata Open India International Challenge in Mumbai.
The Assamese had represented India in the Asian Games mixed-team event.
She had won one of the two selection tournaments organized by the Badminton Association of India for the Asian Games.