PPBA Trainee Meiraba Luwang Maisnam of Manipur won first senior international title in Men singles at YONEX Latvia International 2021, which was held in Jelgava, Latvia from August 26th to 28th 2021.
Meiraba, who played 3 rounds in the qualifying rounds, beat Alex Lanier of France in the hard-fought Finals which lasted 75 minutes. Even though Meiraba took the first game 21-15, Alex came back strongly to take the second game 12-21. In the decider game it was 20 all before Meiraba took two consecutive points to win the game and the match 22-20 to lift the title.
In earlier rounds of the Main Draw, Meiraba beat Enrico Baroni of Italy 21-14;21-13, Bernardo Atilano of Portugal 17-21;22-20;21-12 and in the semifinals he beat Kok Jing Hong 21-1;21-17