Over 200 badminton players from 23 countries are scheduled to participate in the 4th edition of the Lagos International Badminton Classic (LIBC).

The tournament will get underway on Wednesday 18th of July, with the finals to hold on Saturday 21st of July 2018.

It is expected to attract top players from India, Malaysia, Australia amongst others that have already made entries.

The highlight of the 3rd edition of LIBC was the Mixed Doubles finals where Misha and Svetlna Zilberman, the mother and son pair from Israel defeated Duarte Nuno Anio and Sofia Setim of Portugal.

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The men’s singles finals also had the fans on their feet when Chittaboina Rahul Yadav had to battle fellow country man, Karan Rajan for the gold.

In a chat with badmintonnigeria.org, President Badminton Federation of Nigeria, Francis Orbih said he hopes 2018 will be more competitive than previous editions.

He also described the 25,000 dollars prize money as more attractive than the last three editions.

Also, an increase in the number of participating countries is expected to raise the level of competition.

He hopes the performance of the Nigerian players would improve after participating in foreign training tours and international competitions.

The players are currently in Accra participating in the Ghana International Badminton Championship, which they intend to use as final preparation for the LIBC.

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