Goa’s Anura Prabhu Desai, brand ambassador of Geno Pharmaceiuticals Ltd., along with her partner Karishma Wadkar from Maharashtra won Women’s Doubles Gold at the All India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament 2017 at Atul, Valsad, Gujarat. The pair registered an emphatic 21 - 15, 21 - 14 win over the second seeded pair of Kuhoo Garg and Ningshi Block Hazarika in the finals. It is for the first time that a player from Goa has won Gold medal in senior category at the National level. Earlier, the young Ponda girl created history by securing a bronze medal finish in singles, which too is a first for a Goan player in senior singles in the National Ranking circuit. In Women’s singles Anura won 21 - 15, 18 - 21, 21 - 17 against Revati Devastale in the Quarter finals. In Semis she lost to Riya Mookerjee 21 - 19, 21 - 14.