Thursday, January 13, 2022

Shuttler Tasnim Mir is the first Indian to claim World #1 status in U19 girls singles

Shuttler Tasnim Mir becomes first Indian to claim World No. 1 status in U-19 girls singles

 NEW DELHI: Young shuttler Tasnim Mir on Wednesday turned into the main Indian to snatch the world no 1 positioning in the under-19 young ladies singles in the most recent BWF junior rankings.

The 16-year-old from Gujarat was compensated for last year's heavenly run when she tied down titles in three junior worldwide competitions to hop three spots to snatch the top situation in the lesser world rankings.

At long last... World No.1I am appreciative to all allies and Well wishers. @sanghaviharsh @CMOGuj @OGQ_India…

- Tasnim Mir (@Tasnimmir_india) 1641985864000

"I can't say that I anticipated this. I figured I would not have the option to turn out to be no 1 as competitions were getting impacted by COVID-19 yet I won three occasions in Bulgaria, France and Belgium. So I am truly energized and glad that at long last I could turn into the world no 1. It is an extraordinary second for me," Tasnim told PTI from Guwahati.

"I will totally zero in on the senior circuit from here on out and am anticipating playing in Iran and Uganda one month from now. My point currently is to further develop my senior positioning. Assuming I can mesh a few decent exhibitions and get into the main 200 before the year's over that would be extraordinary."

Tasnim, who is upheld by OGQ, is as of now positioned a modest 602 in the ladies' singles.

Tasnim's accomplishment has never been accomplished by any Indian young lady, including double cross Olympic medallist P V Sindhu and London bronze victor Saina Nehwal.

While Sindhu was world no 2 in her under-19 days, Saina didn't get it done for being a lesser with the BWF junior rankings beginning just in 2011. One more Indian Samiya Imad Farooqui of Telangana approached yet could arrive at the second spot in the BWF junior rankings.

In Boys singles, Lakshya Sen, Siril Verma and Aditya Joshi had turned into the world no 1.

Tasnim was important for India's mission at the Thomas and Uber Cup held toward the end of last year in Denmark and says it tremendously affected her game.

"It was an immense second for me, it was whenever that I first was among the seniors, playing against top notch players in large arenas, it was an incredible encounter. I additionally met Viktor Axelsen there, I like his game. I additionally prefer to watch players like Tai Tzu Ying and A Seyoung," she said.

Tasnim has been preparing under Indonesian mentor Edwin Iriawan at the Assam Badminton Academy in Guwahati throughout the previous four years.

"I have been preparing throughout the previous four years under Edwin, it has been an extraordinary encounter, we get to prepare with men players, so it assisted with further developing my game," said the teen, who won the 2019 Dubai Junior International.

Tasnim got her first examples on badminton from her dad Irfan Mir, who is a badminton trainer and furthermore ASI in Mehsana police.

"My dad is a badminton trainer and furthermore works for Mehsana police. He has forever been keen on sports and used to take me alongside him when I was around 7-8 years of age," she said. I

Tasnim, whose more youthful sibling Mohd Ali Mir, a Gujarat state junior hero, likewise prepares with her in Guwahati, has been an achiever right from her young days.

She won the public junior boss (U-19) at 14 years old and furthermore guaranteed the public crown in the under-13, under-15 and under-19 young ladies' singles classes.

Tasnim additionally won U-15 singles and copies titles at the All-India Sub-Junior positioning competitions in Hyderabad and Nagpur in 2018.

At the 2019 World Junior Championships in Russia, she was unable to go past the round of 32 however gotten back to win the title at the Asian U-17 and U-15 Junior Championships that very year in Indonesia.

She likewise arose successful at the President Cup Nepal Junior International Series 2020 in Kathmandu.

"I should chip away at my endurance and mental part of my game, which will assume a major part. I believe in my shots yet it is vital to zero in at the forefront of my thoughts," she closed down.

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