PANAJI: Goa and India’s star badminton sensation, Tanisha Crasto, interacted with badminton trainees at Indoor stadium, Campal, Panaji during a motivational session organised by Goa Badminton Association, states a press release.

The India International badminton player who was in the state to attend the felicitation function at the ongoing National Youth Parliament, gave a brief motivational talk, where she stressed about the importance of following a disciplined routine. Earlier in the day, Tanisha was felicitated by Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium, Taleigao.

“For an athlete, it is important to do everything right and to follow a disciplined life. Our sessions are for a duration of around 6 to 7 hours a day, but for me, my training happens for 24 hours a day. You have to get up at the right time, eat at the right time, workout and train at the right time and sleep at the right time. To reach the top level, one has to be in the right frame physically and mentally throughout the day. The cliché, “Eat, Sleep, Badminton, Repeat” is apt to describe our daily life at the Academy, stated Tanisha, the reigning Junior National champion who trains at the Pullela Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad.

“When I started out playing in the domestic India circuit, I won medals in singles as well as doubles. But I would love playing doubles more and felt that this was the event where I would find my calling. I started winning many medals in doubles events and won multiple National titles in this category, as well as International ones. As a player, I realised that doubles events were more to my liking and I pursued that. As an athlete, it is important to assess your strengths and follow your passions”, added the teenage star who won a gold medal along with silver in the recently concluded Infosys International Open at Bengaluru.

“Every player aspires to win a medal at the Olympics or World Championships and I similarly aim to win those and be the best in the World. As players, you all similarly have that talent in you, believe you can, work hard and you are on your way there”, said Tanisha during her interactions with the budding young trainees.

Prominent among others present on the occasion were Sandeep Heble (secretary of
Goa Badminton Association), Roy Ataide (SAG Coach) and Gosh Mohammad Nadaf (GBA Coach).


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