PANAJI: Goa’s teenage badminton sensation Tanisha Crasto has achieved her highest ranking of 9 in world juniors doubles circuit. Goa Badminton Association hailed the feat of the 17-year-old saying it is an ‘incredible achievement’.
Speaking to livenewsgoa.com, GBA secretary Sandeep Heble said: “Incredible achievement by Tanisha to get into the world top 10. She’s one of the most exciting young players from India and her rise last few years has been phenomenal. For a girl just 17, she’s won everything there is at the national-level and has started winning in the senior circuit as well which demonstrates her immense talent and potential. We wish her all the best.”
INDIAN JUNIOR SHUTTLERS’ RANKINGS SOAR
Men singles: Varun Kapoor (2)
Women Singles: Samiya Imad Farooqui (2), Tasnim Mir (4), Treesa Jolly (8), Aditi Bhatt (10)
Women doubles: Treesa Jolly (8), Tanisha Crasto (9), Aditi Bhatt (9).
It’s great to see many junior shuttlers doing so well. We currently have 10 Indians in the Top-20 and the juniors have shown a lot of promise. This ranking will work as a desired boost for each of them and surely motivate them to work harder as it has been tough year for COVID-19 affected sporting world and badminton is trying to make a comeback after almost a year’s break.Himanta Biswa Sarma, President,
Badminton Association of India