Undeterred, Tasnim Mir prepares for Europe

Tasnim Mir is no ordinary shuttler. Having won bronze at the Junior World Badminton Championship in Netherlands and lifted the Asian Junior (U-15) crown in Jakarta a year ago, aside from being the public hero in the under-13, 15 and 19 classifications, the Mehsana young lady is seen by numerous individuals as the one to accept the job from Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu.

“I have been involved with the Gujarat Badminton Association for more than two decades as an official and I have never seen such an exceptionally gifted player,”’ said Mayur Parikh, secretary of the Gujarat Badminton Association and the joint secretary of Badminton Association of India.

Tasnim is additionally one of the most youthful shuttlers to be remembered for the Target Olympics Podium Scheme (TOPS) for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics.

“The TOPS will be a major lift for her, ethically and monetarily,” said her dad Irfan Mir.

In any case, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Tasnim’s advancement has gone to a sudden stop, with global competitions in Dubai, Slovakia and New Zealand dropped for the current month.

The 15-year-old is keeping her fingers crossed as some more global functions are booked to occur in Portugal, Estonia and Denmark in the coming months.

Talking from Guwahati, where she is going through preparing at the Assam Badminton Academy under the management of incredibly famous mentor Edwin Iriawan of Indonesia, Tasnim told TOI: “To keep myself fit, I am being coached by Edwin, who has earlier coached the top guns of Indian badminton at the Gopichand Badminton Academy in Hyderabad.”

“I am able to increase my power and speed here as I play with boys,” she said.

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