Shuttler Tasnim Mir became the first Indian to attain world No.1 ranking in the Under-19 Girls Singles at a very early age as she is just 16 years old. Last year, she was rewarded for her amazing run to attain titles in three junior international tournaments for advancing three places ahead to accomplish the highest position in the junior world rankings.
Tasnim told PTI from Guwahati that it was out of her expectation. She thought her dream to become No.1 will not be possible as tournaments were getting affected by COVID-19 but she still won three events in Bulgaria, France, and Belgium. She is really happy and excited after claiming the world’s top ranking in the under-19 girls singles.
Tasnim will be now concentrating on major focus the Senior circuit and is also looking ahead to appearing in Iran and Uganda next month for the games. Her major aim is to improve her senior ranking and expects to lace some good performances to reach the top 200 by the end of the year.
Tasnim’s achievement has never been accomplished by any Indian girl, including P.V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal. She was also a part of India’s campaign at the Thomas and Uber cup held in the fall of last year in Denmark that created a huge impact on her game.
For the Last four years, Tasnim Mir was trained under Edwin Iriawan, an Indonesian coach, at the Assam Badminton Academy in Guwahati. Tasnim shared her experience of being trained under Edwin that it was great and they get to train with men players that helped her in improving her game.