Becoming the first Indian with world No.1 spot in junior badminton is just a start: Tasnim Mir

Turning into the primary Indian with world No.1 spot in junior badminton is only a begin: Tasnim Mir


16 12 months previous shuttler Tasnim Mir, who hails from town of Mehsana, Gujarat has completed a feat {that a} seasoned badminton participant like Saina Nehwal and an Olympian gold medallist like PV Sindhu hasn’t been in a position to! Mir has develop into the primary Indian to assert the world no.1 rating within the under-19 ladies singles class in response to the newest Badminton World Federation junior rankings.

Mir’s love for badminton dates again to when she was a small woman, who used to trot alongside along with her father to see him coach badminton gamers. “My father is a coach of badminton and once I was seven years previous I used to accompany him to the stadium simply to observe the game of badminton. Initially I began taking part in badminton for enjoyable however as a result of I used to be good at it, I steadily began coaching with my father. I performed professionally after taking part and profitable state tournaments. My first badminton accomplice and my first badminton match match was with my father!” shares Mir.

To be declared world #1 within the junior class is a giant accomplishment. But, Mir isn’t overwhelmed by the achievement. “Mummy ne bola tha kal that I’ve develop into world #1 however I wasn’t overwhelmed by the information. My aim is to win an Olympic gold medal for India and carry out properly on a senior stage. That’s why I didn’t take this information to be too large,” says Mir.

Mir was caught off-guard by the information of changing into world champion and wasn’t anticipating it in any respect. “I wasn’t anticipating to ever be declared world #1 as a result of final 12 months jab rankings shut kar di gayi thi, mera rank us samay world #2 tha. Kyunki major under-19 aur nahi khelne wali thi, mujhe laga tha, major world #2 par atak jaaongi. Nevertheless they opened the rankings once more after the tournaments I performed on the finish of final 12 months and added factors that I earned from these tournaments pushing me from world #2 to world #1. Because it was so final minute, it wasn’t anticipated in any respect!” says Mir.

Whereas Mir may not be celebrating her achievement, her household is extraordinarily joyful. “My father is delighted as he has been my first coach. Additionally there’s nobody from Mehsana, Gujarat who has attained this honour, so my dad and mom are overwhelmed and pleased with me. Principal apne onerous work se world #1 bani hun, kyunki mujhe bahut mushkil lagta tha yeh sab. To compete in worldwide tournaments is kind of onerous and I toiled for it,” says Mir.

Mir’s life has been primarily consumed with badminton. A lot such that, she didn’t get to do all the conventional issues a teen does. “Bachpan toh bilkul nahi raha aur kuch bhi aisa enjoyable karne ko mila hello nahi. Toh regular life kafi miss ho gayi. Even when I do no matter I missed out on now, it gained’t be the identical as a result of having fun with and experiencing issues while you’re a child could be very completely different from experiencing them while you’re an grownup. Kafi cheezien badminton ke liye choot gayi,” says Mir.

Coming from a household with a brother being a state champion too, Mir’s bonding along with her sibling was distinctive. Within the age of preventing with siblings, Mir was busy training badminton along with her brother. “My brother can be a state champion in badminton. I’ve grown up taking part in badminton with my brother. We follow loads collectively and I really like the bond now we have,” shares Mir.

Mir is in Guwahati from the previous 4 years, coaching underneath coach Edwin Iriawan from Indonesia (Photograph : Fb)

Mir confesses that she misses out on making associates, going to events and having a gala time along with her household. When requested what she want to do most if she had the time for it, Mir is fast to say, “Ghoomna miss karti hun, major. A stress free trip is what I need. I do journey for my tournaments, nonetheless, all the time with a mindset of taking part in a match. I might love to go to Ladhak, Kashmir or the Himalayas with my household.”

Mir’s social media is stuffed with her movies from her powerful bodily coaching. The shuttler confesses that the lifetime of world #1 isn’t a simple one. “I even have to stay underneath a strict weight-reduction plan together with my coaching and I miss having goodies and sweets loads! At any time when I win a giant event, I rejoice with a cheat day!” says the 16 12 months previous.

Mir credit her household and her faculty for his or her help in her journey. “My mom and my faculty have been very supportive in my journey. I attended common faculty solely until sixth grade. Publish that, I’ve simply been sitting for my exams. My faculty has allowed me to sit down for the ultimate 12 months exams and follow for the remainder of the time.,” she says.

Mir is in Guwahati from the previous 4 years, coaching underneath coach Edwin Iriawan from Indonesia who has coached the likes of Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu. What’s subsequent on her agenda? “Within the subsequent month I’ve worldwide matches in Iran and Uganda and I’m making ready for that. My decision for 2022 is to enhance my rank whereas taking part in on a senior stage,” says Mir.

The mark of an actual sportsperson is the energy with which they cope with failure and Mir has some advise to present on the topic. “Apne profession ko leke kabhi hand over mat karna and hamesha onerous work karna. Stay centered. I take advantage of to cry loads once I used to lose a match within the beginning. Nevertheless, now I’ve learnt that profitable and dropping is part of life and of a sport. So for those who don’t take profitable or dropping too emotionally, then you’ll be taught with each sport you play,” she says.

With Bollywood actors like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Huma Qureshi and many others congratulating Mir for changing into world #1, Mir is having a tough time believing that issues are occurring so quick for her. “I couldn’t consider that they’ve put up a narrative congratulating me once I first heard it from folks. I believed it was faux, but it surely was true and I felt actually good about it. I’m actually grateful for his or her appreciation,” shares Mir as she indicators off to hit the court docket for her subsequent follow session!

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