11-Year-Old Tanvi From Odisha Is National U-13 Badminton Champion
Bhubaneswar: Eleven-year-old Tanvi Patri of Odisha won the girl’s singles title at the 34th Under-13 National Badminton Championships in Lucknow on Wednesday.
She won prize money of Rs 60,000.
Tanvi, who is currently undergoing training at Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy (PPBA) in Bengaluru, defeated Divyanshi Gautam 21-7, 21-10 in only 22 minutes.
“I just kept hitting the shuttle at the right spot and didn’t bother much about my opponent. Once I took the lead in the second game, I was sure of winning as I had a five-point lead at the break,” HT quoted Tanvi as saying.
Notably, this is her second victory after the National U-13 ranking tournament in Maharashtra in which she won her maiden title earlier this month.
Tanvi also spent a few years in China and trained under Chinese coach Jiang Yong Yi when her father Rabinarayan Patri was employed as a software professional there.