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I want to raise my senior ranking, I will participate in the Olympics: Tasnim Mir

New Delhi: The newly crowned junior world No. 1 Tasnim Mir is determined to achieve her long-term goal of representing India at the Olympics, so her steps on a challenging senior circuit. I know I have to be defeated in.

On Wednesday, a 16-year-old woman from Gujarat became the first Indian to reach the top ranks in women’s singles under the age of 19.

“It’s a big boost to my confidence. I want to continue that performance with my seniors, just as I became the best in the world with the U-19.”

“My long-term goal is to improve the rankings of seniors so that they can participate in the Olympics and represent India, so my main goal is to play as many senior tournaments as possible and those. It works well in tournaments and raises the ranking. “

The rise to the top of Tasnim on the junior circuit has fueled the hope that India may have finally found a successor such as Saina Nehwal or PV Sindhu.

“There is a lot of competition at the Indian level. At the India Open, Malvica (Banthod), Ashmita (Chariha) and Aakarshi (Kashap) are doing well.

“I feel the pressure and responsibility that the whole country has great expectations for me. Of course, I try to improve myself and live up to my expectations.”

South Korea’s An Se-young has emerged as one of the most sensational talents on the senior circuit in recent years.

When asked if she wanted to get off to a similar start as a 19-year-old Korean, Tasnim said: take time…”

Tasnim was simply sensational as he won titles in three junior international tournaments last year and jumped to three places to reach the top spot in the junior world rankings.

But she says she needs to learn to deal with failures when graduating from an advanced circuit.

“I thought I couldn’t do it when I lost the game. If I had given up then, I wouldn’t have reached this stage,” she said.

“I don’t like to lose. I’ve won in the last couple of years and have done well, but when I step into the senior circuit, I’m facing losses. I think it’s very difficult, so I used to. Was thinking of giving up, but then feels that he can improve further from these mistakes. “

Tasnim describes her training stint as follows: I was at the Gopichand Academy for two years and then moved to Assam. There, I have been training under Edwin Iriawan for the past four years.

“My coach trained Sina and Sindhu. He is very experienced. So his training system helped me a lot. I have evolved as a player and improved my strength.

“There are so many male players out there that I was able to train against them. It was a good training stint in Assam.”

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