PANAJI: In an emphatic display, Goa’s badminton sensation Tanisha Crasto, paired with the talented Dhruv Kapila, to clinch the Gold in the Mixed Doubles event at the prestigious Yonex-Sunrise 85th Senior National Badminton Championships 2023.
The dynamic duo who had emerged victorious at the Odisha Masters Super 100 International badminton tournament earlier this month secured their victory with a commanding performance, triumphing over their opponents Nitin Kumar and Navdha Manglam with a scoreline of 21-13, 21-8.
In the congratulatory message from Goa Badminton Association said, “This is a historic first Gold medal for Goa at the Senior Badminton Nationals. Who else, but it had to be Tanisha who has done Goa and India proud on numerous occasions previously”.
GBA said the
last few weeks have been incredible for Tanisha. Women’s Doubles Gold at Abu Dhabi Masters and Guwahati Masters in Assam, runners-up at the Syed Modi India International Challenge in Lucknow where Tanisha / Ashwini got the better of the country’s top-ranked pair Treesa and Gayatri in straight games, Mixed Doubles Gold at the Odisha Masters besides a few more International medals in Women’s doubles and Mixed doubles.
“Tanisha and her partner Ashwini Ponappa currently trail Treesa and Gayatri in World Rankings, but if they keep this momentum going, they might pitch a strong challenge to secure a spot at the Paris Olympics next year,” GBA said.
“The Nationals Gold medal is a proud honour for all of us here in Goa. Goa Badminton Association extends our congratulatory wishes to Tanisha and her partners for continued success in their future endeavors.” – Sandeep Heble, GBA Secretary.