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Badminton: Ravi, Mansi to lead Indian challenge at Dutch, German Junior Open

By Harpal Singh Bedi/NetIndian News Network

New Delhi, February 2, 2020

Promising Haryana shuttler Ravi and talented Mansi Singh of Uttar Pradesh will spearhead the 16-member Indian badminton squad at the Junior International Grand Prix events – the Yonex Dutch Junior International and the Yonex German Junior.

While the former will be held from February 26 to March 1 in Haarlem, Netherlands, the latter will take place from March 4 to 8 in Berlin.

Besides Ravi, who is in smashing form, the Bangalore Ranking Tournament champion Harsh Arora will be part of the boy's singles squad along with Nagpur’s Rohan Gurbani and Tamil Nadu’s Rithvik Sanjeevi S.

In girls’ singles, Lucknow's Mansi Singh will be leading the charge. Besides Mansi, Dubai International Series gold medallist Tasnim Mir and rising stars Aditi Bhatt from Uttarakhand and Utsava Palit from West Bengal make up the singles squad.

The pair of Achutaditya Rao Doddavarappu and Edwin Joy will be keen to impress with their performance along with the pair of Gireesh Nayudu B and Sankarprasad Udaykumar in the boys’ doubles event.

In girls’ doubles, the Uttar Pradesh duo of Shruti Mishra and Shailja Shukla will be spearheading the Indian challenge along with Aditi Bhatt and Tanya Hemant.

Shruti Mishra will also be a key contender in the mixed doubles along with partner Edwin Joy. The other pair representing India in the category will be Sankarprasad Udaykumar and Treesa Jolly.

Squad

Boys: Ravi, Rithvik Sanjeevi S, Rohan Gurbani, Harsh Arora, Achutaditya Rao Doddavarappu, Edwin Joy, Gireesh Nayudu B and Sankarprasad Udaykumar

Girls: Mansi Singh, Tasnim Mir, Aditi Bhatt, Utsava Palit, Shruti Mishra, Shailja Shukla,Treesa Jolly and Tanya Hemant .

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