Vaishnavi in Indian badminton squad

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 May 2018 09:54:15


By Anupam Soni,

CITY shuttler Vaishnavi Bhale, who is India No. 2, has been drafted in the Indian team for the upcoming BWF Uber Cup, to be played from May 20 to 27 in Bangkok.
Along with Olympic medallist and 2018 CWG gold medallist Saina Nehwal, Vaishnavi Jakka Reddy (World Ranking 64/Junior World Ranking 5) , Sai Krishna Priya (World Ranking 66), India No.1 Anura Prabhudesai, Vaishnavi Bhale will be playing the singles event.

“We have decided to give opportunity to young and aspiring talents along with our experienced players so that they not only gain valuable exposure they will also be have the experience to play alongside the top players,” Himanta Biswa Sarma, President of Badminton Association of India, said after declaring the squad in new Delhi.

The continental tournament will see Indian women, a bronze medal winner in the last edition, taking on Canada in the first tie followed by Australia and Japan. Vaishnavi had reached the finals of Sikkim All India Tournament and also Bareilly All India Tournament earlier in the year and made it to the semis in Deharadun meet. She has also represented India in the World Universiade twice.
A student of LAD College, Vaishnavi, trains under reputed coach Kiran Makode at VBA Hall.