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Tasnim Mir, became the first Indian woman to reach World No. 1 in the U-19 girls singles

Tasnim Mir accomplishes what PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal could not: she becomes the world's No. 1 under-19 player

Tasnim Mir, became the first Indian woman to reach World No. 1 in the U-19 girls singles
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In the latest BWF junior rankings, young shuttler Tasnim Mir became the first Indian to earn the world no. 1 rating in the under-19 girls singles. With 10,810 points, Mir, who is 16 years old, has advanced three positions to the top of the junior world rankings in the women's singles category.

Tasnim has accomplished something that no other Indian woman, including two-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu and London bronze medalist Saina Nehwal, has ever accomplished.

The BWF Junior rankings began in 2011, and by that time, Saina had failed to qualify as a junior, but Sindhu had risen to World No. 2 in the juniors during her U-19 years. Three shuttlers — Lakshya Sen, Siril Verma, and Aditya Joshi — have risen to the top of the global rankings in Boys singles.

Tasnim, who is from Gujarat, has won four junior international events, three of which are coming up in 2021: the Bulgarian Junior Championship, the Alpes International, and the Belgian Junior.

Tasnim began playing badminton when she was six years old:

Tasnim began playing badminton at the age of six, according to her father, Irfan. He pondered asking her to stop playing at one point, but she was able to continue after gaining funding.

Tasnim has won a total of 22 awards in various categories, according to Irfan. Irfan told India Today, "Now we hope she becomes a senior champion as well and win for the country at the Olympics."

Tasnim has won four junior international events, three of which are coming up in 2021: the Bulgarian Junior Championship, the Alpes International, and the Belgian Junior. She has also won the Asian Junior Championships at the under-15 and under-17 levels.

Tasnim is a badminton player from Assam:

Since 2020, Tasnim has been training at the Assam Badminton Academy in Guwahati. Her mixed doubles partner Ayan Rashid used to train in Guwahati, thus the 16-year-old, who used to train at the Pullela Gopichand Badminton from 2017, went to Assam. Tasnim transferred to that academy to study under Rashid. She wants to stay in Assam because of the facilities there.

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