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Ravi, Mansi to lead India’s charge

In the upcoming junior international Grand Prix meets

Talented shuttlers Ravi and Mansi Singh will lead a 16-member Indian squad at the upcoming junior international Grand Prix tournaments in the Netherlands and Germany, Badminton Association of India (BAI) said on Saturday.

The Dutch Junior International will be held from Feb. 26 to March 1 in Haarlem, Netherlands, while German junior will take place from March 4 to 8 in Berlin.

Ravi of Haryana will look to continue his sterling form after winning the first selection tournament in Chandigarh and finishing runner-up in the second selection tournament in Bangalore.

Besides him, the Bangalore Ranking Tournament champion Harsh Arora will be part of the men’s singles squad along with Nagpur’s Rohan Gurbani and Tamil Nadu’s Rithvik Sanjeevi S.

Exceptional form

In girls’ singles, Lucknow girl Mansi Singh will be leading the charge for India. Mansi, who finished at the top in both the selection tournaments, will be looking forward to continuing her exceptional form in the international circuit.

Besides Mansi, Dubai International Series gold medallist Tasnim Mir and rising stars Aditi Bhatt of Uttarakhand and Utsava Palit of West Bengal will make up the girls’ singles squad.

The pair of Achutaditya Rao Doddavarappu and Edwin Joy will be keen to impress with their performance in boys’ doubles.

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.

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

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

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