Goa and India’s star badminton player Tanisha Crasto was felicitated with National Youth Parliament Award on the final day of National Youth Parliament program on Thursday.
Tanisha also interacted with young shuttlers from Campal.
Tanisha had recently represented India in the Thomas-Uber Cup and the Sudirman Cup. She has played in the Junior International Badminton Championships.
She has also won the Junior National Championships.
Sandeep Heble, Secretary of Goa Badminton Association, Roy Ataid, Badminton coach of Goa Sports Authority, and Mohammad Nadaf, coach of Badminton Association were also present on the occasion.
Discipline is key
Tanisha threw light on her everyday routine of being a top badminton player, where she stressed the importance of discipline. She said, "It's important for players to do the right thing and lead a disciplined life. Our practice sessions last six to seven hours each day, but for me, there are twenty-four hours of training a day."
"You need to get up at the right time in the morning, exercise at the right time, and get to bed at the right time. You need more than luck to succeed in the affiliate business," she added.
She is the current national champion in mixed doubles and practices at Pullela Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad. Tanisha had recently won gold in the mixed doubles and silver in the women's doubles at the International Championships in Bangalore.
'I'd love to play doubles'
Regarding her career, Tanisha said, "When I started playing domestic badminton, I won singles as well as doubles medals. But I would love to play doubles and I think I have more opportunities in doubles. I started winning more medals in doubles and also won national and international titles."
"As a player, I realized I was more interested in doubles and moved on. As a player, you just have to be more discriminating with the help you render toward other people. "
Possible Olympics or the World Cup victories?
Tanisha also discussed her goals as a badminton player, where she spoke about possibly winning international events like the Olympics or the World Cup. She said, "Every athlete wants to win a medal at the Olympics or the World Cup. My goal is to win a medal while performing the best on a global scale. Believing in my potential, we are moving in that direction."