NKBA’s Sanyogita in Indian team

Sports Reporter
Thursday, 10 May 2018

Pune: City-lass and doubles specialist Sanyogita Ghorpade has been selected to represent India at the Uber Cup finals scheduled in Bangkok from 20 to 27 May 2018. 

The team for the same was shortlisted by the national body (BAI) earlier this week and announced Wednesday. For the Nikhil Kanetkar Badminton Academy - NKBA trainee, representing the country at the finals is a first for both academy and herself respectively.

Pune: City-lass and doubles specialist Sanyogita Ghorpade has been selected to represent India at the Uber Cup finals scheduled in Bangkok from 20 to 27 May 2018. 

The team for the same was shortlisted by the national body (BAI) earlier this week and announced Wednesday. For the Nikhil Kanetkar Badminton Academy - NKBA trainee, representing the country at the finals is a first for both academy and herself respectively.

Sanyogita said; “Yes, it is my first for sure… it feels proud to represent my country at this prestigious event and this being my first it makes it more special for me and family.” Earlier, Sanyogita, who is also supported by the Kanetkar Sports Foundation (KSF), represented India in the Asian Team Championship, Malaysia in Februray 2018.

Coached by ex-Olympian Nikhil Kanetkar at the Academy, Sanyogita has finished runners up twice in the Senior National Badminton Championship. The first was at Patna (2016), the year she made a comeback to competitive badminton after recovering from injury (Achilles tendon) she sustained in practice after shifting to the Academy from Hyderabad. Her second National final was in Nagpur (2017) when she set a record of sorts by making it through the qualifiers to the final.

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