Nagaland: Imlirenla Jamir set to participate in World Badminton Championships
Sports and Northeast India go hand in hand. Battling all odds, overcoming all difficulties, the athletes from the state leave no stone unturned in making a name for themselves and the country.
Nagaland’s daughter Imlirenla Jamir is all set to become the first shuttler from the state to take part in the BWF World Senior Badminton Championships.
The Championship will be held from September 11 to 17 in Cochin.
She has scripted history by becoming the first Naga to participate in a world championship event.
Drawn in Group D, she will play Russia’s Olga Arkhangelskaya and Japan’s Kaoru Takeuchi on September 12.
Earlier this year, Imlirenla secured her spot for the world championship by securing the runner up position at the 41st Masters National Badminton Championship (Women’s Single).
The week-long tournament will see a total of 665 players from 40 countries who will battle it out in eight different age groups – plus-35, plus- 40, plus-45, plus-50, plus-55, plus-60, plus-65 and plus-70 and will be played in all the five categories.
A total of 175 players will represent India including Olympians – Abhinn Shyam Gupta, Nikhil Kanetkar and V Diju – along with three times Asian Games team bronze medalist Partho Ganguly and 1982 Asian Games bronze medalist Leroy D’sa.