UP shuttler Divyansh Singh scales new heights

Fondly referred to as “Harry Potter” by his household, 10-year-old Divyansh Singh’s antics are much like the famed protagonist of the seven-part fantasy novel. He mesmerises along with his uncommon antics, typically climbing the wall of his home and exhibiting off his balancing act, and even utilizing the broom in his home as his trip – similar to Harry Potter does!

Energetic acts like these took this boy from Ayodhya to the badminton courtroom on the age of three in 2015. Seven years on, he grew to become the first-ever nationwide champion within the boys’ under-11 class on the mini nationals in Noida on Thursday. The class was launched for the primary time.

Divyansh outplayed Assam’s Anikesh Dutta 21-17, 21-16 in straight video games. The maiden title of the under-11 women’ singles went to Telangana’s Hamsini Chadaram, who brushed apart Assam’s Subhrasree Smita Baruwati 22-20, 21-17 additionally in straight video games.

“I was confident about winning and didn’t allow Dutta to free his arms and kept tossing the shuttle up, while winning the first game. In the second, we were locked at 14-all at one moment. Thereafter, I chose to play an attacking game and won easily in the end,” a assured Divyansh mentioned after the match.

The lad, who had each singles and doubles titles within the under-11 class on the state championship in Bareilly final month, mentioned he participated within the mini nationals solely to win the title.

“My parents allowed me to participate only if I was confident, and so, I had to win at all costs,” mentioned Diyavnsh, who may even play within the sub-junior nationals, beginning Saturday, on the UP Badminton Academy in Lucknow.

Divyansh’s mom, Pratibha Singh, a Radio Jockey (RJ) with the All India Radio (AIR) in UP’s Faizabad, mentioned the household needed to channelise Divyansh’s vitality into sports activities, and badminton was the one sport recognized to the household on the time.

“Divyansh used to accompany his elder brother Vipransh (also a shuttler) to training at Faizabad stadium, where he took up the sport. Even now, he is a naughty boy, who loves doing all the tricks at home to keep all of us entertained,” she mentioned.

Coach Anoop Dubey mentioned he was amazed to see the vitality of Divyansh even on the age of three. “I told his parents to leave him with me at the badminton court as it was the best sport to channelise his energy. He is quite impressive at the net, especially in dribbling and hitting powerful smashes,” he mentioned.

“Whenever he finds his seniors roaming free in the badminton hall, he asks them to play some games with him, and his never-say-die attitude has been his hallmark,” mentioned Dubey, an NIS coach with no job in hand, as within the post-Covid scenario he wasn’t appointed on the advert hoc foundation.

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