Deeksha Choudhary: A badminton star in the making
A rare combination of a sports enthusiast and extremely focused is this young 18 years old girl Deeksha Choudhary. She is a badminton player from town. She has been playing this game since the last 10 years and has become a pro in it. Her father being a sports enthusiast has supported her since childhood to be active in sports.
On her 8th birthday she had got a unique birthday present. Girls of her age would get dolls and toys but she was given badminton training as her birthday present. She has been training since then. Later she also went to Hyderabad for 3 years for training. Talking about her achievements so far she won her first District level competition at the age of 9. Then she was the State level champion in the junior category. She was then the Nationals runner-up in under 15 category but could not make it to the Nationals team.
She again tried in the under 17 category for the national team after winning the Nationals but could not make it again. After failing twice this girl did not loose hope and kept going. The partiality in the process of selection could not break her high spirits and finally this year she made it in the Nationals team and represented India in the under 19 category in World Junior Badminton Championships , Jakarta, Indonesia.This focused girl now wants to play for India and bring a Gold medal for it. Her parents being supportive to the extend that her mother left her job to support and be with Deeksha in her games. This girl is an inspiring one for all teenagers who loose their focus and wind up regretting it later.