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09 Jul, 2018
The 21st edition Badminton Asian Juniors Championships 2018 is
embarking from Saturday, 14th July 2018 at the Jaya Raya Sports Hall Training
Center of Bintaro, Jakarta, Indonesia.
The objective of this championship is to bestow a chance on the
rising badminton players across Asia to showcase their talent in the Under-19
category with participants from 16 countries in this championship including
Since the tournament is in the ballpark, Sanjay Mishra, the chief
coach of the Indian team (Juniors), at the Karnataka Badminton Association is
inspecting the entire preparation of the players.
A lot was changed this time, in the team and the primary objective
is to fetch medals in Jakarta. This continental tournament will be very
beneficial for the players in the upcoming World Junior Championships, in
Canada, this November.
Mishra said that they are not in favor of oppressing kids for the
medals. Many of the players are new, and the association wants them to perform
the way they do during their practice. The aim is to cast out any fear the
players may be facing.
According to the Badminton India Junior updates 2018, in the
upcoming World Junior meet, the same team will represent India and play for the
continental championship, and that will prepare the players to face challenges
and battle for the medal.
The spotlight is on the fitness of the players and to evade any
injury. The association also conducts sessions with the senior coaches U Vimal
Kumar and Arvind Bhatt for the thoughtful assistance and provision of the
India has grouped with Korea, Kazakhstan, and Myanmar in the Group
C with players for the Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles competitions.
Lakshya Sen, the former Junior World No 1 will join the camp, and
on the other hand, Vaishanavi Jakka Reddy has withdrawn from the championship
due to a knee injury.
However, Mishra still has some hope left, as Aakarshi Kashyap and
Medha Shashidharan from Karnataka were among the team.
He said that consecutive junior championships are falling in the
upcoming days. Also, the Under-13 and Under-15 summer camps are going on at the
Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy, consisting 90 kids.
The president of the Badminton Association of India, Dr. Himanta
Biswa Sarma perceives that the top 20-25 players can be picked by the BAI, who
will get the opportunity to receive advanced training in Indonesia, this
The association is also planning to commence another camp in India
where the selected players will go to Indonesia in the summers, next year. The
camps will be organized in a loop. This winter, three more camps will take
place in distinct locations along with three further junior international
The objective behind these deeds of BAI is to produce highly
potential and skilled young players.