Para-badminton star Manasi honoured


New Delhi: Manasi G Joshi, the para athlete and badminton player from Mumbai, has been named among ‘Next Generation Leaders’ by Time magazine as a ‘pioneering athlete’. Manasi, who won gold at the Para-Badminton World Championships last year, said: “The younger me would have never believed it that some day I will be on the cover of Time and be called the next generation leader. This is so huge.” She added that she was feeling “responsible” for being the “voice of an underrepresented community not just in India but across the world and I am glad that my sport is helping in amplify my voice and thoughts”. Manasi started playing badminton at age six. A software engineer, she was involved in a motorcycle accident that led to the amputation of her left leg in 2011. TNS



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