June 9, 2024


Day With badminton

Junior badminton prodigy Dahal eyes bigger success

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Teenage shuttler Prince Dahala has turn into a home title in the Nepali sports fraternity. The 17-calendar year-previous has achieved a exceptional feat in Nepali sporting activities arena — securing junior globe No 1 spot in badminton, which none of his predecessors had achieved right before.

His good results at a young age, even so, did not come overnight. It was the final result of his persistent difficult perform for much more than a decade. “My concentrate on is to turn out to be Nepal No 1. But I know very well that I need to work seriously challenging to achieve the purpose,” Dahal had told the Submit 3 several years back and now he is junior Entire world No 1.

The native of Khalanga in Darchula has been nominated for the peoples’ alternative award for the annual Pulsar Sports Award set to take area in the cash on March 22.

Countrywide women’s soccer staff goalkeeper Anjila Tumbapo Subba, cricketer Kushal Bhurtel, table tennis participant Elina Maharjan and center distance runner Santoshi Shrestha are the other nominees for the awards.

The winners will be resolved on the basis of eSewa votes, Fb likes on the formal site of the Sports activities Award and points allotted by head coaches of 27 sports associations affiliated with the Nepal Olympic Committee and users of the Nepal Sports Journalists’ Discussion board. The eSewa votes will have 50 per cent weightage, Fb likes 25 p.c and the points allocated by coaches and NSJF associates will have 12.5 per cent weightage every single.

Dahal formulated curiosity in badminton when he was just 7. It was his father who was instrumental in drawing him into the match.

“My father is an avid athletics lover who could play any sport achievable in the area environment. It was he who taught me the basic principles of badminton in my early days,” recalled Dahal, who came into limelight in 2018 right after he won the U-15 gold in the Dubai Worldwide Series.

A year later on, he won U-19 gold in Dubai and was also one of the nominees of the same award group. He played 11 formal collection from April, 2019 to March, 2020, and witnessed one particular after one more achievement to leapfrog on top rated of the global rankings.

Dahal’s upcoming ambition is to convert the accomplishment he achieved at the age group to the senior amount. He is well knowledgeable that his achievements at the junior level would not have significantly importance at the senior stage.

At the countrywide level as well, he has by now claimed the ranking (senior) title. He has previously defeated top rated gamers at the domestic level. He secured Pushpalal Position Badminton title last 12 months in Siraha and Tope-21 in Sindhupalchok.

Dahal believes that match exposure is a important element in boosting efficiency. The 11th grader at Pinnacle College feels that he desires to make enhancements in forehand, net and defence although getting physical superiority.

Even so, he has not played any international series in the last two several years owing to the Covid-19 pandemic. He is planning for an intercontinental sequence to just take area in Europe upcoming month nevertheless.

With a check out to retaining Dahal’s momentum, Nepal Badminton Affiliation has committed aid. Dahal has got a unique scholarship for the 2024 Olympics.

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