The Ascent of Tanisha Crasto in 2023 Badminton Circuit


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A Remarkable Partnership and Rise in Rankings

In the competitive realm of badminton, the year 2023 has been a significant one for Tanisha Crasto, who, at the young age of 20, has made a substantial impact on the international stage. Her strategic partnership with the seasoned player Ashwini Ponnappa, initiated in January, has been a game-changer. Despite a setback due to a muscle tear, the duo made a strong comeback, reaching the semi-finals of the Indonesia Masters (Super 100) and soaring from a ranking of No.161 to No.45 in less than nine months, marking a meteoric rise in the badminton world.

Triumphs and Titles

Crasto’s prowess was not limited to her partnership with Ponnappa. Alongside Dhruv Kapila, she clinched the Odisha Masters 2023 mixed doubles title, showcasing her versatility and attacking gameplay. Despite a challenging match against the top seeds, the Indian pair emerged victorious, further cementing Crasto’s status as a rising star in the sport.

National Pride and Olympic Prospects

Tanisha’s success extended to the national stage, where she, paired with Dhruv Kapila, secured the gold medal at the prestigious Yonex-Sunrise 85th Senior National Badminton Championships 2023. This victory, coupled with her international achievements, has set her on a path that could potentially lead to a spot at the Paris Olympics, a testament to her dedication and skill.

A Synergistic Duo

“Ashwini has got a lot of calmness on court. Since I am more of an aggressive player, she brings the right balance.”


A Year to Remember

The year 2023 has been filled with memorable victories for Crasto and Ponnappa, including titles at the Abu Dhabi Masters, Guwahati Masters, and the Syed Modi International. Their performances have not only brought them into the limelight but also promise a bright future for the pair in the sport.

Abu Dhabi MastersWinner
Guwahati MastersWinner
Syed Modi InternationalRunner-up
Nantes InternationalWinner
Odisha MastersWinner
85th Senior National Badminton ChampionshipsWinner

No.23 Tanisha Crasto and Ashwini Ponnappa’s career-high world ranking as of December 12, 2023

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