Analysing the Indian badminton contingent and their chances at Rio 2016
In just under a month’s time, eight Indian shuttlers will take to the courts of Rio De Janeiro in their quest to stand on the podium in the biggest stage of them all. Few will emerge triumphant while others won’t, but that doesn;t take away the sweat that each one of them put to reach that far.
Here’s an analysis of the contingent that will be travelling to Rio next month:
5. Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy
A surprise inclusion into the badminton contingent for Rio 2016, the duo of Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy will surely have their task cut out next month when they face up to some of the best doubles duos in the world.
Attri and Reddy have been competing together for just under 3 years now and have tasted success on the international front more regularly in the past 12-18 months with victories in Mexico, Canada and runners-up finish in the USA.
But the Olympics will be a different ball altogether and Attri and Reddy will be well aware that one slip and they would be gone in no time.
It would be interesting to see if they can punch above their weights and perform and if they do that, then we certainly would have had quite a story to tell everybody.