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Badminton star Ashwini to shift base to Bangalore

Posted on Jan 08, 11:52AM | UNI

Olympian Ashwini Ponappa will be shifting her base to Bangalore since her parents have moved here from Hyderabad.

Talking to reporters after being felicitated by the Karnataka Badminton Association here, she said as her father, working in RBI, had been transferred to Bangalore, she was also here.

But whenever there is National camp in the pearl city, she would go there.

Twenty-three-year old Ashwini who has made a mark since last few years and won a bronze in London Olympics, is looking forward to Malaysian Open, which is her next international event. 'I am playing in Malyasia with new partner Pragna Gadre of Maharashtra and hope to put up a brave fight.' After Jwala Gutta, her doubles partner in the London Olympics, Ashwini has decided to play with Pragna and both have already played in two international matches -- Hong Kong and Maccau. 'In Maccau our reaching Quarter final stage was really an achievement and hope to do well in the coming tournaments,' she added.

She said she will also be playing Mixed Doubles at Malaysia Open partnering with P Diju.