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Harsheel Dani (born 12 August 1996) is an Indian badminton player. He is a left-handed shuttler. He represented India in the Asian and BWF World Junior Championships. He also became the U-19 singles champion in the junior nationals. He is currently training at the Uday Pawar Academy in Mumbai under Indian Coach Uday Pawar. He aims to compete at various international tournaments in order to transition smoothly to the senior circuit and is receiving support from the GoSports Foundation.[1]

Harsheel Dani
Personal information
Birth nameHarsheel Dani
CountryIndia
Born (1996-08-12) 12 August 1996 (age 23)
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
HandednessLeft
CoachUday Pawar
Men's singles
Highest ranking68 (10 February 2017)
Current ranking111 (9 April 2019)
BWF profile

BackgroundEdit

He is a third year student of Thakur College, Kandivali.[2]

CareerEdit

In 2012 he won the second Karvy All India junior-ranking badminton tournament.[3]

He was the runner-up of the 2015 Turkey International.

At the 2016 Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold, he reached the quarterfinal.

He was the semi-finalist at the Austrian Open in February 2016.[4]

Harsheel is part of the national training camp at the Pullela Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad, and has left with the team to compete at the Canada Open.[5]

In the 2016 Premier Badminton League, he represented Mumbai Masters.

AchievementsEdit

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2019 Dutch International   Mads Christophersen 15–21, 21–12, 21–13   Winner
2018 Polish International   Kai Schäfer 14–21, 22–20, 9–21   Runner-up
2018 Ghana International   Siddharath Thakur 14–21, 21–16, 23–21   Winner
2015 Turkey International   Marc Zwiebler 8–21, 21–15, 7–21   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dani finishes runner-up in Turkey international badminton tournament". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Teenage Mumbai shuttler Dani aims to achieve junior days' glory - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Harsheel Dani and P.V. Sindhu take the honours". The Hindu. 7 August 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  4. ^ http://thefangarage.com/articles/4392-young-harsheels-impressive-run-ends-at-the-austrian-open
  5. ^ http://indianexpress.com/article/sports/badminton/harsheel-dani-pratul-joshi-gurusaidutt-reach-second-round-of-canada-open-2882926/

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