16-Year-Old Badminton Sensation Shines at CIPUTRA HANOI Vietnam International Challenge 2024

Leon To

Wed Mar 13 2024

Rakshitha Sree Santhosh Ramraj
CIPUTRA HANOI Vietnam International Challenge
Rising star

In a country where badminton is often overshadowed by other sports, 16-year-old Rakshitha Sree Santhosh Ramraj is making waves in the world of Indian badminton. Her remarkable talent and rising star status have captured the attention of fans and critics alike.

Born on April 4, 2007, Ramraj started her professional badminton career at the young age of 14. She quickly emerged as one of India's most promising young talents following an outstanding performance at the 2023 Asian Youth Badminton Championships. Since then, she has made significant strides in her game. Within just 4 months, the 2007-born shuttler climbed over 30 spots in the world badminton rankings, currently sitting at 170 with an impressive record of 52 victories, a remarkable feat for a player not yet 17 years old.

During the CIPUTRA HANOI Vietnam International Challenge, Ramraj displayed her prowess on the court, particularly in her convincing 2-0 victory over Vietnam's Vũ Thị Trang. Despite facing a more experienced opponent, Ramraj showcased composure and maturity in her playing style. Leveraging her excellent physical attributes and endurance, she defeated the former Vietnamese women's singles number 1 with ease.

One of Ramraj's greatest strengths lies in her agility and long stride, allowing her to execute remarkable defensive plays. With further skill development, she has the potential to become a top-tier player on the global stage. The CIPUTRA HANOI Vietnam International Challenge serves as a prestigious international platform that has witnessed the rise of many renowned players, and it may well be where Ramraj leaves her mark on the world badminton scene.

Rakshitha Sree Santhosh Ramraj's rapid ascent in the world of badminton is a testament to her talent, dedication, and potential. As she continues to hone her skills and compete on the international stage, she is poised to achieve even greater success and establish herself as a formidable force in the sport.