Hyderabad: Nine-year-old Yashica Racharla, the badminton player from Hyderabad is making big in the England circuit. The youngster’s family, which hails from Gayatri Nagar in Karmanghat, is settled in Swindon in England.
The child prodigy started playing the game of badminton just two years back but her trophy cabinet is on the rise ever since. She showed glimpses of brilliance winning as many as 36 medals in over 20 All England level tournaments. Her medal cabinet include nine gold medals proving her mettle.
Being coached by her father Jagadambi Racharla, who is a software employee, the girl has won the first medal in 2017 with a couple of bronze medals in under-11 and under-13 categories last year. A month later, she pocketed twin gold medals in Webber U-11 tournament in singles and doubles.
At the start of this year, she won a silver at Warwickshire U-13 tournament and backed it up with a bronze in the doubles in Kent U-13 event. She then went on to win medals in singles, doubles and mixed doubles events at Wiltshire, Warwickshire, Swindon U-11 Inter-District. In the last few months she is on a roll winning the top honours at U-13 Worcestershire tournament in singles, girls doubles and a bronze in Middlesex U-15 tournament.
With her consistent performance, she got selected to represent the England team and she will be playing in the under-13 tournament from her adopted country for the first time in Glasgow, Scotland, later this month. The Telangana girl says her ultimate dream is to win an Olympic gold medal representing England.