Education: Bachelor Of Engineering
Father: Girishchandra Joshi
Age: 30 Years
|Other Name(s)||Manasi Girishchandra Joshi and Manasi Nayana Joshi|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 171 cm
in meters– 1.71 m
in feet inches– 5’ 7”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– 66 kg
in pounds– 145.50 lbs
|International Debut||Spanish Para-Badminton International Championship (March 2015)|
|Coach/Mentor||• J. Rajendra Kumar
• Pullela Gopichand
|Medals||• 2015: Medal in mixed doubles Para-Badminton World Championships
• 2016: Bronze in Para-Badminton Asian Championships (women’s singles & women’s doubles)
• 2017: Bronze in women’s singles Para-Badminton World Championships
• 2018: Bronze medal in women’s singles at Thailand Para-Badminton International
• 2018: Bronze medal in women’s singles in Asian Para Games
• 2019: Gold medal in women’s single in Para-Badminton World Championship, Basel, Switzerland
|Date of Birth||11 June 1989 (Sunday)|
|Age (as in 2019)||30 Years|
|School||Atomic Energy Central School, Mumbai|
|College/University||K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering, Mumbai|
|Educational Qualifications||Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic)|
|Hobbies||Travelling and Swimming|
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father– Girishchandra Joshi (Scientist, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai)
|Siblings||Brother– Kunjan Joshi (Entomological Researcher)
Sister– Nupur Joshi
|Favourite Badminton Player||Pramod Bhagat|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Manasi Joshi
- Manasi Joshi is a well-known Para-Badminton player. She has won a gold medal in BWF Para-Badminton World Championships (2019).
- She started playing badminton with her father when she was 6 years old.
- After completing her Bachelors, she started working at Atos India. In 2011, when she was on her two-wheeler driving to her office, a truck hit her and crushed her left leg and it was amputated. She was hospitalised for almost 50 days, and later, she started walking with a prosthetic leg.
- Even after losing her one leg, she continued to work at Atos. Her life found a new direction when her company organised a badminton tournament. She participated in it and won the match.
- In 2014, she represented Maharashtra at selection trials for the Asian Games, and in the same year, she won her first national tournament against the Arjuna Award winner- Parul Parmar.
- She went on to play at various national and international tournaments.
- In 2018, she enrolled herself in P. Gopichand badminton academy at Hyderabad for training.
- In 2019, Manasi Joshi and Para-Athlete, Deepa Malik, appeared in the ‘Karmaveer’ episode (11 October 2019) of Kaun Banega Crorepati 11 (2019).