Manasi Joshi - Motivational Speaker - Profile
Manasi Joshi is an Indian Para-Badminton athlete who is currently World No. 2 in SL3 Singles.Manasi was six when she started playing badminton with her father, a retired scientist from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre. An engineer by qualification, Manasi completed her graduation in Electronics Engineering from K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering, University of Mumbai in 2010. In 2011, she met with a road accident and lost her left leg.Despite the handicap, she enrolled at P. Gopichand badminton academy at Hyderabad for training in 2018.
After being named as one of the ‘Next Generation Leaders’ by TIME Magazine in October 2020, Para-athlete Manasi Joshi has made it to BBC’s list of 100 Women for the year. The Para-Badminton World Champion, Joshi became the first and only Indian para-athlete to get a Barbie doll modelled after her on International Day of Girl Child 2020.
In September 2015, Manasi won a Silver Medal in mixed doubles at the Para-Badminton World Championship held in Stoke Mandeville, England. In October 2018, Manasi won a Bronze medal for India at the Asian Para Games 2018, held in Jakarta, Indonesia. She won a Gold medal for India at the Para-badminton World Championship 2019 held in Basel, Switzerland.
As a Motivational Speaker Manasi Joshi speaks about the fruition of a journey of learning about inner-self and of how the human body adapts to challenges and how we can push ourselves for the betterment of self and society,
Manasi’s spirit has helped her face life’s curveballs with grace and resilience. Her advice to people facing curveballs of their own: “I think everything comes down to mindset. We have the power to deal with whatever life throws at us. Using patience to evaluate the situation is crucial. We don't need somebody else to tell us what to do. In fact, take well-meaning advice with a pinch of salt. What works for someone else won't necessarily work for you. You have to find your own solution in your own way. Take your time, cry if you need to. But then have faith that you are the answer to your adversity.”
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