Have just hosted Sankeerth. B.R. (The initials of his first two names difficult to pronounce, he in fact known as Sank to his friends and the badminton world, that for him is rapidly expanding at his 20 years of age!) for a Vancouver Badminton National Meet. Sank, despite being somewhat jet lagged, fought his way through several qualifying rounds, but lost to an opponent in his mind he should have easily beaten, as he has several times in the past. He gave too many early points…as he described…points that were really his, as was in his territory and at the net!…before too belatedly woke up, nearly point clawing his way! This man a good attitude…and unconventional determination to achieve best coaching and advice…could be Canada’s first Olympic medal winner…remember that prediction!
Sank, origins are Southern India…understands Hindi but India is a linguistic checkerboard….even extending to Tamil in the far South. The advantage of its recent past empire being a common tongue of English…that really is the Mandarin of India! But Southern India home to Ragi…Ragi Recipe for Athletes!
Sank loves Ragi which is a whole grain, rich in fiber, gluten-free and South India staple, packed with calcium, good carbs, ammino acids and Vitamin D. Ragi Recipe for Athletes!
One final important pointer…Ragi also contains tryptophan….this is associated with melatonin and is suggested as being a repairer of cartilage that tissue that is so at risk to wear and tear, particularly when it comes to athletes!