Pune, 19th January 2024: Aarti Janoba Patil, the accomplished Indian para-badminton player currently holding the 6th position in the Para-Badminton World Ranking for Women’s Singles SU5, has recently formalized a collaboration with the ‘Punit Balan Group.’ The partnership signifies a significant step forward for Patil’s sports career, with the ‘Punit Balan Group’ pledging unwavering support.
Hailing from Ujgaon in the Kolhapur district of Maharashtra, Aarti ventured into sports as a runner in 2008. It was only in 2009 that she took up badminton, marking the commencement of her illustrious career in the sport. Her foray into national-level competitions began the very next year. However, international recognition eluded her until 2017 when she clinched a silver medal, partnering with Arbaaz Ansari, at the Asian Youth Para Games in Dubai, UAE.
Further accolades followed in 2018, where she secured a bronze medal at the Victor-Denmark Para-Badminton in Denmark and again in 2019 at the ‘Uganda Para Badminton International.’ Her remarkable achievements earned her a spot among the 21 players selected to represent India at the 2019 ‘World Para-Badminton Championships’ in Switzerland. Aarti has also showcased her skills at the Brazil and Peru Para-Badminton Internationals.
Looking ahead to her future endeavors, Aarti has forged a partnership with the ‘Punit Balan Group,’ ensuring comprehensive support, including financial backing, for her global competitions.
The ‘Punit Balan Group’ is known for its commitment to assisting talented and underprivileged athletes in building their careers in sports. Balan, a young entrepreneur leading the group, expressed his enthusiasm for supporting Aarti Patil’s aspirations. He stated, “Aarti Patil is a talented sportsperson, and to elevate the name of our nation internationally, she will receive all possible assistance from the ‘Punit Balan Group.'”
This collaboration signifies a significant boost for Aarti’s sporting journey, as she continues to make strides in the world of para-badminton, now with the backing of the ‘Punit Balan Group.’