Kozhikode: Govind Krishna, a plus-two student, is the latest name among Keralites who won medals for India in badminton in international games.

Govind was part of the Indian team that bagged bronze medal in the Asian School Championship held in Nagpur last year. His coach says that Govind is a promising shuttler of India in singles.

Badminton became part of his life when he was 12 and training under A Nasar has changed his future. Discerning the glorious future in the games, Govind’s father C Krishnakumar, a former Kozhikode additional district special judge and mother V Vinitha, a magistrate by profession, gave their full support in his venture.

The young man was the champion of U-17 state junior championship in 2017 and U-19 in 2018. These championships opened doors to the national teams.

India won third place in the Asian School games defeating strong teams in the championship. Govind’s performance in singles was crucial for India to secure the third place in the championship.

In the national junior championship held in the previous year, Govind had entered in the pre-quarter. Last February, Govind had thrashed Uttarakhand first seed player Dhruv Rawath and secured a place in pre-quarter of Khelo India School Games.

Govind will continue his victorious run in the Mathrubhumi Open under senior category. He spends six hours a day in practice and said that he has chosen badminton as his career.

He is waiting for his plus two exam results.