Published On : Tue, Jul 2nd, 2024

Nagpur’s Gunjan selected for women’s national basketball camp


SHIVAJI Nagar Gymkhana’s basketball player Gunjan Nikhil Mantri has been selected for national coaching camp of Indian U18 women national basketball team. The camp is going to be held from July 12 to August. The team will participate in FIBA 3×3 U18 World Cup 2024 to be held in Debrecen, Hungary from 26-30 August 2024.

Gunjan participated in the 74th Junior National Basketball Championship at Indore and secured 3rd place. On the basis of her excellent performance in the nationals, she has been called for the Indian camp. Gunjan also represented Maharashtra in Khelo India Youth Games held at Coimbatore this year where the State team finished with a bronze medal.


Gunjan represented Maharashtra in Under-19 School Nationals held at Mumbai and secured a gold medal. Earlier, she participated in the Youth State Championship held at Dhule where Nagpur clinched the title. In this tournament, Gunjan was adjudged as the best player of the tournament. Subsequently in the Youth Nationals, Gunjan helped Maharashtra win the national championship with excellent statistics.

After Siya Deodhar and Shomira Bidaye, players from Shivaji Nagar Gymkhana, who recently participated in Indian camp and represented India in international events, Gunjan is knocking the doors of Indian team with her hard work.

Daughter of Nikhil and Mamta Mantri, Gunjan practices daily at Shivaji Nagar Gymkhana courts under the guidance of Shiv Chhatrapati awardee Shatrughna Gokhale and NIS coach Vinay Chikate. Performing at the highest level of sports in India she also secured 92% in her 12th Board Examination.