Saina Nehwal (born March 17, 1990) – Badminton

Saina Nehwal – Badminton

 

  • Saina was born (March 17, 1990) in Hisar, Haryana and has spent her entire life in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Saina is the first Indian woman to reach the singles quarterfinals at the Olympics and the first Indian to win the World Junior Badminton Championships.
  • Saina’s father Dr. Harvir Singh, a scientist at the Directorate of Oilseeds Research, Hyderabad and her mother Usha Nehwal.
  • Saina Nehwal was rewarded with Arjuna award in August, 2009 and her coach Gopichand was also rewarded with Dronacharya award at the same time.
  • Saina has been awarded with Padma Shri award in January 2010.
  • Saina has been awarded with the highest national sporting award given to players, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award on 29 August 2010.
  • On 15 July 2010, with 64791.26 points Saina Nehwal reached a career high world ranking of No. 2 only behind Wang Yihan of China.
  • She was recently voted as the third best Badminton Player of the Year 2010 by readers of an international badminton magazine, Badzine.
  • Saina, won the gold medal in the Women’s Singles badminton event in the 2010 Commonwealth Games held in New Delhi.
  • Some other titles won by Saina Nehwal:

2009 Indonesia Super Series

2010 Singapore Super Series

2010 Indonesia Super Series

2010 Hong KongSuper Series

Chinese Taipei Open

2010 India Open Grand Prix Gold

Swiss Open 2011


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