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Jwala Gutta Biography & Latest News

Jwala Gutta Biography

Born on the 7th of September 1983, Jwala Gutta was initially inclined to tennis but turned to badminton at the age of 6 with SM Arif being her first coach. She won her 1st title at the age of 17 at the Junior World Championships that were held in Thrissur in 2000. Jwala then won a staggering seven straight National Senior Doubles Championships in the Women’s Doubles with Shruti Kurien between 2002 and 2008 and they tasted success on the international circuit as well, winning the Sri Lanka International Satellite Challenge in 2006, the Cyprus Badminton International Tournament, the Pakistan International Challenge and the Indian International Challenge in 2007, the Nepal International Series and the Dutch Open Grand Prix titles in 2008. After 7 years, Jwala decided to change partners and found a new one in Ashwini Ponnappa. The duo began their partnership on an extremely positive note, winning the Gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi and then a year later became only the second after Prakash Padukone to win a medal at the World Championships, clinching the bronze at Copenhagen. However, they couldn’t replicate those feats at their maiden Olympics in London in 2012, getting eliminated in the quarterfinal in controversial circumstances. The Olympics was more significant fo Jwala as she became the first Indian to qualify in two events at the Summer Games, partnering V.Diju in the Mixed Doubles. After a sabbatical, she returned to partner Ashwini in 2013 and the duo won the silver at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014, a bronze at the Asian Games in Incheon and a year later won the Canada Grand Prix Gold. Now heading into her third Olympics, Jwala will hope to achieve her dream and become the first doubles player from the country to win the coveted Olympic medal.

Jwala Gutta Latest News & Articles

Just because I look or dress in a certain way, it doesn't mean I'm 'easy to get': Jwala Gutta

Jwala Gutta explains how she deals with objectification of women in sport, & requests social media websites to crack down on lewd comments.

The objectification of Indian women in professional sports – an issue that is going out of hand

What some Indian female sportspersons have to go through on social media is rather shocking.

Indian ace shuttling pair Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa split up for the final time

Jwala Gutta will no longer play women's doubles as Ashwini Ponappa will now partner Sikki Reddy.

BWF Rankings: PV Sindhu slips out of the top 10, big jump for rising star Pratul Joshi

PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth slip down the rankings; Siril Verma rises.

BWF Rankings: HS Prannoy rises five places, Pranaav Jerry Chopra/Sikki Reddy break into top 25

PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal slip down the rankings.

BWF Rankings: Kidambi Srikanth climbs five places to re-enter top 10

Srikanth had reached the quarter-finals of the Japan Open Superseries last week.

5 of the biggest feuds in Indian sporting history

A look at 5 of the ugliest spats in Indian sporting history.

PV Sindhu remains in the 10th spot despite getting a silver in Rio Olympics

Saina Nehwal dropped four places to ninth, Kidambi Srikanth jumped a place to be 10th.

The Olympics is not the end of the road for Jwala Gutta

An insight on the journey and the technical aspects of the game of India's most successful doubles badminton player, Jwala Gutta.
Rio Olympics: Lalita, Dattu provide cheer on dismal day (Intro Roundup)
Rio Olympics: Lalita provide cheer on dismal day (Roundup)
Lalita raise India's Rio hopes on dismal Saturday (Roundup)
Jwala-Ashwini end Olympic campaign without a win

Rio Olympics 2016: Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa lose their final group match in straight games

Details from the match between Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa and Puttita Supajirakul/Sapsiree Taerattanachai

Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa vs Puttita Supajirakul/Sapsiree Taerattanchai , Rio Olympics 2016, Badminton: Preview, TV details & Timings

A look ahead to the last Group match between Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa and Puttita Supajirakul/Sapsiree Taerattanchai
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