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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.

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PBL 2017: Carolina Marin leads the Hyderabad Hunters into the semi-finals
PBL 2017: Carolina Marin leads the Hyderabad Hunters into the semi-finals
The Hunters beat the Delhi Acers 5-2 to qualify for the semi-finals.
PBL 2017: Hyderabad Hunters aim for the last semi-final berth
PBL 2017: Hyderabad Hunters aim for the last semi-final berth
This hasn't been the happiest of campaigns for Hyderabad.
Jwala Gutta slams Indian federation and media for lack of support to doubles players
Jwala Gutta slams Indian federation and media for lack of support to doubles players
The ace shuttler claims that there is a huge difference in the way singles and doubles players are treated.
Indian sportspersons react to Bengaluru mass molestation incident
Indian sportspersons react to Bengaluru mass molestation incident
Virat Kohli, Virender Sehwag, Yogeshwar Dutt, Jwala Gutta all took to social media platforms to express their concern.
PBL: Awadhe Warriors beat Delhi Acers
PBL: Awadhe Warriors beat Delhi Acers
Bishan Singh Bedi and Jwala Gutta along with other Olympians sign pettion for implementations of Lodha reforms in all sports
Bishan Singh Bedi and Jwala Gutta along with other Olympians sign pettion for implementations of Lodha reforms in all sports
Enactment of such a step will benefit Indian sports to a large extent.
The year Sindhu came out of Saina's shadow (2016 in Retrospect)
The year Sindhu came out of Saina's shadow (2016 in Retrospect)
PBL 2017 Team Profile: Delhi Acers
PBL 2017 Team Profile: Delhi Acers
Everything you want to know about the Delhi Acers.
Fanatics bash Mohammed Shami for posting image with his wife wearing sleeveless top
Fanatics bash Mohammed Shami for posting image with his wife wearing sleeveless top
Indian cricketer Mohammed Shami is the latest victim of this worrying trend.
5 players who could use the PBL to announce their return to form
5 players who could use the PBL to announce their return to form
Presenting five players who can use the PBL to announce their return.
Just because I look or dress in a certain way, it doesn't mean I'm 'easy to get': Jwala Gutta
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
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
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
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
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.
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