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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

Saina placed in Group G, Srikanth in Group H in Rio Olympics
Rio Olympics 2016 badminton draws: Saina Nehwal in Group G while PV Sindhu in Group M
Rio Olympics 2016: Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa looking to go one better this time around
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Rio Olympics 2016: Can Jwala Gutta complete the last piece of the puzzle?
Analysing the chances of the Indian doubles contingent at Rio Olympics 2016
Jayaram back in top 20 shuttlers; Srikanth, Saina, Sindhu static
Shuttlers Jayaram, Pawar, Manu-Sumeeth reach US Open quarters
2016 US Open Grand Prix Gold: Ajay Jayaram into the quarters; Prannoy suffers hard fought loss
2016 US Open Grand Prix gold: Can Sai Praneeth win a second title?
2016 Canada Open: 5 takeaways
Saina up to No.5; Jwala-Ashwini fall four spots in BWF rankings
2016 Canada Open Preview: Can Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa retain their title?
Ranking the greatest achievements by Indian shuttlers in the history of the game
Analysing the growth in Indian badminton from London 2012 to Rio 2016