Lucknow, Jan 22 (IANS) While top seeds Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap had easy wins, second seeded shuttler P.V. Sindhu had to fight hard to ...
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BIO: Jwala Gutta is a left-handed Indian badminton player of mixed Indian and Chinese descent who won the National Badminton Championships an impressive thirteen times up to 2010. She often partners up with Shruti Kurien and Ashwini Ponnappa and is easily one of the best women's doubles badminton players in India.
In 2004, Jwala reached the semifinal of the Indian Asian Satellite tournament and finished runner-up at the Toulose Open. She picked up a silver medal at the Scottish International tournament 2004 and 40th Portuguese Badminton Championship 2004. In the year 2006 she won the Sri Lanka International Satellite tournament and followed it up with another victory at the Cyprus Badminton International tournament in 2007. In 2008, Jwala Gutta won the Nepal International Series tournament and Yonex Dutch Open Grand Prix in the Women’s doubles category.
The highest point of her career was when she won a gold medal in women's doubles in the 2010 Commonwealth Games, making history by winning the 1st gold medal for India in women's doubles. She continued in the same vein by winning a bronze medal in the 2011 World Championships. Though she competed in the women's doubles and the mixed doubles in London Olympics, she did not take home any medal.