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Saina Nehwal Biography & Latest News

Saina Nehwal Biography

Born on the 17th of March 1990 in Hisar, Haryana, Saina Nehwal first burst onto the Indian badminton scene as a 15-year-old in 2005, when she defeated 9-time National champion Aparna Popat at the Asian Satellite Championships in New Delhi. From there on in, she has gone strength-to-strength. winning the World Junior Championships in 2008 and then becoming the first Indian Women’s Singles to win a Superseries event, when she won the Indonesia crown in 2009. 2010 was once again a fruitful year for the Indian as she clinched the Commonwealth Games Gold in front of her home fans in New Delhi and then two years later claimed the biggest prize of her career, winning the Bronze medal at the London Olympics. After a lacklustre showing in 2014, Saina, playing under a new coach Vimal Kumar, came storming back, winning the silver at the All England Championships and then finishing runners-up at the World Championships in Jakarta, that also propelled her to the top of the World rankings. Now as she enters her third Olympics, Saina will be looking to add yet another Olympic medal and hopefully the colour will change from bronze to Gold at Rio.

Saina Nehwal Latest News & Articles

Rio Olympics 2016: Saina Nehwal feels it is a matter of pride for her to represent India at a third straight Olympics
Rio Olympics 2016: Comparing the Indian badminton contingents of London 2012 and Rio 2016
Rio Olympics 2016: 8-year-old girl writes adorable school report wishing Saina Nehwal the very best
2008 Olympian Rehan Poncha says Sajan Prakash can do a first for Indian swimming at Rio 2016
Rio Olympics 2016: Analysing the badminton draw for Indian shuttlers and their possible knockout opponents
Rio Olympics 2016 badminton draws: Saina Nehwal in Group G while PV Sindhu in Group M
Rio Olympics 2016: Tracing India's performance in Badminton since 1992
Taufik Hidayat feels Saina Nehwal could win another medal at the Rio Olympics
Saina Nehwal: "An individual player is a pearl and the Indian Olympic contingent completes the necklace"
Saina Nehwal seeded 5th at Rio Olympics 2016, PV Sindhu 9th
Pullela Gopichand feels past records won't matter much at the Rio Olympics
Analysing the Indian badminton contingent and their chances at Rio 2016
On a day I am fit, I can defeat anyone: Saina Nehwal (IANS Interview)
Rio Olympics 2016: Watch Saina Nehwal's rally against four male players in practice
Adapting to Rio the key for India shuttler Saina Nehwal