Saina Nehwal

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Saina Nehwal has opted to skip the Asian Championships India’s top shuttler and Olympic bronze medalist, Saina Nehwal, has decided to not ...
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For years, Indian sports fans have had a grouse when it came to the country’s successes in tennis. We were world champions in doubles thanks to ...
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Singapore, April 9 (IANS): While eighth seed P.V. Sindhu advanced to the women’s singles second round, compatriot Saina Nehwal yet again failed ...
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Singapore, April 9 (IANS): Failing yet again to perform to expected standards, India’s top women’s singles shuttler Saina Nehwal suffered ...
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New Delhi, April 4 (IANS): The Indian campaign came to an end in the $250,000 India Open Super Series here Friday as local hopes Saina Nehwal and ...
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New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The Indian campaign came to an end as local hopes Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap lost their respective quarterfinal ...
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Star Indian shuttler and World No.9 Saina Nehwal was dumped out of the Yonex-Sunrise India Open Superseries at the quarterfinal stage by former ...
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New Delhi, April 3 (IANS): While India’s top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap reached the $250,000 India Open Super Series ...
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Indian badminton player Saina Nehwal returns a shot against Simone Prutsch of Austria during the Yonex-Sunrise India Open 2014 at the Siri Fort ...
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New Delhi, April 2 (IANS): While India’s best bet Saina Nehwal delivered a dominant performance to enter Round 2, there was stunned silence as ...
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Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu are now the top two female badminton players in India. Both of them, with their own unique style of play, have won several ...
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New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand said here Sunday that he is expecting positive results from his star ...
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BIO: Saina Nehwal is an Indian badminton player who is currently ranked number 2 in the world by the Badminton World Federation. Saina is the first Indian to win the World Junior Badminton Championships and the first Indian to win a medal in badminton at the Olympics. From a young age, Saina had shown potential and talent beyond her years. Being a National Junior champion, she has performed well in several major tournaments - not only national tournaments but international too. The Junior Czech Open, which took place in the year 2003, was the starting point of Saina’s path to fame, as she went on to win the tournament. The next year, she came in second at the Commonwealth Youth Games. Saina became the first player to win the Asian Satellite Badminton tournament twice - once in 2005 and then again in 2006. In 2008, Saina was named the Most Promising Player of the Year. On 21 June 2009, she became the first Indian to win a BWF Super Series title. Saina was conferred with the Arjuna award in August that same year and her coach was awarded Dronacharya award. In 2010, she was awarded yet another title - the prestigious Padma Shri. Later that year she became the recipient of the highest national sporting award given to a player - the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. On 14 October 2010, Saina claimed the gold after defeating Wong Mew Choo of Malaysia at the Commonwealth Games, marking a monumental moment in Indian badminton history. She followed the act with another gold at the Thailand Open Grand Prix on 10 June 2012. A week later she claimed the Indonesian championship for the third time. At the 2012 London Olympics, Saina Nehwal won a bronze medal and became the first Indian to win an Olympic medal in badminton, and the second Indian woman to win an individual medal at the Games.
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