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Ashwini Ponnappa

BornSeptember 18, 1989

Ashwini Ponnappa is an Indian badminton player who along with Jwala Gutta competed in the women's double event at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. She started her badminton career by winning the the Indian junior championships In 2001. She won the gold medal at the South Asian Games held in 2006 followed by another gold in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Women's Doubles event pairing with Jwala Gutta. Though she and her partner Jwala lost her opening match in the women's double competition at the 2012 OLympics to the Japanese duo Reika Kakiiwa and Mizuki Fujii in three sets, Ashwini Ponnappa won her next doubles match against the Chinese Taipei pair of Cheng and Chien in three sets with the scorelines reading 25-23, 14-21, 21-18.
Badminton Asia Team Championships 2018: Indian women bow out in quarter-finals
Badminton Asia Team Championships 2018: Indian women bow out in quarter-finals
Despite the setback, India are still very much in contention for a berth at the Uber Cup to be held in May.
Malaysia Masters 2018: Indian challenge ends with triple loss
Malaysia Masters 2018: Indian challenge ends with triple loss
Sai Praneeth was the only top-20 Indian singles shuttler playing at this tournament.
Malaysia Masters 2018: Sai Praneeth, Ashwini Ponnappa-Sikki Reddy win on a day of upsets
Malaysia Masters 2018: Sai Praneeth, Ashwini Ponnappa-Sikki Reddy win on a day of upsets
Day 2 of the first big tournament of the season proved to be disastrous for some of the biggest stars.
PBL 2018: Delhi Dashers become the second team to qualify for semi-finals
PBL 2018: Delhi Dashers become the second team to qualify for semi-finals
Delhi won the title in the inaugural edition of the PBL.
PBL 2018: Delhi Dashers vs North Eastern Warriors match preview, schedule and live telecast information
PBL 2018: Delhi Dashers vs North Eastern Warriors match preview, schedule and live telecast information
Can Delhi seal a semi-final spot?
PBL 2018: Chennai Smashers vs Delhi Dashers match preview, schedule and live telecast information
PBL 2018: Chennai Smashers vs Delhi Dashers match preview, schedule and live telecast information
Can Sindhu lead her team to a win tonight?
PBL 2018: Hyderabad Hunters vs Delhi Dashers match preview, schedule and live telecast information
PBL 2018: Hyderabad Hunters vs Delhi Dashers match preview, schedule and live telecast information
Can Carolina Marin lead her side to victory?
PBL 2018: Bengaluru Blasters vs Delhi Dashers match preview, schedule and live telecast information
PBL 2018: Bengaluru Blasters vs Delhi Dashers match preview, schedule and live telecast information
Can the Blasters upset the former champions tonight?
PBL 2018: "No motivation for youngsters to take up doubles," says Ashwini Ponnappa
PBL 2018: "No motivation for youngsters to take up doubles," says Ashwini Ponnappa
The star shuttler slammed the Badminton Association of India, stating that doubles players have to work against the system.
In pictures: Badminton star Ashwini Ponnappa ties the knot with Karan Medappa
In pictures: Badminton star Ashwini Ponnappa ties the knot with Karan Medappa
Photos from badminton icon Ashwini Ponnappa's marriage ceremony.
Badminton star Jwala Gutta slams fellow Indian doubles players for displaying lack of unity
Badminton star Jwala Gutta slams fellow Indian doubles players for displaying lack of unity
She pointed fingers at her fellow shuttlers for not supporting her.
PBL 2018: All you need to know about the Delhi Dashers
PBL 2018: All you need to know about the Delhi Dashers
All the details you need to know about the former PBL champions
Hong Kong Open 2017: Parupalli Kashyap qualifies for main draw, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Ashwini Ponnappa exit
Hong Kong Open 2017: Parupalli Kashyap qualifies for main draw, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Ashwini Ponnappa exit
A round-up of all the performances of the Indian shuttlers on Day 1 of the Hong Kong Open
China Open 2017: Ashwini Ponnappa and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy qualify for main draw
China Open 2017: Ashwini Ponnappa and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy qualify for main draw
They were the only Indians in action on Day 1 of the 2017 China Open.
Doubles players will take time to become world beaters: Ashwini Ponnapa
Doubles players will take time to become world beaters: Ashwini Ponnapa
Ponnappa won twin titles at the Senior National Championships.
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