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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

Lakshya Sen: India's next badminton star?
Lakshya Sen: India's next badminton star?
With some promising performances this year, Lakshya Sen has the potential to take the international badminton circuit by storm.
Jwala Gutta clarifies stand on Gopichand controversy with series of tweets
Jwala Gutta clarifies stand on Gopichand controversy with series of tweets
Earlier, news had broken that the doubles camp will be shifted to Delhi due to the feud between the two players.
BAI shifts doubles camp to Delhi in wake of Jwala Gutta-Gopichand spat
BAI shifts doubles camp to Delhi in wake of Jwala Gutta-Gopichand spat
The ongoing ego clash between Jwala Gutta and Pullela Gopichand has inadvertently resulted in the doubles camp being shifted to Delhi.
Indian badminton star Jwala Gutta termed as 'anti-national' as her mother is from China
Indian badminton star Jwala Gutta termed as 'anti-national' as her mother is from China
Jwala Gutta was termed anti-national on twitter for having a mother of Chinese origin
Jwala Gutta lashes out at Pullela Gopichand for unfair treatment
Jwala Gutta lashes out at Pullela Gopichand for unfair treatment
The former World No. 6 has recently been included in the Badminton Association of India (BAI)'s coaches panel.
Jwala Gutta included in BAI coaches panel
Jwala Gutta included in BAI coaches panel
Gutta is among a number of former players chosen by the national body for the purpose of coaching in different zones.
Jwala Gutta angered by a newspaper report undermining Indian doubles badminton teams
Jwala Gutta angered by a newspaper report undermining Indian doubles badminton teams
The ace shuttler let her feelings be known on social media.
Jwala Gutta latest victim of objectification amongst professional Indian female athletes
Jwala Gutta latest victim of objectification amongst professional Indian female athletes
Jwala Gutta has yet again become a victim of online objectification and abuse.
Jwala Gutta promises to promote female sportspersons of India after SAI induction
Jwala Gutta promises to promote female sportspersons of India after SAI induction
Gutta is one of eight athletes nominated under the category, 'Eminent Sportspersons'.
Jwala Gutta insists professional difference still remains with Pullela Gopichand
Jwala Gutta insists professional difference still remains with Pullela Gopichand
Gutta's feud with Gopichand has been well-documented.
Former sports presenter Mandira Bedi becomes the latest victim of online harassment
Former sports presenter Mandira Bedi becomes the latest victim of online harassment
Mandira Bedi's picture in a bikini attracted numerous lewd comments.
Jwala Gutta faces social media flak yet again
Jwala Gutta faces social media flak yet again
And this time for her lack of knowledge about the funds allocated to sports in the annual budget.
Hurt after Padma awards snub, Jwala Gutta asks if her credentials are not good enough
Hurt after Padma awards snub, Jwala Gutta asks if her credentials are not good enough
Jwala Gutta has voiced her grievance and wonders what it will take for her to win the award.
Indian sporting fraternity conveys wishes on Republic Day
Indian sporting fraternity conveys wishes on Republic Day
Indian sporting fraternity wished the entire country a Happy Republic Day in their own unique way.
Malaysia Masters: Saina Nehwal and Ajay Jayaram reach quarter-finals
Malaysia Masters: Saina Nehwal and Ajay Jayaram reach quarter-finals
Saina Nehwal is the top seed and has been playing like one at this tournament.
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