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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.

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India secure four women’s singles spots in World Championships after 32 years
India secure four women’s singles spots in World Championships after 32 years
The contingent has earned four quota spots in men's singles too.
US Open Badminton: Second seed Saina Nehwal pulls out of tournament
US Open Badminton: Second seed Saina Nehwal pulls out of tournament
Nehwal has failed to reach a final since winning the Malaysia Masters in January.
BWF Rankings: Siril Verma jumps 13 spots to reach career-high ranking of 67th
BWF Rankings: Siril Verma jumps 13 spots to reach career-high ranking of 67th
Siril Verma made it to the pre-quarter-finals of the Chinese Taipei Grand Prix Gold last week.
Badminton coach SM Arif has found his next Saina Nehwal in Ira Sharma
Badminton coach SM Arif has found his next Saina Nehwal in Ira Sharma
SM Arif has been instrumental in shaping up the careers of Pullela Gopichand, Saina Nehwal and Jwala Gutta to name a few.
Stats: Which country has the most singles players combined in the BWF World Rankings Top 100?
Stats: Which country has the most singles players combined in the BWF World Rankings Top 100?
India leads with 21 players, followed by Japan with 18.
BWF Rankings: India now has 14 men and 7 women in top 100 of singles
BWF Rankings: India now has 14 men and 7 women in top 100 of singles
A better training regimen with focus on fitness has been one of the biggest reasons why there has been such a steady improvement.
Cricket or Badminton - where have India won more major titles in 2017?
Cricket or Badminton - where have India won more major titles in 2017?
It was a great year for India in both sports, but in which were they more successful?
BWF Rankings: Srikanth Kidambi back in top 8, Sai Praneeth 15th
BWF Rankings: Srikanth Kidambi back in top 8, Sai Praneeth 15th
Kidambi recently won the Indonesian Open and the Australian Open and in the process, became the first Indian to win back to back titles.
Male shuttlers continue to reach new heights, but without any corporate support
Male shuttlers continue to reach new heights, but without any corporate support
Kidambi Srikanth has just one corporate sponsor to his name.
These have been the best few weeks for Indian Badminton, says Pullela Gopichand
These have been the best few weeks for Indian Badminton, says Pullela Gopichand
Badminton is witnessing a change of guard at the top.
Australian Open roundup: Srikanth Kidambi the last Indian standing as Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu exit
Australian Open roundup: Srikanth Kidambi the last Indian standing as Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu exit
PV Sindhu held a match point against the World No. 1.
Australian Open: Saina Nehwal joins PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth and Srikanth Kidambi in quarters
Australian Open: Saina Nehwal joins PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth and Srikanth Kidambi in quarters
Saina Nehwal is the defending women's singles champion.
Australian Open Badminton: PV Sindhu storms into quarter-finals
Australian Open Badminton: PV Sindhu storms into quarter-finals
Saina Nehwal has her second round match scheduled later in the day.
Australian Open: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Srikanth Kidambi and Sai Praneeth win
Australian Open: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Srikanth Kidambi and Sai Praneeth win
Saina Nehwal is the defending champion.
Australian Open: Schedule, preview of India’s first round matches and draw analysis
Australian Open: Schedule, preview of India’s first round matches and draw analysis
Saina Nehwal is the defending champion of this tournament.
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