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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

PV Sindhu attains career high world number 5 in BWF rankings
PV Sindhu attains career high world number 5 in BWF rankings
The Indian badminton star has broken into the top 5.
Asian Mixed Team Championships: Indian shuttlers face Korean test in second group match
Asian Mixed Team Championships: Indian shuttlers face Korean test in second group match
India will be without the services of both Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu.
India to face Singapore in Asian Mixed Team Championships opener
India to face Singapore in Asian Mixed Team Championships opener
With Singapore coming off a demoralising loss, it might prove to be an easy warm-up match to begin with for India.
Mulyo Handoyo set to assist Pullela Gopichand as Indian national badminton team coach
Mulyo Handoyo set to assist Pullela Gopichand as Indian national badminton team coach
Handoyo had coached the legendary Taufik Hidayat to an Olympic gold.
Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu opt out of Asian Mixed Team Championships
Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu opt out of Asian Mixed Team Championships
Despite the absence of Nehwal and Sindhu, India still has a strong presence at the inaugural Mixed Team Championships.
Saina Nehwal withdraws from German Grand Prix Gold
Saina Nehwal withdraws from German Grand Prix Gold
India No. 1 mens singles player Ajay Jayaram has pulled out as well.
5 rare childhood photos of Indian badminton superstar Saina Nehwal
5 rare childhood photos of Indian badminton superstar Saina Nehwal
A look back at some of the most memorable moments in Saina Nehwal's life.
Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu to lead India at Asia Mixed Team Championships
Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu to lead India at Asia Mixed Team Championships
Team India will begin its title hunt on February 14.
Syed Modi International: Ashwini Ponnappa and Sumeeth Reddy shock mixed doubles top seeds; Kidambi Srikanth ousted
Syed Modi International: Ashwini Ponnappa and Sumeeth Reddy shock mixed doubles top seeds; Kidambi Srikanth ousted
Ponnappa and Reddy set up a historic all-Indian mixed doubles final with Chopra and Sikki Reddy.
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.
Video: Saina Nehwal comes up with stunning net shot in Malaysia Masters final
Video: Saina Nehwal comes up with stunning net shot in Malaysia Masters final
The Indian shuttler eventually went on to win the final against Pornpawee Chochuwong 22-20, 22-20.
Saina Nehwal to skip Syed Modi international
Saina Nehwal to skip Syed Modi international
Nehwal is a two-time champion at this tournament.
Saina Nehwal two tournament wins away from achieving unique women's singles record
Saina Nehwal two tournament wins away from achieving unique women's singles record
Saina Nehwal is on the verge of creating a unique record.
Saina Nehwal clinches the Malaysia Masters title
Saina Nehwal clinches the Malaysia Masters title
The Indian shuttler gets off to a rousing start in 2017.
Malaysia Masters 2017: Dominant Saina Nehwal advances to the final
Malaysia Masters 2017: Dominant Saina Nehwal advances to the final
The 26-year-old will meet the rising Thai shuttler Pornpawee Chochuwong in the title showdown.
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