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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

CBI initiates preliminary enquiry against IOA for sending unqualified doctors to the Rio Olympics
CBI initiates preliminary enquiry against IOA for sending unqualified doctors to the Rio Olympics
If the initial probe by CBI indicates criminality, a FIR will be lodged against the IOA.
Saina Nehwal withdraws from Sudirman Cup due to personal reasons
Saina Nehwal withdraws from Sudirman Cup due to personal reasons
Her father recently underwent surgery.
We can have a men's world no. 1 in a little more time, says Pullela Gopichand
We can have a men's world no. 1 in a little more time, says Pullela Gopichand
The mens game has been on the rise and reached its highest point at the final of the Singapore Open last month.
Pullela Gopichand has his say on the Saina Nehwal-PV Sindhu rivalry
Pullela Gopichand has his say on the Saina Nehwal-PV Sindhu rivalry
The duo recently teamed up for a doubles match in the ongoing PSPB inter-unit tournament.
Who will follow Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu? The answer is not so clear
Who will follow Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu? The answer is not so clear
After the duo, the next-placed Indian shuttler is all the way down at 49.
Badminton Asia Championships: PV Sindhu and Ajay Jayaram win, Saina Nehwal crashes out
Badminton Asia Championships: PV Sindhu and Ajay Jayaram win, Saina Nehwal crashes out
Jayaram upsets the fifth seed.
Shraddha Kapoor to play Saina Nehwal in upcoming sports biopic
Shraddha Kapoor to play Saina Nehwal in upcoming sports biopic
After Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the Phogat sisters, it's Saina Nehwal's turn for a biopic.
Badminton Asia Championships: Easy route to final for PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal has it tougher
Badminton Asia Championships: Easy route to final for PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal has it tougher
Indian men's singles players have a tough draw.
Sai Praneeth and Srikanth Kidambi each rise eight spots in latest BWF Rankings
Sai Praneeth and Srikanth Kidambi each rise eight spots in latest BWF Rankings
PV Sindhu also rose a couple of spots to be third.
BWF Rankings: Ajay Jayaram rises to career-best 14th, PV Sindhu slips to 5th
BWF Rankings: Ajay Jayaram rises to career-best 14th, PV Sindhu slips to 5th
Jayaram broke into the top 15 at the age of 29.
Singapore Open: PV Sindhu looking to bounce back after Malaysia Open setback
Singapore Open: PV Sindhu looking to bounce back after Malaysia Open setback
Saina Nehwal, meanwhile, has opted out of the Singapore Open.
Saina Nehwal pulls out of Singapore Open Superseries
Saina Nehwal pulls out of Singapore Open Superseries
Nehwal is a former champion at the Singapore Open.
Malaysia Open: Indian challenge ends with Ajay Jayaram's loss
Malaysia Open: Indian challenge ends with Ajay Jayaram's loss
Jayaram had upset the World No. 2 Viktor Axelsen in the second round.
PV Sindhu climbs to career-best second spot in latest BWF rankings; big jump for Sameer Verma
PV Sindhu climbs to career-best second spot in latest BWF rankings; big jump for Sameer Verma
Sindhu's previous best ranking was fifth.
Malaysia Open: Disappointing start for India as Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu exit in first round
Malaysia Open: Disappointing start for India as Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu exit in first round
Sindhu was two points away from the win.
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