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Saina Nehwal Profile and Biography
Posted Date: 15-Aug-2010
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Are you searching for the profile of Saina Nehwal? Sania Nehwal is the revolution in the Indian Badminton. This article gives you details about her Life Story, her Awards and Achievements etc.
Profile of Saina Nehwal
Birth Place of Saina Nehwal
: Hisar, Haryana, India
: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Date of birth of Saina Nehwal
: March 17, 1990
Height of Saina Nehwal
: 165 cm (5' 5 ")
Handedness of Saina Nehwal
: Atik Jauhari (Indonesian Legend)
Present Mentor and Indian Coach
: Pullela Gopichand (Khel Ratna, Dronacharya Award)
Previous coaches of Saina Nehwal
: S. M. Arif( Dronacharya Award), Nani Prasad
Indian Khel Ratna
. She is a right-handed badminton player, playing on behalf of India since 2003. In the rankings given by Badminton World Federation she holds the rank of number 2 in the world . She is ranked No.1 BWF Super Series Rankings.
Saina Nehwal's Life Story
Although Saina was born in a town in Haryana she was completely raised in Hyderabad. In that way she is a complete 'Hyderabadi'. Her influence for becoming a badminton player came from her family itself. Her father is Dr. Harvir Singh who is working as a scientist at the Directorate of Oilseeds Research, Hyderabad and her mother is Usha Nehwal. Both of whom were badminton state champions for Haryana.
From the age of 8 years, saina used to admire this sport so much that she used to wake up at 4:00am every morning and along with her father travelled 25kms to the Lal Bahadur Stadium where Coach Nina Prasad used to coach her.
As she grew step by step, she became better and better.She started playing international from the age of 13. She slowly started getting
Saina – First in India
1) She is the first Indian player to win the prestigious Asian Satellite Badminton tournament (India Chapter) twice
2) She is the First Indian woman to win a 4-star tournament, the Philippines Open.
3) Saina Nehwal is the first and only Indian woman till now to reach the singles quarterfinals at the Olympic games of Badminton.
4) Saina Nehwal won the World Junior Badminton Championships and stood as the first and the only Indian to do it .
5) Saina Nehwal is the first Indian to win a Super Series tournament, through Indonesia Open.
6) Saina Nehwal is the first Indian women to go till the semi finals of All-England Super Series-2010
Last but not the least….
7) She is the first Indian woman to bring glory to the Indian Badminton by achieving top most rankings worldwide.
Tournament Details of Saina Nehwal
Czechoslovakia Junior Open
Commonwealth Youth Games
Asian Satellite Badminton Tournament
Philippines Open (badminton)
Asian Satellite Badminton Tournament
Indian National Badminton Championships
National Games of India
Chinese Taipei Open Grand Prix old
Indian National Badminton hampionships
Commonwealth outh ames
BWF World Junior hampionships
BWF Super Series asters finals
Indonesia uper Series
BWF World hampionships
Indian pen Grand Prix
All-England uper Series
Badminton sia Championships
India Open rand Prix Gold
Singapore Open uper Series
Indonesia Open uper Series
Awards and Achievements
1) "The Most Promising Player" title in 2008
2) Arjuna Award in August 2009
3) Padma Shri award in January 2010
4) Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in August 2010
5) brand ambassador of Deccan Chargers, IPL
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