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| On Updated : Apr 23, 2020 4:47 PM IST

Saina Nehwal (Badminton Player): Age, Olympic Medal, World Ranking, Records, Awards, Husband, Photos

Saina Nehwal could easily be termed as a woman who brought the Indian Women Badminton on the international scene and she is definitely the flag bearer of Indian Women Badminton.

Born in Hisar Haryana, Saina Nehwal was the first Indian shuttler to hold the World number one ranking. She has won 24 singles titles in her ravishing career which includes 11 Superseries titles. She holds the record of being only the second Indian to hold the World number one ranking after Prakash Padukone.

She has many accolades to her name which also includes an Olympic Bronze medal in the 2012 London Olympics and 2 individual Gold medals in the 2010 and 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Age: 29 years

Height: 5 feet 5 inches

Saina Nehwal Olympic Medals

She won a Bronze medal in the London Olympics 2012.

Saina Nehwal World Ranking

Current Ranking 17 (As of 21st January 2020)

Saina Nehwal Husband

Parupali Kashyap (Indian Badminton player)

Saina Nehwal Awards

  • Recipient of Arjuna Award in the year 2009.
  • Recipient of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in the year 2009-2010.
  • Recipient of Padma Bhushan in the year 2016.
  • Recipient of Padma Shri in the year 2010.
  • Most Promising Player of the Year 2008 by Badminton World Federation.
Saina Nehwal receiving Padma Bhushan from President Pranab Mukherjee. @AFP

Saina Nehwal Records

  • She is the first player to win the Asian Satellite Badminton tournament twice.
  • She is the first Indian woman to reach the quarterfinals of the Olympic Games. She achieved this feat in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
  • In the year 2008, she became the first Indian to win the World Junior Badminton Championship.
  • She became the first Indian woman to win the BWF Super Series in the year 2009.
  • She is the first Indian woman to reach semifinals of the 2010 All-England Super Series.
  • She also is the first Indian woman to win the 2014 China Open Series Premier.
  • She is the first Indian woman to win the Asian badminton medal at the Asian Games. She won Bronze in the 2014 and 2018 Asian games pageant.

Other Information:

  • She is married to fellow Indian Badminton Player Parupalli Kashyap. The two tied knot on 14th December 2018.
  • Saina Nehwal has joined the Bhartiya Janta Party on 29th January 2020 in the presence of general secretary Arun Singh.

Saina Nehwal Photos:

Saina Nehwal joined hands with BJP

Akshay Singh @Akshay_Cric

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