Saina Nehwal, a successful badminton player in India, has got rank second by the Badminton World Federation in the month of December 2010. She is the first Indian woman badminton player who has won a medal in the Olympics Badminton. She is also the first Indian winning World Junior Badminton Championships and Super Series tournament. She is a well known sports woman of India who has marked her name in the Indian sports history.

Saina Nehwal Facts:

Nationality: Indian

Country: India

Born: on 17th of March in 1990, at Dhindar, Hisar, Haryana

Father: Harvir Singh Nehwal

Mother: Usha Nehwal

Education:

  • Campus School
  • CCS HAU
  • National Institute of Rural Development
  • St. Ann’s College for Women

Residence: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

Height: 1.65 m (5 feet 5 inch)

Weight: 60 kg

Handedness: Right

Coach:

  • Pullela Gopichand from India
  • Atik Jauhari from Indonesia

Women’s singles

Career titles

  • 2009 Indonesia Super Series
  • 2010 Singapore Super Series
  • 2010 Indonesia Super Series
  • 2010 Hong Kong Super Series
  • Chinese Taipei Open
  • 2010 India Open Grand Prix Gold
  • Swiss Open 2011
  • Swiss Open 2012
  • 2012 Indonesia Super Series Premier
  • 2012 Summer Olympics
  • 2012 Denmark Super Series Premier

Highest ranking: 2 (2 December 2010 and 20 July 2013)

Current ranking: 4 (29 August 2013)

Medal records

Women’s badminton and competitor for India

Olympic Games

Bronze: in 2012 London for Women’s singles

Asian Championships

Bronze: in 2010 New Delhi for Women’s singles

Commonwealth Games

Gold: in 2010 New Delhi for Women’s singles

World Junior Championships

Gold: in 2008 Pune for Girls’ singles

Awards

  • Arjuna Award in 2009
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2009 and 2010
  • Padma Shri award in 2010
  • Bronze medal in 2012 London Olympics
  • 1 crore cash award by the Haryana Government.
  • 50 lakh cash award by the Rajasthan Government.
  • 50 lakh cash award by the Andhra Pradesh Government.
  • 10 lakh cash award by the Badminton Association of India.
  • Honored by the Honorary Doctorate Degree from the Mangalayatan University