Saina Nehwal

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Saina Nehwal
Medal record
Representing  India
Women's Badminton
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2012 London Women's singles
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2008 India Girl's singles
Commonwealth games
Gold medal – first place 2010 India Women's Singles
Asian Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2010 New Delhi Women's Singles


Saina Nehwal (born March 17, 1990) is an Indian female athlete. She is best known as a badminton player who competed in the Summer Olympic Games.[1]

Saina won a bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.[2]

Accomplishments:

SAINA NEHWAL was awarded the Arjuna Award in 2009 and a year later, the Government of India honoured her with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour in India.

In 2009, Nehwal was honoured with India’s highest award for sporting excellence - the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.

In 2016, the Government of India awarded Saina Nehwal the Padma Bhushan. It is the 3rd highest civilian honour in the country.

She became the first Indian badminton player to win a BWF Series event and continued to impress on her way to winning the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in 2010.

In 2015, Saina Nehwal won the singles event at the India Open BWF Super Series and became the number 1 women’s player in the Badminton World Federation rankings.

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References[change | change source]

  1. Sports Reference.com (SR/Olympics), Saina Nehwal; retrieved 2012-8-20.
  2. London2012.com, Saina Nehwal; retrieved 2012-8-15.

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