• Name : Saina Nehwal
  • Age : 26
  • Height : 5'5 (165 cm)
  • Sports : Badminton
  • Hometown : Hyderabad
  • Known for : Olympic Bronze Medalist, 1st Female Badminton Player to be world No 1 from India
  • Awards : Arjuna Award, Padma Shri, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Padma Bhusan, Gold Medal in Commonwealth

Saina Nehwal

Biography

Former world No. 1, Saina Nehwal is a popular name in the Indian Badminton circuit. Saina started her badminton career in 2004 and has maintained her world rank in the top ten ever since. In 2015, Saina achieved world No. 1 ranking, the only Indian female player to do so. Saina has represented India in three Olympics, and won a bronze medal in the London Olympics in 2012.

Achievements-

  • Gold, Commonwealth Youth Games (2004-08)
  • Gold, World Junior Championships (2006-08)
  • Bronze, London Olympics (2012)
  • Bronze, Asian Games (2014)
  • Silver, World Championships (2015)
  • Gold, Asian Championships (2016)