India's Saina Nehwal won bronze Medal in women's badminton singles at London 2012 Olympics.
Saina Nehwal was declared winner in the play-off match as her Chinese opponent Wang Xin retired hurt.
Saina became the first Indian to win an Olympics medal in the badminton event.
This is India's third medal in the London 2012 Olympics after Gagan Narang won the bronze in the 10m Air Rifle event and Vijay Kumar got the silver medal in the 25-metre rapid fire pistol event.
Saina Nehwal is awarded with Padma Shri, Arjuna Award, and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna.
|Date of Birth||:||17th March, 1990|
|Place of Birth||:||Hisar, Haryana|
|Current City of Residence||:||Hyderabad|
|Childhood coach||:||S M Arif|
|Current Coach||:||P. Gopichand|
|Employed with||:||Bharat Petroleum as an Assistant Manager|
|Favourite Movie||:||Chak de india|
|Favourite Movie star||:||Shah Rukh Khan|
|Favourite sportsperson||:||Roger Federer and P. Gopi Chand|
|Favourite Holiday destination||:||Singapore|
|Best sporting moment||:||Winning the Under 13 National C'ship in 2002|
|Favourite Cuisine||:||Paratha stuffed with methi and curd|
Source - Olympic Gold Quest
Find below the Major Achievement of Saina Nehwal.
- Winner, Indonesia Super Series, Jakarta, 2012
- Winner, Swiss Open, Basel, 2012
- Runner Up, World Super Series Finals, China, 2011
- Winner, Swiss Open,Basel, 2011
- Runner Up, Indonesia Super Series, Jakarta, 2011
- Winner, Hong Kong Super Series, 2010
- Gold Medalist, Commonwealth Games, Delhi, 2010
- Silver Medalist, Mixed Team Event, Commonwealth Games, Delhi, 2010
- Quarter-finalist, BWF World Championships, 2010
- Winner, India Open Grand Prix, 2010
- Semi Finalist, All England Open Badminton Championship, 2010
- Bronze Medalist, Asian Badminton Championship, New Delhi, 2010
- Winner,Yonex Sunrise Indian Open, Chennai, 2010
- Winner, Singapore Open Super Series, Lion City, 2010
- Winner, Indonesian Open, Jakarta, 2009
- Quarter-finalist, Olympic Games, Beijing, 2008
- Winner, World Junior Badminton Championships, Pune, 2008
- Gold Medalist, Commonwealth Youth Games, Pune, 2008
- Winner, Chinese Taipei Open, 2008
- Winner, Senior National Badminton Championships, Goa, 2008
- Gold Medalist, National Games, Guwahati, 2007
- Winner, Senior National Badminton Championships, Patna, 2007
- Winner, Philippines Open, Manila, 2007
- Bronze Medalist, Commonwealth Games, Melbourne, 2006