Saturday, August 4, 2012

India’s Saina Nehwal wins Bronze Medal in Badminton

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
Height : 167 cm
Weight : 60 kg
Event : Badminton
Racquet : Yonex
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 Other
: Tennis
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
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1 comment:

Rahul said...

Saina, you are the first one to breach the chinese wall. It is a matter of time before you achieve the collapse of the mighty wall. You really did India proud today. Once you get a grip on the unforced errors, I am sure it will be a all new shuttle game

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