saina-nehwalSaina Nehwal finally did it! Finally she got her due! Finally, she showed to the world that India cannot be under-estimated in the Badminton sport! The Bronze medal that she won at the London Olympics today, isn't just a medal but a reflection of the huge efforts that she put into to bring her talent on the world-stage and do India proud at the global level. Although the medal came in quite an unusual fashion, with the Chinese opponent Wang walking away from the match due to an injury, yet the fact remains, Saina DESERVED an Olympic medal!

We know every Indian is 100% sure that Saina never wanted to 'win' this way! This talented girl from Hisar (Haryana) had given her heart and soul to the game and the achievements that she's had in the past and now this Olympic medal are just the reflection of the blood and sweat that she put into the game!


Although unlike many Indian sports players who are not 'cricketers', Saina Nehwal's name isn't unheard-of in India (Thanks to her consistent good performances at the international events), yet there are definitely a lot of things that we all don't know about her. Here's our little effort to put together a few little less known facts about her life and achievements. 

Saina Nehwal's Facts and Profile details: 

Date of Birth : 17th March, 1990
Place of Birth : Hisar, Haryana
Current City of Residence : Hyderabad
Height : 167 cm
Weight : 60 kg
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 Sport : Tennis
Favourite Cuisine : Paratha stuffed with methi and curd

Some of her major achievements at the International Level:

  • 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
  • Semi Finalist, All England Open Badminton Championship, 2010
  • Bronze Medalist, Asian Badminton Championship, New Delhi, 2010



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