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50 SHADES Of Badminton Champion- SAINA NEHWAL


50 SHADES Of Badminton Champion- SAINA NEHWAL

1. Saina Nehwal was born in Hisar on March 17, 1990.

2. She attended Campus School CCS HAU, Hisar.


3. Later shifted to Hyderabad with her family.

4. Her height is 5’5” and weight is 60kg.

5. Her parents Harvir Singh and Usha Nehwal were also champions of badminton in Haryana.

6. She has one elder sister- Abu Chandranshu Nehwal.

7. Saina did her XII from St.Anns College Mehdipatnam Hyderabad.

8. She was named “The Most Promising Player” in 2008.

9. She is the first Indian to win a medal in Badminton at the Olympics.

10. She is one of the athletes supported by Olympic Gold Quest.


11. The hardworking girl used to travel 100 km for practice in her early years.

12. She had interest in Karate before entering into Badminton.

13. She holds a brown belt in Karate.

14. She was initially coached by SM Arif and Pullela Gopichand.

15. Nehwal has been honored with Arjuna Award in 2009 and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2009-2010.

16. And PADMA SHRI award in 2010.

17. She is one of the highest paid sportsperson.


18. She holds 14 incredible international titles in her awe-inspiring career.

19. Anshu, her elder sister is a top model.

20. According to rumors, she dated Parupalli Kashyap.

21. In her free time she loves to sketch.

22. She is a big bollywood fan and loves watching movies in her free time.

23. She is a die hard Shah Rukh Khan fan.

24. Her principle in life is just to “work hard”.


25. She is also the first Indian after Prakash Padukone and the first Indian woman to become world number 1.

26. Every time she wins, she treats herself with ice-cream.

27. The 25 years old sportswoman is the first Indian women to be ranked as number one in Badminton World Federation in Women’s Singles category.

28. She has achieved the Bronze medal at the London Olympics 2014.

29. She was the first Indian to win the World Junior Badminton Championship

30. The first Indian to win a Super Series tournament and Indonesian Open in 2009.


31. Former Indian badminton champion- Vimal Kumar is her current coach.

32. Saina Nehwal plays for Hyderabad Hotshots in the Indian Badminton League.

33. She was born in a Hindu Jat family.

34. In 2010, for the first time in the year Saina Nehwal dropped out of the top 10 best performers in the 2010 BWF Super Series rankings.

35. She has defeated world’s best badminton champions like Wang Shixian, Carolina Marin and many more.

36. Saina took revenge of All England loss by defeating Wang Shixian in semifinals of 2014 Australian Super Series.

37. Saina’s favorite color is WHITE.


38. Saina’s favorite word is WIN.

39. Her favorite movie is Chak De India.

40. Singapore is her favorite place.

41. Facebook is her favorite.

42. Parathas and Chai made by her mother is her favorite cuisine.

43. She was among 6 brand ambassadors of Common Wealth Games 2010.


44. Till now she had played 482 matches out of which she won 346.

45. Saina endorses Herbalife, Top Ramen Noodles, Fortune Cooking Oil, Indian Overseas Bank, Vaseline, Sahara and Yonex.

46. She has also been invited on popular Indian television shows as a guest including Satyamev Jayate and Comedy Nights with Kapil.

47. She had signed an endorsement deal worth Rs. 400 million with Rhiti Sports.

48. Yonex sponsors Saina’s kit.

49. She is the brand ambassador of Sahara India Pariwar.

50. Her dream is to win Olympic Gold.

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