Saina Nehwal is an Indian women badminton player. She is the only Indian badminton player who had won a medal in Olympics. She won Bronze medal at the London Olympics on 4th August 2012.
- Saina Nehwal was born on 17 March 1990 in Dhindar, Haryana.
- Her parents are Harvir Singh and Usha Nehwal. Both of her parents were also champion of badminton in Haryana.
- She studied at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Vidyashram, Rajendranagar, Haryana. She started her badminton in Badminton Court of Faculty Club of CCS HAU.
- Before starting career in badminton, she had an interest in karate also. She has a brown belt in Karate.
- At first she was coached by S. M. Arif, a Dronacharya Award winner. Later Indonesian badminton legend Atik Jauhari became the coach of Saina Nehwal.
- She was under-19 national champion in badminton. Saina become a part of international fame when she won the Philippines Open in 2006.
- Saina is the only Indian who won the World Junior Badminton Championship. She is also the first Indian to win a super series tournament. She won Indonesia Open on 21 June 2009.
- She was able to attain her career best rank #2 in December 2010 by Badminton World Federation.
- Saina has also won Singapore open super series on 20 June 2010, Hong Kong super series on 12 December 2010, and Indonesian championship on 17 June 2012.
- She won many awards and prizes. She has won Arjuna Award (2009), Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2009–2010) and Padma Shri (2010) award.
- She is one of highest paid non cricketing sportsperson.
Quick Facts about Saina Nahwal
|D.O.B:||17 March 1990|
|Family:||Father:Harvir Singh Mother:Usha Nehwal|
|Education:||Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Vidyashram, Rajendranagar, Haryana|
|Championships:||2009 Indonesia Super Series
2010 Singapore Super Series
2010 Indonesia Super Series
2010 Hong Kong Super Series
Chinese Taipei Open
2010 India Open Grand Prix Gold
Swiss Open 2011
Swiss Open 2012
2012 Indonesia Super Series Premier
2012 Summer Olympics
2012 Denmark Super Series Premier
|Awards:||Arjuna Award (2009), Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2009–2010) and Padma Shri (2010)|