"Newsmakers from Hyderabad"
18-year-old from Hyderabad is
the first ever woman shuttler from India to enter the
quarter finals in any olympics.
Nehwal,18-year-old from Hyderabad pulled off the biggest upset
of the women's singles badminton competition by knocking out
fourth seed and World No. 6 Wang Chen in the pre-quarter finals
at Beijing Olympic Games 2008, China.She as thus created
history by becoming the first ever woman shuttler from India to
enter the quarter finals in any olympics.
She bowed out of the women's singles at the Olympics following a
quarter-final loss to Indonesian Maria Kristin Yulianti.She was
beaten 28-26, 14-21, 15-21 by the world No 16 after a thrilling
contest.Despite her loss she has been an Indian Queen in
Olympics. She has shown tremendous courage and talent to fight
against some mighty women from Indonesia and other Countries.
Saina has tremendous potential to become no:1 in World if she
gets support and encouragement from Govt of India and the
Federation of Indian Badminton
Saina Nehwal was born on March 17, 1990 in Hyderabad city of
India. Saina started her badminton training under the apt
guidance of S M Arif, who was a Dronacharya Awardee. The Gopi
Chand Academy of Hyderabad has been grooming her and had sent
her to Holland and Denmark.
Her father,Harvir Singh, is a scientist at Directorate of
Oilseeds Research, and mother, Usha Rani,is a former Haryana
Being a National Junior champion, Saina Nehwal has performed
well in all the tournaments in which she has participated. Not
only national but also in international tournaments Saina Nehwal
has made a mark of her own.
The Junior Czech Open, which took place in the year 2003, was a
major break in the career of Saina Nehwal as she went on to win
the tournament. Saina Nehwal also gave her best in the
Commonwealth Games of 2004 but could not win a medal. Saina
also took part in the Junior Asian Championship of 2004.
She has been the runner-up twice in the National women's single
event. She has won twice the Asian Satellite Badminton
Her Coach is Pullela Gopichand, India's former Badminton Player.
CM sanctions Rs20 lakhs cash
award to teenaged badminton sensation Saina Nehwal
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