Birthday special: Interesting facts on Saina Nehwal
As India's Olympic medal winning badminton player celebrates her birthday today, CS brings you some more interesting facts about the pretty Saina Nehwal
As India's Olympic medal winning badminton player celebrates her birthday today, CS brings you some more interesting facts about the pretty Saina Nehwal.
>> Born in Hisar in Haryana, Saina was brought up in Hyderabad. Her parents are both former State Badminton Champions.
>> Her ranking touched a high of World No 2 in 2010 and dropped to No 6 in 2011. She, however, re-entered the top 5 in the year 2011. Currently, she is placed at rank 2 again.
>> She is a brown belt in Karate. But she quit at the age of 8, as she was asked to have a bike run over her stomach.
>> She was one of the eight brand ambassadors at the Commonwealth Games 2010 that were held in New Delhi.
>> She has won 1 gold medal and 3 bronze medals overall in the Commonwealth Games.
>> She became the first Indian woman to reach the quarter finals at Beijing Olympic Games. She also won a bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
>> She received the Arjuna Award in 2009, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2009-10 and the Padma Shri in 2010.
>> Every time she wins a big tournament, she indulges herself with ice cream.