Intresting facts on Saina Nehwal

Jun 19, 2012, 09:14 IST | Special Features

The Olympic medal hopeful is quite the toast of Indian sports at the moment. CS brings you some more interesting facts about the pretty Saina:

>> 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.

>> 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 became the first Indian woman to reach the quarter finals at Beijing Olympic Games.

>> She received the Arjuna Award in 2009.

>> Every time she wins a big tournament, she indulges herself with ice cream. 

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