Saina Nehwal is the first-historically speaking badminton player from India to secure an Olympic medal. The Indian shuttler made history when she won the bronze medal at the London 2012 Games. The Haryana shuttler came into limelight when she won the BWF World Junior Championships in 2008. That very year she showed up in Beijing, however, it was in London 2012 that she acquired overall distinction. Born in March 1990, Saina Nehwal began playing badminton at eight years old after her family moved from Haryana to Hyderabad. Her introduction into the game was essential because she didn’t have the foggiest idea about the nearby language and she needed to add the glory of her mom, who was a state-level badminton player herself. The Indian shuttler effectively did that by addressing India at the most significant level in 2008 at the Beijing Olympics.
A youthful Saina Nehwal crushed the then world number five Wang Chen of Hong Kong before the loss to Indonesia’s Maria Kristin Yulianti in the quarter-finals of Beijing 2008. The display that a 20-year-old Saina Nehwal showed was massively cheered back home as she was also awarded with the Arjuna Award in 2009 and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2010.
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