Saina Nehwal – First Indian Woman to Become World No 1 in Badminton

It’s a proud moment for Indians as Saina Nehwal has become the First Indian woman to become World No 1 in Badminton game. Saina Nehwal is an Indian badminton player who is currently ranked No. 1 in the world by Badminton World Federation.

Saina Nehwal after Ranking World No 1
Saina Nehwal after Ranking World No 1

Saina Nehwal is an Indian Badminton Player was born in March 17, 1990. Saina Nehwal created history on 28 March 2015, Saturday as she became the first Indian woman shuttler to attain the World No 1 ranking after her closest challenger for the spot, Spain’s Carolina Marin, lost in the India Open Super Series semifinal in New Delhi.

Though the official rankings will be out only on Thursday next week that is on 2nd April 2015. The London Olympic bronze-medalist has won a staggering 14 international titles in her glorious career, and most recently she became the first Indian woman to make the finals of the prestigious All England Championships in Manchester.

Saina kept on saying: “I still can’t believe it. I would like to see my name on the rankings list that will be announced next Thursday.”

Saina Nehwal Achievements :

Saina is the first Indian to win a medal in Badminton at the Olympics.

She achieved this feat by winning the Bronze medal at the London Olympics 2012 on 4 August 2012.

Saina Nehwal is the first Indian to win the World Junior Badminton Championships and was also the first Indian to win a Super Series tournament, by clinching the Indonesia Open on 21 June 2009.

Saina is supported by the Olympic Gold Quest. On March 7, 2015, she reached the finals of the All England Open Badminton Championship where she lost to Carolina Marin in three sets. She is the first Indian woman to do so.

Saina Nehwal Career Titles :

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, 2014 India Open Grand Prix Gold, 2014 Australian Super Series, 2014 China Open Super Series Premier, 2015 India Open Grand Prix Gold, 2015 Yonex Sunrise India Open Super Series

Proud of India
Proud of India

Saina Nehwal is a proud of India. Saina has achieved her goals in very small age and she has many brand endorsement deals including Sahara India Pariwar, Herbalife, Top Ramen Noodles, Fortune Cooking Oil, Vaseline, Yonex, Indian Overseas Bank and more. She had signed an endorsement deal worth Rs. 400 million with the popular sports management firm Rhiti Sports in 2012.

A heartily Congratulations to Saina Nehwal for Ranking World No 1 in Badminton!!!!

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