On 17 March 1990, Saina Nehwal was born in the Hisar district of Haryana. Her parents Usha Rani Nehwal and Harvir Singh Nehwal were badminton players during their teenage life. The mother of the girl always wanted to become a national level player, but Usha Rani Nehwal couldn’t move ahead from state-level due to her bad luck. So, the mum desired to fulfil all the dreams of both her daughters. The elder kid Saina Nehwal inherited badminton skills from the guardians. The little one loved the sport and trained in the game from the age of 8. She with her family shifted from Hissar to Hyderabad, and then the child began the practice at the Sports Academy of Andhra Pradesh. Every day Harvir Singh Nehwal travelled 50 km to drop and pick up his little princess from the coaching centre. Saina Nehwal wished to be the famous Indian Sports Player, and so, she practised with perseverance. The emerging athlete became the first gamer to achieve World Junior Badminton Championships in 2007. She was 1st person from India to win BFW Series Title. The talented player was honoured with the Arjuna Award and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2009 from the Government of India. The sportswoman was appreciated with the Padma Shri in 2010. In 2012, Saina Nehwal won a Bronze medal to become the first Indian to achieve the second position in badminton at the Olympics. The International Competitor attained the Australian Super Series title in 2014. The same year, the star won the silver medal to became the first Indian player to qualify for the finals in the World Badminton Championship. Saina Nehwal was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2016. She is a famous Indian sports player who made the country proud and inspired several emerging athletes.


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