Records held by Saina Nehwal in badminton
Saina Nehwal has been an inspiration for budding badminton players in India for a while now. The 2012 Olympics medallist has won many laurels in her career. She has set the standards in the game and is a real match-winner. Saina boasts of several records in her glittering career. Here we list out the same in this article.
Saina first Indian to win two CWG singles gold medals
In 2018, Saina pocketed the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. The victory against PV Sindhu saw Saina becoming the first Indian shuttler to win two single gold medals at CWG. She had won her first gold meal in CWG 2010 in New Delhi. In total, Saina has won five CWG medals. She has won gold, silver and bronze in the mixed team event.
Saina has these rare feats as an Indian badminton player
At the 2018 Asian Games, Saina made history by winning the first medal for India by a woman. She went on to lose the semi-final tie against Tai Tzu Ying but the bronze medal was enough to hand her the feat. Saina has a special badminton feat. She has won medals at the Olympics, World Championships, Commonwealth Games, Asian Championships and the Asian Games.
Saina holds these records as well
Saina is the first Indian badminton star to bring home an Olympic medal. She won the bronze medal in 2012 Olympics after China's Wang Xin retired from the match. She is also the first female Indian star to achieve the world number one ranking in the BWF once. Prakash Padukone was the only other Indian in 1980 to become world number one.
Saina has been successful in her career
Saina has had a celebrated career in badminton. She has won three bronze medals at the Asian Championships and two World Championships medals as well. Saina has won 10 BWF Superseries titles, one trophy in BWF World Tour and 10 BWF Grand Prix honors. She has been a runner-up once at BWF International Series.