Saina Nehwal to Represent Olympic Committee in BWF (Download PDF)


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Saina Nehwal was appointed a member of International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Athletes’ Commission (AC) last year. She is joining Badminton World Federation (BWF) Athletes’ Commission as a representative of IOC AC.

Saina Nehwal Badminton player India

Saina Nehwal Badminton Player India

Saina Nehwal Badminton player India

About Saina Nehwal

  • Saina Nehwal is a professional badminton singles player from India.
  • She has won over twenty international titles, which include ten Super series titles.
  • Born: 17 March 1990 (age 26), Hisar district
  • Height: 1.65 m
  • Weight: 57 kg (125 lb. )
  • Handedness: Right-handed
  • Coach: Vimal Kumar
  • She is first Indian badminton player to won Olympic medal, along with being only Indian to have won BWF World Junior Championships.
  • She is considered as one of most successful Indian female sportsperson.


  • Most Promising Player of the Year (2008) by Badminton World Federation
  • Arjuna Award (2009)
  • Padma Shri (2010)
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2009–2010)
  • Padma Bhushan (2016)
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About Badminton World Federation

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Logo Badminton World Federation

Logo Badminton World Federation

  • Formation: 1934
  • Type: Sports federation
  • Headquarters: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Membership: 176 member associations
  • President: Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen
  • BWF is international governing body for sport of badminton recognized by International Olympic Committee IOC.

- Published/Last Modified on: March 17, 2017


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