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Taking Shuttle to success

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Saina Nehwal, India’s golden girl has been busy making badminton a fairly well used word in Indian households. There has been a sudden spurt in the number of people taking up badminton as a serious course for the future, thanks to the marvelous success that Saina has enjoyed.


For a girl who started playing as early as the age of 9, Saina won her first tournament in 2006 in Philippines and became the first Indian girl to win the four star badminton event.

The 21-year-old girl from Hyderabad has been going from strength to strength, shaking Chinese domination by notching three titles at Open grand Prix Gold, Singapore Super Series and Indonesian Super Series finals last year. Climbing to her best career international ranking of no.2, she won the Commonwealth Games Gold medal and the Hong-Kong super series.

If words of former badminton ace, Mr. Xiong Guabao are to be believed, then Saina Nehwal could be the one that brings down the reign of the Chinese and the manifestation of the new er…