Adding another feather in her cap, star Shuttler Saina Nehwal, who was appointed a member of the International Olympic Committee's Athletes' Commission (AC) last year.She would be representing the panel in the Badminton World Federation (BWF). She would join the BWF Athletes' Commission as a representative of the IOC AC.
In a rare honour for an Indian sportsperson, Saina was appointed as a member of the IOC Athletes' Commission soon after the Rio Olympics last year. Saina, who has since recovered from a career threatening knee injury suffered during Rio Olympics, won the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament last month. Currently, ranked world number 10 in BWF rankings, Saina is now aiming to win the prestigious All England Championship next month.
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1) Saina Nehwal born 17 March 1990) is a professional badminton singles player from India. Nehwal, the former world no. 1, has maintained her world ranking in the top ten since 2009. She has won over twenty international titles, which include ten Superseries titles.
2) In 2015 that she was able to attain the world no. 1 ranking. And thereby becoming the only female player from India. She has represented India three times in the Olympics, winning bronze medal in her second appearance.