Saina Nehwal - Haryana girl and Nation's pride

Saina Nehwal (born 17 March 1990) is an Indian badminton player. Currently ranked number 6 in the world by Badminton World Federation,Saina is the first Indian woman to reach the singles quarterfinals at the Olympics and the first Indian to win the World Junior Badminton Championships. Saina Nehwal scripted history on June 21 2009, becoming the first Indian to win a Super Series tournament after clinching the Indonesia Open with a stunning victory over higher-ranked Chinese Lin Wang in Jakarta.
Saina born in Haryanavi Jat Family of Nehwal Gotra. The teen wonder has badminton in her blood. Her parents Dr. Harvir Singh, a Principal Scientist at the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and Usha Rani were former State champions in Haryana. Saina is a very humble and god fearing girl.Saina's talent was noticed when she was just nine and former all England champion P. Gopichand took her under his wing when she was 13. She is a 12th standard student. She was born at Hisar and studied upto 3rd standard at Campus School CCS HAU Hisar.Her uncle Dr.Jaivir Singh is Sr.Scientist in the Department of Plant Breeding at CCS HAU Hisar. Recently she was runner up in the world Junior Badminton Championship held at Incheon,Korea.On 17th November,2006, she won Asian Satellite Badminton Championship held at Mumbai. Her dream is to win a medal in the Olympic games.Baminton star, Saina is now world number 6.
20 year old Saina has been declared Arjun Award Winner for Badminton for 2009.