Saina Nehwal Thread - WR#1 on April 2,2015

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Saina Nehwal Thread - WR#1 on April 2,2015

Post by Sandeep » Mon Jan 31, 2005 4:27 am

For all those wondering who saina nehwal is, she is a badminton player. She is extremely talented and my guess is that she would be world no.1 some day in badminton. Especially after seeing sania's achievements and how proud we felt for following her matches even before she was famous made me start this thread. I thought it would be a good idea to follow the progress of this young girl, who very well can be an answer to india's quest for olympic gold in individual event. I don't see many badminton enthusiasts in this forum as there is no badminton thread I guess.

To start with, Saina nehwal is participating in badminton nationals to be held in mumbai from febraury 8th. All the best saina.
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Post by BSharma » Mon Jan 31, 2005 5:30 am

Saina Nehwal appears to be highly talented and is achieving phenomenal success in India. She hails from Haryana but has settled in Hyderabad, and names P Gopi Chand as her inspiration.

Hyderabad is becoming attractive to young talented players because of its modern sports and coaching facilities. Saina credits her mythical generating stamina to former National coach S M Arif of Hyderabad.

She is a diamond in the rough. Will someone in India turn this talented player into a shining diamond?

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Post by BSharma » Mon Jan 31, 2005 5:37 am

Here is a nice write up about Saina. Her mother Usha Rani is a former Haryana State player and her father is a Principal Scientist at the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. A combination of brain and brawn can be deadly. :D

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Post by mugu » Mon Jan 31, 2005 7:12 am

She won all her matches in the Commonwealth Youth Games at Bendigo, Australia where India finished second to Malaysia in the team event. (There was no individual event there)
Incidentally, the National badminton championships get underway at Jamshedpur today, Jan 31.

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Post by jayakris » Mon Jan 31, 2005 1:04 pm

Thanks sandeep, for starting a very worthwhile thread. I don't know if she would be world no.1 like you say, but she is certainly among the biggest talentes we have produced in badminton in a long while.

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Post by Sandeep » Sun Feb 06, 2005 6:00 am

Well, Jay, good that people are recognizing her. She reached senior finals today upsetting top seed trupthi murgunde. She is going to face Aparna Poapt in finals. Once again as we discussed earlier, it is a dream for every sportsperson to play against the best and measure themselves. Tomorrow irrepective of Saina winning or not, she will get a fair idea of where she stands. She is only 15.

I seriously think she is our best hope for an olympic gold medal. We should nurture her.

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Post by jayakris » Sun Feb 06, 2005 7:03 am

Yes, go Saina!! ..

This is going to cause all kind of confusion in Indian press in the near future with Saina and Sania in the news .. :)

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Post by PKBasu » Sun Feb 06, 2005 11:39 am

Thanks for bringing this magnificent talent to our attention, Sandeep. It will be very exciting if she wins the national championship at the age of 15. Prakash won the national championship for the first time when he was 16 (and of course went on to win it nine consecutive times). And then we had Syed Modi establishing his mastery in a similar manner (IIRC also winning his first title before he was 20 and then winning 8 or 9 in a row).

Prakash recalls having played world no. 1 Rudi Hartono when he was 15, and having gained greatly from the experience. Sadly, our badminton players have much less international exposure now, but Saina clearly has a great deal of potential and needs to get as much exposure as possible.

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Post by jayakris » Sun Feb 06, 2005 3:10 pm

Saina went down today, rather badly, to Aparna Popat .. No shame though, as Aparna just set the national record for consecutive championships.

Jamshedpur, Feb 6 (PTI) Defending champion Aparna Popat today set a new record retaining the women's singles title for eight years in a row while second seed Anup Sridhar became the new champion in the men's singles of the 69th Senior National Badminton Championship here today.

Popat of the Petroleum Sports Promotion Board eclipsed the record of Madhumita Bisht when she outplayed 15-year old former junior national champion and 28th seed Saina Nehwal of Andhra Pradesh 11-3, 11-4 in just 19 minutes in Mohan Ahuja Indoor Stadium.

Fourth seed Popat has been defending her title since 1997 while Madhumita was champion from 1984 to 1990, a period of seven years.

In the men's singles, Sridhar (PSPB) trounced team-mate and two-time former champion Abhinn Shyam Gupta, seeded 8th, 15-4, 15-5.

PSPB pair of Jwala Gutta and Shruti Kurien lifted the women's doubles title overcoming Krishna Dekaraja (PSPB) and Oli Deka (Assam) easily 15-3, 15-3.

In the mixed double, PSPB's B R Meenakshi and Marcos Britow outclassed Aparna Balan and Jaison Xavier (Kerala) 15-3, 15-2 to clinch the title.


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Post by jaydeep » Sun Feb 06, 2005 4:13 pm

Incidently all finals were one sided ... Surprising ... But Sania played really well considering her age and definetly she will give us lot more moments to write about her ... Well done Sania, U lost against very seasoned player and nothing wrong it ... Keep ur head up and took this match as experiance for future.

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Post by jayakris » Sun Feb 06, 2005 4:26 pm

But Sania played really well considering her age and definetly she will give us lot more moments to write about her ... Well done Sania, ..
Well .. I told you the name was going to cause problems .. It took just a few hours for the first instance of that :)

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Post by BSharma » Sun Feb 06, 2005 9:36 pm

Well done, Saina Nehwal. A defeat in the final does not feel good but there is no shame in losing to Aparna Popat at the 69th Senior National Badminton Championship. More training, experience, hard work, etc can take her to the top.

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Post by jaydeep » Mon Feb 07, 2005 5:14 am

ha .. ha ... oops .. my mistake ... :tomato:

SAINA .. I should start to memorise it ... :oops:

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Post by PKBasu » Mon Feb 07, 2005 5:52 am

I don't know why there is this tendency in India's Badminton to have one player dominant for years on end. Prakash Padukone was champion for 9 consecutive years, then Syed Modi for a similarly long period (at least 8 years, from what I recall). Before Prakash P, Suresh Goel was national champ about 7 times, interrupted occasionally by a few wins for Dipu Ghosh. And on the women's side, Madhumita Goswami (later Bisht) won it 8 times in a row (and remained near the top for a decade and a half), and now Aparna Popat has gone one better.

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Post by Sandeep » Mon Feb 07, 2005 6:07 am

The reason I feel is :-

There is not much international exposure for players from India in badminton. And only players like who are on top get some exposure. And I feel when a players get exposed internationally, he or she tends to look at things differently. COnfidence is one thing which improves tremendously. You will start believing yourself. Look at sania before serena's matcha and after it. She is now talking about being in top 50 and winning hyderabad open. So basically when you face best in the business your confidence increses and you will have a clear idea of which areas to improve and so on.

Coming back to badminton as only players like Aparna popat or who are in top get that kind of exposure, they are way ahead of others in terms of game and confidence.

This theory applies in every game I guess. Even in cricket, players who play to India score heavily when they play ranji matches. Some may say that they are scoring becasue they are the best, but still international exposure takes your game to new levels.

Right now in badminton apart from aparna popat and gopichand, no one plays international tournaments regularly. This is one reason why they win so many national tournaments continuously.

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