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India congratulates Saina Nehwal on historical achievement

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Mar 28, 2015, 11:19 pm IST
Updated Mar 29, 2019, 1:45 pm IST
Prakash Padukone had the distinction of being the No. 1 men's badminton player
New Delhi: Indian badminton sensation Saina Nehwal created history at the Siri Fort Sports Complex in New Delhi when she became the first Indian woman to reach World No 1 in the badminton rankings. Saina achieved this incredible feat after Spain’s Carolina Marin lost her semifinal game at the India Open Series on Saturday.
 
Saina plays Japan's Yui Hashimoto in the second semifinal but the Indian ace will be No. 1 irrespective of her result today. Prakash Padukone had the distinction of being the No. 1 men's badminton player.
 
President Pranab Mukherjee led from the front to congratulate Saina on her latest achievement. Former leg-spinner Anil Kumble, West Indies legend Brian Lara amongst many other greats wished Saina. Here are some of the wishes.

Saina Nehwal becomes first Indian woman to attain World No.1 ranking in Badminton! Congrats Saina.

Posted by Harsha Bhogle on Saturday, 28 March 2015

 

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