Thread: Saina Nehwal
07-21-2008, 10:24 PM #154
loh always keeps us up to date with this indian teenager..
i believe saina nehwal is 1 of the ws loh will support during the OG08
07-22-2008, 02:52 AM #155
07-22-2008, 07:14 AM #156
08-09-2008, 04:11 AM #157
All the best Saina...
she is playing at 7.40 pm beijing time...that shud be around 5.10 IST
08-09-2008, 04:41 AM #158
08-09-2008, 09:18 AM #159
Does forgoing the split drop help?
I noticed Saina Nehwal wasn't split dropping during her first round match at the Olympics...Why is that?
Does it help her (or anyone else's) game in any way?
08-11-2008, 02:42 AM #160
08-11-2008, 05:12 AM #161
Wang chen didnt get her dream,it becoz Saina Nehwal.. Today she lost By saina.. I really2 shock and sad about this result..
08-13-2008, 05:51 AM #162
she was 15 and in XIIth!!!
man, they are saying her studies are getting affected yet she's in 2nd Year of College.
here's the source of my confusion: normal kids get in twelfth at 18 and in second year at 20.
08-13-2008, 07:23 AM #163
08-13-2008, 12:15 PM #164
At least another 2 more Olympic Games for Saina to win a medal or more
For a Badminton event at the Olympic Games, it is a great achievement for a 18 year old to be remaining in a group of last 8 players. And Saina eliminated the No.4 seed on the way to that group.
So CONGRATULATIONS to Saina for doing so well.
Haven't watch Saina's Quarter-Finals match against Maira Kristin YULIANTI yet... but knowing that their first game went on for 28 minutes, finishing at 28-26, won by Saina, I would guess that exhaustion played a big part in Saina's failure to win the next 2 games.
There should be at least another 2 more Olympic Games for Saina to win a medal or more.
Last edited by chris-ccc; 08-13-2008 at 12:21 PM.
08-14-2008, 12:01 AM #165
Saina's father in tears as he pats his daughter
13 Aug 2008, 2020 hrs IST,PTI
HYDERABAD: Tears of joy welled up in the eyes of an emotional and ailing father of shuttler Saina Nehwal who came very close to becoming the first Indian woman badminton player to reach an Olympic semifinal in the Beijing Games on Wednesday.
Harvir Singh said he was "not too disappointed" with her the performance of his daughter, who lost to Indonesian Maria Kristin Yulianti in the quarter-final, and in fact "I'm proud that she went up to the quarter-finals".
"Saina has done very well for a girl who has no support except that of her family and I wish she continues to do so", mumbled Singh, his voiced choked with emotion.
Admitting that Saina's opponent was "formidable", Singh said he had no regret that her daughter had lost a match which she could have won.
all the best for Saina and family. Hope from now on she would receive more support she deserve
08-14-2008, 12:23 AM #166
Unless Saina gets injured/not properly trained, she should be a strong title contender in the 2012 Olympics...
08-26-2008, 05:03 AM #167
Saina's performance in this yr's OG was a delight..
..saw her for the first time playing live as she defeated Wang Chen. At first i thought Wang would probably win the rubber set, as Saina would probably run out of energy, but it wasn't to be. Wang Chen also appeared or seemed to be slimmer than before.
After the match ended, Kevin, Fengwei and myself noticed 3 gentlemen (all wearing turban) waving and trying to call Saina, but to no avail. We thought one of them was Saina's father and wanted to call out his name "Dr. Singh"..
Eventhough she lost vs. Maria, Saina should have a pretty bright future ahead of her, esp. with her advantage in age...
08-26-2008, 08:35 PM #168
08-26-2008, 10:59 PM #169
08-26-2008, 11:20 PM #170
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