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08-04-2009, 02:56 PM #307
Saina Nehwal returned to practice on Monday 03-Aug-2009 to prepare for the WC
Saina Nehwal returned to practice on Monday 03-Aug-2009 to prepare for the 2009 World Championships.
For all the challenges that Saina Nehwal has managed to brave on a badminton court, returning from a bout of mild chicken pox with a world championship only a week away is an altogether different proposition.
As Nehwal returned to practice on Monday at coach P Gopichandís academy after having given the irritation a week to subside, she spoke of the mental fortitude that sets her apart. ďI know sportspersons who, in a similar situation, would have given up, lost hope. But Iím mentally very strong and was always prepared to go back on court and give my best. I never gave not playing a thought,Ē she said after training for an hour on Monday and sounding unperturbed about the lost time.
ďIt felt good to come back, in fact I really enjoyed it out there. Itíll take two-three days to get my rhythm back, but Iím feeling alright now, and thereís no problem. Today I didnít feel exhausted,Ē she said.
08-04-2009, 08:33 PM #308
08-05-2009, 10:17 AM #309
08-06-2009, 02:11 AM #310
Yes, she's back to training now.
Hope she will be in the best condition ahead of the WC.
08-06-2009, 02:11 AM #311
09-01-2009, 12:42 PM #312
India's badminton player Saina Nehwal (R) receives the "Arjuna" award from India's President Pratibha Patil (L) during the sports and adventure awards ceremony at the presidential palace in New Delhi August 29, 2009. Nehwal was conferred the award for her achievements in the field of badminton.
REUTERS/B Mathur (INDIA SPORT BADMINTON SOCIETY)
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09-01-2009, 03:56 PM #313
^^Is the Arjuna Award akin..^^
..to say the Datukship, but more in the athletic field??..Should we call her now Arjun Saina Nehwal??..
* I heard the recipient will receive a cash prize of abt Rs. 500,000, a bronze statuette of Arjuna and a scroll.
** A few notable previous Arjuna Award winners in badminton were Chetan Anand, Gopichand Pullela, Aparna Popat, Anup Shridnar & Prakash Padukone
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09-01-2009, 04:51 PM #314
09-01-2009, 10:51 PM #315
09-02-2009, 10:33 AM #316
09-03-2009, 01:37 AM #317
so now, anyone wants to debate on this saina's arjuna(a.k.a Datukship) award?
lol, anyway, we should call her arjuna saina nehwal now
09-10-2009, 04:30 AM #318
12-17-2009, 07:14 AM #319
Saina named sportsperson of the year by Sports magazine
congrates to her
is time to renew this thread
12-19-2009, 05:15 PM #320
Saina is a breath of fresh air in badminton: Taufik
"Saina is like a breath of fresh air in women's singles which has been dominated by the Chinese and coach Gopichand has been a great guide for her. I feel with Gopichand around, Saina will get the best tips and guidance which will help her perform and prolong her life in the court," Taufik said.
12-20-2009, 03:52 AM #321
My wins have changed world's perception towards India: Saina
"I never take my opponents as Chinese or Indonesian. But I feel with me winning more against them, the perception of the Chinese and the whole world towards India has changed," Saina said.
"It has also given other countries the confidence that we can also beat the Chinese. So it is not only about India but it has also inspired other countries to beat the Chinese in their game," she added.
12-20-2009, 07:36 AM #322
And, no George, even after getting a award, she won't be called Arjuna Saina Nehwal, since as per Indian constitution, all prefixes apart from academic ( like Dr. or Engineer) and military (Cmdr., Maj. etc ) are illegal.
So sadly she will remain Saina Nehwal
Anyway, I think she deserves this award because she has created a wave among Indian kids for badminton and she is a great model for Indian teenage girls.
12-21-2009, 05:05 AM #323
i see.. thanks for the info. vpsingh
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