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Playing to Win: Saina Nehwal (English) (Paperback)

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ISBN: 9780143332497    Publisher: PENGUIN INDIA Year of publishing: 2012     Format:  Paperback Language: English
Being a player from India defines who I am. When I play, it's for my parents, my coach and my country.' Meet Saina Nehwal - India's star badminton player and World Number 4, Padma Shri and Khel Ratna awardee,...Read more
Being a player from India defines who I am. When I play, it's for my parents, my coach and my country.' Meet Saina Nehwal - India's star badminton player and World Number 4, Padma Shri and Khel Ratna awardee, the girl who brought laurels to India by winning an Olympic medal at the age of twenty-two. In this fascinating memoir, she talks about her childhood and growing - up years, her relationship with the most important people in her life, the ups and downs of her celebrated career, from district level wins to the Olympics and the sacrifices needed to succeed in any sport. She also reveals little-known facts and offers a peek into her many avatars - daughter, sister, student and the regular girl behind the badminton prodigy. Find out what a typical day in Saina's life is like - rigorous training, a strict diet and no parties or sleepovers. But it's not all work and no play, Saina loves to shop, eat ice cream (post wins only) and play games on her iPad! With candid photographs and badminton tips from the pro herself, this book showcases the making of a badminton champ - in her own words.
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About the author: Saina Nehwal
Saina Nehwal is an Indian Badminton player who achieved a career best ranking of 2 in 2010 and 2012, at the London Olympics, she became the first Indian... Read more
Saina Nehwal is an Indian Badminton player who achieved a career best ranking of 2 in 2010 and 2012, at the London Olympics, she became the first Indian to win a medal in badminton for India. Saina burst onto the badminton scene as the under-19 champion in India and then created history by becoming the only player to win the Indian Chapter of the prestigious Asian Satellite Badminton Tournament twice. She is a recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award and the Padma Bhushan.
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