Name: Saina Nehwal, 26, Born in Hisar, Haryana Saina Nehwal is one of the leading badminton players representing India on the global front.She is among the seven Indian shuttlers who have made a cut for the Rio 2016 Olympics. Event: Saina Nehwal will represent Indian in Women’s single badminton event at Rio 2016 Olympics
Qualification: She registered a berth after BWF world rankings were released in May earlier this year.
Record: In 2008, she became the first Indian woman to reach the quarterfinals of an Olympics and won a bronze medal during 2012 London Olympics.
Career highlights: Saina attained number one spot previously in the world rankings. Saina has also won several awards such as Most Promising Player of the Year in 2008 by Badminton World Federation, Arjuna Award in 2009, Padma Shri in 2010, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2009–2010, Padma Bhushan in 2016
Schedule: Thursday 11 August: Men and women’s singles and doubles and mixed doubles.
Friday 12 August: Men and women’s singles and doubles and mixed doubles.
Saturday 13 August: Men and women’s singles and doubles and mixed doubles.
Sunday 14 August: Men and women’s singles, women’s singles and mixed doubles quarter-finals.
Monday 15 August: Men’s singles (last 16 knockout stage), men and women’s doubles quarter-finals, men and women’s singles (last 16), mixed doubles semi-finals.
Tuesday 16 August: Men and women’s doubles semi-finals, women’s singles quarter-finals and mixed doubles third place play-off.
Thursday 18 August: Women’s singles semi-finals, women’s doubles finals, men’s doubles third place play-off.
Friday 19 August: Men’s singles semi-finals, women singles final and mixed doubles final.