Quick Answer: Who is the first Olympic champion in badminton?

Who won the first medal in badminton?

Saina Nehwal is the first female player from India to achieve World no. 1 spot in April 2015 and the first Indian badminton player to win a medal at the Olympic Games. P. V.

Total medals won by Indian Shuttlers in Major tournaments.

Competition World Championships
Gold 1
Silver 3
Bronze 6
Total 10

Who is the father of badminton?

Prakash Padukone (born 10 June 1955) is a former Indian badminton player. He was ranked World No. 1 in 1980; the same year he became the first Indian to win the All England Open Badminton Championships.

Prakash Padukone
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Handedness Right
Men’s singles
Highest ranking 1 (1980)

Who invented badminton?

Invented in India in a version called poona. British army officers learned the game about 1870. In 1873 the duke of Beaufort introduced the sport at his country estate, Badminton, from which the game derives its name.

Who is the mother of badminton?

Born in Wardha to a Chinese mother and a Telugu father, she began playing badminton at a young age. A fourteen-time National Champion, Gutta played with Shruti Kurien earlier in her career, but found greater international success with Ashwini Ponnappa.

Jwala Gutta
Highest ranking 6 (XD August 2010) 10 (WD August 2015)

Who is No 1 badminton player in the world?

Men’s singles

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BWF World Rankings (Men’s singles) as of 26 October 2021
# Country Players
1 Japan Kento Momota
2 Denmark Viktor Axelsen
3 Denmark Anders Antonsen

Who is the legend of badminton?

My personal favorite, Legendary Chinese Badminton player Lin Dan is at the No. 1 spot and why not, he is regarded as the greatest men’s singles player of all time by many. By the age of 28 the smash king won all nine major titles in the international badminton and completed the “Super Grand Slam”.

Who is famous badminton player?

Off the 23, 10 are Superseries titles. Saina is an eminent athlete who has given an immense contribution to making the sport of Badminton quite popular in the country.

Saina Nehwal: Famous Badminton Players of India.

Born 17 March 1990
Coach Pullela Gopichand
Career Record 437 wins, 200 losses
Career titles 24