Saina Nehwal Current Affairs - 2020

Shuttler Carolina Marin wins Female Player of the Year award

World number one women shuttler Carolina Marin from Spain has won the 2015 Female Badminton Player of the Year award.

She was presented with the award by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) President Poul-Erik Hoyer in Dubai.

India’s Saina Nehwal along with Zhao Yunlei of China (2014 winner) and another Chinese Bao Yixin were in race for this annual award in Female category.

Other categories winners

  • Male Player of the Year award: Chen Long (China).
  • Most Promising Player of the Year: Zheng Si Wei (China).
  • Male Para-Badminton Player of the Year award: Lee Sam Seop (South Korea).
  • Female Para-Badminton Player of the Year award: Helle Sofie Sagoy (Norway).

Carolina Marín is currently ranked No. 1 in the world by Badminton World Federation Women’s Singles 2015 rankings. She has won in World Championships in women’s single category two times in 2014 and 2015 respectively. She also has won five World Superseries titles.

Saina Nehwal wins silver medal at 2015 China Open

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has won silver medal at 2015 China Open Superseries Premier Badminton tournament after finishing at second position in the Women’s Singles category.

In the final match played at the Haixia Olympic Sports Centre in Fuzhou, the defending champion and top seeded Saina lost to sixth placed Xuerui Li from China by 12-21, 15-21 score.

Saina and Li had met 12 times against each other and Saina has won just 2 of those games. The final of China Open tournament was overall Saina’s fifth final of the year 2015 and the third instance in 2015 that the World No. 1 has come out second best.

Note: In year 2014, India’s Srikanth Kidambi and Saina Nehwal had created history by winning 2014 China Open in Men’s Singles and Women’s Singles category respectively.

Other Results of 2015 China Open

  • Men’s Singles category: won by Lee Chong Wei from Malaysia.
  • Men’s Doubles category: won by South Korea pair of Kim Gi-jung and Kim Sa Rang.
  • Women’s Doubles category: won by Chinese pair of Tang Yuanting and Yu Yang.
  • Mixed Doubles category: won by Chinese pair of Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei.