Here are the 5 greatest Indian badminton players of all time
Indian badminton players are making their country proud every year. They are winning everything possible and 2021 Tokyo Olympics were the best examples you can get.
This article will tell you about the 5 greatest Indian badminton players of all time. Can you guess which shuttler won the first ever Olympic medal for India.
Greatest Indian Badminton Players
1. Prakash Padukone
Prakash Padukone is an inspiration to many young rising shuttlers, not only in India but across the world. He became the first Indian badminton player to win the All England Championships in 1980.
His greatest achievement includes his World Cup victory in 1981. He also became the first Indian shuttler to reach the World No. 1 ranking.
2. Pullela Gopichand
Pullela Gopichand is regarded as one of the best badminton player of his generation. Many of us know him as a coach today but he gave a tough competitionto the world’s best shuttlers of his time.
Defeating Peter Gade and Cheng Hong in the competition, Gopichand won the All England Championship back in 2001 and proves his worth.
3. Kidambi Srikanth
Kidambi Srikanth is regarded as the best male shuttler in the world right now. He became World No. 1 in the Men’s Singles category in April 2018.
He has an impressive attacking style of play that makes him takes on his opponent. He has won seven Super Series titles yet, the highest of all Indian male shuttler to date.
4. Saina Nehwal
Saina Nehwal is regarded one of the greatest female shuttlers of all time. She became the first Indian shuttler to win a medal in the Olympics, winning bronze at the 2016 London Olympics.
Saina has won 24 International titles which include 11 Superseries titles. She became the only second Indian shuttler to achieve World No.1 ranking after Padukone.
5. PV Sindhu
PV Sindhu has now become a global inspiration to millions of young talents. She is the most popular female athlete in India and one of the most popular celebrities in the world.
Starting her career back in 2009, Sindhu clinched into the top 20 in 2012 at the age of only 17. She became the first Indian shuttler to reach an Olympic final in 2016 and the World Champion in Badminton in 2019.
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