Top 10 badminton players in India

Prakash Padukone
Top 10 badminton players in India
Ashwini Ponnappa

Top 10 badminton players in India and there Achievement:

India produces a large number of international badminton players that are well-known both on the Indian subcontinent and beyond. We’ll talk about Top 10 badminton players in India ever in this post.

Since its start in British times, badminton has been a beloved recreational activity among Indian families and is one of the country’s most popular racquet sports. This game was brought to India, where players use a Shutterstock and a lightweight racquet to play badminton on a court or grass in pairs of two or four players.

The Badminton Association of India, which oversees badminton in India, has been hosting national-level competitions since 1936. Additionally, it chooses India’s main badminton team for the Olympics.

Over the years, India has produced several badminton champions at the international level.

Now let’s learn about India’s Top 10 badminton players in India
1 . Prakash Padukone
  • Arjuna award (1972)
  • Padma Shri (1982)
  • Bronze in Asian Championships 1976
  • Bronze in World Cup 1980
  • Gold in World Cup 1981
  • Bronze in World Games 1981
  • Gold Commonwealth Games 1978
  • Bronze in World Championships Singles, 1983
  • Including 24 International tournaments in Singles and doubles throughout the career
Prakash Padukone

Pullela Gopichand
2. Pullela Gopichand
  • Arjun Award (2000)
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award (2001)
  • Padma Shri (2004)
  • Dhronacharya Award (2009)
  • Padma Bhushan (2014)
  • 2 gold medals and 1 silver medal at the Indian national games (1998) 
  • Gold in the SAARC badminton tournament
  • All England Open Winner (2001)
  • 4 time winner IBF International 

3. Saina Nehwal
  • Arjuna Award (2009)
  • CNN-IBN Sportsperson of the year (2009)
  • Padma Shri (2010)
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
  • Padma Bhushan (2016)
  • 2 time Gold medalist Commonwealth games
  • Gold in Youth Commonwealth games 2008
  • 3 BronZe in Asian Championship 
  • Bronze Asian Game 2018
Saina Nehwal

4. P. V. Sindhu
  • Silver medal in 2016 Rio Olympics
  • Padma Bhushan (2020)
  • Padma Shri Award (2015)
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award (2016)
  • Arjuna Award (2013)
  • Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze in World Championships
  • Gold, Silver, and Bronze in Commonwealth games 

5. Kidambi Srikanth
  • Arjun award (2015)
  • Padma Shri (2018)
  • CNN-IBN Sportsperson of the year (2018)
  • Gold in South Asian Games (2016)
Kidambi Srikanth

Jwala Gutta
6. Jwala Gutta
  •  Arjun Awardee
  • Gold medal at CWG 2010
  • Silver medal at CWG 2014

7. Ashwini Ponnappa
  • Silver medal in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
  • Gold Medal at the Yonex Canada Open in the Women’s Doubles category.
  • Two Gold medals at the 2016 South Asian Games and one Silver Medal in the Mixed Doubles category.
Ashwini Ponnappa 1

Chetan Anand
8. Chetan Anand
  • Bronze in Commonwealth Games 2006
  • 3 Gold Medals in 3 South Asian Games appearances
  • Silver in Men’s Doubles in 2010

9. Parupalli Kashyap
  • Arjuna Awardee.
  • Reached the quarter-finals of men’s singles at the 2012 London Olympics. (first male player from India to do so)
  • Gold medal in men’s singles at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
Parupalli Kashyap

Aparna Popat
10. Aparna Popat
  • Participation in 2 Olympic Games, and 1 Asian Games.
  • Silver Medal at the World Junior Championships in 1996.
  • 4 medals in 3 Commonwealth Games appearances.

So those are the Top 10 badminton players in India of all time Read : Other blogs on Badminton click here


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