New Delhi: Today is the birthday of two-time Olympian and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Ashwini Ponnappa. She was born on this day in 1989. Ashwini is the first Indian woman badminton player to win a medal in the doubles category of the World Badminton Championships with her doubles partner. Since childhood, she started taking interest in badminton.
Ashwini's mother inspired her to play badminton at the age of two and a half and got admission in the academy. It is difficult for her to say when the passion for the game was born in Ashwini Ponnappa as she joined it at a very young age. The Indian badminton player has won many medals in the doubles category in her career. This includes two gold, two silver and one bronze medals in the Commonwealth Games. Apart from this, she has won four gold medals in the South Asian Games.
Ashwini Ponnappa and Jwala Gutta won the gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. Born on September 18, 1989, in Bangalore, Ashwini Ponnappa recognized her talent and started making a career in badminton from an early age. Ashwini Ponnappa, a specialist in doubles badminton, had her first win at the national level in 2004 at the national championships in the sub-junior girls' doubles category.