PM Modi congratulates Saina Nehwal on becoming World No 1

Posted By: PTI

New Delhi, March 28: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated Saina Nehwal for becoming World Number 1 in badminton and making India proud.

PM congratulates Saina Nehwal

"The phenomenal accomplishments of @NSaina make us very proud. I congratulate her on being the World Number 1," he tweeted

Saina scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman shuttler to attain the number one spot in world rankings , reaffirming her status as the country's most consistent performer in the international circuit.

The 25-year-old zoomed to the top after her closest challenger for the position, Spain's Carolina Marin, lost in the India Open Super Series semifinal here.


Story first published: Saturday, March 28, 2015, 19:00 [IST]
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