Ashwini Ponnappa

Ashwini Ponnappa

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Ashwini Ponnappa Profile

  • Name:
  • Ashwini Ponnappa
  • Born:
  • September 18, 1989
  • Father:
  • M. A. Ponnappa
  • Mother:
  • Kaveri Ponnappa
  • Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Achievements:
  • Gold medal at South Asian Games 2006

    Gold medal in women doubles badminton in Commonwealth Games held at New Delhi in 2010

    Gold medal in mixed team badminton in Commonwealth Games held at New Delhi in 2010

    Bronze medal in women doubles badminton in World's Championships held at London in 2011

Ashwini Ponnappa Biography

Ashwini Ponnappa is an Indian sportswoman excelling in the game of badminton. She got a chance to represent India in 2012 Olympics which is her maiden participation in Olympics. She started to participate in badminton tournaments from her school days and worked her ways to get a chance to test her strength in Olympics.


She was born on 18th September 1989 in Bangalore and her father is M. A. Ponnappa and mother Kaveri Ponnappa. Her father is a manager in Reserve Bank of India and her mother works at New India Assurance Company. She has one younger brother.


She completed her schooling at Bangalore. Then her family shifted to Hyderabad and there she completed her Bachelor’s Degree. She is employed at ONGC. She started to prove from 2001 when she won the Indian junior championship. She has won doubles match in Sub-Junior Nationals and Junior Nationals at her young age. She was shot into limelight and got name and fame for the first time when she bagged gold medal at the South Indian Games held in the year 2006.


She made a good pair with Jwala Gutta and won gold medal in the Women’s doubles event at 2010 Commonwealth Games. At 2012 London Olympics, she lost opening match together with Jwala Gutta in the women’s double competition to Japanese pair. She then won the next match against Chinese Taipei pair.


Dipankar Bhattarcharjee was her coach and with his efforts she was able to rank 19th in the world in the doubles pair along with Jwala Gutta as of 15th October 2010. Her overall ranking in badminton was 82 as of September 2010. She took training under Edwin Iriawan and Syed Mohammed Arif also. Since it is her maiden Olympics, she is filled with excitement and is much expected.


She won gold medal at 2010 Commonwealth games and bronze medal at the World Championships 2011. Her backlines and drop shots along with the smashes trigger hopes in the young Indian hearts.

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Updated: July 31, 2012


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