1. Saina Nehwal
2.  P.V. Sindhu
3. Jwala Gutta
4. Ashwini Ponnappa
1. Kidambi Srikanth Nammalwar
2. Manu Atthri
3. Sumeet Reddy Buss

Dear Readers,

Rio Olympics has rung the bell and you must be curious to know about the contestants participating in Rio Olympics'2016 from India. Out of total 120 Indian sportsmen qualified for Rio Olympics, finally total 119 are going after passing NADA's test.

The Indian badminton contingent at Rio Olympics 2016 features as many as seven players, making this the largest team ever to head to an Olympic event. Also, for the first time, India will have two women’s singles players playing in the Olympics. Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth have qualified for singles championship while Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa have qualified for women's doubles. However, no Indian pair qualified in the mixed doubles.

Let us have a glance on the background of these players.

Being born in to an agricultural scientist in a Jat family in Hisar, Haryana who knew that the little girl 'Saina Nehwal' will turn to be an Ace Shutter of India and will be the hope of Indians in Olympics. Being born in a middle class family it was not easy for Saina to make a career in sports. Saina Nehwal aced an another sport also apart from badminton and that was Karate. Apart from all the hurdles and difficulties Saina performed what she had to do. And now she is the proud of India.

'P.V. Sindhu' was also not born in a star but she had passion towards rackets. At the age of 19, and with a height of 5 feet 11 inches, the girl chose to do something different - pick up the racket. Today, PV Sindhu is fast becoming a name to reckon with in the field of badminton,  not by destiny but by hardwork.

Similarly, all other players i.e. Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa, Kidambi Srikanth Nammalwar, Manu Atthri and Sumeet Reddy Buss have worked a lot since childhood to achieve what they are now. They compromised with each and every thing. Some could not attend even their sister's marraige and some could not attend their board exams. But their career was in sports, so they sacrified everything else for that.


 Now, your career is in banking, so you are intelligent enough to decide what you have to do.

All the best!