Saina Nehwal nominates Aparna Balan for Arjuna award

Being a Padma Bhushan and Khel Ratna award winner, ace shuttler Saina Nehwal had the right to nominate a player for the Arjuna award.

Badminton doubles star Aparna Balan has been recommended for the Arjuna award by Saina Nehwal.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

 

Saina Nehwal, the 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist and 2015 Worlds silver medallist, has recommended badminton doubles star Aparna Balan for the Arjuna Award.

Aparna won a team silver in the 2010 New Delhi Commonwealth Games and a bronze in the Uber Cup, virtually the World team championship for women in 2014 also in New Delhi.

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Being a Padma Bhushan and Khel Ratna award winner, Saina had the right to nominate a player for the Arjuna award.

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