Participants

Ashwini PONNAPPA

Ashwini PONNAPPA
    Badminton
Birth Date:  18 Sep 1989
Place of Birth:  Bengaluru, Karnataka
Country of birth:  IND
Age:  28
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  164
Weight (Kg):  60

Ashwini PONNAPPA - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Thu, 5 Apr 9:01
Mixed Team Event Group Play Stage - Group A
India
5
Sri Lanka
0
Finished
Thu, 5 Apr 19:01
Mixed Team Event Group Play Stage - Group A
India
5
Pakistan
0
Finished
Fri, 6 Apr 14:01
Mixed Team Event Group Play Stage - Group A
India
5
Scotland
0
Finished
Sat, 7 Apr 11:01
Mixed Team Event Quarterfinal 1
India
3
Mauritius
0
Finished
Sun, 8 Apr 11:01
Mixed Team Event Semifinal
India
3
Singapore
1
Finished
Mon, 9 Apr 17:31
Gold Medal Event Mixed Team Event Gold Medal Match
India
3
Malaysia
1
Finished
Tue, 10 Apr 13:05
Mixed Doubles Round of 64
RANKIREDDY Satwik/PONNAPPA Ashwini
2
HARDY Stuart/le TISSIER Chloe
0
Finished
Wed, 11 Apr 19:25
Mixed Doubles Round of 32
LANE Ben/PUGH Jessica
0
RANKIREDDY Satwik/PONNAPPA Ashwini
2
Finished
Thu, 12 Apr 11:01
Mixed Doubles Round of 16
RANKIREDDY Satwik/PONNAPPA Ashwini
2
TSAI Kristen/YAKURA Nyl
0
Finished
Thu, 12 Apr 20:50
Women's Doubles Round of 16
ONG Ren-Ne/WONG Jia Ying Crystal
0
REDDY N. Sikki/PONNAPPA Ashwini
2
Finished
Fri, 13 Apr 11:00
Women's Doubles Quarterfinal
AMBALANGODAGE Hasini/BERUWELAGE Madushika Dilrukshi
0
REDDY N. Sikki/PONNAPPA Ashwini
2
Finished
Fri, 13 Apr 20:10
Mixed Doubles Quarterfinal
GOH Soon Huat/LAI Shevon Jemie
0
RANKIREDDY Satwik/PONNAPPA Ashwini
2
Finished
Sat, 14 Apr 11:50
Women's Doubles Semifinal
CHOW Mei Kuan/HOO Vivian
2
REDDY N. Sikki/PONNAPPA Ashwini
1
Finished
Sat, 14 Apr 14:20
Mixed Doubles Semifinal
RANKIREDDY Satwik/PONNAPPA Ashwini
1
ELLIS Marcus/SMITH Lauren
2
Finished
Sat, 14 Apr 18:10
Bronze Medal Event Women's Doubles Bronze Medal Match
MAPASA Setyana/SOMERVILLE Gronya
0
REDDY N. Sikki/PONNAPPA Ashwini
2
Finished
Sat, 14 Apr 20:10
Bronze Medal Event Mixed Doubles Bronze Medal Match
RANKIREDDY Satwik/PONNAPPA Ashwini
0
CHAN Peng Soon/GOH Liu Ying
2
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
Year Location Event Rank
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's Doubles 2
2014 Glasgow, SCO Mixed Team 4
2010 Delhi, IND Women's Doubles 1
2010 Delhi, IND Mixed Doubles R16
2010 Delhi, IND Mixed Team 2

Olympic Games
Year Location Event Rank
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's Doubles Group
2012 London, GBR Women's Doubles Group

World Championships
Year Location Event Rank
2017 Glasgow, SCO Women's Doubles R32
2017 Glasgow, SCO Mixed Doubles R32
2015 Jakarta, INA Women's Doubles QF
2014 Copenhagen, DEN Women's Doubles R32
2014 Copenhagen, DEN Mixed Doubles R64
2013 Guangzhou, CHN Women's Doubles R64
2013 Guangzhou, CHN Mixed Doubles R64
2011 London, ENG Women's Doubles 3
2010 Paris, FRA Women's Doubles R16

Sudirman Cup
Year Location Event Rank
2017 Gold Coast, AUS Mixed Team 5
2015 Dongguan, CHN Mixed Team 9
2013 Kuala Lumpur, MAS Mixed Team 9
2011 Qingdao, CHN Mixed Team 5
2007 Glasgow, SCO Mixed Team 18

Hobbies

Listening to music, reading, watching movies, animals, nature (VICTOR India Facebook, 16 Feb 2017; Twitter, 20 May 2017)


Occupation

Athlete (Twitter, 20 May 2017)


Education

St Mary's College, Hyderabad, India; Mount Carmel College, Bangalore, India


Languages spoken

English, Hindi, Kannada


Coach

PERSONAL: KIM Her Tan (MAS) (firstpost.com, 3 Aug 2016)
NATIONAL: Pullela GOPICHAND (IND) (hindustantimes.com, 2 Mar 2017)


Position style

Right-handed


Sporting relatives

Father, M.A. PONNAPPA, represented India in hockey and played professionally in Europe. Uncle, Kumar APPACHU, was a state-level cricketer. (timesofindia.indiatimes.com, 1 Jun 2013)


National league

Delhi Acers, IND (Premier Badminton League)


Reason

"My mother got me a badminton racket and lobbed paper balls at me made from crumpled newspaper. Surprisingly, I hit them really well. As I got older, badminton got more serious and I didn't have time for anything else." (Olympic News Service, 20 Jul 2016; magnamags.com, 18 Nov 2013)


Ambition

"I definitely want to go and win a medal again at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. I think it will be a big challenge for everyone because all will be coming to win." (indianexpress.com, 9 Nov 2017)


Memorable

“Definitely the 2010 gold at the Commonwealth Games (Delhi). The next would be the bronze at the (2011) World Championships because it is, after all, the world championships. However, the Commonwealth Games is close to my heart as it was the first win for us (PONNAPPA and GUTTA), and in front of our own fans with everyone watching." (sportskeeda.com, 13 Feb 2017)


Hero

Chinese badminton player, LIN Dan, and Swiss tennis player, Roger FEDERER (VICTOR India Facebook, 16 Feb 2017; timesofindia.indiatimes.com, 1 Jun 2013)


Influence

Former coaches, Tom JOHN (IND/ENG) and Yusuf JAUHARI (INA) (timesofindia.indiatimes.com, 8 Feb 2017)


Additional information

NATIONAL FIRST
She and her partner, Jwala GUTTA (IND), became the first Indian doubles partnership, and first Indians since Prakash PADUKONE in 1983, to win a medal at the World Championships, winning bronze in 2011 in London. (sportskeeda.com, 13 Feb 2017)


DOUBLES SUPPORT
Vocal about the lack of support and funding for doubles players in India. "You see the companies supporting junior players – all of them are singles players, while nobody supports doubles. If you look at Saina (NEHWAL) and Sindhu (PUSARLA), they have been given consistent support since the age of 13, 14. You can't expect miracles at the Olympics, as it is simply not going to happen with this backing." (sportskeeda.com, 13 Feb 2017)


ANIMAL ACTIVIST
Active campaigner for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). "Being in the limelight, a celebrity, sportsperson or public figure, it’s important you stand up for some cause. When you are in a place where you can make a difference and you can help out, I think you should do that." (sportskeeda.com, 13 Feb 2017)


Social Media

Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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