14 -time National champion, Jwala Gutta celebrates her 35th birthday
14 times winner of national badminton championship in doubles, bronze at 2011 BWF world championship, gold at 2010 commonwealth games and her achievements are uncountable. Jwala Gutta, is a left-handed retired badminton player. Today, the fourteen-time National Champion is celebrating her 35th birthday.
Early Life of Jwala Gutta
Jwala Gutta was born in Wardha, Maharashtra and brought up in Hyderabad, Telangana, to a Telgu father and a Chinese mother. Her father belongs to the family of freedom fighters and leftist from Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur district. Earlier, Gutta was very fond of tennis but because of her mother’s insistence, she later moved to Badminton. She was introduced to her couch S. M. Arif by her father at the age of four. S.M. Arif suggested her to learn gymnastics or swimming for a couple of years before the final training.
Skills of Jwala Gutta
Gutta likes playing aggressive Badminton. She is known for her ability to play deceptive strokes at the net. She is considered as dangerous in the front court because of her excellent intercepting skills. She has also a strong smash from the back court and often plays deceptive shorts. In addition to this, she is vulnerable on some points, more evidently, in her movement towards the court.
She also faced some injury and physical issues for a long time during her career. Though, she bravely conquered over all the pains. Gutta is also known for being one of the only top doubles player to still use the forehand service as most other doubles specialists opt for the safer backhand serve. She stands unique in this aspect.
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