When and where you began playing, and why this sport?
I started the sport in primary school. When I was a little girl, I accompanied my parents to go the badminton court and naturally love this sport!
Your equipment sponsor and current racket model?
Memorable sporting achievements?
2011 Yonex OCBC US Open Grand Prix Gold Champion, 2010 Li-Ning Singapore Open (World Superseries) - it's my first World Superseries final and the final was my birthday, the audiences collectively gave me their wishes when I entered the court. That is the most memorable experience I have in the sport so far.
Sporting awards / Honours (so far)?
The Elite Athletes Award 2011 - The best rookie player
To win an Olympic medal
Place of Birth: Aarhus, Denmark
Events: Men's Singles
Language(s): Danish, English
Achievements: Men's Singles #3 (Career High)
Ashwini bagged the Gold medal at the South Asian Games held in 2006. Pairing with Jwala Gutta (was a partner in London Olympics 2012), she secured a gold medal in the Delhi Commonwealth Games 2012 Women's Doubles event, and a silver in the mixed team event of the same competition. Recently won a Silver Medal at the Commonwealth Games 2014.
Won the National Junior Badminton championship titles in the girl’s doubles events in 2006 & 2007
Gold Medal at the South Asian Games in 2006
Gold Medal at the Commonwealth Games in 2010
A Record smash measured at 260Kmph in Paris World Championship in 2010
Bronze Medal at London in World Championships 2011- Women’s doubles
Bronze Medal at Badminton Asia Championships 2014 - Women’s doubles
Bronze Medal at The Uber Cup 2014 - Team India
Recently the Silver Medal at the Commonwealth Games 2014