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Saina Nehwal to represent Olympic Committee in BWF

Currently the World No.10, Saina is aiming to win the prestigious All England Championship in March.

PTI | Hyderabad |

Adding another feather in her cap, star shuttler Saina Nehwal, who was appointed a member of the International Olympic Committee's Athletes' Commission (AC) in 2016, will be representing the panel in the Badminton World Federation (BWF).

She will join the BWF Athletes' Commission as a representative of the IOC AC, the IOC said in a communication to Nehwal.

Nehwal has received an official communication in this regard.

The Chair of BWF AC has informed others on the panel about Saina's joining the BWF AC as a representative of the IOC AC.

In a rare honour for an Indian sportsperson, Saina was appointed as a member of the IOC Athletes' Commission soon after the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Saina, who has since recovered from a career threatening knee injury suffered during Rio Olympics, won the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament in February.

Currently, ranked world number 10 in BWF rankings, Saina is aiming to win the prestigious All England Championship in March.