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Top 5 Indian badminton players qualify for London Olympics 2012.

Saina NehwalNew Delhi: For the first time in Olympics, Indian badminton will make out a record participation from five players in four different categories.

According to the latest world rankings, Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap, Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa and V Diju made the score.

While Saina qualified on the basis of her greater ranking of five, Kashyap qualified after making the semi-final at the India Open Super Series preceding week, which was the last qualifying event for the Games.

For the first time Indians also qualified in mixed and women’s doubles. Jwala and Ashwini, who wins the Commonwealth Games women’s doubles title in 2010, bound four spots over the last week to get to 16th spot in the world rankings and it was sufficient for them to book their London berth.

Jwala and Diju, the country’s top mixed doubles pair, also booked their London ticket as they are ranked No 15.


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