About Ashwini

ashwini_ponnappa_4Ashwini Ponnappa (Kannada: ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ ಪೊನ್ನಪ್ಪ, born 18 September 1989) is an Indian badminton player.

Completed my schooling in St. Francis Xavier’s Girl’s High School, Bangalore. After school, did my pre-university at Mount Carmel College and later shifted to Hyderabad where was trained under Pulella Gopichand and graduated in St Mary’s College.

I was able to prove my skill and talent only in 2001 at the Indian Junior Championship. But fame came in when I bagged Gold medal at the South Asian Games held in 2006. Pairing with Jwala Gutta(was a partner in London Olympics 2012), 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.