Aparna Balan

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Aparna Balan
Personal information
Country India
Born (1986-08-09) 9 August 1986 (age 32)
Kozhikode, Kerala, India
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
HandednessRight
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking26 (WD 1 July 2010)
41 (XD 20 November 2014)
BWF profile

Aparna Balan (born 9 August 1986) is an Indian badminton player from Kozhikode, Kerala.[1] She has won silver in Commonwealth games and gold in South Asian games. She is 6 times National Champion in Mixed Doubles and 3 times National Champion in Women Doubles . She represented India in many international badminton tournaments.

Career[edit]

In 2006, she won the national mixed doubles title partnering with V. Diju.[2] At the same year, she competed at the 2006 South Asian Games and won two silver medals in the women's and mixed doubles event.[3] In 2010 South Asian Games, Balan won the women's doubles gold with Shruti Kurien and mixed doubles silver with Sanave Thomas.[4]

Achievements[edit]

South Asian Games[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Wooden-Floor Gymnasium, Dhaka, Bangladesh India Shruti Kurien India P. C. Thulasi
India Ashwini Ponnappa
21–19, 22–20 Gold Gold
2006 Sugathadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka India B. R. Meenakshi India Jwala Gutta
India Shruti Kurien
21–18, 21–23, 12–21 Silver Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Wooden-Floor Gymnasium, Dhaka, Bangladesh India Sanave Thomas India V. Diju
India Ashwini Ponnappa
11–21, 15–21 Silver Silver
2006 Sugathadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka India Thomas Kurien India V. Diju
India Jwala Gutta
11–21, 13–21 Silver Silver

BWF Grand Prix[edit]

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels: Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Australian Open India Shruti Kurien Australia Chia Chi Huang
Australia Tang He Tian
13–21, 19–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Syed Modi India Open India Arun Vishnu India Tarun Kona
India Shruti Kurien
21–14, 17–21, 21–19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Bangladesh International India Sruthi K.P Malaysia Vivian Hoo
Malaysia Yap Cheng Wen
14–21, 13–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Nepal International India Sruthi K.P Sri Lanka Thilini Pramodika Hendahewa
Sri Lanka Kavidi Sirimannage
21–16, 21–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Nepal International India Sruthi K.P India Harika Veludurthi
India Karishma Wadkar
21–8, 21–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Tata Open India International India Prajakta Sawant India J. Meghana
India K. Maneesha
21–13, 10–21, 21–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Bahrain International Challenge India Sanyogita Ghorpade India Pradnya Gadre
India N. Siki Reddy
13–21, 21–19, 5–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Bahrain International India Sanyogita Ghorpade India Prajakta Sawant
India Arathi Sara Sunil
21–18, 18–21, 16–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Tata Open India International India N. Siki Reddy South Korea Lee So-hee
South Korea Shin Seung-chan
21–19, 13–21, 17–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Bahrain International India N. Siki Reddy Canada Nicole Grether
Canada Charmaine Reid
10–21, 19–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Spanish Open India Shruti Kurien Denmark Line Damkjær Kruse
Denmark Mie Schjøtt-Kristensen
14–21, 21–17, 15–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 Bahrain International India Sampada Sahasrabuddhe Germany Nicole Grether
Canada Charmaine Reid
16–21, 13–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Tata Open India International India Jyotshna Polavarapu India Jwala Gutta
India Shruti Kurien
11–21, 8–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Tata Open India International India Arun Vishnu India Satwiksairaj Rankireddy
India K. Maneesha
13–21, 16–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Sri Lanka International India Arun Vishnu Australia Robin Middleton
Australia Leanne Choo
15–21, 21–17, 21–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Bahrain International India Arun Vishnu India V. Diju
India N. Siki Reddy
21–14, 25–23 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Maldives International India Arun Vishnu Canada Toby Ng
Canada Grace Gao
21–10, 12–21, 9–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Tata Open India International India Arun Vishnu Thailand Patipat Chalardchaleam
Thailand Savitree Amitapai
10–21, 15–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Spanish Open India Arun Vishnu England Robin Middleton
England Mariana Agathangelou
16–21, 15–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 Bahrain International India Arun Vishnu India V. Diju
India Trupti Murgunde
17–21, 21–18, 21–19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Tata Open India International India Rupesh Kumar India V. Diju
India Jwala Gutta
14–21, 16–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Pakistan International India V. Diju Sri Lanka Diluka Karunaratne
Sri Lanka Renu Chandrika Hettiarachchige
21–11, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

Major National Achievements[edit]

  • National champion in mixed doubles 2006
  • National champion in mixed doubles 2007
  • National champion in women doubles 2011
  • National champion in mixed doubles 2012
  • National champion in women doubles 2012
  • National champion in mixed doubles 2013
  • National champion in mixed doubles 2014
  • National champion in mixed doubles 2015
  • National champion in mixed doubles 2016
  • National champion in women doubles 2017
  • National games 2015 mixed doubles gold
  • Premier Badminton League 2016 winners

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Players: Aparna Balan". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Profile of Aparna Balan, Indian Badminton Player in CWG 2010". DelhiSpider.com. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Thushara and Duminda take silver". The Island. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Indian shuttlers rule the roost at South Asian Games". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 June 2017.

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