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IOS signs Indian star of doubles badminton: Ashwini Ponnappa

Leading sports management company IOS Sports & Entertainment has announced the signing of Arjuna Awardee Ashwini Ponnappa, India’s sensational doubles and mixed doubles badminton player.

Ashwini Ponnappa became a household name for Indians after winning a gold and silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in the Women Doubles and Mixed Doubles category respectively and another gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast in the Mixed Team Event. She was also instrumental in winning a mixed team silver medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games Birmingham. Other wins by Ashwini Ponnappa include a bronze medal in women’s doubles at the 2011 Badminton World Championship and 2018 Commonwealth at Gold Coast and a string of gold and silver medals at the South Asian Games and Asian Championships.

“As a professional badminton player you are always looking forward to new and unique opportunities, challenges and goals to achieve and excel as a person and as a player in the process. I am truly honored to represent my country for so many years now and look forward to winning more medals for India in major events, especially with the Asian Games and qualifiers for the Paris 2024 Games coming up. That said, we all need support to manage our off-field opportunities and I am delighted and excited to be welcomed by Team IOS Sports and Entertainment. They have a proven and long-standing history of working with athletes from other major Olympic and Paralympic disciplines, along with my fellow shuttlers. said Ashwini when she signed up with IOS Sports & Entertainment.

Ashwini, who is currently ranked 23rd in the world (in women’s doubles), has been a doubles player since the beginning of her professional journey. Her first win at the national level came at the 2004 National Championship in the Sub-Junior Girls Doubles category. A year later at the 2005 National Championship, she retained her title and in 2006 she tasted victory by taking gold at the South Asian Games in the Women’s Doubles event.

“It is very exciting to have one of India’s best doubles badminton players on board with us. Ashwini’s role in demonstrating the prowess of Indian women’s doubles badminton in the world badminton cannot be missed and we look forward to having Ashwini as part of IOS and wish her all the best of luck.” said Neerav Tomar, Managing Director, IOS and Entertainment.

IOS Sports has managed and collaborated with more than 100 Indian sports stars so far including Suresh Raina, MC Mary Kom, Saina Nehwal, Sandeep Singh, Hima Das and now they are all set to add another name to this list as Ashwini Ponnappa .

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