Saina to represent IOC panel at BWF

NEW DELHI: Star shuttler Saina Nehwal, who was appointed a member of the International Olympic Committee's Athletes' Commission (AC) last year, 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, IOC said in a communication to Saina.

Saina 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. 

Saina was appointed as a member of the IOC Athletes' Commission soon after the Rio Olympics last year.

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

Currently, ranked world number 10 in BWF rankings, Saina is preparing for the All England Championship next month.