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Nov 12, 2012 at 11:45pm IST

Jwala Gutta unhappy with preferential treatment given to Saina Nehwal

New Delhi: Jwala Gutta, who won gold in women’s doubles with Ashwini Ponnappa at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, is unhappy that among the current badminton crop only London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal has got her due.

Jwala, who is one of the five Indian players taking part in the 2013 Indian Badminton League, is also disappointed with the way the sport is being run in India.

“Doubles players have done well for India, but have always been discriminated against. Just because Saina is under national coach Gopichand, that does not make her the only face of Indian badminton,” Jwala told reporters on Sunday.

Jwala unhappy with preferential treatment given to Saina

Jwala Gutta believes it's unfair to always highlight Saina Nehwal's success. (Getty Images)

“Players in every field need motivation, but unfortunately this is lacking in Indian badminton. If this continues, it's bad for the future of the sport in our country particularly in doubles," she added.

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