GUTTA Jwala P < Back  
Sport Badminton
CGA India   
Gender Women
Born 07 Sep 1983 in Wardha, IND
Height1.78 m
Weight 85 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Hyderabad, IND
Occupation Athlete
Languages Hindi, Telugu, English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began playing badminton at age six.
Why this sport? She was influenced by her mother, who had played badminton.
Club / Team Hyderabad Hunters: India
Name of coach Pullela Gopichand [national], IND; Kim Tan Her [national], MAS
Handedness Left
International Debut
Year 2002
Competing for India
Tournament World Team Championships
Location China
General Interest
Most influential person in career Her parents, and coach SM Arif. (daijiworld.com, 17 Jul 2014; deccanchronicle.com, 19 Mar 2016)
Hero / Idol Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, German tennis player Steffi Graf. (hindustantimes.com, 02 Mar 2014)
Injuries A right knee sprain forced her to withdraw from the Indian squad for the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (indiatimes.com, 10 Sep 2014)

She suffered from a shoulder injury in 2013. (indianexpress.com, 21 Aug 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto "You have to be truthful to yourself, and that's what has helped me achieve everything I have today. We live in a society where people lie all the time to be on the top, and it's also true that those who stick to the truth are targeted, at least initially. I also went through the same, but my father taught me to fight for what's right without harming anyone. The second important thing is being focussed. When I am in the court, I only think about the game." (wonderwoman.intoday.in, 31 May 2012)
Awards and honours In 2011 she received the Arjuna Award from the Indian government for excellence in a sporting field. (in.com, 30 Aug 2011)
Ambitions To win gold at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (daijiworld.com, 17 Jul 2014)
Other information BREAK
She took a year's break from badminton after the 2012 Olympic Games in London. She returned to the sport in 2013 to resume her pairs partnership with Ashwini Ponnappa. (asianage.com, 12 May 2014)

TATTOO
After participating at the 2012 Olympic Games in London she got a 2012 Olympic ring tattoo on her back. (hindustantimes.com, 02 Mar 2014)