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FULL NAME: Rutaparna Panda
NICK NAME: Neha
GENDER: Female
BORN: 7th May 1999 (Source: Badminton Association of India)
FAMILY: Father (Ramachandra Panda), Mother (Dharitri Sevika Panda), Younger sister (Swetaparna Panda).
HOME ADDRESS: Nayabazar, Cuttack, Odisha, India
ACADEMI EDUCATION: Pursuing MBA at KIIT Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar. Earlier, studied at Nayabazar High School, Cuttack and KIIT University, Bhubaneswar
PROFESSION: Working at Industrial Development Corporation, Government of Odisha, Bhubaneswar
TRAINING PLACE: Own court in Cuttack. Earlier at Saheed Nagar Indoor Hall, Bhubaneswar, Gopichand Academy, Hyderabad
RECEIVED COACHING FROM: Manoj Sabat, Pullela Gopichand

TOTAL INTERNATIONAL MEDAL:
12 (Gold 6, Silver 3, Bronze 3)

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS:

STATE:
*     Bagged double, winning women singles and mixed doubles titles in the 3rd Nalini Kanta Mohanty Memorial State Open Badminton Tournament, organised by Amateur Badminton Club at Saheed Nagar Indoor Hall in Bhubaneswar from April 14 to 17, 2016.
*     Bagged a double by winning the women`s singles and mixed doubles titles in the 2nd Nalini Mohanty Memorial Open Badminton Tournament at Sahidnagar Indoor Hall in Bhubaneswar on January 11, 2015.
*     Bagged a double winning women’s and under-19 girls’ singles titles in the State Badminton Championship, held at Nalco Nagar in Angul from Sept 11 to 14, 2014.
*     Bagged a double by winning both the singles and doubles titles in the under-17 girls category of the State Age-Group Badminton Championship, held at NTPC, Kaniha (Angul) from July 31 to August 3, 2014.
*     Bagged a double by winning both the singles and doubles titles in U-15 girls` category of the State Sub-Junior Badminton Championship at Saheed Nagar Indoor Hall in Bhubaneswar on Oct 17, 2013.
*     Bagged a double by winning both the women`s and under-19 girls` singles titles in the State Badminton Championship at Ispat Indoor Stadium in Rourkela on Sept 28, 2013.
*     Retained her double crown by winning the under-17 and under-19 girls`s singles titles in the State Badminton Championship at Saheed Nagar Indoor Hall in Bhubaneswar on August 16, 2012.
*     Won the junior girls` single title in the State Badminton Championship, held at J N Indoor Stadium in Cuttack from September 16 to 18, 2011.
*     Won the girls singles titles in three categories (u-13, 15 and 19) of the State Badminton Championship in 2011.

NATIONAL:
*     With youger sister Swetaparna, represented Odisha in womens doubles event of the 84th Senior National Badminton Championships, held at Balewadi Stadium in Pune, Maharashtra from 22-28 February 2023.
*     Won the women doubles title with new partner Tanisha Crasto (Goa) in the National Selection Trials at Gopichand Academdy in Hyderabad on 31 August 2021.
*     Won the Womens Doubles Title with partner Gayatri Gopichand at the Yonex-Sunrise All-India Senior Ranking Tournament in Hyderabad on 23 June 2019.
*     Won the womens doubles title and finishing mixed-doubles runners-up in the All India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament at Vijayawada (AP) on 16 June 2019.
*     Won the Mixed Doubles Gold and Women Doubles Silver medals in the Yonex-Sunrise All-India Senior Ranking Tournament, held at KBA Stadium in Bangalore from 23-28 April, 2019.
*     Clinched double crown, winning the mixed and women doubles titles in the All-India Senior Ranking Tournament, held at Kozhikode, Kerala from 17-21 April, 2019.
*     Won the women doubles title with Arathi Sara Sunil as partner in the All-India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament at Bengaluru on June 18, 2018.
*     Bagged a double by winning both the women’s doubles and mixed doubles titles in the All India Senior Doubles Ranking Badminton Tournament, held at BBD Badminton Academy in Lucknow (UP) from March 15 to 18, 2018.
*     Reached semifinals in women’s doubles and quarterfinals in mixed doubles events of the 82nd Senior National Badminton Championship, held at Nagpur from Nov 4 to 8, 2017.
*     Reached second round (qualifying) in All India Ranking Tournament at Hyderabad, August 1-6, 2012.

INTERNATIONAL:
*     Won the womens doubles Silver medal with sister Swetaparna in the Li Ling Sri Lanka International Challenge in Galle, Sri Lanka on 11 February 2024.
*     Won the women doubles Gold medal with younger sister Swetaparna as partner at the Uganda International Series in Kampala, Uganda on 8 October 2023.
*     Won the womens doubles Gold medal with younger sister Swetaparna as partner at the Kampala International Future Series in Kampala, Uganda on 1 October 2023.
*     Won the womens doubles Bronze medal with younger sister Swetaparna as partner in the 6th Lagos International Badminton Classics at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos, Nigeria on 2 September 2023.
*     Won the womens doubles Gold medal with younger sister Swetaparna Panda at the Cameroon International in Yaounde, Cameroon on 27 August 2023.
*     Won the womens doubles Gold medal with younger sister Swetaparna at the BWF Tajikistan International Series in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on 11 August 2023.
*     Won the womens doubles Silver medal with younger sister Swetaparna as partner at the APACS Kazakhstan International Future Series Tournament in Shymkent, Kazakhstan on 3 June 2023.
*     Won the womens doubles Bronze medal with younger sister Swetaparna Panda as partner in the Infosys Foundation India International Challenge at Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy in Bengaluru on 15 October 2022.
*     Won the womens doubles Silver medal with younger sister Swetaparna Panda as partner at the Saint-Denis Reunion Open 2022 BWF International Challenge in Saint-Denis, Reunion on 17 July 2022.
*     She was part of the Indian women team that reached quarterfinals in the 28th Uber Cup World Team Championship, held in Aarhus, Denmark from 9-17 October, 2021.
*     Represented India in a Sudirman Cup mixed-doubles match against China with Kidambi Srikanth as her partner in Vantaa, Finland on 27 September 2021.
*     Finished women doubles runners-up with partner Maneesha K at the Bangladesh International Challenge in Dhaka on 15 December, 2019.
*     Won Silver medal in mixed doubles and Bronze in women doubles events of the 5th Lagos International Badminton Classics, held in Lagos, Nigeria from 24-27 July, 2019.
*     Bagged double crown, winning both the women doubles and mixed doubles titles in Ghana Open International Badminton Tournament, held in Accra, Ghana from 18-21 July, 2019.
*     Represented India in the 2nd Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships, held in Hong Kong from 19-24 March, 2019.
*     Won her maiden international title by emerging women’s doubles champion with partner Arathi Sara Sunil in the Hellas Open-2018 at Chania in Greece on Oct 21, 2018.
*     Represented India in the 19th World Junior Badminton Championship, held at Yogyakarta in Indonesia from Oct 9 to 21, 2017.


OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
*     She was conferred with the 29th Ekalabya Puraskar 2021 and cash award of Rs 5 lakh in Bhubaneswar on 3 January 2022.
*     She was felicitated with the Ekalabya Puraskar runner-up prize of Rs 50,000 and citation on 27 December, 2020.
*     In July, 2018, she obtained admission into KIIT University, Bhubaneswar to study Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA).
*     Former doubles international and current Indian team coach Arun Vishnu was the one to spot Rutaparna playing 2016 Patna National Championship with younger sister Swetaparna and convinced chief national coach Pullela Gopichand to call her in for a trial of sorts at their Hyderabad academy.
*     Made her international debut in the Asian U-19 championship where Trupti Murgunde was the Indian coach.
*     Started playing badminton in the year 2009.
*     Travelled between Cuttack and Bhubaneswar, almost daily with her father to take coaching from Manoj Sabat.

PROFILE FIRST UPLOADED: 15 August, 2012
PROFILE LAST UPDATED: 12 February 2024


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