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Tag: Badminton

P.V Sindhu
PV Sindhu loses in Thailand Open semifinals

The 26-year-old from Hyderabad had lost to Chen the last time they faced off at the 2019 BWF World Tour Finals.

Thomas Cup
India reach maiden Thomas Cup final with thrilling 3-2 win over Denmark

The Indian men's badminton team scripted history after reaching their maiden Thomas Cup final with 3-2 win over Denmark in a thrilling semifinal, here on Friday.

Korea Open: India's Campaign Ends With Sindhu, Srikanth's Loss In Semifinal
Korea Open: India's Campaign Ends With Sindhu, Srikanth's Loss In Semifinal

Srikanth, seeded fifth, started the match well and led for most of the first game but the world No. 8 Cristie flipped the script right at the end to take the lead.

Lakshya Sen
German Open, Lakshya Sen Beats Axelsen, Storms Into Final

This was world No. 12 Lakshya Sen's first-ever win against Denmark's Viktor Axelsen, the world No. 1 in the current badminton rankings,

Odisha CM Felicitates Tokyo Paralympics Badminton Players
Odisha CM Felicitates Tokyo Paralympics Badminton Players

Congratulating the players on their spectacular performance in Tokyo, Patnaik assured all support for para-sports events and to the para-sportspersons. He extended his best wishes to all participants in the ongoing fourth National Para-Badminton Championship.

Srikanth Clinches Historic Silver At World Championships
Srikanth Clinches Historic Silver At World Championships

Despite the loss, it is a significant achievement for Srikanth, who has been dogged by fitness issues and lack of form ever since injuring his knee during the 2017 French Open final after claiming four Super Series titles that year.

Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth
BWF World C'ships: Kidambi Srikanth Enters Finals, Lakshya Sen Signs Off With Bronze

While former world number one Srikanth has now given himself a real chance of winning the top prize, Sen signed off with a maiden bronze, joining the legendary Prakash Padukone (bronze in 1983) and B Sai Praneeth (bronze in 2019) as the Indian medal winners at the showpiece.

Saina Nehwal Retires After Injury, Indian Women Beat Spain 3-2 in Uber Cup Final Opener
Saina Nehwal Retires After Injury, Indian Women Beat Spain 3-2 in Uber Cup Final Opener

Commonwealth Games bronze medallists N Sikki Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa, however, could not get past world No. 122 pair of Azurmendi and Corrales, losing 18-21 21-14 17-21 in the second women's doubles match.

Proud Of You Pramod!
Paralympics Gold Medallist Pramod Bhagat Receives Roaring Welcome At Home In Odisha

Ace shuttler and Paralympics Gold Medallist, Pramod Bhagat returned to his home in Attabira under Bargarh district on Tuesday morning (Sept 21). Pramod received a roaring welcome back home for this astounding feat at the games.

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Pramod Bhagat
Gold Winning Para Shuttler Pramod Bhagat Dedicates Medal To Odisha, All Indians

Bhagat received a grand welcome on his arrival at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in New Delhi, where fans lifted him on their shoulders and took out a procession celebrating his victory in the Tokyo Paralympics.

Medal Winners
Paralympics: Nagar, Yathiraj Help India End Tokyo 2020 Campaign With 19 Medals

On the final day of the Tokyo Paralympic Games, India claimed two medals -- a gold and a silver in badminton -- and finished 24th among 162 nations in the overall medal tally on the basis of gold medal count, while it is placed 20th based on the number of medals (19) it won.

India’s Fifth Gold
Tokyo Paralympics 2020: India’s Krishna Nagar Bags Gold In Badminton

It’s fifth gold medal for India at the Paralympics and second in Badminton. An outstanding performance against Hong Kong's Chu Man Kai on Sunday ensured that a deserving Krishna Nagar gets nothing less than gold at the Tokyo Paralympic Games. Krishna Nagar beat Chu Man Kai in three hard-fought games in the final of the Men's badminton singles SH6 class at Tokyo.

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 Suhas Yathiraj
Tokyo Paralympics: Suhas Yathiraj Claims Silver In Badminton

Yathiraj, the district magistrate of Gautam Buddh Nagar (Noida) became the first-ever IAS officer to win a medal at the Paralympics.

Will PM Modi Keep His Ice-cream Promise To Olympic Medallist PV Sindhu?

After PV Sindhu's medal in Tokyo games, her father PV Ramana recalled PM Modi's ice-cream promise to the double Olympic medallist.

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Tokyo Olympics: PV Sindhu Beats China's He Bingjao To Win Bronze In Women's Singles
Tokyo Olympics: PV Sindhu Beats China's He Bingjao To Win Bronze In Women's Singles

It is Sindhu's second medal at the Olympics after she won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She also becomes the first Indian woman to win two Olympic medals.

PV Sindhu
PV Sindhu Enters Semifinals At Tokyo Olympics

Sindhu will next face the winner of the other quarterfinal between Thailand's Ratchanok Inthanon and Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying.

PV Sindhu
Superb Sindhu Enters Quarterfinals At Tokyo Olympics

Sindhu will next face the winner of the match between Akane Yamaguchi of Japan and Korea's Kim Gaeun.

PV Sindhu
Tokyo Olympics: Sindhu Beat Cheung In Straight Games, Enter Pre-Quarterfinals

Sindhu dominates Hong Kong’s Cheung Ngan Yi 21-9, 21-16 to advance into the Round of 16 Knockout stage

Odisha’s para-badminton international Deep Ranjan Bisoyee
The Remarkable Journey Of A Lionhearted Para Shuttler From Odisha

For any person, adapting to life with disability is always a challenge. The challenge is even greater if s/he is a sportsperson, because the opportunity to play and excel is…

All England Start Delayed, 4 Indians Test COVID Positive

London: Four Indians, including three players and one member of staff, are among several who have tested positive for Covid-19 at the All England Open Championship. The Badminton World Federation (BWF) said in its statement on Wednesday that the championship will now be off to a delayed start due to the number of positive and […]

PV Sindhu Loses In Quarterfinals Of Indonesia Masters, Indian Campaign Ends

Jakarta: World champion shuttler P V Sindhu suffered a quarterfinal defeat at the hands of Sayaka Takahashi of Japan in a closely-fought women’s singles contest to bring curtains on the Indian challenge in the Indonesia Masters here on Thursday. Sindhu frittered away a one-game lead to lose 21-16 16-21 19-21 in a thrilling quarterfinal match […]

World Tour Final: Sindhu Beats Bingjiao For Consolation Win

Guangzhou: Already out of reckoning, India’s PV Sindhu recorded a consolation win over China’s He Bingjiao in the third Group A match to end her campaign on a positive note at the year-ending BWF World Tour Final here on Friday. Sindhu, whose title defence lay in tatters after her second successive loss on Thursday, scripted […]

Sindhu Loses Again, Knocked Out Of BWF World Tour Final

Guangzhou: Defending champion P V Sindhu was knocked out of the year-ending BWF World Tour Final after losing to China’s Chen Yufei, her second defeat in two days, here on Thursday. Sindhu lost 22-20, 16-21, 12-21. Just like in her campaign opener against Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi on Wednesday, Sindhu squandered a game advantage to lose […]

Saina Nehwal: Waiting To See Parineeti As Best Athlete Onscreen

Mumbai: Parineeti Chopra is currently prepping for the biopic Saina Nehwal. The star Badminton player has reacted and said that she cannot wait to see the actress to play the best athlete on screen. Parineeti on Thursday shared a photograph of herself from her badminton practice sessions on Instagram. In the image, she is seen […]

Sindhu, Tai Set Up Quarterfinal Clash At World's

Basel (Switzerland): Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu-ying and India’s P.V. Sindhu will square off in a much-anticipated women’s singles quarterfinal contest at the BWF World Championships on Friday after recording straight-game victories in their respective matches in Basel. Second-seeded Tai was in trouble in both games but managed to edge past South Korean Kim Ga-eun 24-22, […]

BWF World C'ships: Praneeth, Prannoy in 2nd round

Basel: Shuttlers Sai Praneeth and H.S. Prannoy reached the second round of the BWF World Championships here on Monday to hand India a good start in the prestigious event. While world no. 19 Praneeth beat lower-ranked Jason Anthony Ho-Shue of Canada 21-17, 21-16, world no. 30 Prannoy rallied to down Finland’s Eetu Heino 17-21, 21-10, […]

Sindhu Stays At 5, Yamaguchi Takes Top Spot

New Delhi: Ace Indian shutter P.V. Sindhu has maintained her fifth spot in the women’s singles ranking released by Badminton World Federation (BWF), while her compatriot Saina Nehwal remained at eight. Nehwal will be competing at the Thailand Open after an injury lay-off had forced her to miss the Indonesia Open and Japan Open. Sindhu, […]

Sindhu Crashes Out Of Japan Open; Sai Praneeth Advances To Semis

Tokyo: Olympic silver-medallist P V Sindhu crashed out of the Japan Open badminton tournament after a second successive defeat to local favourite Akane Yamaguchi while B Sai Praneeth continued his good form to advance to the semifinals here on Friday. Sindhu lost to Yamaguchi 18-21 15-21 in a 50-minute women’s singles quarterfinal match. This was […]

Sindhu Reaches Indonesia Final With 21-19, 21-10 Win Over Chen

Jakarta: PV Sindhu beat China’s Chen Yu Fei 21-19, 21-10 to reach the final of the Indonesian Open in Jakarta on Saturday. She will now face Japanese fourth seed Akane Yamaguchi in the final on Sunday. Both players will be playing for their first ever Super 1000 title. Sindhu had reached the semis after flattening […]

It's official! BWF launches outdoor badminton game

Guangzhou (China): Playing badminton on the beach? Yes, it is now becoming real and official. The Badminton World Federation (BWF) launched a new outdoor game, AirBadminton, and a new outdoor shuttlecock, the AirShuttle, at a global launch ceremony, reports Xinhua news agency. “This is a momentous occasion for badminton. Strategically, AirBadminton will allow us to […]

Sudirman Cup: Sindhu, Srikanth to lead Indian team

New Delhi: Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu, London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and world number 8 men’s singles shuttler Kidambi Srikanth will lead the Indian team at the 2019 Sudirman Cup mixed team championship, scheduled to be played in Nanning, China from May 19-26. In the last edition at Gold Coast, Australia, India had […]

Badminton Asia C'ship: Sindhu, Saina, Sameer in QF

Wuhan (China): Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Sameer Verma on Thursday advanced to the quarterfinals of the ongoing Badminton Asia Championship after winning their respective pre-quarterfinal matches. In women’s singles, Rio Olympic silver medallist Sindhu outclassed Indonesia’s Choirunnisa in straight games 21-15, 21-19 to enter the next round. Sindhu will now face World […]

Prajnesh rises to career-high ranking of 80

New Delhi: Continuing his good run, India’s Prajnesh Gunneswaran achieved a career-high ranking of 80 in the latest ATP rankings released Monday. The 29-year-old from Chennai, who broke into the top 100 in February this year, improved two places to become the sixth highest in terms of singles ranking in the history of Indian tennis. Prajnesh […]

Sindhu, Saina through to quarters in Singapore Open

Singapore: P.V. Sindhu advanced to the quarter-finals of the Singapore Open on Thursday beating Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark 21-13, 21-19 in straight sets. Sindhu beat the world number 22 in just 39 minutes, after Saina Nehwal defeated Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong 21-16, 18-21, 21-19 to reach the quarters. Sindhu will now take on China’s Cai Yanyan […]

Parineeti binging on Saina Nehwal's badminton videos

Mumbai: Actress Parineeti Chopra has been devoting two hours daily to watch match footage and public appearance videos of Saina Nehwal to get into the mind of the ace badminton player. The “Ishaqzaade” actress has been prepping intensely for the character to ensure she is able to get Nehwal’s mannerisms and body language as well […]

badminton coach
India's doubles badminton coach Tan Kim Her resigns

New Delhi: Malaysia’s Tan Kim Her has stepped down from his post as India’s doubles badminton coach, citing personal reasons. The 47-year-old, who was appointed as the national team’s doubles coach put down his papers, one-and-a-half years before his contract with the Badminton Association of India (BAI) was to end after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. […]

Saina, Kashyap tie knots in private ceremony

Hyderabad: Star Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap tied the knots in a simple ceremony here Friday. “Saina got married as per court rules today at about 11.30 (AM),” her father Harvir Singh told PTI. The wedding took place at Saina’s residence in Orion villas at Raidurgam in Cyberabad. “It was a small gathering […]

Odia shuttler Rutaparna wins her 1st international women's doubles title in Greece

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s badminton prodigy Rutaparna Panda won her 1st international women’s doubles title along with her partner Arathi Sara Sunil at the Hellas Open badminton tournament in Greece yesterday. The Indian players beat France’s Vimala Heriau and Margot Lambert 21-19, 21-12 in a time duration of 50 minutes to win the title. Panda and Sara, […]

Shraddha Kapoor diagnosed with dengue? Shooting of 'Saina' Biopic Hit

Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor, who was busy shooting ‘Saina’ – a biopic based on the life of badminton player Saina Nehwal, had to stop shooting as she was reportedly diagnosed with dengue fever. According to a source who told Mumbai Mirror, Shraddha has been asked to take sufficient rest immediately after she got the news. […]