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Satwik-Chirag nominated for 'Most Improved Player of the Year' award
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The star Indian men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty have been nominated for the 'Most Improved Player of the Year' Award by the Badminton World Federation (BWF).
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Kidambi, Sameer knocked out of Korea Masters
Gwangju (South Korea), Nov 21 (IANS) Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Sameer Verma crashed out of the Korea Masters after suffering straight-games defeat in their respective second-round clashes on Thursday.
2019-11-21
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Badminton
Sourabh Verma qualifies for main draw of Hong Kong Open
Hong Kong, Nov 12 (IANS) Indian shuttler Sourabh Verma on Tuesday qualified for the main draw of the Hong Kong Open after winning both his qualification round matches.
2019-11-12
Category: International, Hong Kong,Sports,Badminton
Satwik-Chirag march into China Open semis
Fuzhou (China), Nov 8 (IANS) Indian men's star doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty continued their prolific run on Friday as they entered the semi-finals of the ongoing China Open upsetting World No. 3 pair of Li Jun Hui and Liu Yu Chen.
2019-11-08
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
After Sindhu, Saina too exits in 1st round of China Open
Fuzhou (China), Nov 6 (IANS) Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the ongoing China Open after suffering a shock straight-games defeat to China's Yan Yan Cai in her first round contest on Wednesday.
2019-11-06
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
French Open: Saina out, Rankireddy-Shetty in semis
Paris, Oct 25 (IANS) Saina Nehwal's campaign in the French Open came to an end on Friday after she was beaten in the quarterfinal by South Korean teenager An Se Young in a hard-fought contest that lasted 49 minutes.
2019-10-25
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
Saina Nehwal through to second round in Paris
Paris, Oct 23 (IANS) Saina Nehwal beat Hong Kong's Cheung Ngan Yi 23-21, 21-17 in 42 minutes to advance to the second round of the French Open here on Wednesday.
2019-10-23
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
Visa being processed, hoping to get it in time: Saina
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal on Tuesday said her visa application was being processed and hoped she would receive it in time for her participation in next week's Denmark Open tournament.
2019-10-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Saina appeals to Jaishankar to solve visa issues
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal has appealed to External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, seeking his help in processing her and her trainer's visa a week ahead of the Denmark Open.
2019-10-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Want to achieve lot more, come back for Durga Puja: Sindhu
Kolkata, Oct 2 (IANS) Decked in ethnic wear, her infectious smile adding to the festivities, World champion P.V. Sindhu on Wednesday said she is ready to "achieve a lot more" and come back here to take the blessings of Goddess Durga.
2019-10-02
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Badminton
Korea Open: Sindhu, Saina crash out, Kashyap advances
Incheon, Sep 25 (IANS) World champion and ace India shuttler PV Sindhu crashed out in the first round of the Korea Open while Saina Nehwal was forced to retire here on Wednesday. In the men's singles, B. Sai Praneeth made an early exit from the tournament while Parupalli Kashyap was the lone Indian to survive in the competition.
2019-09-25
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Badminton
Sindhu crashes out in opening round of Korea Open
Incheon, Sep 25 (IANS) Ace Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu on Wednesday crashed out of the Korea Open Super 500 tournament after suffering a shocking first-round loss to Zhang Beiwen of the US.
2019-09-25
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Badminton
Carolina Marin caps comeback from injury with China Open win
Changzhou (China), Sep 22 (IANS) Olympic champion Carolina Marin on Sunday beat Taiwanese former world no.1 Tai Tzu Ying to win a second consecutive title at the China Open. This was only Marin's second tourmament since her comeback from a career-threatening injury that she suffered in January.
2019-09-22
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Carolina Marin enters China Open final
Changzhou (China), Sep 21 (IANS) Reigning Olympic champion shuttler Carolina Marin on Saturday advanced to the final of the China Open after securing a hard-fought win over Japan's Sayaka Takahashi.
2019-09-21
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Satwik-Chirag bow out of China Open
Changzhou (China), Sep 19 (IANS) The Indian men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty crashed out of the ongoing China Open World Tour Super 1000 tournament after suffering a straight-game loss to Japan's Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Rankireddy-Ponnappa upset World No. 7 pair at China Open
Changzhou (China), Sep 17 (IANS) Indian duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa made an emphatic start to their campaign at the China Open World Tour Super 1000 tournament by defeating World No. 7 Indonesian pair of Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavienti in the first round of the mixed doubles event in Changhou on Tuesday.
2019-09-17
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Bathinda youth wins state deaf badminton meet
Chandigarh, Sep 16 (IANS) Yashveer Goyal, a hearing and speech impaired youth of Bathinda city in Punjab, has added another feat to his cap by winning gold in doubles category and bronze in single category at the 10th Punjab State Deaf Badminton Championship which concluded on Sunday evening in Jalandhar city.
2019-09-16
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Badminton
Exhausted just watching this: Mahindra on Sindhu fitness regime
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) PV Sindhu had spoken about the importance of physical and mental fitness after her historic victory at the BWF World Championships 2019. Industrialist Anand Mahindra on Tuesday posted a video of her training in Hyderabad and commended the 24-year-old for inspiring a "generation of budding Indian sportspersons" to follow her lead.
2019-08-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
PM Modi meets champ Sindhu, calls her 'India's pride'
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met newly crowned world champion P.V. Sindhu and wished luck to the ace shuttler for her future endeavours.
2019-08-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
India finish with 12 medals in world para badminton
Basel (Switzerland), Aug 25 (IANS) World No. 1 Pramod Bhagat made a strong comeback to defeat England's Daniel Bethell and clinch his third Worlds title in men's singles SL3 category at the BWF Para Badminton World Championships here on Sunday.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
BAI announces cash rewards for Sindhu, Sai Praneeth
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The BAI announced a cash reward of Rs 20 lakh for P.V. Sindhu following her historic win at the World Championships in Basel on Sunday where she etched her name in record books by becoming the first Indian to win a gold medal.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Saina slams umpiring standards after World Championships exit
Basel (Switzerland), Aug 23 (IANS) Saina Nehwal on Friday slammed the umpiring in her Round of 16 defeat to Denmark's Mia Blichfeldt at the BWF World Championships. In a match that lasted an hour and 12 minutes, Saina lost 21-15, 25-27, 12-21 to the lower-ranked Blichfeldt despite having two match points in the second game.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
BWF World C'ships: Prannoy, Praneeth in round 3 (Roundup)
Basel, Aug 20 (IANS) H.S. Prannoy stunned five-time world champion China's Lin Dan to advance to the third round of the BWF World Championships here on Tuesday, and following his footsteps, B. Sai Praneeth also defeated ace Korean shuttler Lee Dong Keun in the second round to advance to the next stage.
2019-08-20
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
World para badminton: Bhagat, Parmer lead India's charge
Basel, Aug 19 (IANS) Experience and mental toughness will be the key to glory when the years biggest para badminton extravaganza -- the BWF World Championships -- gets underway here on Tuesday.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
BWF World C'ships: Praneeth, Prannoy in 2nd round
Basel, Aug 19 (IANS) Shuttlers Sai Praneeth and H.S. Prannoy reached the second round of the BWF World Championships here on Minday to hand India a good start in the prestigious event.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
Shuttler Sourabh Verma wins Hyderabad Open
Hyderabad, Aug 11 (IANS) National champion Sourabh Verma beat Singapore's Loh Kean Yew to win the Hyderabad Open title on Sunday.
2019-08-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Badminton
Sindhu only Indian in Forbes list
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) P.V. Sindhu is tied for 13th place in Forbes list of highest paid female athletes. She is the only Indian and one of just three non-tennis athletes to be named in the list which is topped by American tennis great Serena Williams.
2019-08-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Rankireddy-Shetty through to final in Thailand Open
Bangkok, Aug 3 (IANS) India's top-ranked men's doubles pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty qualified for the men's doubles final on Saturday with a 22-20, 22-24, 21-9 win over South Korea's Ko Sung Hyun and Shin Baek Cheol. They are the first Indian pair to reach the final of a Super 500 event.
2019-08-03
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Badminton
Saina, Srikanth through; Sameer Verma beaten in Thailand
Bangkok, July 31 (IANS) Saina Nehwal marked her return to competitive badminton with a straight game win over Thailand's Phittayaporn Chaiwan to reach the second round of the Thailand Open on Wednesday.
2019-07-31
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Badminton
Sindhu stays at 5, Yamaguchi takes top spot
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) 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.
2019-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Sindhu aims to get back to winning ways at Thailand Open
Bangkok, July 29 (IANS) Star shuttler P.V. Sindhu will look to get back to winning ways after a seven-month-long title drought, at the Thailand Open badminton tournament starting here on Tuesday.
2019-07-29
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Badminton
Sindhu advances, Srikanth crashes out of Japan Open
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) Ace Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu kicked off her Japan Open campaign on an emphatic note as she registered a comprehensive victory over China's Yue Han in her first-round clash of the $750,000 tournament.
2019-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Badminton
Srikanth exits in 1st round of Japan Open
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth's bad run in 2019 continued as he bowed out of the Japan Open after suffering a stunning defeat to compatriot H.S. Prannoy in the opening round of the $750,000 tournament on Wednesday.
2019-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Badminton
Sai Praneeth advances at Japan Open
Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) Indian shuttler B. Sai Praneeth started off his Japan Open 2019 campaign on a winning note as he registered a comprehensive straight-games victory over Japan's Kento Nishimoto in the opening round of the $750,000 tournament here on Tuesday.
2019-07-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Badminton
Sindhu aims to make amends, end title drought in Japan
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) After missing out on her first title of the year and the first Super 1000 title of her career at the Indonesia Open, ace shuttler P.V. Sindhu will look to bounce back and end her 2019 title drought when she leads India's challenge at the Japan Open BWF World Tour Super 750 starting here on Tuesday.
2019-07-22
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Badminton
Sindhu beats Okuhara 21-14, 21-7, storms into Indonesia semis
Jakarta, July 19 (IANS) P.V. Sindhu beat world no. 2 Nozomi Okuhara 21-14, 21-7 to storm into the semi-final of the Indonesia Open on Friday. The match lasted just 41 minutes, making it the fastest victory for the no.5 ranked Indian over her Japanese rival.
2019-07-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Badminton
Sindhu, Srikanth enter 2nd round of Indonesia Open
Jakarta, July 17 (IANS) Top Indian shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth on Wednesday progressed to the second round of the $1,250,000 Indonesia Open BWF World Tour Super 1000 tournament after winning their respective opening-round matches.
2019-07-17
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Badminton
Badminton legend Lee Chong Wei announces retirement
Putrajaya (Malaysia), June 13 (IANS) Malaysian shuttler and three-times Olympic silver medalist Lee Chong Wei announced his retirement from badminton citing health reasons on Thursday, ending 19 years of professional career since his debut in 2000.
2019-06-13
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
Sindhu, Verma record victories at Australian Open
Sydney, June 5 (IANS) P.V. Sindhu and Sameer Verma entered the second round of the $150,000 Australian Open World Tour Super 300 tournament on Wednesday.
2019-06-05
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
Samiya, Maisnam clinch junior badminton titles
Chennai, May 26 (IANS) Telanganas No. 5 seed Samiya Imad Farooqui continued her meteoric rise as she clinched the U-19 girls singles title at the All-India Junior Ranking badminton tournament here on Sunday.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Badminton
Sourabh Verma slams Air India for luggage damage
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Shuttler Sourabh Verma on Sunday slammed the Air India support staff for damaging his bag in transit during a flight from New Delhi to Copenhagen, Denmark. Verma, ranked 46th in the world, expressed his displeasure in a series of tweets.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Japan beat Indonesia 3-1, face China in Sudirman final
Nanning (China), May 25 (IANS) Top-ranked Japan on Saturday edged out Indonesia 3-1 to seal its place in the final of the Sudirman Cup badminton tournament, eyeing a maiden title in the 30-year-old prestigious event.
2019-05-25
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
China thrash Thailand 3-0, reach Sudirman Cup final
Beijing, May 25 (IANS) Ten-time winners China overwhelmed Thailand 3-0 to qualify for their 13th straight Sudirman Cup final on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Gayatri, other top seeds reach Jr. badminton quarters
Chennai, May 24 (IANS) Top seed P. Gayatri Gopichand of Telangana faced her first tough fight in the Microplex Global and Yonex Sunrise All-India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament before prevailing 2-0 and entering the quarter-finals here on Friday night.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Badminton
Gayatri Gopichand begins with easy win in junior badminton
Chennai, May 23 (IANS) Top seed P. Gayatri Gopichand of Telangana began her quest for glory in the Microplex Global and Yonex Sunrise All-India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament in style, cruising to a 21-15, 21-15 victory on Thursday.
2019-05-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Badminton
Denmark beat Indonesia 3-2 in Sudirman Cup 2019
Nanning (China), May 22 (IANS) Denmark and Indonesia both advanced to the last eight despite the former beating the latter 3-2 in Sudirman Cup 2019, here on Wednesday. And with this, England journey in the tournament came to an end.
2019-05-22
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
All eyes on Gayatri Gopichand in junior badminton meet
Chennai, May 20 (IANS) All eyes will be on the under-19 girls singles top seed Pullela Gayatri Gopichand, daughter of India coach Pullela Gopichand, at the Sunrise All-India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament, starting here on Tuesday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Badminton
China outclass Malaysia 5-0 in Sudirman Cup
Nanning (China), May 19 (IANS) China thrashed Malaysia 5-0 in the opening Group D tie of the Sudirman Cup badminton tournament here on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Indian shuttlers aim podium finish in Sudirman Cup
Nanning (China), May 18 (IANS) Top shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal will spearhead the Indian challenge at the prestigious Sudirman Cup which gets underway here on Sunday.
2019-05-18
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Malaysia Open: Indian challenge over, Srikanth exits
Kuala Lumpur, April 5 (IANS) The Indian challenge came to an end in the Malaysia Open 2019 as Kidambi Srikanth lost his quarter-final match to Olympic champion Chen Long of China here on Friday.
2019-04-05
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton