newsbadminton5 days ago

HS Prannoy bows out of the Swiss Open

HS Prannoy was far from his best as he bowed out of the Swiss Open to China's Shi Yuqi at the quarter-final yesterday. Prannoy’s loss combined with the exit of the mixed doubles pairing of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N. Sikki Reddy means that the Indian campaign in Switzerland has come to an end.
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newsbadminton6 days ago

HS Prannoy through to Swiss Open quarters

HS Prannoy continued the defense of his Swiss Open title by edging out China’s Qiao Bin in an exhilarating contest that went the distance. Prannoy showed nerves of steel to come back from a game down to win and seal a place in the quarter-finals of the Super Series tournament in the Swiss capital.
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newsbadminton12 days ago

Indian challenge ends at All-England after Saina, Sindhu bow out

India's hopes of having another All-England champion were dashed yesterday after both Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu bowed out in the quarter-finals of the premier competition in Birmingham. Sindhu lost to World No 1 Tai Tzu-Ying while Sung Ji-Hyun eliminated Nehwal in a closely fought match.
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featurebadminton13 days ago

Why 2017 could be the year an Indian wins the All England Badminton Championships again?

Having established itself as a force in modern-day badminton, 2017 could finally be the year an Indian wins the prestigious event for only the third time in history.
Rohit George
reportbadminton13 days ago

All England Open | Sindhu and Saina one win away from an all-Indian semi-final

Both PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal won their respective second-round matches of the All-England Open Championships to book a place in the quarter-finals, keeping the hopes of an all-Indian semi-final duel alive. HS Prannoy's challenge was, however, ended by Tian Houwei in the second round match.
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newsbadminton14 days ago

All England Open | Saina and Sindhu through to second round

It was Women’s day indeed for the Indian contingent at the ongoing All England Open, as P.V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal both advanced to the second round. HS Prannoy produced a gutsy comeback to remain the only other Indian in the fray as the others including Kidambi Srikanth bowed out across events.
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newsbadminton22 days ago

Rajya Sabha MP in CBI sights for allegedly sending kid to Japan instead of badminton players

Top office-bearers of the Badminton Association of India, including Rajya Sabha MP Akhilesh Das Gupta, have come under the CBI scanner for sending their ineligible wards to Japan for a goodwill tournament. The national agency has also registered a preliminary inquiry against the alleged officials.
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newsbadminton25 days ago

PV Sindhu : I'll approach All England like any other Superseries

PV Sindhu has said she prefers to approach the famed All England Championship like any other Superseries event although it is the world's oldest badminton tournament and steeped in history. The 21-year-old aims to break into the top-3 by the year-end after moving up fifth in the rankings this month.
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newsbadmintona month ago

PV Sindhu accepts Andhra Pradesh government's job offer

Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu has decided to accept Andhra Pradesh government's job offer as Group-I officer. Sindhu, currently with Bharat Petroleum, is expected to join at the rank of district deputy collector and could get IAS promotion within a few years under special consideration.
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newsbadmintona month ago

BWF Rankings | Sindhu keeps NO.5 spot, while Saina drops again

PV Sindhu has maintained her No. 5 spot while Saina Nehwal is now on the very edge and could drop out of the top-10 in the women's singles category of the BWF rankings. HS Prannoy and Sameer Verma were the big gainers in the men's rankings with the latter reaching a career-high ranking of 23.
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