newsbadminton11 hours ago

BWF World Championships | PV Sindhu advances to final, B Sai Praneeth ousted

India’s contenders at the BWF World Championships was slashed to half as PV Sindhu defeated Chinese top seed Chen Yufei in straight games, while B Sai Praneeth was downed by Kento Momota in the semi-final. Praneeth would get the bronze medal for the first time since 1983 at the World Championships.
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featurebadminton7 days ago

BWF World Championships | Indian shuttlers start litmus test with easy draws

In what will be a big test for the Indian shuttlers ahead of the Tokyo Olympics next year, they have been handed easy draws to begin with in the first round of the BWF World Championships. A huge blow for India would be the injuries to Swastiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, who pulled out.
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newsbadminton9 days ago

Badminton World Championships | Gold will be the target for me, says PV Sindhu

PV Sindhu is aiming a gold medal as she prepares for a tough outing at the upcoming Badminton World Championships to be played in Switzerland. The world number five has been training under Korean coach Kim Ji Hyun and will start her campaign against America's Beiwen Zhang.
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featurebadminton12 days ago

Unassertive Kidambi Srikanth remains helpless India’s biggest hope

Injury has been often the differentiator between the best in the world and the best of the rest. For Kidambi Srikanth, however, injuries were the lesser significant element of the heady mix that brought his downfall. Despite popular opinion, it has always been his inconsistency, in epic proportions.
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newsbadminton14 days ago

Badminton World Championship | PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal could face each other in semis

Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu could face each other in the semi-finals of the Badminton World Championship after a re-draw was carried out. Sindhu could play Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei or China's Cai Yan Yan while Nehwal will battle another Chinese in the form of Chen Yufei in the quarter-finals.
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newsbadminton18 days ago

PV Sindhu only Indian in Forbes highest-paid female athletes

Amongst the Indian female athletes, ace shuttler PV Sindhu was the only one who could manage to sneak in Forbes list of world's highest-paid female athletes. While tennis Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka are sitting first and second, Sindhu is sitting tied on the 13th place on the list.
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featurebadminton18 days ago

Swastiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty’s win more a success story than glory

One would be wrong to assume Swastisairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty’s Thailand Open title special just because they defeated Chinese World Champions Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen to it, and thereby pulling up an over-brimming possibility for India in men’s doubles event at the World Championship.
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newsbadminton18 days ago

Thailand Open champions Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy break into Top 10

Newly crowned Thailand Open winners - Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy - jumped seven places to find themselves at number nine in updated badminton rankings. Meanwhile, Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth, Sameer Verma and B Sai Praneeth remained at the same position in the singles rankings.
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newsbadminton25 days ago

Thailand Open | Sourabh Verma and Sai Uttejitha Rao Chukka enter main draw

Indian shuttler Sourabh Verma beat Kantawat Leelavechabutr of Thailand and Zhou Ze Qi of China to book a place in the main draw of the Thailand Open. Meanwhile, Sai Uttejitha Rao Chukka beat Tam Brittney of Canada 16-21, 21-14, 21-19 to enter the women’s singles main draw alongside Saina Nehwal.
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newsbadmintona month ago

Thailand Open | PV Sindhu decides to give tournament a miss

Keeping an eye on the World Championship, which has been scheduled later in August, India’s star shuttler has decided not to play in the Thailand Open, which is a 500 event. Apart from Sindhu, her arch-nemesis Nozomi Okuhara has also informed that she would follow suit by giving it a miss.
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