newsbadminton16 hours ago

Asian Games 2018 | India clashes with Japan in women's team badminton event, men face Maldives

After receiving a bye in the first round, the Indian women's team have been put up against Japan, while the men's team will be clashing with Maldives. China, Japan, Thailand, Korea, and India have been given byes in the first round, resulting in their direct entry into quarter-finals of the event.
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newsbadminton4 days ago

Asian Games 2018 | We hope that we come back with medals, says Pullela Gopichand

Despite agreeing to the fact that this year has been quite tough for Indian shuttlers, Chief Coach Pullela Gopichand is hopeful that the squad will bring in medals from the quadrennial event. Following the CWG, the Indian shuttlers have not won a single tournament in the top 3 BWF brackets.
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newsbadminton10 days ago

Asian Games | Winning singles medal won’t be cakewalk, believes Prakash Padukone

India’s all-time badminton great Prakash Padukone has asserted that winning a singles medal in the upcoming Asian Games won’t be a cakewalk for India’s badminton stars. He has claimed that most of the top badminton playing nations are in Asia and they will be very tough to beat.
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featurebadminton13 days ago

PV Sindhu’s World Championship final is more than match; it is a date with destiny

At a time when India was fading into mediocrity, a youngster emerged who would save the sport from falling into the depths of indifference as had happened to Indian football all those years go. This would inspire a whole generation of athletes who would eventually become a force to be reckoned with.
Faizan Qadiri
newsbadminton15 days ago

Saina Nehwal admits Carolina Marin's game was too fast for her to even think about next step

After losing to Carolina Marin, Saina Nehwal has admitted she had no idea that the game would go so fast which didn't allow her time to think about the next step to take in the game. She has also added that it became very difficult for her to switch between a stroke player and pace player so fast.
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newsbadminton18 days ago

BWF World Championships | Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and Sai Praneeth register wins

Indian CWG stars Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and B Sai Praneeth, all managed to secure a spot in the next round at the ongoing BWF World Championships in China. But in the men’s doubles event, India suffered defeat as Tarun Kona and Saurabh Sharma lost to Hong Kong's Chin Chung and Tang Chun Man.
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featurebadmintona month ago

Despite recent failures Indian badminton stands on verge of world domination

Despite India ending Thailand Open with nothing to show in their cabinet yet again, the international badminton circuit remains largely to be conquered by a nation. A closer look at the five major tournaments held this year so far shows hardly any dominance by others that was once the crux.
Subhayan Dutta
newsbadmintona month ago

Quiz | Test your Indian badminton knowledge ahead of World Championships

The 2018 BWF World Championships will be held from 30 July to August 5 at Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre in Nanjing, China. Given the fact that many Indian shuttlers will once again be on the court to showcase their prowess, we have this quiz exclusively for you to test your badminton knowledge.
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newsbadmintona month ago

Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth among non-movers in latest BWF rankings

Indian shuttlers, Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy have retained their spots in the latest Badminton World Federation rankings released this week. Sindhu has stayed put at number 3 while her compatriot Nehwal remained on 10th in the women’s singles category.
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newsbadmintona month ago

BWF World Championships | Sindhu & Saina get Round 1 byes; K Srikanth gets easy draw as well

The Indian seeded pair of Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu have both received Byes in the opening round of the 2018 World Championships that will start on July 30 in China. Meanwhile, fifth-seed Kidambi Srikanth will play unseeded Ireland international, Nhat Nguyen in the first round of the competition.
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