newsbadminton3 days ago

Bwf Indonesia Open Round-up | Ashiwni Ponnappa, N Sikki Reddy bow out in first round

India's women's duo of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy started their Indonesia Open campaign poorly as they were ousted in their very first match against Malaysia's Vivian Hoo Yap Cheng Wen. Men's pair of Swastiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty defeated Malaysia’s Goh Sze Fei and Nur Izzuddin.
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featurebadminton2 months ago

The Indian Badminton Story

Over the last few days, an absolute prerequisite for a good story has taken over everyone’s veins. And while Tyrion Lannister’s last ever great speech might have something to do with it, it was Lisa Cron, who had previously pointed out its absolute significance in evolution over opposable thumbs.
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reportbadminton2 months ago

Sudirman Cup 2019 | India close to early elimination after losing 2-3 to Malaysia

India succumbed to a must and easy win leg against Malaysia in the first group match of the Sudirman Cup as the contingent stares at an early elimination from the mixed team championship. India could only win their mixed doubles and the women’s singles match losing the other three.
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newsbadminton2 months ago

Sudirman Cup 2019 | The draw is very tough, believes Pullela Gopichand

Ahead of India’s campaign at the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship, chief national coach Pullela Gopichand has mentioned that the draw for the Indians is “very tough”. However, he has further added that the Indian shuttlers have trained hard and their target is to bag a medal.
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featurebadminton2 months ago

Sudirman Cup 2019 | Inconsistent Indian shuttlers leave fans little to be excited about

After reaching the quarterfinals of the 2011 and 2017 editions, the 2018 Commonwealth Games mixed team gold medalists India have been pitted with 10-time Sudirman Cup winners China this time. However, their erratic and injury-returned shuttlers are instilling very little confidence in fans.
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reportbadminton4 months ago

Malaysia Open 2019 | Sameer Verma loses in first round as mixed doubles duo progresses

Sameer Verma had come to his opening match of the tournament as the second favourite against Shi Yuqi and put up a tremendous fight before eventually running out of fuel. In other games, N Sikki Reddy got the job done with Pranaav Jerry Chopra, but she faltered alongside Ashwini Ponnappa.
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newsbadminton5 months ago

Reports | India’s doubles badminton coach Tan Kim Her resigns

According to a report by Scroll.in, India’s doubles badminton coach Tan Kim Her has stepped down around 18 months before the completion of his tenure. His tenure was to end only after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics but he has resigned from the position citing personal reasons behind the decisions.
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newsbadminton6 months ago

Malaysia Masters | Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal advance to quarter-finals

Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal made it to the quarter-finals in the men’s and women’s singles events of the ongoing Malaysia Masters badminton tournament. The Indian women’s doubles pair of Ashwini Ponappa and Sikki Reddy, however, were knocked out in the second round. 
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newsbadminton6 months ago

Malaysia Masters | Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap make it to Round 2

Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal, and Parupalli Kashyap have managed to win their respective first round games in the singles category of the ongoing 2019 Malaysia Masters. The women’s doubles pair of Ashwini Ponappa and Sikki Reddy has also qualified for the second round.
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newsbadminton8 months ago

China Open | PV Sindhu advances to second round as Ashwini Ponappa/ N Sikki Reddy crashes out

Indian ace PV Sindhu started strong by dismantling Russia's Evgeniya Kosetskaya in straight games 21-13, 21-19 to advance to the second round. In doubles, the pairing of Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy lost in a gruelling encounter against Japanese pair of Shiho Tanaka and Koharu Yonemoto.
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