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newsbadminton2 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Will not miss Gopichand sir in Tokyo, proclaims PV Sindhu

PV Sindhu asserted that she is not going to miss her coach-cum-mentor Pullela Gopichand in the upcoming 2021 Tokyo Olympics. The 2016 Rio Olympics silver medallist will be training under the supervision of her new coach Park Tae Sang ahead of the mega-event that begins on July 23, later this year.
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newsbadminton2 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal's qualification hopes officially over

Indian badminton stars Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal’s hopes for securing a quota at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics are officially over, with the BWF declaring that there would be no qualifying tournaments ahead of the event. Only four shuttlers from India have qualified for the mega-event.
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newsbadminton2 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | PV Sindhu's coach creating different situations in training to prepare her well

Indian badminton star PV Sindhu revealed that her coach is creating different match situations in training to prepare her well, ahead of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Even though the reigning world champion has not qualified for the Games, her relatively higher ranking would eventually see her through.
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newsbadminton3 months ago

BAI writes to BWF after postponement of Malaysia Open, seeks clarity on Tokyo qualification

The suspension of the Malaysia Open is a huge blow for shuttlers like Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth, who were aiming to qualify for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics in the same. With just one qualifying event left, the BAI enquired the BWF regarding the qualification scenario for the remaining slots.
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newsbadminton3 months ago

Indian badminton team withdraws from Malaysia Open owing to travel ban

The Indian badminton team has withdrawn its name from the Malaysian Open after its government imposed a ban on Indian travellers owing to the surge of Covid-19 cases in India. With this latest development, the chances for Indian shuttlers to qualify for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics has become slimmer.
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newsbadminton3 months ago

Indian shuttlers to leave for Malaysia and Singapore via Doha amid travel restrictions

Top shuttlers like Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal might leave for Malaysia and Singapore for their respective tournaments via Doha with no direct flights connecting from India owing to the pandemic situation. The Indian duo are aiming to qualify for the 2021 Tokyo Olympic in the upcoming events.
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newsbadminton3 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Looking forward to playing in the Olympics and winning a medal, states Sai Praneeth

Indian shuttler Sai Praneeth is looking forward to play at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and also eyeing to win a medal in the same. No Indian male has won a medal at the spectacle, with Parupalli Kashyap and Kidmabi Srikanth produced best performances with quarter-final finishes in 2012 and 2016.
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newsbadminton3 months ago

2021 India Open | 13 international stars including Carolina Marin withdraw amid Covid-19 surge in Delhi

As many 13 international badminton stars have withdrawn from the 2021 India Open Super 500 amidst the rising number of Covid-19 cases in New Delhi. Among the big names, former world no.1 Carolina Marin will skip the tournament, with Denmark’s Anders Antonsen and Rasmus Gemke also following suit.
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newsbadminton3 months ago

We have lost freedom to train in post Covid-19 era, laments Kidambi Srikanth

Indian ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth feels that badminton players have lost the freedom to train according to their time in the post-Covid-19 era. At the moemnt, he is preparing for the 2021 Indian Open and also aiming for qualification to the Tokyo Olympics, which begins on July 23 later this year.
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newsbadminton3 months ago

2021 India Open | Kento Momota, Carolina Marin among top players; event to be held behind closed doors

Top International shuttler,s including Kento Momota and Carolina Marin, will feature in the upcoming 2021 India Open, with the tournament set to be staged behind closed owing to the pandemic situation. The tournament is one of the few remaining qualifying events for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
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