featurebadminton16 days ago

The Then and Now story of Lakshya Sen

The way a shuttler plays, their form, and fitness keeps changing innumerable times through the course of their career. SportsCafe in its new series, 'Then vs Now', tries to track some of these changes a player's career goes through, which have a positive or a negative effect overall.
Madhav Agarwal
featurebadminton2 months ago

An injury free 2023 season is what HS Prannoy and his fans deserve

With a Youth Olympic medal in 2010, a junior world championship medal in the same, to three BWF titles, Prannoy's career has largely remained unfulfilled. Look at the stats ever since he joined the seniors, he has been one of those one-match wonders where mostly he has succumbed under pressure.
Madhav Agarwal
featurebadminton7 months ago

Mathias Boe here to change mindset of Indian players, talent not really an issue

When you want to be the best, you need to train with the best. Perhaps this would have been the thinking of the Badminton Association of India (BAI), when they roped in Denmark's Olympic silver medalist Mathias Boe, as the coach of the Indian doubles team for the second time now.
Madhav Agarwal
featurebadminton8 months ago

Write-off shuttler B Sai Praneeth at your own peril!

B Sai Praneeth is India's leading shuttler and is currently ranked world no.19. After showing a spate of strong performances till 2019, where he won a bronze medal at World Championship, he has been going through a slump in form and has been trying his best to get out of that phase.
Madhav Agarwal
featurebadminton9 months ago

A hungry Carolina Marin could only make life tougher for Indian shuttlers

It was in this March, that Carolina Marin, announced her return to the circuit the next month, at the European Championships. It was a given that she would pocket the title, in front of a packed home crowd; all this after a long road to recovery post an ACL tear, that happened before the Olympics.
Madhav Agarwal
featurebadminton1 year ago

Tasnim Mir brightest prospect to carry forward legacy built by Saina Nehwal & PV Sindhu

It was the summer of 2012, and Saina Nehwal had become the first Indian shuttler to lay her hands on the coveted bronze medal at London Olympics. Soon after, there was a horde to identify the next big thing in the sport and luckily the country witnessed the emergence of PV Sindhu.
Madhav Agarwal
featurebadminton2 years ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Meet your Olympians - Indian Badminton Team

Badminton was supposed to be one of India's stronger suits at the upcoming 2021 Tokyo Olympics, but the scene is different altogether now with a few possibles failing to make the cut due to the lack of qualifying events. However, the four qualified shuttlers can still put on a strong show for India.
sounak mullick
featurebadminton2 years ago

Safe environment will assure full participation at 2021 Tokyo Olympics, claims Chirag Shetty

The 2021 Tokyo Olympics is less than six months away, almost 40% of the athlete quota places across all disciplines are yet to be earned. In a race against time, the Sports federations are in a fix, whether to stage the qualifiers or leave the final rankings to decide the fate of the aspirants.
sounak mullick
featurebadminton3 years ago

Should unbridled rage be PV Sindhu's only way forward

A maddening frown on her face as she walked across the court, accompanied with occasional, raving yells and almost no eye-contact with her opponent, who has always cut across a pleasant figure both on and off the court. That was PV Sindhu at the St. Jakobshalle on Sunday, before she won.
Subhayan Dutta
featurebadminton3 years 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.
Subhayan Dutta