featurebadminton2 days ago

Know Your Heroes | Sameer Verma - the small-towner who made it big

Though Sameer Verma’s World Championships campaign ended after an early defeat against the legendary Lin Dan in the pre-quarterfinals, the match will be remembered for his audacious no-look shot that stunned the crowd. Ahead of Asiad, the World No. 21 talks about his preparation and chances.
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newsbadminton5 days 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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newsbadminton8 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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newsbadminton9 days ago

Aakarshi Kashyap overcomes Malvika Bansod to clinch India Junior International title

16-year-old shuttler Aakarshi Kashyap has defeated Malvika Bansod 21-13 21-19 in a final that lasted for 37 minutes, to win the India Junior International title in Pune on Sunday. After the win, Kashyap has reaffirmed her position as one of the most promising upcoming shuttlers in the country.
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newsbadminton9 days ago

Vietnam Open 2018 | Ajay Jayaram bags silver after losing final to Shesar Hiren Rhustavito

Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram has bagged the silver medal after losing to Indonesia’s Shesar Hiren Rhustavito in the final match of the Vietnam Open 2018. Following the defeat in the finals, Jayaram has taken his tally of silver medals to two with consecutive runner-up finishes in a span of a month.
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newsbadminton10 days ago

Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy need to be able to cope up with pressure, believes Vimal Kumar

Former badminton coach Vimal Kumar has asserted that Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy need to be able to cope up with the pressure and change their game according to the situation. Kumar added that he was disappointed to see the top two Indian shuttlers crash out early at the World Championship.
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newsbadminton10 days ago

Vietnam Open | Ajay Jayaram through to final; Mithun Manjunath ousted

Indian badminton star Ajay Jayaram has reached the finals of the ongoing 2018 Vietnam Open after defeating Japan’s Yu Igarashi in straight games of 21-14, 21-19. However, fellow compatriot Mithun Manjunath has been knocked out after losing to Indonesia’s Shesar Hiren Rhustavito in the semi-finals.
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Vietnam Open | Ajay Jayaram, Mithun Manjunath book semi-final berth; Rituparna Das crashes out

Indian shuttlers Ajay Jayaram and Mithun Manjunath have fought hard to qualify for the semi-finals in the men’s singles category at the 2018 Vietnam Open. However, their compatriot Rituparna Das has crashed out of the tournament after losing to Thailand’s Phittayaporn Chaiwan.
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newsbadminton12 days ago

Vietnam Open | Ajay Jayaram, Rituparna Das secure quarter-final spot

Indian ace Ajay Jayaram pulled off a stunning win against top seed Ygor Coelho in the second round of the Vietnam Open being played at Ho Chi Minh City by a score of 22-20, 21-14. Meanwhile, Rituparna Das continued her impressive form as she beat sixth seed Sung Shuo to secure the round four spot.
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newsbadminton14 days ago

I hope that I move forward and do well, says PV Sindhu ahead of Asian Games

Despite the shortage of time for thorough preparations due to the recently concluded World Championships, PV Sindhu has hoped that she can perform well at the upcoming Asian Games. She expects that the team to be able to retrieve more than a single bronze they claimed in Incheon in 2014.
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