featurebadminton3 days ago

Viktor Axelsen and the hopes of the revival of Danish badminton legacy

The tiny Scandinavian nation Denmark, comprising the Jutland Peninsula and numerous islands nation, could have easily passed for a country that offers great tourism opportunities. Search "Denmark" on Google and you will be directed to some wonderful spots that will take your breath away.
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newsbadminton6 days ago

Dutch Open | Mixed doubles pairs of Ponnappa- Rankireddy and Attri-Maneesha enter pre-quarterfinals

Indian mixed doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy advanced into the round of 16 of the Dubai Grand Prix Gold with a 21-15 20-22 21-6 second-round win. Manu Attri and K Maneesha followed suit as they entered the pre-quarterfinals with a hard-fought 21-18, 21-23, 21-14 win.
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newsbadminton8 days ago

PBL 2017 | HS Prannoy becomes costliest buy at auction; Sindhu, Saina retained

Ahmedabad Smash Masters splurged a staggering Rs. 62 lakhs to acquire India’s HS Prannoy, making him the costliest player at the auction of the Premier Badminton League. Other top players like PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, and Kidambi Srikanth were retained by their respective franchises.
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newsbadminton13 days ago

Lack of coaches not infrastructure biggest problem, claims PV Sindhu

PV Sindhu has asserted that the biggest challenge for Indian Badminton is not the lack of infrastructure but rather the number of coaches available for young players. Sindhu also added that even though she had tasted success in her young career, she expects to do a lot more before calling it a day.
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newsbadminton17 days ago

Saina, Sindhu, Srikanth to get direct entry into National Championship quarter-finals

The Badminton Association of India has decided that players who ranked in top 50 in the BWF World Rankings will get direct entry into the quarters of the National Championship. This means that senior Indian shuttlers, Saina, Sindhu, and Srikanth will feature in the latter stages of the tournament.
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newsbadminton20 days ago

BWF Rankings | Five Indian male shuttlers in top-20 for first time

For the first time ever in the history of badminton rankings, five Indian male shuttlers have entered the top 20 of the BWF singles list. Current World No.19 Sameer Verma has joined Kidambi Srikanth (8), HS Prannoy (15), B Sai Praneeth (17), and Ajay Jayaram (20) in the top 20 of the men's rankings.
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newsbadminton23 days ago

PV Sindhu nominated for Padma Bhushan by Sports Ministry

PV Sindhu has been nominated for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award by the Sports Ministry on Monday. Sindhu was awarded India's fourth highest civilian honor, the Padma Shri, in March 2015, has become the second athlete after MS Dhoni to have been nominated for the honour this year.
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newsbadminton25 days ago

Japan Open | Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy bow out with semi-final loss

India's Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy bowed out of the Japan Open Superseries with a 21-14, 15-21, 19-21 loss to Japan's Takuro Hoki and Sayaka Hirota in the mixed doubles semi-final on Saturday. The Indian duo's maiden Superseries semis appearance lasted for 40 minutes.
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newsbadminton25 days ago

Japan Open | Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy bow out; Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy advance to semifinals

At the Japan Open, both Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy lost their quarterfinals to exit the Japan Open Superseries. On the other hand, the duo of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy secured a place in the doubles semi-finals after beating Kim Ha Na and Seung Jae Seo 21-18 9-21 21-19.
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newsbadmintona month ago

WATCH : Kidmabi Srikanth shows great sportsmanship after winning a lucky point against Viktor Axelsen

In the second game of the Japan Open quarter-final, against Viktor Axelsen, Kidambi Srikanth's shot hit the tape and fortunately for him the shuttle fell in the Dane's court. Srikanth acknowledged his lucky break and the two players showed great sportsmanship by high-fiving at the end of the point.
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