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Sourabh Verma and Sai Uttejitha Rao make it to finals in Senior Ranking Tournament

Sourabh Verma and Sai Uttejitha Rao have advanced to the second straight All India Senior Ranking Tournament final in Hyderabad. Given that they reached the finals of both the tournament to be taken into consideration for Asian games selection, they have great chance to make it to the Asiad squad.
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newsbadminton3 days ago

Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy slipped to 7th and 13th spot

While Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy slipped three and five places to be placed at the 7th and 13th spots, Parupalli Kashyap has gone out of Top 50, ranked 51st in the latest BWF world rankings. In the women’s singles, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal retained 3rd and 10th spot respectively.
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newsbadminton4 days ago

Sai Vishnu Pullela challenge at Senior Ranking Badminton tournament ends in last qualifying round

Pullela Gopichand’s son Sai Vishnu Pullela made it to the last round of qualifiers for Senior Ranking Badminton tournament in Hyderabad where he lost to Alap Mishra 15-13, 15-11. The 13 year old, who has been ranked third in the U-15 singles, was playing the first senior tournament of his career.
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newsbadminton5 days ago

Kidambi Srikanth wins Sports Illustrated 2017 Player of the Year

The 2018 Commonwealth Games gold-medal winning shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, was adjudged as the Sportsperson of the Year for 2017 by the Sports Illustrated India magazine on Thursday. The Women’s Cricket Team was felicitated with Team of the Year award for their successful 2017 World Cup campaign.
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newsbadminton6 days ago

Asian Games more competitive than Commonwealth Games, says Ashwini Ponnappa

Ashwini Ponnappa has stated that the Asian Games is tougher than the Commonwealth Games with the likes of China, Japan, Korea and others participating. She further added that the team will try to replicate their Incheon games display and with a podium finish being the ultimate goal.
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newsbadminton8 days ago

Kidambi Srikanth : The biggest challenge for me these days is to maintain fitness

India’s highest ranked men's badminton player - Kidambi Srikanth - has revealed that his primary focus over the past few months has been to stay in shape and avoid injuries of any sort. Srikanth added that he remains focused on winning a gold medal at the upcoming Asian Games in Jakarta.
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newsbadminton8 days ago

Sourabh Verma and Pratul Joshi to clash in final of Senior Ranking badminton tournament

Pratul Joshi and Sourabh Verma will fight each other in the final of the All India senior ranking badminton tournament after wins in their respective semi-finals on Saturday. Former national champion Rituparna Das also reached the final in women’s category, where she will face Sai Uttejitha Rao.
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newsbadminton9 days ago

Lakshya Sen and Gayatri Gopichand breeze into the quarter-finals of the Senior Ranking Tournament

While Lakshya Sen won against Siril Verma, Gayatri Gopichand defeated Vrushali G to qualify to the quarter-finals of the Senior Ranking Tournament in Bengaluru on Friday. Pratul Joshi is also through to quarters after a tight third-round match against Rahul Yadav which he won 20-22, 21-16, 21-12.
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newsbadminton9 days ago

US Open Badminton | Ajay Jayaram advances to semi-finals with an easy win

Ajay Jayaram advanced to the semi-finals of the US Open Super 300 tournament after recording an easy straight-game victory against South Korea’s Heo Kwang Hee in the quarter-finals on Thursday. Jayaram will take on Mark Caljouw of Netherlands, who is ranked 30th in the world, in the semi-finals.
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newsbadminton10 days ago

US Open Badminton | Ajay Jayaram moves into quarter-final with second successive win

India’s Ajay Jayaram won his second successive three-game match against Brazil’s Ygor Coelho and advanced to the quarter-finals of the US Open Super 300 badminton tournament. Jayaram defeated the world no. 31 in an intense match, which finished 19-21, 21-12, 21-16 in the second round on Thursday.
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