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newsbadmintona day ago

Swiss Open 2021 | PV Sindhu ousted by Carolina Marin in summit clash

PV Sindhu was defeated by long-standing rival Carlina Marin in the final of the Swiss Open in straight games, last Sunday. No other Indian shuttler made it to the summit clash of their respective events, with Kidambi Srikanth eliminated by Victor Axelsen in the semi-final of the men's event.
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newsbadminton4 days ago

Swiss Open 2021 | PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and Aajay Jayaram enter quarter-finals

Top Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and Ajay Jayaram all qualified for the quarter-finals of the 2021 Swiss Open on Thursday. Meanwhile, India’s mixed doubles pair - Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponappa and men’s doubles pair - Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also scripted wins.
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newsbadminton5 days ago

Swiss Open 2021 | Kidambi Srikanth and Sourabh Verma enter second round, HS Prannoy eliminated

Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Sourabh Verma entered the second round of the ongoing Swiss Open, while H.S. Prannoy was eliminated from the meet. Reigning world champion P.V. Sindhu and 2012 Olympics Bronze medallist Saina Nehwal will both begin their campaign on Thursday.
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featurebadminton13 days 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.
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newsbadminton18 days ago

2021 Tokyo Olympic | BWF extends qualification period till June 15

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has extended the Olympic qualification period till June 15. Meanwhile, international badminton is set to resume with the YONEX Swiss Open 2021 (2-7 March) and YONEX All England Open 2021 (17-21 March), while the Singapore Open takes place in May.
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newsbadminton25 days ago

Tokyo hopeful shuttlers to train at Gachibowli Indoor Stadium

The Indian badminton camp, in the build-up to the Tokyo Olympics, has been shifted to the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, in Hyderabad. Even though India’s top shuttler will start her training at the Gopichand Academy, the rest will warm-up for the big event at the above-mentioned venue.
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newsbadminton3 months ago

I'm definitely in the race for 2021 Tokyo Olympics, asserts Saina Nehwal

Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal has asserted that she is all geared up and working hard for the upcoming 2021 Tokyo Olympics. The Olympic medallist is all set to make her comeback in professional badminton during the BWF Asian Tour which has been pushed back to January 2021.
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newsbadminton3 months ago

Season 6 of PBL postponed owing to pandemic situation

The Premier Badminton League, which was ready to set foot in its sixth season, has been postponed by a year owing to the pandemic situation. The last edition was held from January 20 to February 9 across four cities earlier this year, with Bengaluru Raptors emerging as champions.
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newsbadminton5 months ago

Not thinking about qualifying for the Olympics, reveals Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal stated that she is not thinking about qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics as of now, rather she is trying improving her fitness and taking care of her injuries going forward. The Olympic Bronze medallist, who is the 22-ranked player in the world, pulled out of the Denmark Open recently.
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newsbadminton6 months ago

Badminton national camp kick-starts in Hyderabad ahead of Thomas and Uber Cup

The national badminton camp for players preparing for the Thomas and Uber Cup has started in Hyderabad, on Monday. Meanwhile, P.V. Sindhu has already opted out of the Uber Cup due to personal reasons, even though she hasn’t informed her participation in the Denmark Open 1 and Denmark Masters.
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