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newsbadminton11 days ago

Olympics should be postponed, opines Pullela Gopichand

Indian badminton coach Pullela Gopichand opines that it will be better if IOC postpones the Tokyo Olympics owing to the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic around the World. He shared that players need exposure tournaments before the Olympics to prepare, something which is not possible in these dire times.
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newsbadmintona month ago

Reports | BAI bring in Agus Dwi Santoso to arrest slide of top Indian shuttlers

Badminton Association of India have roped in experienced Indonesian coach Agus Dwi Santoso who will join the Indian camp soon to work with top singles players including PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal. The former recently resigned as the singles coach of the Thailand and is likely to join next month.
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newsbadminton2 months ago

My immediate goal is to improve my all-India rank in badminton, says Unnati Bisht

Khelo India Youth Games silver medallist Unnati Bisht went down fighting against Gujarat's Mir Tasnim Irfan Ali in the Youth Games' badminton competition in Guwahati on Tuesday. However, the athlete has performed well in the past at junior competitions and is on track for a bright future.
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newsbadminton3 months ago

With good preparations, we will perform better in 2020 Olympics, says Pullela Gopichand

Pullela Gopichand, who has produced two Olympic medallists, expressed that his team is hoping for better performances with some good preparations before the quadrennial event. The 46-year-old added that the Khelo India Youth Games is a unique competition from an overall sporting culture perspective
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newsbadminton3 months ago

Aspiring badminton players in Assam should join the Assam Badminton Academy, says Ashmita Chaliha

South Asian Games gold medallist Ashmita Chaliha expressed that all aspiring badminton players in Assam should join the Assam Badminton Academy in Guwahati. Chaliha, who won two golds at the South Asian Games has been training with an Indonesian coach Edwin Iriawan at the academy in last two years.
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newsbadminton4 months ago

Won't mind healthy competition with Pullela Gopichand’s academy, reveals Jwala Gutta

Ace shuttler Jwala Gutta has said that she wouldn’t mind a healthy competition forming between national coach Pullela Gopichand’s academy and her new project — the Jwala Gutta Academy of Excellence — in Hyderabad. Jwala’s academy is set up on a 55-acre land near Gachibowli and is family funded.
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newsbadminton4 months ago

India International Challenge | Kaushal Dharmamer, Aakarshi Kashyap reach semis

Kaushal Dharmamer and Aakarshi Kashyap kept Indian hopes alive after registering straight game wins to reach the semi-finals of the India International Challenge badminton tournament on Friday. K Maneesha-Arjun MR pair from mixed doubles and Manu Atri-B Sumeeth Reddy from doubles also joined them.
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newsbadminton5 months ago

Fifth edition of Premier Badminton League to start on Jan 20

The date of the commencement of the fifth edition of the Premier Badminton League has been announced and it's set to start early next year on January 20, 2020. Top Indian shuttlers like PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy, B Sai Praneeth, and many others are expected to participate in it again.
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newsbadminton5 months ago

BWF Hong Kong Open | Rankireddy-Ponnappa advance in mixed doubles

India had a mixed day in the ongoing Hong Open as the likes of Swastiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa advanced into the next round, while the pair of N Sikki Reddy and Pranav Jerry Chopra crashed out early on. Wednesday will see Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu taking the court.
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newsbadminton5 months ago

Sourabh Verma sails through to main draw of Hong Kong Open

Sourabh Verma won both his qualification matches in straight games to sail through to the main draw of the Hong Kong Open on Tuesday. The 26-year-old first registered a 21-15, 21-19 win against Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk, before defeating Lucas Claerbout 21-19, 21-19 to seal his qualification.
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