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Lakshya Sen is currently training with Tokyo Olympics champion Victor Axelsen, in Dubai

Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen is currently training with 2020 Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Victor Axelsen, at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex, in Dubai. The Danish star had invited five players, including Lakshya, Loh Kean Yew, Brian Yang, Felix Burestedt and Toby Penty to train with him for a month.
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newsbadminton10 days ago

Syed Modi India International Tournament cancelled, was scheduled to begin on October 12

The BWF has gone ahead and cancelled the Syed Modi International tournament, which was supposed to be held in Lucknow from October 12. In the wake of Covid-19, many tournaments across the globe have been cancelled. But the Sudirman Cup and Thomas & Uber Cup are slated to begin in time.
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newsbadminton14 days ago

Saina Nehwal and B Sai Praneeth to spearhead India Challenge at Thomas & Uber Cup, PV Sindhu left out

The BAI announced the squads for the Thomas and Uber Cup and Sudirman Cup on Sunday. PV Sindhu has been left out of the team after the shuttler put in a request to the association. Sudirman Cup will be played from September 26 in Finland, while Thomas and Uber Cup will start on October 9.
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newsbadminton2 months ago

Twitter reacts to PV Sindhu becoming a double Olympic medallist

PV Sindhu became the first Indian woman, second Indian overall since independence, to win two Olympics medals after she beat China's He Bingjiao in the bronze medal match today. Sindhu, who won in straight games (21-13, 21-15), is only the fourth badminton player to win medals in consecutive Games.
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newsbadminton4 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Will not miss Gopichand sir in Tokyo, proclaims PV Sindhu

PV Sindhu asserted that she is not going to miss her coach-cum-mentor Pullela Gopichand in the upcoming 2021 Tokyo Olympics. The 2016 Rio Olympics silver medallist will be training under the supervision of her new coach Park Tae Sang ahead of the mega-event that begins on July 23, later this year.
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newsbadminton4 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal's qualification hopes officially over

Indian badminton stars Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal’s hopes for securing a quota at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics are officially over, with the BWF declaring that there would be no qualifying tournaments ahead of the event. Only four shuttlers from India have qualified for the mega-event.
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newsbadminton4 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | PV Sindhu's coach creating different situations in training to prepare her well

Indian badminton star PV Sindhu revealed that her coach is creating different match situations in training to prepare her well, ahead of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Even though the reigning world champion has not qualified for the Games, her relatively higher ranking would eventually see her through.
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newsbadminton4 months ago

BAI writes to BWF after postponement of Malaysia Open, seeks clarity on Tokyo qualification

The suspension of the Malaysia Open is a huge blow for shuttlers like Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth, who were aiming to qualify for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics in the same. With just one qualifying event left, the BAI enquired the BWF regarding the qualification scenario for the remaining slots.
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newsbadminton4 months ago

Indian badminton team withdraws from Malaysia Open owing to travel ban

The Indian badminton team has withdrawn its name from the Malaysian Open after its government imposed a ban on Indian travellers owing to the surge of Covid-19 cases in India. With this latest development, the chances for Indian shuttlers to qualify for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics has become slimmer.
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newsbadminton5 months ago

Indian shuttlers to leave for Malaysia and Singapore via Doha amid travel restrictions

Top shuttlers like Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal might leave for Malaysia and Singapore for their respective tournaments via Doha with no direct flights connecting from India owing to the pandemic situation. The Indian duo are aiming to qualify for the 2021 Tokyo Olympic in the upcoming events.
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