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newsbadminton10 months ago

BWF World Championship | HS Prannoy awarded spot following injuries to Viktor Axelsen and Shi Yuqi

HS Prannoy has received a late invitation to participate in the upcoming BWF World Championships after Viktor Axelsen and Shi Yuqi refused to participate following injuries. Meanwhile, reigning champion Carolina Marin had to withdraw after she couldn’t recover completely from a knee injury.
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newsbadmintona year ago

India Open 2019 | Viktor Axelsen outplays Kidambi Srikanth to win the title

Kidambi Srikanth succumbed to a 21-7, 22-20 loss to former world number one Viktor Axelsen who bagged his second BWF India Open title at the KD Jadhav Indoor Hall in Delhi on Sunday. The 25-year old Denmark native looked in top form as he finished the final match in just 46 minutes.
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newsbadmintona year ago

India Open | Sai Praneeth sets up all Indian quarter-final against Kidambi Srikanth

All the bog hopefuls registered easy wins in round two with Kidambi Srikanth beating Lu Guangzu and PV Sindhu overcoming the challenge of Deng Joy Xuan. In other matches, B Sai Praneeth beat Sameer Verma, while HS Prannoy got the better of Jan o Jorgensen to set-up a clash with Viktor Axelsen.
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newsbadmintona year ago

Things have changed for the better in Indian badminton, opines Pullela Gopichand

Pullela Gopichand, the current national badminton chief coach, has asserted that badminton has undergone tremendous change in India since his playing days a decade ago. Gopichand added that he hopes to see India win it’s first-ever gold medal in badminton in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
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newsbadminton2 years ago

PBL 2019 | Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, K Srikanth clinch maximum price at PBL auction

Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, and HS Prannoy fetched the maximum auction price of Rs. 80 lakhs at the PBL 2018 auction which was held on Monday. World champion - Carolina Marin was picked up by newest entrants Pune Aces while Viktor Axelsen went to Ahmedabad Smash Masters.
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featurebadminton2 years ago

Kidambi Srikanth's roller-coaster ride in world badminton

After topping the BWF ranking chart in April, Kidambi Srikanth's performance graph in 2018 following the Commonwealth Games has nosedived and traversed unseen troughs. Srikanth ended the CWG with a silver medal after losing to Lee Chong Wei in the final, despite defeating him in the team event.
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newsbadminton2 years ago

Badminton will continue to be played under the 3x21 scoring system

Badminton World Federation has turned down the idea of playing 5 sets of 11 points each and has decided to continue with its old system of 3 sets of 21 points each. The world no. 1 Viktor Axelsen insisted that new system would disrupt the game and would make it less interesting for the spectators.
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newsbadminton2 years ago

All England Championships 2018 | Kidambi Srikanth could end tournament as World No. 1

After Viktor Axelsen pulled out of the All England Championships due to injury, Kidambi Srikanth has a chance of making it all the way to the World No. 1 spot if he wins. However, Srikanth’s ranking will also depend on the performances of Son Wan Ho and Lee Chong Wei in Birmingham.
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newsbadminton2 years ago

2018 All England Championships | Lee Chong Wei critical of BWF's new service rule

Lee Chong Wei has in no uncertain words criticised the new service rule implemented by the BWF which states that a shuttlecock shall be held less than 1.15 meters from a court's surface before serving. He insisted that the rule should be tested in smaller tournaments first rather than bigger ones.
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newsbadminton2 years ago

Kidambi Srikanth prioritizes CWG gold over World No.1 ranking

Kidambi Srikanth has stated that winning a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games is more important than securing the World No.1 ranking. The star Indian shuttler has also added that the Chinese dominance on the badminton circuit has come to an end and the field is wide open at the moment.
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