newsbadminton10 days ago

Viktor Axelsen 36000 points clear of next best men's singles player, Indians drop ranking points

The BWF released the latest rankings for the week, and as expected, Indian shuttlers have lost a few places after a mediocre start to the 2023 season. The men's singles saw Viktor Axelsen just consolidate his top spot, despite losing the India Open final last weekend to Kunlavut Vitidsarn.
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newsbadminton16 days ago

2023 India Open | Kidambi Srikanth loses to Viktor Axelsen in first round

In what turned out to be an ordinary day for Indian shuttlers, the likes of Kidambi Srikanth, and the pair of Shikha Gautam/Ashwini Bhat crashed out of the India Open 2023 in first round itself. Srikanth was up against the world no.1 shuttler Viktor Axelsen, who beat his opponent in straight games.
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newsbadminton1 month ago

Viktor Axelsen top list for prize money earners in 2022, PV Sindhu in 28th spot

2022 was a great year for Indian shuttlers, as they won some crucial tournaments around the year. But unfortunately, they did not make enough money on the tour, which is possible only when players win top tournaments on the circuits; something which Denmark's Viktor Axelsen did really well.
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newsbadminton8 months ago

Lakshya Sen to train with Viktor Axelsen ahead of CWG 2022

Indian star player Lakshya Sen is all set to train with Tokyo 2020 Olympic champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in May and June, to prepare for the Commonwealth Games 2022. His training will be divided into two phases, starting with an eight-day session in Dubai from May 29 to June 5.
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newsbadminton11 months ago

All England Open Championship 2022 | Lakshya Sen falters against world no.1 Viktor Axelsen in final

Lakshya Sen lost in the final to world No. 1 Viktor Axelsen, but he became the first Indian man to earn a silver medal in 21 years at the All-England Open Badminton Championships 2022. The 20-year-old Lakshya Sen was competing in his maiden BWF Super 1000 final. Axelsen defeated him 21-10, 21-15.
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newsbadminton11 months ago

Learning from the best and creating a space of his own, Lakshya Sen

It must not be easy being Lakshya Sen, especially when you have, recently, won a world championship medal, and the hopes of a few million Indian badminton supporters rest on your shoulders. Lakshya has managed to establish himself as India's prime hope in any competition he participates in.
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newsbadminton1 year ago

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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newsbadminton2 years ago

2021 India Open | Kento Momota, Carolina Marin among top players; event to be held behind closed doors

Top International shuttler,s including Kento Momota and Carolina Marin, will feature in the upcoming 2021 India Open, with the tournament set to be staged behind closed owing to the pandemic situation. The tournament is one of the few remaining qualifying events for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
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newsbadminton4 years 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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newsbadminton4 years 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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