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newsbadminton2 months ago

2021 India Open | 13 international stars including Carolina Marin withdraw amid Covid-19 surge in Delhi

As many 13 international badminton stars have withdrawn from the 2021 India Open Super 500 amidst the rising number of Covid-19 cases in New Delhi. Among the big names, former world no.1 Carolina Marin will skip the tournament, with Denmark’s Anders Antonsen and Rasmus Gemke also following suit.
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newsbadminton2 months 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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newsbadminton2 years ago

Satwik and Chirag enter top 10 rankings after dream run at French Open

India’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty reclaimed a spot in the top 10 of the latest badminton rankings after their dream run at the BWF French Open. Despite their quarter-final exits, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal maintained their spot at sixth and ninth respectively.
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featurebadminton2 years ago

Should unbridled rage be PV Sindhu's only way forward

A maddening frown on her face as she walked across the court, accompanied with occasional, raving yells and almost no eye-contact with her opponent, who has always cut across a pleasant figure both on and off the court. That was PV Sindhu at the St. Jakobshalle on Sunday, before she won.
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newsbadminton2 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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newsbadminton2 years ago

Malaysia Masters | Saina Nehwal qualifies for semi-finals as Kidambi Srikanth gets eliminated in quarter-final

Saina Nehwal has made it to the semi-finals of the ongoing Malaysia Masters badminton tournament after defeating Nozomi Okuhara in straight games in the quarter-final battle. On the other hand, Kidambi Srikanth lost to Son Wan Ho of South Korea to get knocked out from the tournament.
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newsbadminton2 years ago

PBL 2018 | Olympics final was a great moment for me, says PV Sindhu

PV Sindhu has mentioned that the 2016 Rio Olympics final was one of the greatest moments for her career even though she lost and could manage only a silver medal there. She has also stated that the BWF World Tour Finals win will give a lot of confidence to her for the matches in 2019.
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newsbadminton2 years ago

Carolina Marin, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal welcome new BWF rule

PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal have welcomed new BWF rule that makes it mandatory for the top 15 men's and women's shuttlers to play a minimum of 12 tournaments in a year. Meanwhile, Carolina Marin declared that it was not fair to force players to play so many tournaments in a calendar year.
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newsbadminton3 years ago

PBL 2018 | Saina Nehwal believes PBL has helped a lot of shuttlers improve their standard

Saina Nehwal has asserted that the Premier Badminton League (PBL) has helped a lot of shuttlers and the tournament is getting wider day by day in the country. She has also underlined the fact that the noise created by the spectators present at a venue can have both negative and positive impact.
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newsbadminton3 years ago

PBL 2018 | Carolina Marin to face-off against PV Sindhu in season opener

Top shuttlers, Carolina Marin and PV Sindhu, are scheduled to go up against each other in the season opener of this year’s Pro Badminton League in Mumbai on December 22. Left-handed Marin will represent new franchise Pune Aces while Sindhu will turn out for the Hyderabad Hunters side.
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