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newsbadminton7 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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newsbadminton2 years ago

Jwala Gutta becomes part of 'Me Too' movement, rakes up mental harassment complaints and selection biases

Jwala Gutta took to Twitter on Monday to mention instances of sexual harassment by joining the 'me too' movement that has taken India by storm and has been causing aftermath the world over. She claimed negligence from top resulted in her being sidelined and eventually ending her career.
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newsbadminton2 years ago

Prajakta Sawant lashes at BAI for her withdrawal from Badminton World Championships

Prajakta Sawant has come out and rebuked Badminton Association of India (BAI) for withdrawing her name without consent from the mixed doubles category of Badminton World Championships. Jwala Gutta extended her support to Sawant in the whole fiasco and stated that she has been through this as well.
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newsbadminton3 years ago

Jwala Gutta slams Pullela Gopichand for neglecting her

Indian badminton star Jwala Gutta has lashed out at Pullela Gopichand, saying she deserved to be treated better for the numerous titles she has won for the country. The 33-year old also stated that the reason behind the success of singles players is the support they get, which was unlike her case.
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newsbadminton3 years ago

Carolina Marin was possibly stumped, says Ashwini Ponnappa

Red Bull athlete, Ashwini Ponnappa said Carolina Marin was possibly stumped due to the lack of knowledge of her abilities as a singles player, which allowed the Indian to take a game off the Olympic champion in the Premier Badminton League in January. Ponnappa also spoke of her future plans.
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newsbadminton3 years ago

Indian badminton players criticize PBL's eleven point system

Indian ace PV Sindhu has been critical of the eleven point format, currently used in the PBL, stating that the players don't get enough time to strategize in the short format. Other Indian players Saina Nehwal and Jwala Gutta had also said that the new system is not as effective as the longer one.
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reportbadminton4 years ago

PBL 2017 | Warriors beat Delhi to dethrone Chennal as table toppers

Awadhe Warriors notched up their second successive win in the Premier Badminton League with a 6-(-1) rout of Delhi Acers. The clash also saw Indian star Saina Nehwal secure her first win of the 2017 season when she convincingly overcame the challenge of Thai Nichaon Jindapon.
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newsbadminton4 years ago

PBL 2017 | Delhi Acers – Fixtures, Schedule, Players List

After their disappointing outing in 2013, Delhi Acers bounced back in the second edition to win the tournament by defeating Mumbai Rockets in the final on their home ground. The defending champions have once again put together a strong team with World no.2 Jan Jorgensen leading from the front.
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newsbadminton4 years ago

PBL Auction | Sindhu beats Saina in the price race while Carolina Marin most expensive player

Chennai Smashers paid Rs 39 lakh to keep Indian ace P.V. Sindhu at the franchise while her Indian compatriot, Saina Nehwal's services were also retained by the Awadhe Warriors for just Rs 33 lakh. Carolina Marin stole the show when Hyderabad Hunters shelled out Rs 61.5 lakh for the Olympic champion.
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newsbadminton4 years ago

Saina Nehwal moves to No.5 in world rankings; Jwala-Ashwini fall four spots

Olympics bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal rose one spot in the latest BWF rankings to move to fifth in the latest rankings. PV Sindhu and K.Srikanth held on to their No.10 and No.11 spots respectively, while women’s doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa slipped four places to reach 20th.
Arun S Kaimal