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newsbadminton2 days ago

Thomas and Uber Cup 2021: India's campaign ends after men's team lose to Denmark in quarters

Team India's campaign ended at the Thomas and Uber Cup in Denmark, after the hosts beat the men's team in the quarter-final 1-3. It all started with former world no.1 Kidambi Srikanth losing his match against Viktor Axelsen comfortably. Only the pair of Satwiksairaj and Chirag managed a win.
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newsbadminton3 days ago

Thomas and Uber Cup 2021: Kidambi Srikanth feels he is 'one big win away' from striking form

India's Kidambi Srikanth is going through the worst patch of form in his career, but the former world no.1 is confident of making it count in the upcoming matches. The Indian, who missed out on an Olympics berth, feels that a turnaround will happen soon, and a big win is on the cards.
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newsbadminton10 days ago

Thomas and Uber Cup 2021: Men in with chance to qualify for playoffs, women rely heavily on Saina Nehwal

The latest edition of Thomas & Uber Cup will get underway from October 9, and after a dismal Sudirman Cup, the Indian teams will look to have a better campaign in Denmark. The biggest boost for the Indians will be the return of Saina Nehwal, but it remains to be seen how she fares in competition.
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newsbadminton18 days ago

Sudirman Cup 2021 | India bow out after 4-1 win over hosts Finland

India bowed out of the Sudirman Cup after a 4-1 win over Finland in their final Group A match on Wednesday. Kidambi Srikanth finally won his first match of the tournament, as did Malvika Bansod. Unfortunately, the men's doubles pair of MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila lost their match.
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newsbadminton21 days ago

Sudirman Cup 2021 | India ousted after 0-5 defeat to China, to play Finland in last group match

Team India have been knocked out of the Sudirman Cup, after they were humiliated 0-5 by China on Monday. The team lost all matches convincingly, with B Sai Praneeth proving to be the biggest disappointment of the day. The doubles team of MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila did put up a brave fight though.
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newsbadminton23 days ago

Sudirman Cup 2021 | With top players absent, Indians face stiff test in group stages

After the high of PV Sindhu's bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics, badminton action resumes after a gap of a month, when the best in the world will rub shoulders in the Sudirman Cup, in Finland, commencing on September 26th.
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newsbadmintona month 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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newsbadminton5 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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newsbadminton5 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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newsbadminton5 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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