featurebadminton12 days ago

Unassertive Kidambi Srikanth remains helpless India’s biggest hope

Injury has been often the differentiator between the best in the world and the best of the rest. For Kidambi Srikanth, however, injuries were the lesser significant element of the heady mix that brought his downfall. Despite popular opinion, it has always been his inconsistency, in epic proportions.
Subhayan Dutta
newsbadminton19 days ago

Thailand Open champions Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy break into Top 10

Newly crowned Thailand Open winners - Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy - jumped seven places to find themselves at number nine in updated badminton rankings. Meanwhile, Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth, Sameer Verma and B Sai Praneeth remained at the same position in the singles rankings.
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newsbadminton24 days ago

Thailand Open | Saina Nehwal, K Srikanth bow out as Sai Praneeth advances

Most of the big guns’ challenge in the Thailand Open ended on Thursday with the likes of Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth, and P Kashyap lost their matches in their respective events. However, the Indian contingent’s contention is still kept alive by B Sai Praneeth and the young men’s doubles pair.
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newsbadminton25 days ago

Thailand Open | K Srikanth, Saina Nehwal advance as Sameer Verma bows out

India started well in the Super 500 event in the absence of big stars with the likes of Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy, many more advancing into the second round. However, with numerous Indian participants, there were casualties too that included brothers Sameer Verma and Sourabh Verma.
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newsbadmintona month ago

Indonesia Open | PV Sindhu advances into quarters, Kidambi Srikanth crashes out

Three out of four challenges in the four separate events of the Indonesia Open came to end as PV Sindhu lived up to the billing while Kidambi Srikanth crashed out in their respective matches. The mixed doubles and men’s doubles event saw the Indian pairs losing in straight games.
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reportbadmintona month ago

BWF Indonesia Open | Kidambi Srikanth beats Kenta Nishimoto; PV Sindhu outplays Aya Ohori

Eight-seed Kidambi Srikanth registered a comfortable straight game-win against Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto with a scoreline of 21-14, 21-13 at the ongoing BWF Indonesia Open on Wednesday. In addition to that, PV Sindhu registered an 11-21, 21-15, 21-15 win against Japan’s Aya Ohori in the first round.
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newsbadmintona month ago

Indonesia Open | PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth get easy draw early on

The Indian contingent would be hoping for an encouraging start in the Indonesia Open with PV Sindhu hardly facing a strong opponent until the semis in the women’s singles. However, the men’s singles contenders have a trickier task ahead of them with numerous nuts to crack before they reach there.
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newsbadminton3 months ago

SAI accepts proposal to hire badminton coach Mohammed Siyadath Ullah under TOP scheme

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has included badminton coach Mohammed Siyadath Ullah in its Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS). The inclusion of Siyadath Ullah will be helpful for the men’s shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy, and Sameer Verma ahead of their Tokyo Olympics preparations.
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featurebadminton3 months ago

The Indian Badminton Story

Over the last few days, an absolute prerequisite for a good story has taken over everyone’s veins. And while Tyrion Lannister’s last ever great speech might have something to do with it, it was Lisa Cron, who had previously pointed out its absolute significance in evolution over opposable thumbs.
Subhayan Dutta
reportbadminton4 months ago

Badminton Asia Championships | Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Sameer Verma qualify for Round 2, Kidambi Srikanth bows out

Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu have qualified for the second round of the ongoing Badminton Asia Championships in the women’s singles events. On the other hand, Kidambi Srikanth has crashed out from the first round in the men’s singles while Sameer Verma has started his campaign with a win. 
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