newsbadminton3 months ago

CWG 2018 | Saina Nehwal wins gold as PV Sindhu, Srikanth settle for silver in Singles

Saina Nehwal stunned many with her 21-18, 23-21 win over PV Sindhu in the Women’s Singles Final event as she clinched the gold medal. In the other game, India’s prime medal contender Kidambi Srikanth went down 21-19, 14-21, 14-21 against Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei in Men’s Singles final.
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newsbadminton4 months ago

All England Championships 2018 | Kidambi Srikanth could end tournament as World No. 1

After Viktor Axelsen pulled out of the All England Championships due to injury, Kidambi Srikanth has a chance of making it all the way to the World No. 1 spot if he wins. However, Srikanth’s ranking will also depend on the performances of Son Wan Ho and Lee Chong Wei in Birmingham.
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newsbadminton4 months ago

2018 All England Championships | Lee Chong Wei critical of BWF's new service rule

Lee Chong Wei has in no uncertain words criticised the new service rule implemented by the BWF which states that a shuttlecock shall be held less than 1.15 meters from a court's surface before serving. He insisted that the rule should be tested in smaller tournaments first rather than bigger ones.
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newsbadminton4 months ago

Kidambi Srikanth prioritizes CWG gold over World No.1 ranking

Kidambi Srikanth has stated that winning a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games is more important than securing the World No.1 ranking. The star Indian shuttler has also added that the Chinese dominance on the badminton circuit has come to an end and the field is wide open at the moment.
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newsbadminton5 months ago

Reports : Lee Chong Wei reveals he was approached by match-fixer

Lee Chong Wei has disclosed an incident which occurred a few years ago when a match-fixer tried to contact him, but he had rejected the approach. The Malaysian has also added that he feels ashamed about two of his compatriots being under investigation for their alleged involvement in fixing.
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newsbadmintona year ago

Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei, Taufik Hidayat to play exhibition badminton match in Mumbai

Badminton stars Taufik Hidayat, Lee Yong Dae, Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan and Peter Gade will visit Mumbai on November 4 as part of the Legends’ Vision World Tour where they will interact with fans and players. According to the schedule, they will play exhibition matches at National Sports Club of India.
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newsbadmintona year ago

Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan to skip Indian Open

Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan have decided to skip the Indian Open badminton in order to prepare for the Malaysian Open that starts on April 4. Both players have been on a winning streak with Malaysian Chong Wei bagging the All-England Open while China's Dan won the Swiss Open last week.
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featurebadminton2 years ago

Five best Badminton players of all time

The sport of badminton has seen some of the best athletes and technically astute players over the last 30 odd years. As the sport moved into the new millennium, the players started becoming even more physically and technically dominant and we saw rivalries develop that took players to new heights.
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newsbadminton2 years ago

PV Sindhu wins BWF Most Improved Player award

PV Sindhu won the most improved player award at the Badminton World Federation’s annual function held in Dubai. Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei was declared the best men's player while the Japanese pair of Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi won the honour in the women's category.
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newsbadminton2 years ago

Olympic badminton seedings released : Saina fifth, Srikanth ninth

Saina Nehwal was seeded fifth, while PV Sindhu was seeded ninth in the Olympic badminton seedings for the women's event at Rio, while Carolina Marin will be the top seed. Kidambi Srikanth received a ninth seeding in the men's draw with the top billing allocated to Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia.
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