reportbadminton2 days ago

China Open | B Sai Praneeth loses to Anthony Ginting, ends India’s challenge

With the seeded players like Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu already eliminated from the tournament, B Sai Praneeth was the nation’s only hope in the quarter-final of the China Open, However, he couldn’t replicate his feat over Anthony Ginting from World Championships and went down 2-1 on Friday.
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newsbadminton3 days ago

PV Sindhu prime contender for gold at Tokyo, says Pullela Gopichand

National coach Pullela Gopichand believes PV Sindhu will be a strong contender for gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics but will also become a target after her World Championships triumph in Basel, last month. Gopichand was very impressed with Sindhu’s aggressive game which won her the title.
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newsbadminton10 days ago

World Championship gold takes care of all previous losses, says PV Sindhu

Reigning BWF World Champion PV Sindhu has stated that her most recent gold medal in Switzerland would be taking care of all her previous final losses that had put her in a spot of bother. Sindhu also revealed that she has kept a separate space in her cabinet for the Olympic gold medal.
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newsbadminton11 days ago

Will have to prepare new strategy to counter my opponents now, says PV Sindhu

Newly crowned World champion P.V. Sindhu says she will be marked by opponents and she will have to prepare a new strategy for every game to maintain her hold on international badminton. After the historic World Championships gold, Sindhu will next play at the China Open and Korea Open in September.
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newsbadminton13 days ago

Don’t think Indian badminton’s future sustainable, says Pullela Gopichand

Pullela Gopichand has quite surprisingly stated that the future of Indian badminton would be unstable if they kept following this model, where the next generation hasn’t been given much time. He also said that while the Sports Authority of India is supportive, they lack knowledge about badminton.
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newsbadminton14 days ago

Kim Ji Hyun's proposed changes helped me, reveals PV Sindhu

PV Sindhu has revealed that new foreign coach Kim Ji Hyun's proposed changes to her playing style had a lasting impact as the outcome could be seen in her game of late. The defending world champion also stated that she was more prepared than ever for the match as was reflected in her aggression.
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newsbadminton23 days ago

PV Sindhu to play at China Open next

Reigning BWF World Championships title-holder PV Sindhu would be taking part in the Super 1000 tournament China Open, scheduled to begin from September 17. The championship would also be seeing the likes of Saina Nehwal, B Sai Praneeth, Kidambi Srikanth, and other shuttlers competing.
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newsbadmintona month ago

I went in thinking as just another match, says PV Sindhu

PV Sindhu has revealed that she didn’t prepare for the final as some special match and went in against old nemesis Nozomi Okuhara as just another clash that she has had so many times in the past. The 24-year-old became the first Indian ever to win the BWF World Championships last Sunday.
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featurebadmintona month 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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newsbadmintona month ago

BWF World Championships | Pullela Gopichand lauds the manner of PV Sindhu’s victory

Long-time coach of PV Sindhu, who has been beside her in all the major finals that she has reached, Pullela Gopichand was all praise for the absolute dominance that the shuttler showed in the final on Sunday. He also revealed that the Olympics would be tough for Indian badminton this time.
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