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newsbadmintona month ago

BWF World Championship | B Sai Praneeth ousted in first round, Kidambi Srikanth advances

India shuttler B Sai Praneeth's poor run of form continued at the BWF World Championship 2021, as he lost his opening encounter to Mark Caljouw from the Netherlands despite winning the opening game. The 2019 bronze medal winner suffered a 17-21, 21-7, 21-18 loss against the world no.28.
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newsbadminton3 months ago

2021 Denmark Open | PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth progress to second round with easy wins

India’s ace shuttler PV Sindhu made a stunning return to the international circuit by winning her opening round match at the 2021 Denmark Open with an easy win over Turkey’s Neslihan Yigit 21-12, 21-10. Meanwhile, Kidambi Srikanth defeated compatriot B Sai Praneeth to progress to the second round.
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newsbadminton3 months 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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newsbadminton4 months 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.
sounak mullick
newsbadminton4 months 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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newsbadminton4 months 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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newsbadminton5 months 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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featurebadminton8 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Meet your Olympians - Indian Badminton Team

Badminton was supposed to be one of India's stronger suits at the upcoming 2021 Tokyo Olympics, but the scene is different altogether now with a few possibles failing to make the cut due to the lack of qualifying events. However, the four qualified shuttlers can still put on a strong show for India.
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newsbadminton9 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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newsbadminton9 months ago

Indian shuttlers to leave for Malaysia and Singapore via Doha amid travel restrictions

Top shuttlers like Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal might leave for Malaysia and Singapore for their respective tournaments via Doha with no direct flights connecting from India owing to the pandemic situation. The Indian duo are aiming to qualify for the 2021 Tokyo Olympic in the upcoming events.
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