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featurebadminton19 days 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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newsbadminton2 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The Indian badminton team has withdrawn its name from the Malaysian Open after its government imposed a ban on Indian travellers owing to the surge of Covid-19 cases in India.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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newsbadminton2 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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newsbadminton2 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Looking forward to playing in the Olympics and winning a medal, states Sai Praneeth

Indian shuttler Sai Praneeth is looking forward to play at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and also eyeing to win a medal in the same. No Indian male has won a medal at the spectacle, with Parupalli Kashyap and Kidmabi Srikanth produced best performances with quarter-final finishes in 2012 and 2016.
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newsbadminton2 months ago

We have lost freedom to train in post Covid-19 era, laments Kidambi Srikanth

Indian ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth feels that badminton players have lost the freedom to train according to their time in the post-Covid-19 era. At the moemnt, he is preparing for the 2021 Indian Open and also aiming for qualification to the Tokyo Olympics, which begins on July 23 later this year.
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featurebadminton4 months ago

Safe environment will assure full participation at 2021 Tokyo Olympics, claims Chirag Shetty

The 2021 Tokyo Olympics is less than six months away, almost 40% of the athlete quota places across all disciplines are yet to be earned. In a race against time, the Sports federations are in a fix, whether to stage the qualifiers or leave the final rankings to decide the fate of the aspirants.
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newsbadminton2 years ago

Fifth edition of Premier Badminton League to start on Jan 20

The date of the commencement of the fifth edition of the Premier Badminton League has been announced and it's set to start early next year on January 20, 2020. Top Indian shuttlers like PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy, B Sai Praneeth, and many others are expected to participate in it again.
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newsbadminton2 years ago

Saina Nehwal suffers another first-round exit at China Open

Saina Nehwal’s lackluster run of form continued as she crashed out in the opening round of the China Open at Fozhou on Wednesday to local favourite Cai Yan Yan in straight games. However, her husband Parupalli Kashyap moved through to the second round after a comfortable 43-minute win.
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newsbadminton2 years ago

Sai Praneeth gets to career-best BWF ranking

Indian badminton player B Sai Praneeth has reached the 11th spot on the recently-released BWF World Rankings as he jumped one place up on the list. On the other hand, star Indian female shuttler PV Sindhu continued at the sixth place on the rankings which were released on Tuesday.
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reportbadminton2 years ago

BWF Denmark Open | PV Sindhu, Sameer Verma, Sai Praneeth bow out in round 2

PV Sindhu has bowed out of the ongoing BWF Denmark Open after she was beaten by South Korea’s An Se Young in the second round. Sameer Verma and Sai Praneeth have also been knocked out of the competition after they lost their respective second-round matches against Chen Long and Kento Momota.
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