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newsbadmintona month ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal's qualification hopes officially over

Indian badminton stars Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal’s hopes for securing a quota at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics are officially over, with the BWF declaring that there would be no qualifying tournaments ahead of the event. Only four shuttlers from India have qualified for the mega-event.
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newsbadminton2 months ago

BAI writes to BWF after postponement of Malaysia Open, seeks clarity on Tokyo qualification

The suspension of the Malaysia Open is a huge blow for shuttlers like Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth, who were aiming to qualify for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics in the same. With just one qualifying event left, the BAI enquired the BWF regarding the qualification scenario for the remaining slots.
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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The Indian badminton team has withdrawn its name from the Malaysian Open after its government imposed a ban on Indian travellers owing to the surge of Covid-19 cases in India.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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newsbadminton4 months ago

Swiss Open 2021 | PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and Aajay Jayaram enter quarter-finals

Top Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and Ajay Jayaram all qualified for the quarter-finals of the 2021 Swiss Open on Thursday. Meanwhile, India’s mixed doubles pair - Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponappa and men’s doubles pair - Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also scripted wins.
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newsbadminton4 months ago

Swiss Open 2021 | Kidambi Srikanth and Sourabh Verma enter second round, HS Prannoy eliminated

Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Sourabh Verma entered the second round of the ongoing Swiss Open, while H.S. Prannoy was eliminated from the meet. Reigning world champion P.V. Sindhu and 2012 Olympics Bronze medallist Saina Nehwal will both begin their campaign on Thursday.
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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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newsbadminton7 months ago

I'm definitely in the race for 2021 Tokyo Olympics, asserts Saina Nehwal

Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal has asserted that she is all geared up and working hard for the upcoming 2021 Tokyo Olympics. The Olympic medallist is all set to make her comeback in professional badminton during the BWF Asian Tour which has been pushed back to January 2021.
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newsbadminton8 months ago

Not thinking about qualifying for the Olympics, reveals Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal stated that she is not thinking about qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics as of now, rather she is trying improving her fitness and taking care of her injuries going forward. The Olympic Bronze medallist, who is the 22-ranked player in the world, pulled out of the Denmark Open recently.
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newsbadminton10 months ago

Badminton national camp kick-starts in Hyderabad ahead of Thomas and Uber Cup

The national badminton camp for players preparing for the Thomas and Uber Cup has started in Hyderabad, on Monday. Meanwhile, P.V. Sindhu has already opted out of the Uber Cup due to personal reasons, even though she hasn’t informed her participation in the Denmark Open 1 and Denmark Masters.
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