newsbadminton2 months ago

BWF Australian Open | PV Sindhu, Sameer Verma hopeful of strong showing in Australia

PV Sindhu, who reached the semis of the Indian Open and the Singapore Open, will aim to end her title drought this season by going the distance in the upcoming Australian Open. Meanwhile, compatriot Sameer Verma will be eyeing revenge against Malaysia’s Lee Zii Jia in the first round.
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newsbadminton2 months ago

SAI accepts proposal to hire badminton coach Mohammed Siyadath Ullah under TOP scheme

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has included badminton coach Mohammed Siyadath Ullah in its Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS). The inclusion of Siyadath Ullah will be helpful for the men’s shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy, and Sameer Verma ahead of their Tokyo Olympics preparations.
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reportbadminton2 months ago

Sudirman Cup 2019 | India succumb to humiliating 0-5 loss to China

India ended their Sudirman Cup campaign on a terrible note as they went down 5-0 against hosts China in their last group stage match of the tournament. After they had lost 3-2 to Malaysia on Tuesday, the match against China was a do-or-die one for the Kidmabi Srikanth-led side.
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featurebadminton2 months ago

Sudirman Cup 2019 | Inconsistent Indian shuttlers leave fans little to be excited about

After reaching the quarterfinals of the 2011 and 2017 editions, the 2018 Commonwealth Games mixed team gold medalists India have been pitted with 10-time Sudirman Cup winners China this time. However, their erratic and injury-returned shuttlers are instilling very little confidence in fans.
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reportbadminton3 months ago

Badminton Asia Championships | PV Sindhu, Sameer Verma advance to quarterfinals

After a mixed opening to their campaign, India have extended their winning run into the quarter-finals of the Badminton Asia Championships as PV Sindhu and Sameer Verma registered respective wins. The mixed doubles pair of Utkarsh Arora and Karishma Wadkar, however, was ousted early in the day.
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reportbadminton3 months ago

Badminton Asia Championships | Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Sameer Verma qualify for Round 2, Kidambi Srikanth bows out

Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu have qualified for the second round of the ongoing Badminton Asia Championships in the women’s singles events. On the other hand, Kidambi Srikanth has crashed out from the first round in the men’s singles while Sameer Verma has started his campaign with a win. 
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newsbadminton3 months ago

Asian Badminton Championship | HS Prannoy, B Sai Praneeth blame BAI after missing out

HS Prannoy and B Sai Praneeth have blamed the Badminton Association of India (BAI) and said that administrative mistakes by the association have barred them from participating in the tournament. Kidambi Srikanth and Sameer Verma are the two Indians in the men’s singles for the Championship.
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newsbadminton3 months ago

BWF Singapore Open | PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, and Saina Nehwal progress to quarterfinal

India’s strong run in the Singapore Open continued as the big three PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, and Saina Nehwal registered wins against Mia Blichfeldt, Pornpawee Chochuwong, and Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus respectively. However, Parupalli Kashyap and HS Prannoy bowed out of the tournament.
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newsbadminton3 months ago

Singapore Open | Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy advance as Sai Praneeth gets eliminated

Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy, and Sameer Verma commenced their Singapore Open campaigns with victories against Sitthikom Thammasin, Brice Leverdez, and Suppanyu Avihingsanon respectively. However, Sai Praneeth had to go down fighting against top-seeded Kento Momota of Japan in a tensed match.
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newsbadminton4 months ago

India Open | Sai Praneeth sets up all Indian quarter-final against Kidambi Srikanth

All the bog hopefuls registered easy wins in round two with Kidambi Srikanth beating Lu Guangzu and PV Sindhu overcoming the challenge of Deng Joy Xuan. In other matches, B Sai Praneeth beat Sameer Verma, while HS Prannoy got the better of Jan o Jorgensen to set-up a clash with Viktor Axelsen.
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