newsbadmintona month ago

Hyderabad Open | Sourabh Verma wins men's singles title; Ashwini Ponnappa, N Sikki Reddy finish second

Sourabh Verma bagged the men's singles title at the recently concluded Hyderabad Open by defeating Singapore's Loh Kean Yew in the final on Sunday. Meanwhile, women's doubles duo of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy lost to Koreans - Baek Ha Na and Jung Kyung Eun by a 25-17, 25-17 margin.
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newsbadmintona month ago

Hyderabad Open | Sourabh Verma and Ashwini Ponnappa-N Sikki Reddy reach finals

Sourabh Verma entered the men’s singles final with a 23-21, 21-16 straight-game win over Iskandar Zulkarnain of Malaysia at the ongoing BWF Hyderabad Open. Meanwhile, women’s doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy defeated Hong Kong’s Fan Ka Yan and Wu Yi Ting in the semis.
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newsbadminton2 months ago

Japan Open | PV Sindhu advances, Kidambi Srikanth ousted in first round

PV Sindhu extended her fine form in the Japan Open with an easy win over China’s Hue Yan, while Kidambi Srikanth lost to compatriot HS Prannoy in his very first match of the campaign. While A Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy couldn’t advance, Ponappa and S Reddy did in mixed doubles.
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newsbadminton2 months ago

Bwf Indonesia Open Round-up | Ashiwni Ponnappa, N Sikki Reddy bow out in first round

India's women's duo of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy started their Indonesia Open campaign poorly as they were ousted in their very first match against Malaysia's Vivian Hoo Yap Cheng Wen. Men's pair of Swastiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty defeated Malaysia’s Goh Sze Fei and Nur Izzuddin.
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featurebadminton4 months ago

The Indian Badminton Story

Over the last few days, an absolute prerequisite for a good story has taken over everyone’s veins. And while Tyrion Lannister’s last ever great speech might have something to do with it, it was Lisa Cron, who had previously pointed out its absolute significance in evolution over opposable thumbs.
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reportbadminton4 months ago

Sudirman Cup 2019 | India close to early elimination after losing 2-3 to Malaysia

India succumbed to a must and easy win leg against Malaysia in the first group match of the Sudirman Cup as the contingent stares at an early elimination from the mixed team championship. India could only win their mixed doubles and the women’s singles match losing the other three.
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newsbadminton4 months ago

Sudirman Cup 2019 | The draw is very tough, believes Pullela Gopichand

Ahead of India’s campaign at the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship, chief national coach Pullela Gopichand has mentioned that the draw for the Indians is “very tough”. However, he has further added that the Indian shuttlers have trained hard and their target is to bag a medal.
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featurebadminton4 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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reportbadminton6 months ago

Malaysia Open 2019 | Sameer Verma loses in first round as mixed doubles duo progresses

Sameer Verma had come to his opening match of the tournament as the second favourite against Shi Yuqi and put up a tremendous fight before eventually running out of fuel. In other games, N Sikki Reddy got the job done with Pranaav Jerry Chopra, but she faltered alongside Ashwini Ponnappa.
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newsbadminton7 months ago

Reports | India’s doubles badminton coach Tan Kim Her resigns

According to a report by Scroll.in, India’s doubles badminton coach Tan Kim Her has stepped down around 18 months before the completion of his tenure. His tenure was to end only after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics but he has resigned from the position citing personal reasons behind the decisions.
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