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newsbadminton2 months ago

Badminton is the most developed sport in India in the past decade, claims Pullela Gopichand

Pullela Gopichand has stated that Badminton is the most flourishing sport in India, given the fact of how the game has developed in India in the past decade. The former All England champion started coaching in 2004 when there weren’t enough courts in Hyderabad, but the scene has changed now.
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newsbadmintona year ago

PV Sindhu to play at China Open next

Reigning BWF World Championships title-holder PV Sindhu would be taking part in the Super 1000 tournament China Open, scheduled to begin from September 17. The championship would also be seeing the likes of Saina Nehwal, B Sai Praneeth, Kidambi Srikanth, and other shuttlers competing.
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newsbadmintona year ago

Had multiple strategies against Lin Dan, reveals HS Prannoy

HS Prannoy has stated that he came into the clash against Chinese legend Lin Dan with more than one strategy and he executed most of them to perfection in the three-game win on Tuesday. This was Prannoy’s third win over Lin Dan in the five times that they have met each other on court.
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featurebadmintona year ago

BWF World Championships | Indian shuttlers start litmus test with easy draws

In what will be a big test for the Indian shuttlers ahead of the Tokyo Olympics next year, they have been handed easy draws to begin with in the first round of the BWF World Championships. A huge blow for India would be the injuries to Swastiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, who pulled out.
Subhayan Dutta
featurebadmintona year ago

Swastiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty’s win more a success story than glory

One would be wrong to assume Swastisairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty’s Thailand Open title special just because they defeated Chinese World Champions Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen to it, and thereby pulling up an over-brimming possibility for India in men’s doubles event at the World Championship.
Subhayan Dutta
newsbadmintona year ago

Japan Open | PV Sindhu, B Sai Praneeth advance, HS Prannoy bows out

Indian shuttlers held their claim in three events with PV Sindhu and B Sai Praneeth winning their respective singles clash while HS Prannoy went down in straight games further reducing India’s contention. While the men’s doubles duo advance in the other match, the mixed duo went down.
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newsbadmintona year 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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newsbadmintona year ago

Confident about how I'm playing against top players, says Kidambi Srikanth

Kidambi Srikanth has expressed that he is confident on how he is playing against all the top players and is now aiming to do well in the upcoming tournaments in 2019 ahead of the Tokyo Olympics next year. Srikanth also talked about the domination of the left-handers in world badminton.
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reportbadmintona year 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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newsbadmintona year 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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