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Asian Games more competitive than Commonwealth Games, says Ashwini Ponnappa

Ashwini Ponnappa has stated that the Asian Games is tougher than the Commonwealth Games with the likes of China, Japan, Korea and others participating. She further added that the team will try to replicate their Incheon games display and with a podium finish being the ultimate goal.
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India is in no way less than any other badminton powerhouse, says PV Sindhu

PV Sindhu believes that badminton as a sport has garnered a lot of popularity throughout India and is not just confined to a few individuals. While admitting that there was a rivalry between her and Saina Nehwal, Sindhu was quick to point out that the competition helps both players perform better.
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No number of losses would be enough to stop me, says PV Sindhu in open letter

Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu has stated that no amount of defeats would be enough to make her stop believing in herself. The World No. 3 has also reminded her fans and well-wishers that the Commonwealth Games final defeat to Saina Nehwal doesn’t mean the end of her as she’ll come back stronger.
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CWG 2018 | Pullela Gopichand believes better scheduling could have won India a couple more medals

Pullela Gopichand believes that if not for the tight scheduling, the Indian shuttlers could’ve won a couple of more medals at the Gold Coast Games. He also rated the gold medal in the team event as the highlight of the Games while calling the final between Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu fantastic.
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CWG 2018 | Saina Nehwal wins gold as PV Sindhu, Srikanth settle for silver in Singles

Saina Nehwal stunned many with her 21-18, 23-21 win over PV Sindhu in the Women’s Singles Final event as she clinched the gold medal. In the other game, India’s prime medal contender Kidambi Srikanth went down 21-19, 14-21, 14-21 against Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei in Men’s Singles final.
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CWG 2018 | 35-year-old Mary Kom wins her first Commonwealth Games gold medal

Indian pugilist Mary Kom has defeated Northern Ireland’s Kristina O’ Hara by a unanimous decision in the Women’s 45-48kg final bout to win her first CWG gold and hand India its 18th in Gold Coast. This takes India’s medal tally to 43, which comprises 14 bronze medals and 11 silver medals.
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CWG 2018 | Saina Nehwal holds nerve in fourth game to help India win first CWG gold

Indian shuttlers put up a splendid performance yet again in the finals of the Commonwealth Games 2018 to secure their first-ever Gold medal at the Games. The victory over Malaysia gave India their 10th Gold medal at the Games and the team has a certain Saina Nehwal to thank for holding her nerves.
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CWG 2018 | Indian shuttlers thrash Sri Lanka 5-0 in Team opener

The Indian shuttlers put up a show in Gold Coast as they blanked Sri Lanka 5-0 in the Team event of their opening tie in the 2018 Commonwealth Games. After a shaky start that saw Ruthvika Gadde and Pranaav Chopra drop a game, the rest of the team took just two games each to secure the win.
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PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth top-seeded for the upcoming CWG

India’s star shuttlers PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth have been given the top seeding in their respective women's and men's singles badminton competitions for the upcoming CWG. On the other hand, Saina Nehwal is seeded second in the women’s group and HS Prannoy is seeded third in the men’s division.
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Badminton’s new service rule won’t be used at CWG 2018

Badminton’s new service rule, which has been under the scanner, has been scrapped for the time being. A message was circulated to the national associations stating that the CWF and BWF have agreed that the new service rule will not be used in the upcoming quadrennial event in Gold Coast.
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