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Ten Women Who Carry India's Medal Hopes
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) The medal rounds of the Tokyo Olympics begin on Saturday -- and India enters the race with a grand total of 28 medals bagged across all the editions of the Olympics it has participated in since 1920. That was the year India sent its first team to the Games.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Badminton,Other Sports
2026 BWF World Championships allotted to India
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The Badminton World Federation has allotted the BWF World Championships to India for 2026, it was announced on Tuesday.
2021-07-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Sindhu, Praneeth draw tough knockout opponents in Tokyo Olympics
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) India's PV Sindhu, gunning for her second successive medal, and B Sai Praneeth were handed a difficult draw and are slated to face tricky opponents in the knockout stages of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, starting on July 23.
2021-07-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Badminton
Billion hearts waiting for Sindhu to better silver medal at Tokyo
Amaravati, July 7 (IANS) Pusarla Venkata Sindhu, a name that needs no introduction in India, is all set to wield her badminton racquet in her second Olympics in Tokyo, even as a billion hearts wait for her to better the silver medal she won five years ago.
2021-07-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Badminton
Gopichand not part of 9-member badminton contingent for Tokyo
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Chief national coach Pullela Gopichand will not be on the court-side when PV Sindhu starts the campaign for her second Olympic medal at Tokyo later this month.
2021-07-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Malaysia picks badminton stars as flagbearers for Olympic opening
Kuala Lumpur, July 6 (IANS) Men's singles badminton player Lee Zii Jia will join his veteran teammate Goh Liu Ying as Malaysia's flagbearers at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on July 23, the Olympic Council of Malaysia said on Tuesday.
2021-07-06
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
Odisha recommends Pramod Bhagat for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
Bhubaneswar, July 6 (IANS) The Odisha government has recommended the name of para-badminton player Pramod Bhagat for the country's highest sporting honour, "Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award", for the year 2021.
2021-07-06
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey,Badminton
BWF expresses confidence for top-quality badminton at Olympics
Kuala Lumpur, July 1 (IANS) Badminton fans can expect top quality matches during the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said on Thursday.
2021-07-01
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
China announces 14-member badminton squad for Olympics
Beijing, June 30 (IANS) The Chinese Badminton Association on Wednesday announced its 14-player squad, including the 2016 Olympics champion Chen Long, for the Tokyo Olympic Games.
2021-06-30
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Indian domestic badminton season to begin soon
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) The Badminton Association of India (BAI) has decided to commence the remainder of the 2021-22 domestic season at the earliest and has sounded out the state associations to get their players and officials vaccinated as soon as possible.
2021-06-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Sudirman Cup moved to Finland, World Tour Finals to Indonesia
Kuala Lumpur, June 28 (IANS) The Sudirman Cup Finals 2021 and the BWF World Tour Finals, two key badminton tournaments this year which were originally planned to take place in China, have now been moved to Vantaa, Finland and Bali, Indonesia respectively, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said on Monday.
2021-06-28
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
New initiative to encourage promising badminton talent
Bengaluru, June 17 (IANS) Badminton Gurukul (BG) and Sports School Badminton Academy (SSBA) have joined hands to promote badminton by announcing scholarship in three age groups of under-13, u-16 and u-19 years for boys and girls, chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand said here on Wednesday.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Badminton
Sindhu sends heartfelt message to injured Carolina
Hyderabad, June 2 (IANS) Ace India shuttler PV Sindhu on Wednesday sent a heartfelt message to arch-rival and 2016 Rio Olympics gold medallist, Spain's Carolina Marin, who has withdrawn from the Tokyo Olympics due to an injury.
2021-06-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Badminton
Saina, Srikath miss out on Olympic qualification
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Olympic medallist Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth's hopes of making it to this year's Tokyo Olympic Games ended on Friday as badminton's global governing body said that no more qualifying tournaments would be played due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Saina, Srikanth won't compete in Olympics as qualifiers end
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Olympic medallist Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth's hopes of making it to this year's Tokyo Olympic Games ended on Friday as badminton's global governing body said that no more qualifying tournaments would be played -- due to Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Would like to have breakfast with Serena Williams: Sindhu
Hyderabad, May 25 (IANS) Badminton star and 2016 Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu said that she would like to have breakfast with tennis legend Serena Williams because of her "jovial" and "friendly" nature.
2021-05-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Badminton
Badminton scoring system reform just falls short of approval
Kuala Lumpur, May 22 (IANS) A proposal to change the badminton scoring system to best-of-five games of 11 points from the current best-of-three games of 21 points just fell short of gaining enough votes at the annual Badminton World Federation (BWF) meeting held virtually on Saturday.
2021-05-22
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
Shuttler Palak qualifies for Paralympics
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Teenage para-badminton player Palak Kohli has qualified for Tokyo Paralympic Games which start on August 24.
2021-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Badminton great Padukone making good recovery after Covid
Bengaluru, May 13 (IANS) Former All England champion Prakash Padukone is making good recovery after having been discharged from a Bengaluru hospital where he was admitted for a week due to Covid.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Badminton
Prakash Padukone discharged from hospital
Bengaluru, May 13 (IANS) Former All England champion Prakash Padukone is making good recovery after having been discharged from a Bengaluru hospital where he was admitted for a week due to Covid.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Badminton
Uncertainty for Saina, Srikanth as Oly qualifiers cancelled
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) In a setback for Indians hoping to qualify for this year's Tokyo Olympics, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced on Wednesday the cancellation of the last Olympic qualification event, the Singapore Open, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
BAI seeks clarity from BWF after postponement of Malaysia Open (Ld)
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Badminton Association of India (BAI) said on Friday that it has sought clarity from the world body on the qualification scenario for Indian players following the postponement of the Malaysia Open.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Oly badminton qualifiers: Blow for Indians as Malaysia Open postponed
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The chances of several Indian badminton players hoping to qualify for this year's Tokyo Olympic Games were dealt a body blow on Friday as the Malaysia Open Super 750 tournament was postponed.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Malaysia Open badminton postponed, blow to Indians' Olympic hopes
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Malaysia Open Super 750 badminton tournament has been postponed and will no longer be an Olympic qualification event, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
SAI U-turn after BAI says India not withdrawn from Oly qualifiers
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) There seems to be a communication gap between the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and the Badminton Association of India (BAI). Just over an hour after SAI announced that the Indian badminton team had withdrawn from this month's Malaysia Open Super 750 tournament, BAI contradicted the statement saying it was still in talks with the Malaysian government for allowing Indians to compete there. SAI subsequently did a U-turn on its initial statement.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Blow for Saina, Srikanth as India withdraw from Malaysia Open
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal's chances of making it to this year's Tokyo Olympics are all but over after the Indian contingent withdrew from the Malaysian Open on Thursday. Malaysia has imposed a ban on travellers from India, which is witnessing a massive surge in Covid-19 cases during the second wave.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Padukone recovering from Covid-19 infection
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Former All England champion Prakash Padukone is likely to be discharged from a Bengaluru hospital where he is slowly recovering from the Covid-19 infection.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Badminton
Saina, Srikanth likely to travel to Olympic qualifiers via Doha
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Indian badminton players are likely to travel to Malaysia next month via Doha, Qatar, for the Malaysia Open and subsequently travel to Singapore for the Singapore Open in June, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) said on Thursday.
2021-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Srikanth, Saina's Olympic hopes threatened by Malaysia's travel ban
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Malaysia putting a temporary ban on flights from India may just prove to be the death knell for Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal's hopes of qualifying for this year's Tokyo Olympics.
2021-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
My level will go up if I get fitter: Praneeth
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) India's ace badminton player Sai Praneeth said that he is looking to get fitter to improve the level of his game.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
India Open badminton tournament postponed due to Covid-19
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The India Open Super 500 badminton tournament has been postponed indefinitely due to the rising cases of Covid-19 in New Delhi, Badminton Association of India (BAI) general secretary Ajay Kumar Singhania said in a virtual press conference on Monday.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
India Open to be held behind closed doors from May 11
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Olympic champion Carolina Marin and world No.1 Kento Momota will be the top seeds in the India Open Super 500 badminton tournament which will be held behind closed doors at the KD Jadhav Indoor Hall in New Delhi from May 11-16.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Domestic badminton tournaments in April and May postponed
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Domestic badminton tournaments that were scheduled to be held in April and May have been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) said in a statement on Monday.
2021-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Shuttler Bhagat bags 2 gold, India finish with 20 medals
Dubai, April 4 (IANS) Defending world champion Pramod Bhagat came up with a dominant show to clinch two gold medals as India finished their campaign in the 3rd Sheikh Hamdan bin Al Maktoum Dubai Para Badminton International 2021 with 20 medals on Sunday.
2021-04-04
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Badminton
Indian shuttlers enter finals of Para Badminton International
Dubai, April 4 (IANS) Top Indian shutters, Pramod Bhagat, Sukant Kadam and Nitesh Kumar, had a memorable outing as they sailed into the finals of the singles and doubles events in their respective categories at the 3rd Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dubai Para Badminton International 2021.
2021-04-04
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Badminton
BWF to discuss change in scoring system in annual meeting
Kuala Lumpur, April 3 (IANS) The Badminton World Federation (BWF) will put forth a proposal to alter the badminton scoring system to best-of-five games of 11 points each from the current best-of-three games of 21 points at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 22.
2021-04-03
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
Indian Para shuttlers assured of a rich haul in Dubai event
Dubai, April 3 (IANS) Indian Para shuttlers are in for a rich haul in the season-opening 3rd Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dubai Para Badminton International 2021, ensuring themselves of 17 medals at the Shabab Al Ahli Club on Saturday.
2021-04-03
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Badminton
Dubai para badminton: Top Indians reach knockout stage
Dubai, April 1 (IANS) It was yet another comfortable day for top Indian Para Badminton stars as they advanced to the knockout stage of the 3rd Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dubai Para Badminton International here on Thursday.
2021-04-01
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Badminton
Orleans Masters: Garaga, Panjala lose hard-fought final
Orleans (France), March 28 (IANS) India's Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnu Vardhan Goud Panjala lost to England fourth seeds Ben Lane and Sean Vendy in a hard-fought men's doubles final at the Orleans Masters Super 100 badminton tournament on Sunday.
2021-03-28
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
Orleans badminton: India's Garaga-Panjala in men's doubles final (Ld)
Orleans (France), March 27 (IANS) Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnu Vardhan Goud Panjala on Saturday became the first Indians to enter the men's doubles final of the Orleans Masters Super 100 badminton tournament.
2021-03-27
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
Orleans badminton: India's Garaga-Panjala in men's doubles final
Orleans (France), March 27 (IANS) India's Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnu Vardhan Goud Panjala stormed into the men's doubles final of the Orleans Masters Super 100 badminton tournament here on Saturday.
2021-03-27
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
Orleans Masters badminton: Saina, Ashwini-Sikki in semis (Round-up)
Orleans (France), March 26 (IANS) India's fourth seed Saina Nehwal in women's singles and eighth-seeded women's doubles pair Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy reached the semi-finals of the Orleans Masters Super 100 badminton tournament on Friday.
2021-03-26
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
Orleans Masters badminton: Ashwini-Sikki enter semis (Ld)
Orleans (France), March 26 (IANS) India's Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy on Friday reached the semi-finals of the Orleans Masters Super 100 badminton tournament. The eighth seeded pair beat England's third seeds Chloe Birch and Lauren Smith 21-14, 21-18 in 42 minutes.
2021-03-26
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
Orelans Masters badminton: Ashwini-Sikki in women's doubles semis
Orleans (France), March 26 (IANS) India's Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy on Friday reached the women's doubles semi-finals of the Orleans Masters Super 100 badminton tournament here. The eighth seeded pair beat England's third seeds Chloe Birch and Lauren Smith 21-14, 21-18 in 42 minutes.
2021-03-26
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
Orleans Masters: Saina, Ira reach quarters (ld)
Orleans (France), March 25 (IANS) Saina Nehwal beat France's Marie Batomene 18-21, 21-15, 21-10 to reach the women's singles quarterfinals of the Orleans Masters Super 1000 tournament on Thursday.
2021-03-25
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
Orleans Masters: Saina, Ira reach quarters (ld)
Orleans (France), March 25 (IANS) Saina Nehwal beat France's Marie Batomene 18-21, 21-15, 21-10 to reach the women's singles quarterfinals of the Orleans Masters Super 1000 tournament on Thursday.
2021-03-25
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
Orleans Masters: Ashwini-Sikki reach quarters after receiving bye (Ld)
Orleans (France), March 25 (IANS) Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy reached the women's doubles quarter-finals of the Orleans Masters Super 100 tournament after receiving a bye in their second round match against Indonesia's Fabriana Kusuma and Amalia Pratiwi.
2021-03-25
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
Orleans Masters: Ashwini-Sikki reach quarters after receiving bye (Ld)
Orleans (France), March 25 (IANS) Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy reached the women's doubles quarter-finals of the Orleans Masters Super 100 tournament after receiving a bye in their second round match against Indonesia's Fabriana Kusuma and Amalia Pratiwi.
2021-03-25
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
Orleans Masters: Ashwini, Sikki reach quarters
Orleans (France), March 25 (IANS) Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy reached the women's doubles quarter-finals of the Orleans Masters Super 100 tournament after receiving a bye in their second round match against Indonesia's Fabriana Kusuma and Amalia Pratiwi.
2021-03-25
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
Orleans Masters: Srikanth to face Jayaram in 1st round
Orleans (France), March 24 (IANS) Ajay Jayaram, Kiran George and Mithun Manjunath went through to the second round of the Orleans Masters Super 100 badminton tournament. Jayaram beat compatriot Alap Mishra in the first round and will now face another compatriot, top seed and former world No.1 Kidambi Srikanth in the second round.
2021-03-24
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton