Shivani Naik


Shorter players like Tai Tzu Ying making short work of opponents
Mon, Mar 19, 2018

Dominance of shorter players such as Tai Tzu Ying and Akane Yamaguchi shows that the shuttle is no longer the preserve of vertically endowed.

PV Sindhu gives it all but bows out of All England Championships
Sun, Mar 18, 2018

PV Sindhu let history slip out of her hands as she lost an epic semifinal against World No.2 Japanese Akane Yamaguchi to bow out of All England Championship.

All England Championships: PV Sindhu lets it go, lets it rip; reaches semis
Sat, Mar 17, 2018

In an epic encounter, fired up PV Sindhu outlasts Nozomi Okuhara to enter the last four at All England Championships.

All England Championships: Tougher contest follows tough day for India
Fri, Mar 16, 2018

PV Sindhu had raced to a 21-13 start using her height and speed against the slower Nitchaon Jindapol. She won the contest 21-13, 13-21, 21-18.

HS Prannoy, Kidambi Srikanth stage comeback wins at All England Championships
Thu, Mar 15, 2018

HS Prannoy joined compatriots Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu in Round 2, and interestingly all three began with miserable opening sets.

India’s badminton stars in pursuit of elusive All England Championships crown
Wed, Mar 14, 2018

In the coming week, the likes of PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth are bound to race each other to the one title their coach Pullela Gopichand has, and they don't: the All England.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Gymnast Rakesh Patra in Gold Coast-bound team after initial snub
Thu, Mar 08, 2018

Rakesh Patra and Yogeshwar Singh were included in India's CWG squad alongwith Ashish Kumar, after IOA accepted without objection the right of GFI to pick the squad.

Gymnastics world body tells IOA not to interfere in Commonwealth Games 2018 team selection
Wed, Mar 07, 2018

Rakesh Patra found a place in the team announced by the Executive Committee of the GFI, even as another vaulting specialist Yogeshwar Singh was brought in place of Md Bobby and Gaurav Kumar.

World Cup finalist Rakesh Patra omitted from Commonwealth Games-bound gymnastics squad
Mon, Mar 05, 2018

His scores and potential on the Rings put Rakesh Patra in contention for a finals spot at Gold Coast, but the selection process has nipped his dream in the bud.

Fragile to fit, Sameer Verma bides his time
Wed, Feb 28, 2018

Fresh from the year's first title, Indian shuttler Sameer Verma hopes many more will follow despite being low in the pecking order.

Aruna Budda Reddy vaults into the spotlight with bronze medal at Gymnastics World Cup
Sun, Feb 25, 2018

Aruna Budda Reddy becomes India’s first medallist at gymnastics World Cup with vault bronze; chat with P Gopichand helped reboot career.

Lost after father’s death, Gymnastics World Cup medal gives Aruna Budda Reddy belief
Sun, Feb 25, 2018

Aruna Budda Reddy became the India’s first medallist at the gymnastics’ World Cup - a bronze in the women’s vault - in Melbourne on Saturday.

Commonwealth Games 2018: One Swallow may make a summer
Sat, Feb 24, 2018

One of the 4 gymnasts who have made the final at World Cup, Rakesh Patra on the rings, has the potential to win medal at Commonwealth Games.

After detour, Ankita Raina takes the right turn
Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Wading through several snags and blocks, the world No 253 Ankita Raina's career is finally heading in a promising direction.

India has a long way to go in doubles, says coach Kim Tan Her
Tue, Feb 13, 2018

India's doubles coach Kim Tan Her will return from Kuala Lumpur after a short break, for preparing the Indians for the Commonwealth Games 2018.

Badminton Asia Team Championship: In Malaysia, India go down 1-3
Sat, Feb 10, 2018

The men and women lost by identical 3-1 margins to China and Indonesia respectively in the quarters of the Badminton Asian Team Championship.

Badminton Asia Team Championship: Chinese challenge awaits India
Fri, Feb 09, 2018

In the quarterfinals, Indian men will head into a clash with China and a close finish ain’t all that improbable.

Badminton Asia Team Championships: India need collective effort from men against Indonesia
Thu, Feb 08, 2018

Collective might of India’s men singles players will have to come to the fore against Indonesia at the Badminton Asian Team Championships on Tuesday.

Asian Badminton Championship: Reality check on the shuttle train
Wed, Feb 07, 2018

India need PV Sindhu to perform double duty to overcome a spirited Hong Kong challenge and stay afloat at Asian Badminton Championship.

Indonesia Masters: Defeat, Tai Tzu Ying’s brilliance give Saina Nehwal blueprint to future success
Mon, Jan 29, 2018

Saina Nehwal didn’t hold back her tears after being blitzed 21-9, 21-13 by Tai Tzu Ying in the final of the Indonesia Masters Super 500 in Jakarta on Sunday.