Shivani Naik

Articles By Shivani Naik

Top players shown born in auto, forest: Parents in plea on badminton age fraud

Taking cognizance of the petition, the Karnataka High Court Friday directed the BAI to “consider the representation” and take a decision on it “in accordance with the law... within three weeks”.

India’s talent pool for upcoming World Championship

As the World Championship beckons in July at Korea, India unexpectedly is looking to three teen swimmers to make a splash in the 1500m.

Water or land, Inderpal Singhs keep rowing

Parminder, son of Sydney Olympian Inderpal, leads India’s charge at the Asian indoor championship.

Collateral damage: Sport of shooting faces battle of perception after Christchurch attack

While fewer medals is a minuscule trade-off for stricter gun laws, the sport of shooting faces a constant battle of perception and a very real problem of being associated with gun violence across the world.

On Cue: A rare match-up, a see-saw battle and ungrudging admiration

The crowd was thoroughly entertained on Tuesday when Advani raced to a 3-1 lead, after which Mehta had to eke out a 56-clearance going to 3-2, and then immediately a 79 for 3-all.

Dipa Karmakar aggravates knee injury, pulls out of Doha World Cup

Though the extent of her injury will only be clear on medical examination, Dipa Karmakar has opted to skip the Doha World Cup starting next week, and did not risk attempting the second vault, after the discomfiting landing.

Ronnie O’Sullivan’s thousand splendid breaks

Often overshadowed by Ronnie O’Sullivan’s antics is his art of break building, which stems from his troubling past and thrives through creative beauty. The Indian Express explains the craft of snooker’s greatest showman.

Show-jumping sisters keen to break new ground

“Dressage is boring!” Mahira Furniturewala declares about the most-carped about Olympics staple from the stables, having opted for the more adventurous show-jumping herself.

Chen Yufei: The return of the dragon

21-year-old Chen Yufei’s win over World No.1 Tai Tzu gave China its first All England title in five years.

All England Championships: Kento Momota dumps Kidambi Srikanth

The Japanese plays an edgily controlled game, tautly pulling at strings and staying so accurate in his execution that even long rallies feel snappy and cutting.

All England Championships: Tai Tzu simply spectacular

Chinese Taipei star Tai Tzu avoids trickery, plays classic badminton to sail past Saina Nehwal 21-15, 21-19.

All England Championships: In quarters, things get even tougher for Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth

As Friday unfolds at Birmingham, Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal will attempt to skid their quarterfinal opponents, with all of the world’s odds stacked against them.

All England Badminton Championship: PV Sindhu runs out of get-out-of jail card, stumbles in the first round

It could be the jolt that pushes the 23-year-old Indian to rethink her game, or start thinking about how she wins in the first place, because fewer falls can be as precipitous as first day loss at the All England.

All England Badminton Championships: India’s bunch of renaissance men

Away from the focus on PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal, a quartet of male players, led by Kidambi Srikanth, will be hoping for a breakthrough All-England Open.

All England Badminton Championship: PV Sindhu to follow Prakash Padukone, Pullela Gopichand?

18 years after her coach won the prestigious All England championship, Olympic silver-medallist Sindhu in shape to end drought.

Old mates Morten Frost and Prakash Padukone unite for a cause

Danish stalwart Morten Frost will give his inputs to developing juniors at Prakash Padukone’s academy.

Cricket forces out budding stars from Thane stadium’s track to its steps

Efforts to drive away the sprinters have been subtle but stern, and cricket’s encroachment goes beyond the six-lane 400m track.

Happy headache

By beating Kento Momota and winning the Indonesian Masters title, Anders Antonsen has begun living up to the reputation of the next big shuttler from Denmark.

A boulevard of broken knees at Indonesia Masters

On Sunday at the Istora in Jakarta, Carolina Marin went down on an awkwardly landing right knee. Commentators predicted 7-8 months out from the game in an Olympic qualification year for the defending champ, though accurate scan reports are awaited.

Indonesia Masters 2019: Saina Nehwal not slowing down

What baffles Chinese coaches who've unleashed their own talent in short, effective, Olympic cycle spurts and seen them retiring by 26, is how Nehwal is still around. She knows what most Chinese struggle with — overcoming injury.