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Wednesday, February 19, 2020


Free-flowing Sen the silver lining in India’s semis loss

Lakshya Sen the silver lining in India’s Asia Team Championships semis loss

February 16, 2020 8:54:22 am

Playing freely and erring very little, the 20-year-old Lakshya Sen recorded a stunning 21-18, 22-20 win over the Indonesian Jonatan Christie at Asia Team Championships, the biggest of his career.

Asia Team Championships: Lakshya Sen stuns Indonesia’s Jonatan Cristie but India ousted in semis

February 15, 2020 6:58:59 pm

Indian men's badminton team went down fighting 2-3 to two-time defending champions Indonesia in the semifinals to settle for a bronze at the Asia Team Championships.

On a bad day for singles, pairs rejoice

Badminton Asia Team Championships: On a bad day for singles, pairs rejoice India

February 15, 2020 8:30:14 am

After star shuttlers lose singles ties against Thailand, Arjun-Kapila, Srikanth-Shetty and Sen rally to take India to Asia Championships semis.

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Kidambi Srikanth leads India’s rout of Kazakhstan in Asia Team Badminton Championships opener

February 11, 2020 2:45:38 pm

Unfazed by the coronavirus fears, a full-strength Indian men's team is taking part in the championships with an eye on medals, which will give players crucial ranking points in the Olympic year.

Sai Praneeth, Tai Tzu Ying take Bengaluru Raptors to second consecutive PBL title

February 10, 2020 12:33:42 am

Bengaluru Raptors became the first team to successfully defend their title as they defeated North Eastern Warriors 4-2 in the summit clash of the Premier Badminton League in Hyderabad.

The private world of a world-beater, Tai Tzu-Ying

February 12, 2020 6:57:08 pm

Tai Tzu-Ying, with her dazzling game and merry personality, is a contender for Olympic gold. The Indian Express tries to understand what the grinning girl from Chinese Taipei is up to next door.

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Pullela Gopichand receives honourable mention in IOC Coaches Lifetime Achievement Award

February 8, 2020 10:59:25 pm

Olympic athletes as well as IOC Members, IOC Athletes' Entourage Commission members, Summer and Winter International Federations, National Olympic Committees and continental associations can nominate candidates.

Badminton witnessed meteoric rise in India after Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu’s Olympic medals: Chirag Shetty

February 7, 2020 11:16:54 pm

"Badminton is currently the second most popular sport in the country after cricket, the meteoric rise of the sport is courtesy of the medals won by Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu at the Olympics," said Chirag Shetty.

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Indian women team withdraws from Badminton Asia C’ships due to coronavirus threat

February 7, 2020 10:56:26 pm

BAI had named a second-string women team for the tournament to be held from February 11 to 16 but a full-strength men's side which features World Championship bronze medallist B Sai Praneeth.

Chinese players will not be banned from events due to coronavirus: BWF 

February 6, 2020 12:34:24 pm

The epidemic has wreaked havoc on the international sporting calendar with a number of tournaments cancelled or postponed.

Badminton Olympic qualifier postponed due to Coronavirus outbreak

February 1, 2020 11:10:17 am

Organisers made the decision to put off the event, which was scheduled to take place from February 25 to March 1 in Hainan, after a number of players withdrew.

Parupalli Kashyap believes couple of good shows can put Saina Nehwal back on track

January 31, 2020 7:21:29 pm

Saina Nehwal, a 2015 World Championship silver medallist and two-time Commonwealth Games champion, is racing against time to make the cut for her fourth successive Olympics.

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Have gone through a tough phase in last six months: Kidambi Srikanth

January 30, 2020 6:56:38 pm

During the difficult phase, Kidambi Srikanth slipped to 26th in the BWF Race to Tokyo rankings.

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Michelle Li stuns world champion PV Sindhu in PBL

January 30, 2020 10:01:05 am

World champion Sindhu suffered an 8-15 9-15 defeat against world no.10 Candian Li in a lop-sided women's singles contest. Showing quick reflexes and finesse at the net, Li kept the home favourite on the back foot right from the start, building a 9-6 lead.

Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal joins BJP, says it’s a big day for her

January 29, 2020 1:38:46 pm

Saina Nehwal had spoken in support of the Narendra Modi government and its schemes on several occasions in the past.

Fitness, picking right tournaments crucial in Olympic year: PV Sindhu

January 28, 2020 10:46:32 pm

PV Sindhu spoke about fitness and said proper planning and picking the right tournaments will be crucial to succeeding at the Tokyo Olympics. 

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It was tough managing PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal together: Gopichand

January 24, 2020 9:48:02 pm

Gopichand said he always saw the duo as his kids and felt bitter when Saina left his academy to join Prakash Padukone's academy.

Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal make first-round exits in Thailand Masters

January 22, 2020 5:12:46 pm

India's Kidambi Srikanth and Sameer Verma were on Wednesday knocked out of the Thailand Masters Badminton after suffering first-round defeats in Bangkok.

Expectations not added pressure, makes me work harder, says PV Sindhu

January 21, 2020 6:02:28 pm

"From the Rio Olympics to now, my life has changed a lot. I won a lot and I lost some. I have been improving step by step," said PV Sindhu, who is aiming at a second medal in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

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Thailand Masters: Saina, Srikanth hope to bid farewell to inconsistent outings

January 21, 2020 1:27:43 pm

Saina will begin her campaign against Denmark's Line Højmark Kjaersfeldt, an opponent against whom she has a 4-0 record. Srikanth, on the other hand, will face Shesar Hiren Rhustavito once again in the opening round and would hope to settle the score this time around.