Ashwini Ponappa had played a crucial role in India winning its first ever gold medal in a team event at the Commonwealth Games early this year.
Ajay Jayaram suffered a straight-game loss to The Netherlands' Mark Caljouw in the semifinals of the USD 150,000 US Open BWF World Tour Super 300 tournament in USA.
The defence of four Super Series titles this season is not bothering Kidambi Srikanth as the ace shuttler is focussed on staying injury-free and winning a gold medal at the upcoming Asian Games.
Ajay Jayaram stormed into the semifinals of the USD 150,000 US Open with a straight game win over Korea's Heo Kwang Hee in the BWF World Tour Super 300 tournament in Fullerton.
Ajay Jayaram will lead the Indian challenge at the US Open in the absence of defending champion HS Prannoy and last year's finalist Parupalli Kashyap in the World Tour Super 300 tournament starting in US on Tuesday.
In what is in alignment with Universities in Europe, America, China or Australia, a super specialised Sports Science facility with advanced machines will also come up as a laboratory back-end support for these trainees.
Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu are training at separate academies of national coach Pullela Gopichand ever since their epic Commonwealth Games summit clash in Gold Coast
Lakshya Sen and Vaishnavi Jakka Reddy will spearhead the Indian challenge in the Badminton Asia Junior Championship to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia from July 14 to 22.
Japan women beat finalists Thailand 3-0 to win the Uber Cup in Bangkok on Saturday and end their 37-year long wait for the title.
India had won two bronze medals in the last edition but the team without top shuttlers such as P V Sindhu and Ashwini Ponnappa, was no match for the top seeds.
A young but depleted Indian men's badminton team crashed out of the Thomas Cup Final after losing 0-5 to heavyweights China in their last Group A match in Bangkok on Tuesday.
India vs China Thomas Cup: India lost to China in Thomas Cup in Thailand on Tuesday.
Indian women's badminton team, led by Saina Nehwal, notched up a dominating 4-1 win over lowly Australia in the second Group A match of the Uber Cup Final in Bangkok on Monday.
India suffered a 1-4 loss to France in a group A opening match to jeopardise their chances of qualifying for the knockout stage of Thomas Cup.
BWF has decided against using the new scoring method after several players and associations cited concerns over the proposed changes during the Annual General Meeting held on Saturday.
Saina and Prannoy will be the only star attraction at the world team championships, where the women's team won two bronze medals in the last two editions.
India didn't make it to the knockout stage in the last three editions but B Sai Praneeth believes this young team can break that jinx when it competes in the tournament at Bangkok, starting on Sunday.
Himanta Biswa Sarma was today elected as the Vice-President of Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC) during the Annual General Meeting.
N Sikki Reddy bagged a mixed team gold and a bronze in women's doubles with Ashwini Ponnappa at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games last month.
Badminton legend Nandu Natekar endorsed another great Prakash Padukones oft-held view that the racquet sport is going through the golden era in the country.