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Who is Kidambi Srikanth’s opponent in the World Championships final, and can he beat badminton’s wunderMan?

December 19, 2021 4:25:12 pm

Singapore's Loh Kean Yew, 24, beat Viktor Axelsen in Round 1 and has been compared to the very fast Lee Chong Wei

Kidambi Srikanth becomes first Indian men’s singles player to reach BWF World Championships final

December 19, 2021 8:52:44 am

Edges out spunky Lakshya Sen 17-2, 21-14, 21-18 in semis; India now has had a finalist in every edition since 2015, 4 times women and 1 man

Meet Abdul Wahid, who keeps Lakshya Sen fit & strong

December 18, 2021 10:30:15 pm

Indian shuttler’s physio & trainer keeps him in shape despite hectic playing style

BWF World Championships: Intriguing first-ever all-Indian semi-final

December 18, 2021 8:09:04 am

The clash between Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen will see lightning net games and explosive offence.

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BWF World Championships: Srikanth vs Sen ensures first-ever slot for India in men’s final

December 18, 2021 8:05:16 am

Between the two, Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen, a debutant at the BWF World Championships, took out three of the four Chinese from the draw and pounced on the medals on offer.

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BWF World Championships: PV Sindhu falls to Tai Tzu in quarter-final

December 18, 2021 8:03:24 am

PV Sindhu played a reactive game against Tai Tzu-Ying, partially because the Taiwanese has always read her, and on days when she doesn’t spill errors, Sindhu has no way to crack her.

BWF World Championships: HS Prannoy pulls off a heist, reaches quarters

December 17, 2021 10:14:36 am

HS Prannoy now joins PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen in the quarterfinals of BWF World Championships.

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Resurgent Kidambi Srikanth a step closer to world championship podium finish

December 17, 2021 8:29:55 am

Srikanth outplayed unseeded Guang Zu Lu of China 21-10, 21-15 to enter the last eight.

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PV Sindhu in beast mode but faces Tai Tzu challenge

December 17, 2021 10:10:49 am

Defending champion PV Sindhu storms into the quarterfinals of the World Championships; faces world No.1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei.

BWF World Championships: Sindhu beats Chochuwong, to meet Tai Tzu in quarters

December 16, 2021 3:50:15 pm

PV Sindhu defeated her Thai opponent, ranked three places below her, 21-14 21-18 in the pre-quarterfinal match that lasted 48 minutes.

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BWF World Championships: PV Sindhu needs to be wary of Chochuwong

December 16, 2021 8:39:58 am

The Thai shuttler has beaten her in their last two encounters, and can be the proverbial banana skin in Thursday’s pre-quarters.

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HS Prannoy advances to pre-quarters of BWF World Championships

December 16, 2021 8:38:10 am

HS Prannoy joined two other Indians, Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen, in the men's singles pre-quarterfinals of the showpiece tournament.

Srikanth, Sen & Satwik-Chirag take down fancied opponents, making it memorable Tuesday for Indian badminton

December 15, 2021 8:13:59 am

Indian men revelling in the spotlight and hungry to get onto the court against higher ranked opponents is the sort of boldness badminton has been looking for, for a few dry seasons.

Badminton Worlds: Sindhu starts with facile win; Lakshya, Srikanth too progress

December 14, 2021 5:23:28 pm

Seeded sixth in the tournament which she won in 2019 -- when it was last held -- the two-time Olympic-medallist began on a rousing note and raced to a 4-1 lead with her fine play.

Famous India vs China wins at the World Championships

December 14, 2021 7:26:36 pm

Three Indians who were engaged in top quality contests against the big Chinese names of the day.

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BWF World Championships: Prannoy downs 8th seed in thrilling comeback as big guns keep faltering

December 14, 2021 7:29:30 pm

For Prannoy, the experience of his entire career was re-lived as he negotiated Round 1 against No. 8 Ng Ka Long Angus of Hong Kong.

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BWF World Championships: Li Shifeng lying in wait to ambush Srikanth

December 13, 2021 9:07:09 am

Srikanth will run into a 21-year-old who grew up - literally - coursing the Lin Dan game through his veins.

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BWF World Championships: On the Mark was Caljouw – three months after heart surgery, while beating Sai Praneeth

December 13, 2021 8:56:54 am

Falling back in the opening set against Sai Praneeth, 21-17. Picking the pace in the second, Caljouw - a tall man with tentacle-like arms that retrieve not just for lateral / horizontal reach but also connect with the shuttle at a higher altitude - would start harrying Sai.

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K Srikanth wins first round match in BWF World C’ships

December 12, 2021 11:46:37 pm

The 12th seeded Indian beat the local challenger 21-12 21-16 in 36 minutes in the first round of the men's singles event.

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BWF World Championships: For PV Sindhu, perfect chance to defend her crown

December 12, 2021 7:31:16 am

The post-Olympic lull hasn't lifted yet really, though Indians, led by PV Sindhu look primed to pounce on the opportunity that's sprung up.

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Prakash Padukone academy ropes in Korean coach Yoo Yong-sung

December 12, 2021 7:53:34 am

Next 3 years most important for Lakshya Sen and coach Yoo has accepted offer till 2024.

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PV Sindhu eyes title defence at BWF World Championships

December 11, 2021 11:50:57 am

PV Sindhu has been in fine form as she claimed her second silver medal at the BWF World Tour Finals after three successive semi-finals finishes at French Open, Indonesia Masters and Indonesia Open.

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Brainsqueeze the Thirteenth: Answers and winners for ‘Smashing at the Worlds Quiz’

December 13, 2021 11:04:21 am

As PV Sindhu kicks off her BWF World Championships title defense, we look back at occasions of India's previous successes at the prestigious tournament.

Story of near misses: Lakshya Sen’s senior career a tale of squandered opportunities

December 11, 2021 6:54:41 am

“I need to work to increase my stamina and pace. Have to keep energy up. It was still better the first few tournaments, but then the strength comes down with every tournament,” the youngster says.

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Carolina Marin pulls out of World Championships

December 10, 2021 6:46:36 pm

The Rio Olympics gold medallist had withdrawn from the All England Championships this year after suffering the injury during the Swiss Open.

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