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World conqueror PV Sindhu, fast-rising Lakshya Sen steer Indian badminton

December 23, 2019 1:08:23 pm

In doubles, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty became the first Indian men's pair to win a Super 500 title at Thailand Open and then reaching the French Open Super 750 final.

Decoding zig-zagging patterns of world’s top six Badminton players

December 22, 2019 9:01:41 am

Form and fortunes have bizarrely fluctuated for the top-six women's badminton players in the world. The Indian Express decodes the zig-zagging patterns of the golden generation, where the metric fundamentally is silverware and not ranking, preluding to an intriguing Olympics tussle next year

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Pullela Gopichand on Indian badminton’s ailments: They need a structure, earlier I was the structure

December 20, 2019 9:35:47 am

The 46-year-old, a former world no 5 who became only the second Indian (after Prakash Padukone) to win the prestigious All England Championships in 2001, has had a telling impact on Indian badminton.

Lakshya Sen jumps nine spots to career-best 32nd in BWF rankings

December 17, 2019 4:31:29 pm

Parupalli Kashyap remained at 23rd, followed by HS Prannoy (26th), Sourabh Verma (28th), and Sameer Verma (33rd), while PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal are static at the sixth and 11th positions.

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Lakshya Sen claims Bangladesh International Challenge title

December 15, 2019 11:04:37 pm

18-year-old Indian Lakshya Sen has capped a superb year with a 22-20 21-18 win over Malaysia's Leong Jun Hao in the summit clash to clinch his fifth title in last seven tournaments.

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PV Sindhu beats China’s Bingjiao for consolation win at World Tour Final

December 13, 2019 7:39:37 pm

India's PV Sindhu recorded a consolation win over China's He Bingjiao in the third Group A match to end her campaign on a positive note at the year-ending BWF World Tour Final in Guangzhou on Friday.

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PV Sindhu loses 2nd match on trot, knocked out of BWF World Tour Finals

December 12, 2019 8:34:24 pm

Just like in her campaign opener against Japan's Akane Yamaguchi on Wednesday, Sindhu squandered a game advantage to lose yet again in a one hour and 12 minute match, bowing out of contention for the World Tour Finals knockouts.

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PV Sindhu loses campaign opener to Akane Yamaguchi in World Tour Finals

December 11, 2019 10:36:29 pm

Defending champion PV Sindhu squandered an 11-6 lead in the second game to go down 18-21, 21-18, 21-8 to Akane Yamaguchi.

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Jwala Gutta launches academy, promises to produce players with personalities

December 11, 2019 8:17:13 am

Gutta has expressed her unhappiness that the national badminton camps are held at Gopichand's academy in Hyderabad. That Gopichand was also a selector led her to raise the conflict of interest issue.

Jwala Gutta feels doubles system needs overhaul, wants probe on Pullela Gopichand

December 10, 2019 10:32:23 pm

Jwala Gutta mentioned that a probe is required on the conflict of interest of Pullela Gopichand, who is the chief national coach, the chief selector, part of Khelo India, part of PBL, among many organisations.

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Defending champion PV Sindhu eyes turnaround at World Tour Finals

December 10, 2019 2:16:57 pm

PV Sindhu would be eager to turnaround her fortunes when she begins her title defence at the season-ending BWF World Tour Finals on Wednesday.

Satwik-Chirag beat the big ‘Daddies’, enter quarterfinals at Paris

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty, Para shuttler Pramod Bhagat nominated for BWF awards

December 5, 2019 1:01:23 pm

The young combination had a breakthrough season, claiming its maiden Super 500 title at Thailand Open before reaching the finals of French Open Super 750 event this year.

South Asian Games: N Sikki Reddy-Meghana Jakkampudi, Gayatri Gopichand enter quarters

December 3, 2019 8:07:27 pm

While in women's singles, Gayatri Gopichand blew away Nepal's Nangzal Tamang, in women's doubles, N Sikki Reddy and Meghana Jakkampudi defeated Maldives' Neela Najeeb and Maisa Ismail.

Sourabh Verma on career-high 29th spot, becomes sixth Indian inside top 30

December 3, 2019 6:44:03 pm

Sourabh Verma, who had reached world no. 30 in 2012, had a decent season in which he claimed two titles at Hyderabad and Vietnam and also won the Slovenia International series in May.

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13th South Asian Games: Indian men’s, women’s badminton teams win gold medals

December 2, 2019 10:47:54 pm

India are currently placed at the second spot with 16 medals, including five gold, eight silvers and three bronze.

Syed Modi International: Sourabh Verma loses in final to Wang Tzu Wei

December 1, 2019 5:45:55 pm

Indian shuttler Sourabh Verma's impressive run at the Syed Modi International tournament came to an end after he lost in straight games to Chinese Taipei's Wang Tzu Wei in the men's singles final on Sunday.

Syed Modi Badminton Championships 2019 Final: Sourabh Verma goes down 15-21, 17-21 vs Wang Tzu Wei

December 2, 2019 9:46:58 am

Syed Modi International Badminton Championships Final 2019, Sourabh Verma vs Wang Tzu Wei Highlights: Sourabh Verma's lost the finals of Syed Modi International tournament after Chinese Taipei's Wang Tzu Wei beat him in straight games in the men's singles final on Sunday.

Syed Modi International Badminton Championships 2019 Final Live Streaming: When and where to watch Sourabh Verma’s final

December 1, 2019 4:08:06 pm

Sourabh Verma vs Wang Tzu Wei, Syed Modi International Badminton Championships 2019 Final Live Score Streaming: Sourabh Verma takes on Wang Tzu Wei for the Syed Modi International title on Sunday.

Sourabh Verma clinches thrilling win to enter final of Syed Modi International

December 1, 2019 9:05:03 am

Sourabh Verma entered the men's singles final after a hard-fought 21-17 16-21 21-18 win over Korea's Heo Kwang Hee in the semifinals of the Syed Modi International on Saturday. He is the only Indian player left in the fray.

Syed Modi International: Kidambi Srikanth crashes; Sourabh Verma, Rituparna Das enter semis

November 29, 2019 7:51:23 pm

Kidambi Srikanth, who had reached the finals at India Open Super 500 early this year, went down 18-21, 19-21 to the seventh-seeded Korean Son Wan Ho for his seventh loss in 11 meetings.

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