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India Open: Kartik, Pranaav make it to main draw

India Open: Kartik, Pranaav make it to main draw

Eight singles players and 10 teams from India have secured berths in the main draw on completion of the qualifying rounds at the Yonex-Sunrise India Open 2019, here on Tuesday. Third seed Rahul Yadav Chittaboina and fourth seed Siddharath Thakur led the march of the Indians in men’s singles along with Kartik Jindal, while veteran

India’s doubles badminton coach Tan Kim Her call it a day

Indias doubles badminton coach: Malaysia’s Tan Kim Her has stepped down from his post as India’s doubles badminton coach, citing personal reasons.The 47-year-old put down his papers one-and-a-half years before his contract with the Badminton Association of India (BAI) was to end after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.”Yes, Tan Kim Her has resigned as doubles coach.

Badminton Sourabh Verma

‘I need funds to play more Int’l badminton’: Sourabh Verma

HIGHLIGHTS ‘I don’t have financial support to play international tournaments’ BAI did sponsor him for the Dutch Open but he needs more funding Reigning national champion Sourabh Verma has appealed for financial help, which will enable him to play more international tournaments in order to improve his current world ranking. The 26-year-old had burst into

Badminton Saina kashyap Sabyasachi reception

Saina Nehwal & Parupalli Kashyap looks elegant in their wedding reception

 Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap’s wedding reception were posted on their social media handles. The badminton stars tied the knot on December 14 and Saina’s pic that she posted on Twitter of the couple took the internet by storm. After that, they hosted reception that was attended by the who’s who of Hyderabad. A number of those

Badminton World C'ship: Srikanth storms into second round

Badminton World C’ship: Srikanth storms into second round

Badminton World C’ship: Srikanth storms into second round. Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth eased into the second round of the ongoing Badminton World Championship following a convincing straight games victory over Nhat Nguyen of Ireland here at Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre on Tuesday. The 25-year-old thrashed his Irish opponent 21-15, 21-16 in a one-sided first-round

CWG 2018

CWG 2018: India thrash Pak 5-0 in badminton mixed-team event

CWG 2018: After completing clean sweep against Sri Lanka, the star-studded Indian badminton team continued their rich vein of form as they thrashed arch-rivals Pakistan 5-0 in their Group A clash of the Mixed Team event on the opening day of the 2018 Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Stadium here on Thursday. In the first match, the Indian pair of Satwik Rankireddy and

P.V. Sindhu, Saina, Prannoy advance at Hong Kong Open

Hong Kong, Nov 22, Indian shuttlers P.V. Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and H.S. Prannoy advanced to the second round while Parupalli Kashyap and the women’s doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy fell in the opening round of the Hong Kong Open Superseries on Wednesday. While second seed Sindhu eased past Hong Kong’s qualifier

Badminton: Rankireddy-Ponnappa qualify for China Open

Fuzhou (China), Nov 14, India’s mixed doubles pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa defeated Niclas Nohr and Sara Thygesen of Denmark in the qualification round of the China Open World Superseries Premier here on Tuesday.In an intense battle that lasted one hour and four minutes, the Indian pair edged past the Danes 21-16, 19-21, 22-20

Saina beats Sindhu to become national champion for 3rd time

Nagpur (Maharashtra), Nov 8, Saina beats Sindhu. Saina Nehwal on Wednesday beat PV Sindhu 21-17, 27-25 to lift her third nationals title. Saina has played the nationals three times and has clinched the title every time. The 82nd Senior National Badminton Championships 2017 witnessed a grandeur final between two Olympic medallists P.V. Sindhu and Saina

Shuttler PV Sindhu loses French Open semis

Paris, Oct 28, PV Sindhu loses. India’s P.V. Sindhu crashed out of the $325,000 French Open Superseries after going down in straight games to Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi 14-21, 9-21 in the women’s singles semi-final here on Saturday. Coming into the contest with a 3-1 head-to-head record, the second seeded Indian failed to find the momentum

Sindhu nominated for Padma Bhushan

Indian shuttler PV Sindhu who recently bagged silver medal in this year’s badminton World Championships and also won Korea open series title by beating Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the Glasgow World Championships final last month,  has now been nominated for Padma Bhushan awards by Sports ministry on Monday.On which she also thanked the Sports Ministry

Japan Open: Sindhu, Nehwal into second round with contrasting wins

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal returned to action following an injury on a promising note as she thrashed Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong in straight games in the opening round of the Japan Open Super Series here on Tuesday. The 27-year-old, who had skipped the recently-concluded Korea Open due to a slight thigh strain, produced a rich

Happy Birthday Badminton player Jwala Gutta

Happy Birthday to glamorous Badminton player Jwala Gutta

Happy Birthday Badminton player Jwala Gutta. Today Indian badminton star Jwala Gutta is celebrating her 32nd birthday. Jwala, a resident of Hyderabad was born on September 7, 1983 in Wardha, Maharashtra.   Jwala Gutta is the left-handed international badminton player. Jwala has won the National Badminton Championship 14 times for the year 2013. Jwala Gutta’s father Kranti Gutta

Rio Olympics was my biggest life lesson, says P V Sindhu

Rio Olympics was my biggest life lesson Indian badminton star P.V. Sindhu, the story of whose performance will find its way to the silver screen with a biopic, says the 2016 Rio Olympics was her biggest life lesson, following which she explored her capabilities further with the help of her coach Pullela Gopichand.“It was my

Carolina Marin’s mother waited to take a selfie with PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal

Being hounded by eager selfie seekers is something that top level sportspersons are used to but Saina Nehwal’s father and PV Sindhu’s mother had a surprise ‘fan’ waiting for them outside the World Badminton Championship venue. The middle-aged lady named Toni Martín was no ordinary fan. She is the mother of current Olympic champion Carolina

Glad I changed the medal colour to Silver: PV Sindhu

PV Sindhu. Shrugging off the disappointment of losing the epic final, former bronze medallist PV Sindhu today said she is happy she could at least change the colour of the medal by bagging a silver at the World Championship. PV Sindhu went down fighting 19-21 22-20 20-22 to Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in a nail-biting marathon

16-year-old Lakshya wins Bulgaria Open Int’l Series

Lakshya wins Bulgaria Open International Series. New Delhi, Aug 17 Young Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen today clinched the Bulgaria Open International Series title after notching up a hard-fought win over Croatia’s Zvonimir Durkinjak in the men’s singles final in Sofia, Bulgaria. The Uttarakhand shuttler, who celebrated his 16th birthday yesterday, defeated second seed Zvonimir 18-21 21-12

Lakshya Sen enters semifinals of Bulgaria Open

Talented shuttler Lakshya Sen today dished out a gritty performance against Poland’s Michal Rogalski to advance to the semifinals of the Bulgaria Open International Series at Sofia in Bulgaria. Lakshya, who had reached the finals at Senior National Championship in February, defeated Michal 20-22 21-18 21-15 in a men’s singles match that lasted an hour

Venkaiah Naidu’s love for non veg and badminton

New Delhi: Venkaiah Naidu love non veg. Venkaiah Naidu has won the Vice Presidential election. Naidu will be the 15th Vice President of the country. In such a scenario, BJP’s victory is considered special. 68-year-old Naidu, who is considered to be wise man, lives a happy life. He likes non-veg food in the morning breakfast.Whether

Sindhu appointed Deputy Collector AP government

Sindhu appointed as Deputy Collector in AP government

Sindhu appointed Deputy Collector AP government. Ace shuttler and Rio Olympics silver medallist P V Sindhu was today appointed as Deputy Collector, a Group-1 service post, in the Andhra Pradesh government. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu personally handed over the Government Order to Sindhu in the Secretariat here, appointing her to the post. Expressing happiness