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Mother gave up job, father took leave: Sindhu on 2016 Oly journey
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Ace Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu feels that because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic -- which has put all sporting activities on hold -- it might be a good opportunity to get former players in the country to double up as coaches for athletes.
2020-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
COVID-19: Badminton World Championships postponed to November
Kuala Lumpur, May 1 (IANS) The 2020 badminton World Championships has been postponed to November this year, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said on Friday. The tournament is traditionally held in August but will now take place from November 29 to December 5, 2020.
2020-05-01
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
Prannoy requests Star Sports to show badminton with other sports
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Badminton star H.S. Prannoy has called for more sports apart from cricket to be shown on sports channels. Tagging Star Sports, Prannoy tweeted that kids can benefit if other sports are also showcased at a time when live sports have been frozen due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Praneeth contributes to fight against coronavirus
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) 2019 Badminton World Championship bronze medallist Sai Praneeth has made a donation of Rs 4 lakh to the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Praneeth said that his donation is going to the relief funds put up by the Prime Minister and the Telangana Chief Minister.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Badminton worlds to be rescheduled amid Olympic clash
London, April 5 (IANS) The Badminton World Championships next year are set to be rescheduled because of a clash with the new dates for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Badminton
Can't remember the last time I had such a long break: Sindhu
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) Reigning badminton world champion PV Sindhu said that she was mentally prepared to hear news of the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics before the International Olympic Committee made it official.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Badminton
BWF freezes rankings amid COVID-19 pandemic
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Badminton World Federation on Tuesday froze the world rankings, saying standings as on March 17 will be the basis for entry and seedings when it begins as the international calendar has been thrown in choppy waters due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
PV Sindhu donates Rs 10 lakh in fight against COVID-19
Hyderabad, March 26 (IANS) Ace Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu on Thursday donated a sum of Rs 10 lakh to combat the spread of coronavirus. Sindhu has donated Rs 5 lakh each to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Chief Minister Relief Funds in fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-03-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Badminton
BWF welcomes Olympics postponement, may freeze rankings
Kuala Lumpur, March 25 (IANS) The Badminton World Federation (BWF) welcomed the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the badminton world governing body said on Wednesday.
2020-03-25
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
BWF welcomes Olympics postponement, may freeze rankings
Kuala Lumpur, March 25 (IANS) The Badminton World Federation (BWF) welcomed the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the badminton world governing body said on Wednesday.
2020-03-25
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
COVID-19: Indian shuttlers worry as teen at AEC tests positive
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) A teenager, who was a sparring partner for the Taiwanese (Chinese Taipei) badminton team has tested positive for coronavirus, drawing concern from Indian badminton players. The teenager, according to a Taiwanese report that was tweeted by Danish player Hans-Kristian Vittinghus, was part of the Taiwanese contingent for the All England Championships.
2020-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
All England: Tai wins 3rd title, Axelsen his 1st
London, March 15 (IANS) Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying beat China's Chen Yu Fei to win the women's singles title at the 2020 All England Championships. This is the third time that the world no.2 has won the tournament which she and Chen (no. 1) have dominated since 2017.
2020-03-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Badminton
All England C'ships: Sindhu through to quarters
London, March 12 (IANS) P.V. Sindhu on Thursday advanced to the quarterfinals of the All England Championships with a straight games win over Korea's Sung Ji Hyun.
2020-03-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Badminton
All England C'ships: Sindhu through to quarters
London, March 12 (IANS) P.V. Sindhu on Thursday advanced to the quarterfinals of the All England Championships with a straight games win over Korea's Sung Ji Hyun.
2020-03-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Badminton
All England Open: Sindhu through to next round, Srikanth out
London, March 11 (IANS) Reigning world champion P.V. Sindhu beat USA's Beiwen Zhang to go through to second round of the 2020 All England Open. Sindhu took just 42 minutes to beat the 14th ranked Zhang 21-14, 21-17 in what was a solid start for her in the tournament.
2020-03-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Badminton
India's doubles badminton coach Limpele steps down
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) India's doubles badminton coach Flandy Limpele of Indonesia quit from his post on Sunday owing to family reasons, a statement from Badminton Association of India (BAI) said.
2020-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Saina, Sindhu handed tough draws at India Open 2020
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Ace Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu have been handed tough draws at the upcoming India Open starting March 24. Saina will be facing Chinese Taipei's Pai Yu Po in her opening round while third-seeded Sindhu will begin her campaign against Hong Kong's Cheung Ngan Yi.
2020-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Saina suggests extension of Olympic qualification period
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap on Saturday sought clarity on the situation around the outbreak of coronavirus and suggested that the qualification period for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics be extended in light of tournaments getting cancelled as part of precautionary measures taken against the epidemic.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Sindhu turns brand ambassador for anti-graft helpline
Amaravati, Feb 25 (IANS) Badminton world champion P.V. Sindhu has been appointed the brand ambassador for Andhra Pradesh government's anti-graft helpline.
2020-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Badminton
Gopichand to mentor badminton academy in Bengaluru
Hyderabad, Feb 24 (IANS) National badminton coach Pullela Gopichand was on Monday roped in as a mentor to the badminton programme of The Sports School Anup Sridhar Badminton Academy in Bengaluru.
2020-02-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Badminton
Ansal, Ira win at badminton Senior Ranking Tournament
Bareilly, Feb 23 (IANS) Continuing his good show from the just-concluded Premier Badminton League, Ansal Yadav soared won the mens singles title while seventh seed Ira Sharma caused an upset to emerge the womens singles champion at the All India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament 2020 here in Bareilly on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Badminton
Jayaram loses in semis, Indian challenge ends in Barcelona
Barcelona, Feb 22 (IANS) Indian challenge at the Barcelona Spain Masters ended on Saturday with shuttler Ajay Jayaram's defeat in the men's singles semifinal. Jayaram lost 20-22, 12-21 to Thailand's Kunlavut Vitidsarin in a match that lasted 39 minutes.
2020-02-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Badminton
Barcelona Spain Masters: Saina bows out, Jayaram in quarters
Barcelona, Feb 21 (IANS) Veteran shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the $170,000 Barcelona Spain Masters after she lost in straight games to Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan in the quarterfinals here on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Badminton
Srikanth, Saina through to 2nd round in Barcelona
Barcelona, Feb 19 (IANS) Kidambi Srikanth on Wednesday beat compatriot Shubhankar Dey 23-21, 21-18 to go through to the second round of the Barcelona Spain Masters Super 300. It is the first win in the last four tournaments for the former world number one.
2020-02-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Badminton
PV Sindhu Badminton Academy and Stadium to be built in Chennai
Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) World champion P.V. Sindhu laid the foundation stone of Heartfulness Institute which then unveiled its plans of setting up the PV Sindhu Badminton Academy and Stadium at the Omega School in Chennai. The upcoming facility is expected to be ready in the next 18-24 months and will be a landmark that matches the best in the world, a statement said.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Badminton
PBL: North East Warriors storm into maiden final
Hyderabad, Feb 7 (IANS) North Eastern Warriors demolished Chennai Superstarz to reach their first final of the Premier Badminton League at the GMC Balayogi SATS Indoor Stadium here on Friday.
2020-02-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Badminton
Indian women's team pulls out of badminton Asian Championships
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) India on Friday announced the withdrawal of its women's badminton team from the upcoming Badminton Asia Championships owing to the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus. The tournament is scheduled to be held in Manila, Philippines from February 11 to 16.
2020-02-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
KIUG can tap many national level prospects: Chirag
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Indian shuttler Chirag Shetty echoed positive thoughts on the government's efforts to host the Khelo India University Games. He also emphasized how any championship that promotes sports at the grassroots level should be encouraged, as they provide a stage for youngsters to express themselves and eventually represent the country.
2020-02-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
16-member squad announced for Dutch & German Junior Open
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Haryana's Ravi and Uttar Pradesh's Mansi Singh will lead the 16-member squad finalized by the Badminton Association of India (BAI) at the upcoming Junior International Grand Prix events - the Yonex Dutch Junior International 2020 and the Yonex German Junior 2020. While the former will be held from February 26 to March 1 in Haarlem, Netherlands, the latter will take place from March 4 to 8 in Berlin.
2020-02-01
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
PBL: Awadhe Warriors beat Mumbai Rockets for maiden home win
Lucknow, Jan 28 (IANS) Former World No. 10 Wong Wing Ki Vincent continued his winning streak to beat 2014 Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap while Beiwen Zhang dazzled as the Awadhe Warriors beat the Mumbai Rockets in the last tie here in Lucknow at the Star Sports Premier Badminton League held at the Babu Banarasi Das Badminton Academy on Tuesday.
2020-01-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Badminton
PBL arrives for final leg in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Jan 28 (IANS) Over the next 12 days all roads will lead to the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium as the final leg of the Premier Badminton League (PBL) will get under way here on Wednesday.
2020-01-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Badminton
PBL 2020: Chirag, Rituparna, Loh guide Pune to win over Mumbai
Lucknow, Jan 25 (IANS) Chirag Shetty, Rituparna Das and Loh Kean Yew guided Pune 7 Aces to victory over Mumbai Rockets in a highly entertaining Maharashtra derby as the Lucknow leg of the Premier Badminton League kicked off at the Babu Banarasi Das Badminton Academy here on Saturday.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Badminton
System needs boundaries when it comes to scheduling: Gopichand
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) Indias chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand feels the "system" needs to set boundaries in place when it comes to manic scheduling of the shuttlers, saying as a country that has not been done.
2020-01-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Badminton
Thailand Masters: Saina, Srikanth disappoint as India's campaign ends
Bangkok, Jan 22 (IANS) India had a disappointing opening day at the Thailand Masters as all four shuttlers participating from the country bowed out of the competition after facing defeats in their respective first round matches on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Badminton
MP's Priyanshu impresses Sindhu on PBL debut
Chennai, Jan 21 (IANS) With his array of sparkling backhand returns and exquisite movement on the court, Madhya Pradeshs 17-year-old Priyanshu Rajawat impressed not just the spectators at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on his debut at the Star Sports Premier Badminton League but he even earned plaudits from world champion PV Sindhu.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Badminton
Sindhu to clash with Gayatri as 5th season of PBL kicks off
Chennai, Jan 19 (IANS) World champion P.V. Sindhu will take on rising star Gayatri Gopichand as the fifth season of Star Sports Premier Badminton League kicks off here at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium tomorrow when Hyderabad Hunters lock horns with Chennai Superstarz. This is the first time in two years that a PBL match will be played in Chennai and the city will host matches until January 24.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Badminton
Sindhu crashes out of Indonesia Masters
Jakarta, Jan 16 (IANS) World champion P.V. Sindhu lost to Japan's Sayaka Takahashia in a tight second-round clash to bow out of the Indonesia Masters badminton meet here on Thursday.
2020-01-16
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Badminton
Sindhu sole Indian in 2nd round of Indonesia Masters
Jakarta, Jan 15 (IANS) P.V. Sindhu was the only Indian who managed to get through to the second round of the Indonesia Masters on Wednesday in what tuned out to be a disappointing day for shuttlers from the country.
2020-01-15
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Badminton
Sindhu wins, Saina out in 1st round of Indonesia Masters
Jakarta, Jan 15 (IANS) PV Sindhu on Wednesday beat Japan's Aya Chori to progress to the second round of the ongoing Indonesia Masters. The reigning world champion came from one game down and won the match 14-21, 21-15, 21-11 in Jakarta.
2020-01-15
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Badminton
PBL last leg moved from Bengaluru to Hyderabad
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) The last leg of the upcoming Premier Badminton League (PBL) season five has been shifted from Bengaluru to Hyderabad, the league said in a statement on Friday. Hyderabad, which was supposed to host matches from January 29 to February 4, will now host 15 matches including the semi-finals and the final.
2020-01-10
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Saina enters Malaysia Masters quarters, to face Marin
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 9 (IANS) Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal on Thursday came out with a spectacular performance as she defeated South Korea's An Se Young in her second-round clash of the ongoing Malaysia Masters.
2020-01-09
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
Sindhu, Saina advance; Srikanth, Praneeth and Kashyap exit
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 8 (IANS) Top Indian female shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal cruised into the second round of the women's singles event after registering victories in their first-round games while male shuttlers Sai Praneeth, Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap had a horrid start to their 2020 season as they crashed out in the opening round of the Malaysia Masters.
2020-01-08
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
Malaysia Masters: Poor day for Indian shuttlers in qualifiers
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 7 (IANS) It was a bad day for Indian shuttlers in the ongoing Malaysia Masters badminton tournament as not only Lakshya Sen failed to qualify for the main draw but also the men's doubles pair comprising Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty bowed out after losing in the qualifiers here on Tuesday.
2020-01-07
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
Satwik-Chirag nominated for 'Most Improved Player of the Year' award
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The star Indian men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty have been nominated for the 'Most Improved Player of the Year' Award by the Badminton World Federation (BWF).
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Kidambi, Sameer knocked out of Korea Masters
Gwangju (South Korea), Nov 21 (IANS) Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Sameer Verma crashed out of the Korea Masters after suffering straight-games defeat in their respective second-round clashes on Thursday.
2019-11-21
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Badminton
Sourabh Verma qualifies for main draw of Hong Kong Open
Hong Kong, Nov 12 (IANS) Indian shuttler Sourabh Verma on Tuesday qualified for the main draw of the Hong Kong Open after winning both his qualification round matches.
2019-11-12
Category: International, Hong Kong,Sports,Badminton
Satwik-Chirag march into China Open semis
Fuzhou (China), Nov 8 (IANS) Indian men's star doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty continued their prolific run on Friday as they entered the semi-finals of the ongoing China Open upsetting World No. 3 pair of Li Jun Hui and Liu Yu Chen.
2019-11-08
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
After Sindhu, Saina too exits in 1st round of China Open
Fuzhou (China), Nov 6 (IANS) Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the ongoing China Open after suffering a shock straight-games defeat to China's Yan Yan Cai in her first round contest on Wednesday.
2019-11-06
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
French Open: Saina out, Rankireddy-Shetty in semis
Paris, Oct 25 (IANS) Saina Nehwal's campaign in the French Open came to an end on Friday after she was beaten in the quarterfinal by South Korean teenager An Se Young in a hard-fought contest that lasted 49 minutes.
2019-10-25
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
Saina Nehwal through to second round in Paris
Paris, Oct 23 (IANS) Saina Nehwal beat Hong Kong's Cheung Ngan Yi 23-21, 21-17 in 42 minutes to advance to the second round of the French Open here on Wednesday.
2019-10-23
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton