Saina Nehwal remains in the hunt for Tokyo Olympics

Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal on Saturday said she’s definitely in the race for the Tokyo Olympics but before that she has to get back to her rhythm and win tournaments. The 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist, who has slipped to 22nd in Badminton World Federation’s Tokyo Olympics qualification rankings, has recently struggled with niggles […]

PV Sindhu aims to hit the ground running in 2021

India’s badminton world champion PV Sindhu has decided not to return to competitive action this year, but does not expect her prolonged pandemic-related absence to hamper her preparations for next year’s rescheduled Tokyo Olympics. The Rio silver medallist is skipping the ongoing Denmark Open as the BWF World Tour season resumed following a seven-month shutdown […]

Saina Nehwal, Kashyap withdraw from Denmark Open

Star Indian badminton couple Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap on Tuesday pulled out of the Denmark Open Super 750 tournament, which will restart the international calendar at Odense from October 13. The BWF World Tour was shut down following the completion of the All England Championships in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “I withdrew […]

All England badminton chose finances over players welfare – Nehwal

India’s former world number one Saina Nehwal said officials had put profits ahead of player welfare by allowing the All England badminton championship to go ahead last weekend despite the coronavirus pandemic. The competition was one of the few international sporting events to conclude Sunday amid the deadly outbreak, which has claimed thousands of lives […]

Sindhu off to winning start at All England

India’s PV Sindhu made a winning start at the All England badminton championships in Birmingham on Wednesday (11). Sindhu, the 2019 world champion and the silver medallist at the 2016 Rio Olympics, defeated Beiwen Zhang of the United States 21-14, 21-17. The 24-year-old Sindhu will face Korea’s Sung Ji-hyun in the second round. In the […]

I am sure more Indian sportswomen will win medals: Sindhu

India’s champion shuttler PV Sindhu feels more women will win medals for the country in future. Reigning world champion Sindhu recently won the BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year 2019. “My message to all young sportswomen is that as women we have to believe in ourselves. I’m sure soon there will be more Indian sportswomen […]

India’s badminton players urge extension of Olympic qualifying

Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal on Sunday (1) urged the sport’s world body to extend its Olympic qualification period as the spread of the coronavirus forces the cancellation or postponement of competitions. The German Open, which was to be held between March 3 and 8, has been cancelled while the China Masters and Polish Open […]

Sindhu wins third successive ESPN’s Female Sportsperson of the Year award

World champion shuttler PV Sindhu on Thursday (20) won ESPN’s ‘Female Sportsperson of the Year’ award for a third consecutive time while young shooter Saurabh Chaudhary bagged the honour in the male category. Saurabh won a total of five World Cup gold medals―two in the men’s 10m air pistol and another three in the 10m […]

Malaysia Masters: Saina, Sindhu cruise to 2nd round; Sai Praneeth, Srikanth bow out

Star shuttler Saina Nehwal sailed into the second round with a convincing win over Belgium’s Lianne Tan but World championships bronze-medallist B. Sai Praneeth and the seasoned Kidambi Srikanth crashed out of the the Malaysia Masters badminton tournament in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday. The London Olymics bronze medallist Saina beat Tan 21-15 21-17 in just […]

Criticism doesn’t affect me: PV Sindhu

Neither criticism nor the burden of expectations bother world champion shuttler PV Sindhu, who says she is completely focussed on improving her craft in pursuit of a second Olympic medal at this year’s Tokyo Games. Sindhu claimed India’s first ever World Championships gold in 2019 but she made early exits from a series of tournaments […]

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