Ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth admits it was frustrating to miss out on the India Open after contracting COVID-19 but says he’s fortunate to recover quickly from the infection and his main priority this year is to defend the Commonwealth Games gold. After struggling for the last few years, Srikanth finally[Read More…]
On Wednesday, the 16-year-old from Gujarat had become the first Indian to grab the top rank in the under-19 girls singles.
While Sikki partners Ashwini in women’s doubles, Dhruv plays mixed doubles with Sikki, Akshan forms the mixed doubles team with Simran, while Kavya is the women’s doubles partner of Khushi.
The former world No. 1 Srikanth became the first Indian to win a silver in the men’s singles at the badminton world championships, with Prakash Padukone (1983), B Sai Praneeth (2019), and Lakshya Sen (2021) winning a bronze each.
Pullela Gopichand won the All England Open Badminton Championships in 2001 becoming the second Indian to achieve this feat after Prakash Padukone.
Suhas, who has become the first civil servant from the country to represent India in the Tokyo Paralympics, won the men’s singles SL4 semi-final in straight sets.
Having returned to the country after clinching bronze at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics, Sindhu said she is enjoying herself and wants to keep improving.
Born in Sangli, Maharashtra, in 1933, Natekar dabbled with playing tennis and even reached the junior nationals final against the legendary Ramanathan Krishnan before deciding to focus on his badminton career.
India’s ace badminton player Jwala Gutta and Tamil actor Vishnu Vishal announced that they will get married on April 22 later this month.
Masseur G. Srinivas is the fourth member of the Indian contingent to have returned a positive result. However, the players and support staff have only received the results of their tests verbally and were not formally sent the reports.
In 2010, Saina was at the top of her career by winning 5 international tournaments as well as the India Open Grand Prix Gold, Indonesia Open Super Series, Singapore Open Super Series, and the Hong Kong Open Super Series in 2010. Also, she won a Gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games which were held in India.
According to the badminton player, her ‘Ammamma’ (mother’s mother in Telugu) passed away on the eve of the Chinese New Year.
Praneeth’s result came on Monday and he will now be in the hospital for at least 10 days.
The league, which attracts top international badminton players every year, cited international travel restrictions as the main reason for the postponement.
The Tokyo Olympics, which were slated to be held in July-August this year, had to be postponed to summer of 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu took to Twitter and announced her retirement today at the age of 25. Know details here.
BWF Secretary General Thomas Lund said: “These decisions to cancel tournaments are made in the best interest of the health of the players, spectators, volunteers and member associations.”
Badminton Association of India (BAI) President Himanta Biswa Sarma has been elected the Vice President of the Badminton Asia Council (BAC). The 50-year-old got 35 votes from a total of 40 polled on Saturday. “The BAI President is making his foray in the continental committee and we are sure it[Read More…]
Singapore: Saina Nehwal’s disappointing show continued at the Singapore Open as the shuttler crashed out of the tournament while PV Sindhu entered the semi-finals here on Friday. Saina lost in straight games 8-21, 13-21 in the 36-minute affair to Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara, who was in her top form and the[Read More…]