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Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu advance; Srikanth crashes out of India Open
Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu advance; Srikanth crashes out of India Open

Saina Nehwal in action against Tanvi Lad during the India Open 2016 Badminton.There were contrasting fortunes for the two defending singles champions at the $300,000 Yonex Sunrise India Open Superseries on Wednesday as Saina Nehwal advanced while Kidambi Srikanth exited in the first round. Joining Nehwal in the second round was the Malaysia Masters champion, PV Sindhu.The second-seeded Saina put up a clinical performance to dismiss compatriot Tan

Mar 31 2016
Saina Nehwal drops to No. 6; Sameer Verma rises to career-best 36th
Saina Nehwal drops to No. 6; Sameer Verma rises to career-best 36th

Saina fell three places in the latest BWF World RankingsThere were various highs and lows for Indian shuttlers in the latest BWF World Rankings released on Thursday. India’s golden girl Saina Nehwal suffered a slide of three places to drop down to No. 6 after succumbing in the quarter-finals of the All England Championships last week.The start of the 2016 season has not been kind to Nehwal who turned 26 on Thursday. She was forced to withdr

Mar 18 2016
2016 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold: Saina Nehwal to lead India's charge in Basel; Srikanth opts out
2016 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold: Saina Nehwal to lead India's charge in Basel; Srikanth opts out

Saina Nehwal will lead India’s chargeIt may only be a Grand Prix Gold(GPG) event, but with just over 45 days to go for the qualifying dates for Rio 2016 to end, the Swiss Open GPG will assume larger significance for a lot of players.India will have a slightly weakened lineup in the Men’s Singles with last year’s champion Kidambi Srikanth pulling out of the competition and Parupalli Kashyap yet to recover from his injury and so t

Mar 15 2016
Indonesia beat India to progress to Badminton Asia Team Championships 2016
Indonesia beat India to progress to Badminton Asia Team Championships 2016

Kidambi Srikanth took India’s only victory of the nightThe Indonesian men’s badminton side beat India 3-1 in their tie at the Gachibowli International Stadium in Hyderabad today to progress to the finals of the Badminton Asia Team Championships.The women’s side crashed out in yesterday’s quarterfinals after being routed 0-3 by a dominant Korean side.Indian ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth played the first match of the tie, go

Feb 20 2016
Men through, women unlucky at Badminton Asia Team Championships quarter-finals
Men through, women unlucky at Badminton Asia Team Championships quarter-finals

India’s Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa were unsuccessful todayThe Indian contingent at the 2016 Badminton Asia Team Championships in Hyderabad saw mixed fortunes today.While the men progressed to the semi-finals, beating their Malaysian rivals 3-2, the women were not as lucky, with their Korean rivals winning the first three matches of the tie on the trot, with the result that the final two were not necessary. Men’s results:The

Badminton Asia Team Championships: India men beat China 3-2, women lose 0-5 to Japan
Badminton Asia Team Championships: India men beat China 3-2, women lose 0-5 to Japan

Kidambi Srikanth in an earlier competitionIndia men's team defeated China 3-2 while the women's team went down 0-5 to Japan in the Badminton Asia Team Championships at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium on Thursday.Kidambi Srikanth, Ajay Jayaram and H.S. Prannoy won their respective singles matches in the men's category to give the hosts victory. But India lost the two doubles matches.India's men's and women's teams have alread

Feb 19 2016
Badminton Asia Team Championships: India beat China 3-2 in the men's category
Badminton Asia Team Championships: India beat China 3-2 in the men's category

World No. 9 Srikanth outclassed China's Houwei Tian 21-11, 21-17.India defeated China 3-2 in the men's category of the Badminton Asia Team Championships at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium here on Thursday.Kidambi Srikanth, Ajay Jayaram, and H.S. Prannoy won their respective singles matches to give the hosts victory. India lost the two doubles matches.INDIA's Men's Team defeat CHINA 3-2 at the Badminton Asia Team Championsh

Feb 18 2016
Shuttlers Srikanth and Sindhu shine as India clinch gold in South Asian Games
Shuttlers Srikanth and Sindhu shine as India clinch gold in South Asian Games

Srikanth defeated Buwanaka Goonathileka of Sri Lanka 21-14, 21-14India's badminton team on Monday clinched gold in the men and women's championship of the 12th South Asian Games at the North Eastern Hill University, Sports Authority of India, Special Area Games, Shillong.The battle at the badminton arena was mainly between India and Sri Lanka. The Indian shuttlers were in an aggressive mode, leaving no room for their rivals to make t

Feb 8 2016
Shuttler Ajay Jayaram is ready for another Olympic qualifying cycle after four years
Shuttler Ajay Jayaram is ready for another Olympic qualifying cycle after four years

Jayram has now made more than a mark in the circuit.Four years ago, Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram was well on his way to create a name for himself by qualifying for the Olympics on the basis on his ranking.But an early loss at the 2012 India Open followed by a semifinal performance of compatriot Parupalli Kashyap helped the latter earn the sought-after London ticket under fortuitous circumstances to add the famous denomination of being an Olympian

Jan 28 2016
Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold: Srikanth Kidambi reaches the semi-finals
Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold: Srikanth Kidambi reaches the semi-finals

 Srikanth just took 33 minutes in the quarter-finals.Men's singles second seed Srikanth needed just 33 minutes to move past China's Huang Yuxiang 21-15, 21-14 in the quarter-finals of the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold. This was the first contest between the two.World No.9 Srikanth will face Malaysian Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin in the last four clash on Saturday. The Indian has a 1-0 record against him.However, it was the end of

Jan 22 2016
Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold: PV Sindhu storms into the semi-finals
Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold: PV Sindhu storms into the semi-finals

She beat her Indonesian opponent 21-10, 21-10.Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu played a clean game to beat old foe Lindaweni Fanetri and enter the women's singles semi-finals of the $120,000 Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold at the Spice Arena here on Friday.Third seed Sindhu took less than half an hour to beat her Indonesian opponent 21-10, 21-10 in the quarter-final to better her record to 8-2 against Lindaweni. This was also the World No.12'

Jan 22 2016
Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold: PV Sindhu, Ajay Jayaram, and Kidambi Srikanth reach the quarter-finals
Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold: PV Sindhu, Ajay Jayaram, and Kidambi Srikanth reach the quarter-finals

Sindhu came on top with a 21-13,13-21, 21-14 triumph.Indian singles shuttlers had a field day at the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold on Thursday as P.V. Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and Ajay Jayaram all won their respective matches to enter the quarter-finals of the $120,000 event being played at the Spice Stadium here.However, the Indian challenge in doubles ended with women partners Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa losing their second round match

Jan 21 2016
Malaysia Grand Prix Gold 2016: Results
Malaysia Grand Prix Gold 2016: Results

Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei is top seeded at the tournamentThe $120,000 Malaysia Grand Prix Gold is underway in Kuching, Sarawak. We bring you a roundup of the day’s key results.Round 1:Lee Chong Wei bt Fikri Ihsa Hadmadi 21-14, 21-15K Srikanth bt Wei Feng Chong 21-17, 21-11Subhankar Dey bt Kantaphon Wangcharoe 21-19, 21-16Ajay Jayaram bt Takuma Ueda 21-19, 21-11Sameer Verma bt Sho Sasaki 21-18, 21-18B Sai Praneeth bt Shahzan Misfahul 21

Jan 20 2016
Ajay Jayaram lauds an all-round team effort behind the semifinal win over Chennai Smashers on Thursday
Ajay Jayaram lauds an all-round team effort behind the semifinal win over Chennai Smashers on Thursday

Ajay Jayaram in action on ThursdayThe Delhi Acers became the 1st team to make the cut to the final of the 2016 Premier Badminton League on Thursday, after beating the Chennai Smashers 4-3 in a pulsating contest at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru.Ajay Jayaram, who won a thrilling three-game contest against Sony Kuncoro, spoke exclusively to Sportskeda on the team’s performance, Sugiarto’s brilliant show and the amazing cr

Jan 15 2016
2016 Premier Badminton League: Delhi Acers beat Chennai Smashers 4-3 to book finals spot
2016 Premier Badminton League: Delhi Acers beat Chennai Smashers 4-3 to book finals spot

Ajay Jayaram won a pulsating three game tieThe Delhi Acers pulled off a fine 4-3 win over the Chennai Smashers to become the first team to make it to the final of the Premier Badminton league. The result was an affirmation of the Acers’ consistent play throughout the league, and they will now go into the summit clash as strong contenders.Here’s how all the action unfolded:1. Men’s Doubles: Koon Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong

Jan 14 2016
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