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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
Sindhu, Ponappa shine, as Indian shuttlers enter semi finals in SAG
Sindhu, Ponappa shine, as Indian shuttlers enter semi finals in SAG

Sindhu defeated Sara Devi Tamang of Nepal 21-2, 21-8.The Indian men and women's shuttlers entered the semi-finals in their respective events dismissing their opponents at will for the second day on the trot on Sunday during the 12th South Asian Games being held in Guwahati and Shillong.The Indian men shuttlers have set up a mouth-watering semi-final clash with Pakistan while the women's side will take on Bangladesh in the round

Feb 7 2016
Top 5 Indian performances at the 2016 Syed Modi International
Top 5 Indian performances at the 2016 Syed Modi International

The recently-concluded 2016 Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold at Lucknow witnessed some thrilling action. Most importantly, there were some impressive performances from the homegrown players that will help to boost their confidence further in this critical Olympic qualifying period. Which Indian players stood out? Here'€™s a look at the top five performances from the homegrown players:

Feb 3 2016
Interview with Danish badminton player Mathias Boe:
Interview with Danish badminton player Mathias Boe: "Difficult for Jwala-Ashwini to win Olympic medal"

Jwala-Ashwini are India’s only realistic hope for a medal in doubles departmentIn a jolt to Indian hopes of a doubles medal at the Rio Olympics, Mathias Boe - Danish badminton player who is one of the world's leading shuttlers in the men's pairs event - has opined that India's premier women's combine of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa will find it extremely difficult to pull off the vaunted feat.Though chances of a medal wi

Feb 2 2016
Kidambi Srikanth advances; Parupalli Kashyap exits Syed Modi International
Kidambi Srikanth advances; Parupalli Kashyap exits Syed Modi International

Srikanth won 21-17, 18-21, 24-22  over the 53rd ranked Goh Soon Huat of Malaysia.On a day of mixed fortunes for India, top seed Kidambi Srikanth remains the last Indian standing in men’s singles as he entered the semi-finals of the Syed Modi International Badminton Championships in Lucknow on Friday. But it was the end of the road for the defending champion Parupalli Kashyap and the 19-year-old Harsheel Dani, both of whom were kno

Sindhu knocked out; Srikanth, Kashyap progress at Syed Modi International Badminton Championships
Sindhu knocked out; Srikanth, Kashyap progress at Syed Modi International Badminton Championships

In a shock exit, ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu was knocked out of the Syed Modi International Badminton Championships.The Syed Modi International Badminton Championships at Lucknow received a major blow on Thursday as Indian star PV Sindhu was knocked out in the second round. But there was good news from the other quarters as the men’s singles top seed Kidambi Srikanth and the defending champion Parupalli Kashyap both entered the quart

Jan 28 2016
P.V. Sindhu rises to World No.11 in the latest women's singles rankings
P.V. Sindhu rises to World No.11 in the latest women's singles rankings

Sindhu rose a place from No. 10 to No. 11.India's P.V. Sindhu rose a place in the women's singles rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday to be ranked No.11. Saina Nehwal remained as the World No. 2.In men's singles, Kidambi Srikanth and H.S. Prannoy remained at No. 9 and No. 20 respectively as reigning Commonwealth Games champion. Parupalli also went up a place to No.14.Mumbai's Ajay Jayaram dro

Jan 28 2016
Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold: Results
Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold: Results

Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa won their match in straight gamesDay 1 ResultsKidambi Srikanth beat Vatannejad-Soroush Eskandari 21-4 21-10Sho Sasaki beat Utkarsha Arora 21-11 21-6Goh Soon Huat beat Aditya Prakash 21-11 21-12Iskandar Zainuddi beat RMV Gurusaidutt 21-10 21-17Boonsak Ponsana beat Siril Verma 21-8 21-18Ajay Jayaram beat Rupinder Singh 21-14 21-13Huang Yuxiang beat HS Prannoy 21-12 21-17Parupalli Kashyap beat Oscar Bansal

Jan 27 2016
Saina to lead full-strength Indian badminton squad for 12th South Asian Games
Saina to lead full-strength Indian badminton squad for 12th South Asian Games

Ace Indian shuttler would lead the 15-member Indian squad for the 12th South Asian Games.World No.2 Saina Nehwal will spearhead India's campaign in women's singles while World No.9 Kidambi Srikanth will be highest-ranked Indian in men's singles as the Badminton Association of India (BAI) announced a strong 15-member squad for the South Asian Games next month.Apart from Saina and Srikanth, double World Championship bronze medallis

Jan 27 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
2016 Premier Badminton League: Chennai Smashers thrash home favourites Bengaluru TopGuns
2016 Premier Badminton League: Chennai Smashers thrash home favourites Bengaluru TopGuns

PV Sindhu won a 5th straight match in the competitionThe fate of the Bengaluru TopGuns was sealed as early as the opening game itself, which they needed to win to stay in contention. They eventually lost the match 4-1 to the Chennai Smashers at the Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on Wednesday, much to the dismay of the cheering fans.Here’s how all the action unfolded:1. Men’s Singles: Sameer Verma (BTG) vs Sony Kuncoro (CS) [Trum

Jan 13 2016
Arvind Bhat optimistic of Bengaluru TopGuns making the semifinal cut of the 2016 Premier Badminton League
Arvind Bhat optimistic of Bengaluru TopGuns making the semifinal cut of the 2016 Premier Badminton League

Ashwini Ponnappa will have to play a key role for the Top Guns  The Bengaluru TopGuns have an uphill task ahead of them if they are make it through to the semifinals of the 2016 Premier Badminton League. The team are currently at the bottom of the points table with 8 points to their credit and face off in a must-win encounter against the Chennai Smashers at the Kanteerava Stadium on Wednesday.Speaking to the media ahead of the crunch en

Jan 13 2016
2016 Premier Badminton League: Delhi Acers round off home leg in fine fashion; beat Bengaluru TopGuns 5-2
2016 Premier Badminton League: Delhi Acers round off home leg in fine fashion; beat Bengaluru TopGuns 5-2

Rajiv Ouseph pulled off a thrilling come-from-behind winThe Delhi Acers defeated the Bengaluru TopGuns 5-2 in their last home match at the Siri Fort comples on Friday, to round off their home leg in perfect fashion.Here’s how the action unfolded:1.Men’s Singles: Ajay Jayaram(DA) vs Sameer Verma(BTG)The opening game saw a very keen contest as both players clinched 6 out of their opening 12 points before Jayaram won two points stra

Jan 8 2016
2016 Premier Badminton League: Will Delhi win their second straight tie or will Bengaluru open their account?
2016 Premier Badminton League: Will Delhi win their second straight tie or will Bengaluru open their account?

Can Kidambi Srikanth lead the Top Guns to their 1st win tonight? The second day of the Delhi leg will see the hosts the Delhi Acers who won their first match onThursday to take on the Bengaluru TopGuns, who will be desperate for their maiden win in the competition.Here’s a look ahead:1.Men’s Singles: Ajay Jayaram(DA) vs Kidambi Srikanth(BTG)(probable)The first of the two Men’s Singles ties is likely to be an inter

Jan 8 2016
2016 Premier Badminton League: Awadhe Warriors inflict a 4-1 loss on the Bengaluru Top Guns
2016 Premier Badminton League: Awadhe Warriors inflict a 4-1 loss on the Bengaluru Top Guns

Saina Nehwal clinched her tie in three gamesThe Awadhe Warriors capped off their home leg in fine fashion, defeating the Bengaluru Top Guns 4-1 in Lucknow on Wednesday. The SainaNehwal-led side provided very little chance for the visitors and in the end, proved to be just too good for them.Here’s how all the action unfolded:1.Mixed Doubles: Bodin Issara/K Maneesha[AW] vs  Khim How/Ashwini Ponnappa[BTG]The opening game saw the Awadhe pa

Jan 6 2016
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