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Chen Long ranks first in BWF Olympic qualification
Chen Long ranks first in BWF Olympic qualification

Chen Long in action during the BWF Dubai World Superseries Finals.Badminton World Federation (BWF) updated the latest 'Race to Rio' Olympic qualification rankings with Chinese shuttlers Chen Long taking first place in men's singles and Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei maintaining top place in mixed doubles.According to the rules of qualification, in the singles event, if all athletes from one country are ranked between 1 and 16, this countr

Jan 22 2016
Sportskeeda's International Sportsperson of the Year 2015 - counting down from No. 10 to No. 1
Sportskeeda's International Sportsperson of the Year 2015 - counting down from No. 10 to No. 1

2015 was another banner year for sports, but when has a year not been so? Every single year, it seems, we see hundreds of compelling, captivating, cathartic storylines in the sporting world, with heroes and superheroes emerging in each discipline. There's an epic battle at every athletic corner of the world, and a legendary gladiator standing tall whenever the dust settles. Comparing those fascinating storylines and heroic perfor

Dec 25 2015
2015 Superseries Finals: Saina Nehwal handed a tricky draw; Srikanth faces the Axelson threat
2015 Superseries Finals: Saina Nehwal handed a tricky draw; Srikanth faces the Axelson threat

The 2015 World Championships finalists are in the same draw The final major tournament of the year is almost upon us. Over the course of the next week, the top-8 Men’s and Women’s Singles player and the Top-8 Men’s and Women’s Doubles pairs will look to finish 2015 on a high at the Superseries Finals in  Dubai. The competition, scheduled to begin on Wednesday, will see a whole host of stars take the court, incl

Dec 7 2015
Stats: How does Kidambi Srikanth fare against the top 10 shuttlers
Stats: How does Kidambi Srikanth fare against the top 10 shuttlers

Kidambi Srikanth needs to attain more consistency in his results India’s highest ranked Men’s Singles player Kidambi Srikanth has had an on-and-off year. The 22-year-old shuttler, who is currently ranked 5th in the world, started the year 2015 with a bang, becoming the first Indian to win the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold and then winning the India Open Grand Prix Gold, beating Denmark’s Viktor Axelson on both occasions in the

Sep 28 2015
2015 Korea Open Superseries: Ajay Jayaram hopes to do well at the upcoming European Circuit
2015 Korea Open Superseries: Ajay Jayaram hopes to do well at the upcoming European Circuit

Ajay Jayaram with Chen Long after the final on Sunday India’s Ajay Jayaram succumbed in his maiden Superseries Final on Sunday, losing to Chen Long of China in straight games 21-14 21-13. Speaking after the defeat, the 27-year-old Indian admitted that the contest against the numero uno ranked player in the world was going to be a difficult one and despite a good start, couldnt handle the pressure put on him by the opponent. "

Korea Open Super Series Final: Ajay Jayaram goes down to World No. 1 Chen Long
Korea Open Super Series Final: Ajay Jayaram goes down to World No. 1 Chen Long

Ajay Jayaram (L) and the winner Chen Long pose at the victory ceremony Unseeded Ajay Jayaram went down in straight games against World No. 1 Chen Long in the final of the Korea Open Super Series. The Chinese was completely dominant in his 21-14, 21-13 win over the Indian in Seoul. The World No. 32 entered the final after a morale-boosting win over World No. 7 Chou Tien Chen 21-19 21-15. The fancied Chinese shuttler won the K

Sep 20 2015
2015 Korea Open Superseries final preview: Will it be Ajay Jayaram's moment of glory on Sunday?
2015 Korea Open Superseries final preview: Will it be Ajay Jayaram's moment of glory on Sunday?

Can Ajay Jayaram go all the way in Seoul? Prior to start of the 2015 Korea Open Superseries, if one had looked at both the Indian Men’s and Women’s Singles contenders for the competition, many may have put their money on perhaps a Kidambi Srikanth or a Parupalli Kashyap to progress deep into the tournament, despite the fact that both have been in indifferent form in recent times. But one man, who probably very few might have giv

Sep 19 2015
What Kidambi Srikanth can learn from the world champion Chen Long
What Kidambi Srikanth can learn from the world champion Chen Long

Kidambi Srikanth in action There is little doubt that Kidambi Srikanth is one of the most talented singles players in the world and has everything in his bag to be the future world champion. Badminton enthusiasts across the globe expect Srikanth along with Japan’s Kento Momota and Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen to take the sport to further heights in the future.Srikanth has already achieved what can be said to be the dream of any moder

Aug 22 2015
2015 World Championships- Top 5 male contenders
2015 World Championships- Top 5 male contenders

Badminton’s best will start their quest of becoming the World Champion from 10th of August in the beautiful city of Jakarta. This seven-day long tournament will witness the top guns of the game battling it out against other experienced and non-experienced players The tournament, which started in 1977 was held once every three years until 1983. Later it became a bi-annual tournament till 2005. In 2006, the Badminton World Federation(BW

Aug 8 2015
Yonex Chinese Taipei Open 2015 - A look at the draw for the Indian players
Yonex Chinese Taipei Open 2015 - A look at the draw for the Indian players

Srikanth Kidambi Four Indian players will be participating in the 35th edition of the Yonex Open Chinese Taipei Championships which will be held in the city of Taipei from July 14th to July 19th. This US $200,000 tournament is a Grand Prix Gold category tournament and is the eighth of its kind in 2015. As of now, only two Indian players have managed to seal the title in the last 34 editions of this tournament. Saina Nehw

Jul 14 2015
Interview with Parupalli Kashyap:
Interview with Parupalli Kashyap: "Want to beat top guys on surfaces where shuttle comes slowly"

“ I believe I am playing the best badminton of my career”- Parupalli KashyapIndia’s ace shuttler Parupalli Kashyap has taken all the ‘excitement’ of beating world number one Chen Long at the recent Indonesian Open in his stride as he focuses on the forthcoming 2015 World Championships to be held in Jakarta in August.The 28-year-old shuttler became the first Indian singles player in 14 years to beat a reigning wo

Jun 10 2015
The victory against Chen Long was one of my best: Parupalli Kashyap
The victory against Chen Long was one of my best: Parupalli Kashyap

Parupalli Kashyap expressed disappointment in not being able to go further at the Indonesia Open While he may have bowed out in the semifinals of the Indonesia Open last week, India’ s Parupaalli Kashyap pulled off a major win in the quarterfinals , when he defeated World No.1 Chen Long in 3 games. Speaking about the win, the 28-year-old rated it as one of his best and added that the previous time when he beat the Chinese he couldn

Jun 9 2015
Indonesia Open: Parupalli Kashyap stuns Chen Long to reach semifinals
Indonesia Open: Parupalli Kashyap stuns Chen Long to reach semifinals

Parupalli Kashyap Indian Badminton star and World No. 12 Parupalli Kashyap produced one of the finest performances of his career to stun the World No. 1 and reigning World Champion Chen Long of China 14-21, 21-17, 21-14 in the quarterfinals of BCA Indonedsia Open Superseries Premier tournament. This win is much more special for the 29-year old Hyderabadi shuttler because he was having a 1-7 win-loss record against the World No. 1

Jun 5 2015
2015 Indonesia Open-Schedule for Indian players on Friday
2015 Indonesia Open-Schedule for Indian players on Friday

Saina Nehwal will be keen to avenge her  Australian Open quarterfinal defeat to Wang Shixian when she faces her on Thursday   1 After three days of the 2015 Indonesian Open, just 2 India players remain in the fray as we head into the quarterfinals stage of the tournament on Friday. In the Men’s Draw, Parupalli Kashyap will have a stiff task ahead of him when he takes on  World No.1 Chen Long in the quarters.

Jun 4 2015
2015 Indonesia Open: Schedule for Indian players on Wednesday
2015 Indonesia Open: Schedule for Indian players on Wednesday

Saina Nehwal will be seen in action on Wednesday After a week long schedule in Sydney, the action now shifts to Jakarta, with all the top players in the world assembling in the In Indonesian capital for the 2015 Indonesia Open. Like the Sydney last week, the opening day saw a whole host of qualification matches along with first round mixed doubles action. The second day will see the likes of the World No.1 a recently crowned Australia

Jun 2 2015
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