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
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
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
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
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. "
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
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
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
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
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
“ 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
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
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
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.
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