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Rio Olympics 2016: Parupalli Kashyap out of contention
Rio Olympics 2016: Parupalli Kashyap out of contention

 Parupalli Kashyap has had a up-and-down careerIt’s confirmed. Four years after becoming the first Indian to reach the men’s singles quarter-finals at the Olympics in London, ace shuttler Parupalli Kashyap will not be featuring in the 2016 edition of the biggest sporting festival on the planet.A bright prospect in India’s medal pursuit, the Arjuna Awardee updated his Twitter followers on his present cond

Apr 21 2016
Interview with Parupalli Kashyap:
Interview with Parupalli Kashyap: "Hope to return to competitive action by June"

Parupalli KashyapInjuries are part and parcel of a sportsperson’s life. India’s ace shuttler Parupalli Kashyap is trying hard to take this injury setback in his stride – setback because the injury will not heal in time for him to be available for the 2016 Rio Olympics.The 29-year-old Hyderabad lad is expected to return to competitive action by June. The cut-off date for Olympic qualification was May 4 and Kashyap’s knee in

Apr 11 2016
Malaysia Open Super Series 2016: Results
Malaysia Open Super Series 2016: Results

Saina Nehwal  won an hard-fought matchDay 3Men’s SinglesChristie Jonathan beat Rajiv Ouseph 21-19 21-19Lee Chong Wei beat Viktor Axelson 21-14 21-13Chen Long beat Tian Houwei 21-16 21-16Jaon O Jorgenson beat Lin Dan 21-17 21-4Women’s SinglesSaina Nehwal beat Portntip Buranaprasetsuk 19-21 21-14 21-14Ratchanak Intanon beat PV Sindhu 21-7 21-8Wang Yihan beat Carolina Marin 21-13 21-15Tzu Ying Tai beat Wang Shixian 21-14 21-14Day 2M

Apr 6 2016
Carolina Marin, Nozomi Okuhara pull out of India Open Superseries
Carolina Marin, Nozomi Okuhara pull out of India Open Superseries

Carolina Marin has pulled out of India Open SuperseriesThe $300,000 Yonex Sunrise India Open Superseries lost two of its biggest stars on its eve as the top seed and reigning world champion Carolina Marin and the All England winner Nozomi Okuhara both pulled out on Monday. World No. 11 PV Sindhu stands to benefit from their withdrawals as Marin was her first round opponent and the third-ranked Okuhara was a potential rival for the quarter-finals.

Mar 28 2016
Parupalli Kashyap withdraws from India Open Superseries
Parupalli Kashyap withdraws from India Open Superseries

The World No. 18 confirmed on his Twitter account on Sunday about his withdrawalIn a blow to Indian badminton fans, the India No. 2 Parupalli Kashyap has pulled out of the upcoming Yonex Sunrise India Open Superseries as his knee injury has not healed fully yet. The 2014 Commonwealth Games champion twisted his knee at the German Open which forced him to concede the third round match to eighth seed Son Wan Ho.The India Open Superseries is schedule

Thomas and Uber Cup: Indian male shuttlers get good draw, not so easy for the women
Thomas and Uber Cup: Indian male shuttlers get good draw, not so easy for the women

Indian team players celebrate with their Bronze medals at the Thomas & Uber Cup 2014.India were placed in a relatively easy group in the women's section but the men's team did not prove to be as lucky at the draw for the prestigious Thomas and Uber Cup Finals badminton tournament that was held here on Monday.In the men's section -- the Thomas Cup -- the Indian team have been drawn along with 13-times winners Indonesia and strong c

Mar 22 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 German Open: Day 3 Results
2016 German Open: Day 3 Results

PV Sindhu was India’s lone bright spot It was a disappointing day for India at the German Open Badminton Championships as both the Men’s Singles and the Men’s Doubles contingent crashed out of the competition, leaving just PV Sindhu left now with a chance to go all the way.Here’s how things unfolded on Day 3:Men’s DoublesLee Sheng Mu/Tsai Chia Hsin beat Manu Attri/Sumeeth Reddy 21-10 21-10Men’s SinglesNG K

Mar 4 2016
2016 German Open: PV Sindhu,Parupalli Kashyap move into the next round
2016 German Open: PV Sindhu,Parupalli Kashyap move into the next round

PV Sindhu got off to a good startPV Sindhu got her German Open campaign off to a good start, defeating Rong Schafer in straight games 21-11 21-13 to move into the second round. Parupalli Kashyap also had a smooth sailing into Round 3 after beating Joshua Magee 21-12 21-11.Like the case against Takuma Ueda in his first round match, Kidambi Srikanth was once again made to sweat in his second round match against Erik Meijs of Netherlands 15-21 21-6

Mar 3 2016
2016 German Open: Good start for India on Day One
2016 German Open: Good start for India on Day One

Parupalli Kashyap in actionParupalli Kashyap got off to the near perfect start at the 2016 German Open in Mulheim an der Ruhr on Tuesday, defeating Artem Pochtarev of Russia 21-9 21-9 to move into the 2nd round. Sameer Verma also got off to a bright start, beating Dymtro Zavadsky 21-9 21-18.Kidambi Srikanth, however, was made to grind his way to a win by Takuma Ueda, eventually defeating his tricky Japanese opponent 12-21 21-18 21-11 to make

Mar 2 2016
2016 German Open: Can Srikanth & Kashyap gain momentum ahead of All England?
2016 German Open: Can Srikanth & Kashyap gain momentum ahead of All England?

Kidambi Srikanth will look to win his second Grand Prix gold title of 2016While a large part of the focus would remain on the All England Championships, starting on the 8th of Match in Birmingham, there is another competition, that should serve as some important match practice for several players.The German Open kicks off in Mulheim an der Ruhr from the 1st of March with some big names featuring in it. Here’s a look at what to exp

Feb 23 2016
Injured Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap ruled out of South Asian Games
Injured Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap ruled out of South Asian Games

Kashyap had earlier requested the BAI to excuse him from the Games.Shuttler Parupalli Kashyap was ruled out from participation in the 12th South Asian Games (SAG) due to an injury, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) confirmed on Thursday.Kashyap earlier requested the BAI and the sports ministry to excuse him from the Games, which begin on Friday. These will be held in Shillong and Guwahati from February 6 to 10.Female shuttler Jwala Gutta w

Feb 4 2016
Saina Nehwal out of 12th South Asian Games
Saina Nehwal out of 12th South Asian Games

Saina doesn’t want to hamper her fitness in any manner given that the Rio Olympics is just 6 months away.In a major blow to India’s chances at the 12th South Asian Games (SAG), World No. 2 Saina Nehwal is the latest big name to pull out of this multi-sporting event to be held in Guwahati and Shillong from February 5. Nehwal joins Parupalli Kashyap on the sidelines, who was earlier ruled out due to an abdominal strain he suffered from

Feb 4 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
Injured shuttler Parupalli Kashyap forced to participate in South Asian Games
Injured shuttler Parupalli Kashyap forced to participate in South Asian Games

Kashyap has suffered an abdominal strain, 12 weeks prior to the Rio OlympicsA strong quarter-final finish saw India’s Parupalli Kahsyap exit the tournament with an abdominal strain. The injury forced him to request the Sports Ministry for a leave for rehabilitation. Despite repeated inquiries, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) has replied by sending him air tickets for the tournament, which is set to begin on February 5.Kashyap has r

Feb 2 2016
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