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Saina Nehwal to lead 18-member Indian squad at World badminton Championships
Saina Nehwal to lead 18-member Indian squad at World badminton Championships

Saina nehwal to lead Indian squad Jakarta, July 28 (IANS) In probably the best chance to grab multiple medals, an 18-member Indian badminton contingent led by ace shuttler Saina Nehwal will vie for honours at the 22nd edition of the World Championships to be held at the 9,000-seater Istora Senayan from August 10 to 16. This will also be Saina's golden opportunity to grab a medal at the Worlds which has eluded the Olympic bronze me

Jul 28 2015
Indian athletes pay tribute to former president Abdul Kalam
Indian athletes pay tribute to former president Abdul Kalam

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam (1931 – 2015) India lost one of it’s greatest visionaries last evening when Dr. Abdul Kalam died during a lecture at IIM Shillong. According to doctors at the Bethany hospital, Kalam suffered a massive cardiac arrest. Kalam was the 11th president of India and occupied the post between 2002 and 2007. Known as the people’s president, Kalam’s ideals stand to this day.  This was his last tweet.

Jul 28 2015
Saina Nehwal says she is trying to maintain her performance by giving 100 per cent from her side
Saina Nehwal says she is trying to maintain her performance by giving 100 per cent from her side

Saina Nehwal will be hoping to win her maiden World Championship medal next month World No. 2 and perhaps India’s biggest hope at the upcoming World Championships, Saina Nehwal has said that her performance at the upcoming Badminton World Championships in Jakarta depends upon her her overall body health. “My performance must be the best as per my analysis. Further it depends upon the overall body health of mine,” the

Jul 25 2015
Indian women not encouraged to indulge in sports: Saina Nehwal
Indian women not encouraged to indulge in sports: Saina Nehwal

"One of the reasons is the assumption that sports cannot be a profession for girls and that it distracts them from doing well at studies. In my experience, I have met a lot of girls who are equally interested in sports but lack a proper direction to take their interest forward," – Saina Nehwal   New Delhi, July 16 (IANS): Sania Mirza's latest Grand Slam triumph at Wimbledon is a testament to what Indian women ar

Jul 16 2015
Saina Nehwal's request to hire physiotherapist approved
Saina Nehwal's request to hire physiotherapist approved

Saina Nehwal will be accompanied by her physiotherapist for tournaments until the Rio Olympics New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The sports ministry on Wednesday announced it has sanctioned financial assistance of Rs.9 lakh to Saina Nehwal on the ace woman singles shuttler's request for a full-time exclusive physiotherapist from June to the end of 2016 Olympics. "The assistance will be utilised for payment of monthly remuneration to

H.S. Prannoy rises to World No.12
H.S. Prannoy rises to World No.12

H.S. Prannoy New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Indian shuttler H.S. Prannoy rose a place to be at No.12 in the men's singles rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday. This is the 22-year-old Kerala shuttler's career-best ranking. Meanwhile, Kidambi Srikanth remained the top ranked Indian shuttler at No.3, while reigning Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap is at No.10. In women's singles, Sai

Jun 18 2015
Saina Nehwal rises to World No.2
Saina Nehwal rises to World No.2

Saina Nehwal is slowly makig her way to the top New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) After dropping to the third spot, Saina Nehwal has risen a place to be ranked No.2 in women's singles, in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday. Double World Championship bronze medallist P.V. Sindhu is still ranked No.14. In men's singles, while Kidambi Srikanth retained his World No.3 spot, Parupalli Kashyap made a retur

Jun 11 2015
Indonesia Open: Saina Nehwal loses to Wang Shixian in quarters
Indonesia Open: Saina Nehwal loses to Wang Shixian in quarters

Saina Nehwal World No. 3 Saina Nehwal, who on Thursday lost her No. 1 spot, lost to Wang Shixian of China in a marathon encounter losing 21-16 12-21 18-21. The head-to-head record between the two stood at an even 6-apiece with Ratchanok Intanon awaiting the winner of the 13th encounter between these two hitoried rivals. Saina was completely dominant in the first set wrapping it up 21-16. Despite Wang Shixian taking a 2-point lead

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
Saina Nehwal enters into the quarterfinals of the 2015 Indonesia Open
Saina Nehwal enters into the quarterfinals of the 2015 Indonesia Open

Saina Nehwal beat Hsu Ya Ching in striaght games World No.3 Saina Nehwal moved into the quarterfinals of the Indonesia Open with a straight games win over Hsu Ya Ching of Chinese Taipei. The 25-year-old defeated her opponent 21-13 21-15 in 37 minutes to book a place in the quarters. Game 1 saw both players go toe-to-toe but it was Saina, who broke the deadlock at 6-6 mark and took a significant lead after that, winning 5 points on the trot

Jun 4 2015
Saina loses top ranking, Srikanth jumps to No.3
Saina loses top ranking, Srikanth jumps to No.3

    Saina Nehwal bowed out in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open last week Jakarta, June 4 (IANS): India's Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal lost her top spot, sliding to the third position, in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday. Reigning Olympic champion Li Xuerui regained the top spot. Saina failed to defend her Australian Open title last month. Both have advanced to the first roun

Jun 4 2015
Indonesia Open Superseries - Results Day 1
Indonesia Open Superseries - Results Day 1

Saina progressed to the next round It was a mixed opening day for the Indian shuttlers at the $800,000 BCA Indonesia Open Superseries Premier tournament. In singles, star shuttlers Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap and Kidambi Srikanth progressed to the second round, whereas Indian teenage badminton sensation P.V Sindhu was knocked out in the opening round. While World No.1 Saina registered a comprehensive 21-16, 21-18 victory over

Jun 3 2015
Indonesia Open: Saina, Srikanth and Kashyap in action on Day 3
Indonesia Open: Saina, Srikanth and Kashyap in action on Day 3

Saina Nehwal Indians in the fray on Day 3 of the Indonesia Open include Saina Nehwal, K Srikanth, Parupalli Kashyap. In doubles, the team of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar and women’s doubles pair Ashwini Ponnappa and Jwala Gutta will also compete. Saina will face Hsu Ya Ching from Chinese Taipei at 3.15 pm on Istora Senayan – 1. Parupalli Kashyap is scheduled to play 3rd on Istora Senayan – 3 and

Jun 3 2015
Saina Nehwal enters into the second round of the 2015 Indonesia Open
Saina Nehwal enters into the second round of the 2015 Indonesia Open

Saina Nehwal moved into the second round of the 2015 Indonesia Open World No.1 Saina Nehwal got her 2015 Indonesia Open campaign off to a great start on Wednesday, defeating Nichaon Jindapon of Thailand 21-16 21-18 in the first round to kick start her campaign on a positive note and move into the next round. Game 1 saw the Indian take an early 2-0 lead but Jindapon made a quick comeback to tie it 2-2 in both player's favour. The 25-year

Jun 3 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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