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  • Saina Nehwal moves up a place to 7th in world rankings July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Following her Australian Open Super Series triumph, ace India shuttler Saina Nehwal moved up a place to be in the seventh position in the latest world rankings while PV Sindhu dropped out of the top 10 after a nonetooimpressive outing in the same tournament. While India's Olympic bronze...
  • Shuttler Srikanth drops 10 places in rankings June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth dropped a dramatic 10 places in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) men's singles rankings released on Thursday to be positioned at No. 23 currently. The 21yearold Srikanth, who achieved a career high ranking of No.13 two weeks ago, suffered a first round exit in...
  • Shuttler Srikanth rises to World No.13 May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: India's Kidambi Srikanth rose five places to a careerbest No.13 in the men's singles rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday. Though the 21yearold lost two matches in the recently concluded Thomas Cup, his victory over higher ranked German Marc Zwiebler gave him a solid chunk...
  • Lin Dan opposes BWF plans to change scoring system May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Chinese great Lin Dan on Wednesday opposed Badminton World Federation's plans to consider a new scoring system and said changing the rules too frequently would not be good for the sport. "It has been changed quite a lot, from 9, 15 to 21, now changing back. I think this...
  • Badminton scoring format under review by BWF May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) is reviewing the scoring system of the sport and there is a possibility that the format might change in the near future. The BWF will have a discussion about alternate options at its annual Member's Forum on Friday followed by the Annual General Meeting...
  • Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth rises to World No.16 April 17, 2014

    Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth made a remarkable leap of nine places in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) men's singles rankings released on Thursday. Backed by his semifinal appearance at the recently concluded Singapore Open Super Series, where he lost to World No.1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, the Hyderabadi has...
  • Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu could face off in semis at India Super Series March 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu, India's best hopes in the BWF India Super Series, might face off at the semi-final if they can cross a Chinese hurdle each in the second half of the women's singles. Indian ace shuttlers, Saina and Sindhu will be the star attraction in the...
  • Saina Nehwal slides to eighth in world badminton rankings March 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Struggling badminton player Saina Nehwal on Thursday lost a place to be eighth in the world rankings while her compatriot PV Sindhu managed to retain her ninth spot in the latest chart, issued by Badminton World Federation. Saina, the Olympic bronze medallist, has been enduring a a poor run...
  • PV Sindhu reaches world number nine in BWF ranking February 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Badminton teen sensation P V Sindhu improved one more place to close the gap with ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal in the latest world ranking released in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday. Sindhu reached the ninth spot, to stay just one place behind Saina, who remained static at the seventh...
  • South Korea's Olympic badminton champion banned for missing dope tests January 28, 2014

    Seoul: South Korea's Olympic badminton gold medallist Lee Yongdae has been hit with a oneyear ban for missing doping tests, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said on Tuesday. The 25yearold won mixed doubles gold at the 2008 Games in Beijing and a bronze medal in the men's doubles in London four...
  • Saina Nehwal slips further, now 9th in BWF rankings January 23, 2014

    New Delhi: India's Olympic bronze medallist shuttler Saina Nehwal dropped a place to be at ninth position, while PV Sindhu retained her 11th spot in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings issued on Thursday. Saina's indifferent form continued with her defeat in the second round of Malaysia Open Super Series...
  • Saina Nehwal drops two places to World No. 8 in badminton rankings December 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Saina Nehwal's poor form this season has also started showing in her rankings as the Olympic bronze medallist dropped two places to No.8 in the women's singles rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday. Saina dropped two places and was overtaken by South Korean Yeon Ju...
  • Lee Chong Wei, Li Xuerui win BWF World Superseries finals December 15, 2013

    Kuala Lumpur: World No.1 singles Lee Chong Wei and Li Xuerui were crowned at the BWF (Badminton World Federation) World Superseries Finals in the men's and women's categories after their comprehensive victories on Sunday. Lee delivered a quick defeat to Indonesian Tommy Sugiarto 2110, 2112, winning his seventh Superseries title this...
  • Saina Nehwal wins but fails to qualify for semis at World Superseries Finals December 13, 2013

    Kuala Lumpur: After two successive defeats, Saina Nehwal finally managed to post a hardfought win over Yeon Ju Bae of Korea in her last Group B match but it was not good enough to ensure a semifinal berth for the Indian ace shuttler in the BWF World Superseries Finals on...
  • Saina Nehwal loses second match in Superseries Finals December 13, 2013

    Kuala Lumpur: Shuttler Saina Nehwal's chances of advancing in the BWF World Superseries Finals were all but over on Thursday when she lost in straight games to World No.1 Li Xuerui of China for her second successive defeat in the group stage. Saina went down 921, 1421 in 27 minutes. The Indian...
  • Saina starts on a winning note in BWF Superseries Finals December 12, 2013

    Kuala Lumpur: Indian ace Saina Nehwal prevailed over Minatsu Mitani of Japan 2119 2224 2119 in a hardfought battle in her opening match of the BWF Superseries Finals here on Wednesday. World No. 6 Saina, who struggled with injuries this season, took an hour and eight minutes to overcome the challenge...
  • Saina, Olympic champion Xuerui in same group at Super Series Finals December 11, 2013

    Kuala Lumpur: Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal has been clubbed with Olympic champion Li Xuerui of China in the same group after the BWF Super Series Finals draws were announced at the Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium here Tuesday. Japan's Minatsu Mitani and Yeon Ju Bae of South Korea are the other...
  • Qualifying for Super Series final is my target: Kashyap September 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Almost on the way to complete recovery from an ankle injury, India's top shuttler Parupalli kashyap is eyeing a "consistent" performance in the next four tournaments to reach his target of qualifying for the BWF Super Series Final to be held in Malaysia in December. "I want to qualify...
  • Want to continue my form: Parupalli Kashyap August 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Following a successful outing at the World Championships last week in Guangzhou, top Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap wants to continue his form for the rest of the season. The Hyderabadi said that though he was disappointed with his men's singles quarterfinal loss on Friday, he was happy with the...
  • I have crossed the stage of feeling disappointed: Saina Nehwal August 13, 2013

    New Delhi: An upset stomach spoilt her campaign at the World Championship last week but India ace shuttler Saina Nehwal is not too upset and said she has crossed the stage of feeling disappointed. The 23yearold from Hyderabad missed a chance to grab the bronze at the World Championship in China...
  • Lee Chong Wei vows to bounce back from Worlds' defeat August 13, 2013

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's top shuttler Lee Chong Wei has vowed to bounce back from his defeat to Chinese star Lin Dan in the World Badminton Championship final. The World No. 1 retired due to leg cramps during the final in Guangzhou Sunday against his arch rival Lin Dan, who won...
  • World champion Ratchanok eyes Olympic gold, top ranking August 13, 2013

    Celebrations have not stopped since Ratchanok Intanon became the new world champion but the Thai shuttler has already set herself the twin targets of becoming world number one and winning the 2016 Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro. Since her arrival back from China on Sunday night, the 18yearold has received...
  • Bronze medallist PV Sindhu returns home August 13, 2013

    Indian shuttler PV Sindhu clinched the bronze medal in the women's singles event at the World Championships. ...
  • PV Sindhu elated after making history in BWF World Championships August 12, 2013

    Shuttler Pusarla Venkata Sindhu was pleased with her overall performance despite going down to Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon 2110, 213 in the semifinal of the BWF World Championships in Guangzhou, China on Saturday. Sindhu had already scripted history when she upset former world No. 1 Wang Shixian of China 2118, 2116 in...
  • Lin Dan defends World Badminton title at Guangzhou August 11, 2013

    Guangzhou: China's Lin Dan defended his men's singles title after Malaysian World No.1 Lee Chong Wei retired in the final of the World Badminton Championships at the Tianhe Indoor Stadium here Sunday. The top seed retired with muscle cramps when Lin Dan was leading at match point 1621, 2113, 2017. It...
  • BAI announces Rs 15 lakh cash reward for Sindhu August 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Badminton Association of India on Sunday announced a cash reward of Rs 15 lakh for shuttler PV Sindhu in recognition of her bronze medal winning performance at the BWF World Badminton Championships in Guangzhou, China. Sindhu, playing in her maiden World Championships, became the first Indian women's singles player...
  • Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon claims gold at World Championships August 11, 2013

    Guangzhou: Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon won the women's singles crown at the World Badminton Championships after beating Olympic champion Li Xuerui in the final here on Sunday. The fourth seeded Ratchanok overcame the World No.1 2220, 1821, 2114 in one hour and five minutes at the Tianhe Indoor Stadium. This is the...
  • It is a big victory for me, says P V Sindhu August 10, 2013

    New Delhi: A look at the draw and she knew it was not going to be easy but rising shuttler P V Sindhu said she never underestimated herself as she slayed one giant after another for a historic bronze medal at the World Championships in Guangzhou, China. Sindhu, ranked 12th, Saturday...
  • Jwala Gutta heaps praise on PV Sindhu August 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Jwala Gutta on Saturday congratulated PV Sindhu for claiming the women's singles bronze medal at the World Badminton Championships in Guangzhou, China. "Ayyoooo hard luck Sindhu...no matter what u still the rock star...congratulations fr the bronze....mmwahhhh," tweeted Jwala. Sindhu lost her semifinal at the competition Saturday against Ratchanok Intanon of...
  • Sindhu's performance will give others confidence: Ashwini Ponnappa August 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Ashwini Ponnappa, the last Indian to have won a medal at the World Badminton Championships before PV Sindhu, praised her compatriot and said that her medalwinning performance will give other Indians confidence to play fearlessly. Ashwini won the women's doubles bronze medal at the Worlds with Jwala Gutta two...