BADMINTON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

  • World badminton champion Thai Ratchanok also a 'devoted' kid August 12, 2013

    Guangzhou: The oncourt aggression was replaced by a beaming smile as Ratchanok Intanon, hours after conquering the badminton world, lined up to receive Thailand's 'devoted children' award on Monday. On Sunday, the 18yearold upset Olympic champion Li Xuerui in the women's singles final to become the youngest winner of the prestigious...
  • Saina begins campaign with win at Badminton Worlds August 7, 2013

    Guangzhou: Saina Nehwal on Wednesday started her campaign for an elusive medal at the World Championships with a crushing straightgame victory over lowerranked Olga Golovanova of Russia in the women's singles competition of the prestigious event here. London Olympics bronze medallist Saina, who had reached the quarterfinals of previous editions in...
  • Shuttler Sindhu has her eyes set on World Championships July 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Approaching her 18th birthday, a "more aggressive" P V Sindhu has her eyes trained on the upcoming World Championships, though she says defence is something that needs finetuning. "My sytle of play is more aggressive now though I am working on my defence," Sindhu said. "I am looking forward to...
  • Chen leads Chinese sweep of world titles August 30, 2010

    Paris: China's Chen Jin went one better than last year to lift the men's singles world badminton title on Sunday, subduing Indonesia's Taufik Hidayat 2113 2115 in the final. His victory highlighted a brilliant day for China who for the first time since 1987 took all five titles. Chen had...
  • Lin Dan clinches third straight world title August 16, 2009

    Hyderabad: Olympic champion Lin Dan on Sunday became the first shuttler to clinch three successive World Championship titles, beating second seed compatriot Jin Chen in the summit clash. Dan, seeded fifth in the event, defeated his higherranked countryman 2118 2116 a 46minute contest. The 26yearold Dan had won the Olympic gold in...
  • Coach Gopichand on Saina's Arjuna Awards nomination July 28, 2009

    Coming before the world championship is a huge honour for her, which pushes and encourages you to do more. ...