Badminton

  • Asian Games 2014: India hope to better Guangzhou record at Incheon 3 hours 14 minutes ago

    With just a day to go before the start of the 2014 Asian Games in the South Korean city of Incheon, India seek a record medal haul despite a chaotic build-up, including the slashing of their contingent and last-minute pull out of top athletes. In a cost-saving measure, the Indian government...
  • We can beat Korea in Asiad, says shuttler Gurusaidutt Yesterday

    New Delhi: Commonwealth Games bronze medallist R M V Gurusaidutt is desperate to avenge India's Thomas Cup loss to Korea when they open their campaign against the hosts in badminton team event in the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon, Korea. Gurusaidutt and his teammates had lost 2-3 to Korea in the...
  • Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap upbeat to win an Asiad medal 4 days ago

    New Delhi: A high-intensity training for last three weeks has boosted his confidence and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap says he is looking to maintain the rhythm as he sets out to achieve his dream of winning an Asian Games medal in Incheon, South Korea. After a historic gold medal...
  • Shuttler HS Prannoy wins maiden title by clinching Indonesian Masters 4 days ago

    Palembang: Young Indian shuttler HS Prannoy clinched the maiden title of his career after winning the USD 1,25,000 Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold, following his straight-game victory over local favourite Firman Abdul Kholik in the finals on Sunday. In a 43-minute battle, fifth seed Prannoy, who finished runners-up at the USD...
  • Prannoy enters second successive final of Indonesian Masters 5 days ago

    Palembang: Young Indian shuttler HS Prannoy entered his second successive final after beating Malaysia's Daren Liew in the men's singles event at the USD 1,25,000 Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold here on Saturday. Fifth seed Prannoy, who finished runners-up at the USD 50,000 Vietnam Grand Prix in Hochiminh City last week,...
  • Jayaram, Praneeth reach pre-quarters of Indonesian Masters September 11, 2014

    Palembang: Four Indian shuttlers, Ajay Jayaram, B Sai Praneeth, H S Prannoy and Anand Pawar advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the USD 12,500 Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament in the men's singles competition on Thursday. Jayaram and Praneeth will clash in the prequarter-finals, following their gruelling three-game wins in...
  • Asian Games 2014: Complete list of Indian athletes September 10, 2014

    Ending days of suspense over the Asian Games contingent, the government cleared a 679-member squad that will represent India in the 17th edition of the event to be held in Incheon, South Korea, from 19 September to 4 October. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development, Entrepreneurship and Youth Affairs...
  • Injured Jwala Gutta pulls out of Asian Games September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Ace Indian women's doubles player Jwala Gutta has pulled out of the prestigious Asian Games after sustaining a sprain in the right knee ahead of the multi-sport event in Incheon, Korea. One half of the World Championship bronze medallist pair, Jwala developed a pain in her right knee and...
  • CWG gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap hopes for a podium finish at Asian Games September 7, 2014

    Hyderabad: Having won a gold medal in the recent Glasgow Commonwealth Games, ace shuttler Parupalli Kashyap is keen on repeating his superb show in the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon, Korea from September 19 to October 4. "I want to win a medal. I don't expect anything. I am going to...
  • Shuttler Prannoy reaches Vietnam Open final September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian shuttler HS Prannoy has marched into the men's singles final of the USD 50,000 Vietnam Open Grand Prix after a tough semi-final battle at the Tan Binh Sports Center in Ho Chi Minh City. The Indian fifth seed took 57 minutes to down Malaysian 10th seed Chun Seang...
  • Saina-Sindhu serious rivalry affecting Indian badminton September 5, 2014

    Cricketers are not the only ones who manipulate the media. These days all sports persons with major achievements are in the news regularly, failing which they feel their market value takes a tumble. Wrestlers, boxers and shooters all have their media favorites. Tennis makes news so long as Leander Paes and...
  • Shuttler PV Sindhu back in top 10 of world rankings September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The World Championship bronze medal winning performance has helped Indian shuttler PV Sindhu to re-enter the top-10 in the world. In the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday, the 19-year-old Sindhu has jumped two places to be at No.10 while Saina Nehwal remains stagnant as the...
  • Focused on training Asiad medal contenders: Pullela Gopichand September 3, 2014

    Hyderabad: Seemingly undeterred by Saina Nehwal's decision to part ways, Chief National badminton Coach Pullela Gopichand says his priority now is the upcoming Asian Games and he is focussed on training India's medal contenders for the prestigious multi-sport event. Gopichand, who has remained tight-lipped about Saina's decision to train under Vimal...
  • PV Sindhu happy after winning bronze in World Badminton Championships September 2, 2014

    PV Sindhu told CNN-IBN that she was happy with her performance at World Badminton Championships and is now looking forward to Asian Games. ...
  • Badminton coach Gopichand mum over split with Saina Nehwal September 2, 2014

    Hyderabad: National badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on Tuesday remained tightlipped about his split with Saina Nehwal, saying he doesn't want to talk about the issue as the Asian Games is just round the corner. Struggling with her form, India's top shuttler Saina has sought the help of former chief coach Vimal...
  • Saina Nehwal to train under Vimal Kumar for Asian Games September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Struggling with her form, India's top shuttler Saina Nehwal has split with National coach Pullela Gopichand and sought the help of former chief coach Vimal Kumar to prepare for the prestigious Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. Saina had broken her 20-month long Super Series title draught, winning the...
  • Pullela Gopichand is still my coach, says Saina Nehwal September 2, 2014

    After discussing with my coach Gopichand, I have taken the decision to go for a change, says Saina. ...
  • Saina Nehwal splits with Pullela Gopichand? September 2, 2014

    Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal is reportedly splitting with her coach Pullela Gopichand to train under Vimal Kumar for Asian Games. ...
  • Spain's Carolina Marin wins World Badminton Championships September 1, 2014

    Copenhagen: Spaniard Carolina Marin stunned reigning Olympic champion Li Xuerui of China to become the first European in 15 years to clinch the women's singles title at the World Badminton Championships here on Sunday. The World No.10, who had defeated India's P.V. Sindhu in the semi-finals Saturday, drubbed World No.1 Li...
  • China secure two golds in badminton worlds, Lee Chong Wei in final August 31, 2014

    Copenhagen: China have secured the women's and mixed doubles gold medals at the World Badminton Championships while their Chen Long has set up a men's title clash with top-seeded Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia. Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang downed Reika Kakiiwa and Miyuki Maeda from Japan 21-8, 21-13 in the...
  • PV Sindhu loses in the semis of World Badminton Championships to settle for bronze August 30, 2014

    Copenhagen: PV Sindhu suffered a heartbreak at the World Badminton Championship as the Indian shuttler had to settle for a second consecutive bronze medal after succumbing to Carolina Marin of Spain in straight games at the semifinals on Saturday. Sindhu, seeded 11th, failed in her bid to become the first Indian...
  • As it happened: World Badminton Championships semi-finals August 30, 2014

    (For Live Updates scroll down to the bottom of the page) The world No. 11 Indian, who has secured a bronze for herself, takes on the world No. 9 Carolina Marin in the last-four clash at Copenhagen, Denmark. Tough fight in the quarter-final: Leading Indian shuttler PV Sindhu created history on Friday...
  • Sindhu enters World Championships semis, bronze assured August 29, 2014

    PV Sindhu defeated Chinese world No.2 Wang in a thrilling quarterfinal match of World Championships. ...
  • Sindhu becomes first Indian to win two medals in World Championships August 29, 2014

    PV Sindhu defeated Chinese World No 2 Shixian Wang 19-21, 21-19, 21-15 to enter semifinal as compatriot Saina Nehwal crashed out. ...
  • Shuttler PV Sindhu in World Badminton semis, assured of bronze August 29, 2014

    Copenhagen: Leading Indian shuttler PV Sindhu created history on Friday by reaching the women's singles semi-finals and assuring herself of at least a bronze medal finish at the World Championships. By achieving the feat, the 19-year-old Hyderabadi was in line to become the first Indian to win two medals at the...
  • Saina Nehwal ousted by Olympic champion Li Xuerui in World Badminton quarters August 29, 2014

    Copenhagen: India's star shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the World Badminton Championships after suffering a straight game defeat at the hands of top seed Li Xuerui of China, on Friday. The seventh-seeded Saina was no match for World No.1 Xuerui, who took just 45 minutes to sent packing the Indian...
  • World Badminton Championships, QFs: as it happened August 29, 2014

    (For Live match updates scroll down to the bottom of the page) PV Sindhu fought hard to beat world No. 2 Wang 19-21, 21-19, 21-15 in the quarter-finals while Saina Nehwal went down to World No. 1 Xuerui 15-21, 15,21 on Friday....
  • Saina, Sindhu reach quarters of World Badminton Championships August 28, 2014

    Copenhagen: India's top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu both survived scares but eventually made their way into the women's singles quarter-finals of the World Championships at the Ballerup Super Arena here Thursday. However, it was the end of the road for Kidambi Srikanth in men's singles and Manu Attri and...
  • PV Sindhu progresses to pre-quarters at World Badminton Championships August 28, 2014

    Copenhagen: One of India's best hopes PV Sindhu came out with a strong performance to enter the third round of the World Badminton Championships after earning a straight games win over Russian Olga Golovanova at the Ballerup Super Arena on Wednesday. The 11th seeded Indian needed only 40 minutes to ease...