Badminton

  • PV Sindhu happy after winning bronze in World Badminton Championships 7 hours 23 minutes ago

    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 8 hours 40 minutes ago

    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 11 hours 53 minutes ago

    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 11 hours 58 minutes ago

    After discussing with my coach Gopichand, I have taken the decision to go for a change, says Saina. ...
  • Saina Nehwal splits with Pullela Gopichand? 17 hours 28 minutes ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    (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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    (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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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...
  • Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponnappa ousted from World Championships 6 days ago

    Copenhagen: Top Indian women's doubles pair Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa were ousted in the second round of the World Badminton Championships, losing to Chinese fifth seeds Qing Tian and Yunlei Zhao in straight games on Wednesday. The World No.7 pair tamed Jwala and Ashwini 21-16, 21-8 in only 31 minutes...
  • Shuttlers Manu Attri- B. Sumeeth Reddy progress at World Championships 6 days ago

    Copenhagen: Indian men's doubles shuttlers Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth won their opener at the World Championships. The duo proceeded to the second round by defeating Russian pair Nikita Khakimov and Vasily Kuznetsov 21-19, 21-23, 21-19 in exactly an hour at the Ballerup Super Arena late Tuesday evening. They will take on...
  • Saina progresses in World Badminton Championship; Kashyap bows out 1 week ago

    Copenhagen: London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal stormed into the third round of the World Badminton Championship with a commanding straight game win over Natalia Perminova of Russia in women's singles on Tuesday. Saina, seeded seventh, took just 31 minutes to dispose off Perminova 21-11, 21-9. The Indian had earlier got...
  • Parupalli Kashyap knocked out of World Badminton Championships 1 week ago

    Copenhagen: Recently crowned Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap could not continue his winning run at the World Badminton Championships as he was tamed by German Dieter Domke in the opening round at the 9,200-seater Ballerup Super Arena on Monday. India's top mixed doubles combine Ashwini Ponnappa and Tarun Kona also had...
  • Badminton: Ashwini Ponnappa-Tarun Kona ousted from World Championships August 25, 2014

    Copenhagen: The Indian badminton squad got off to a poor start as Tarun Kona and Ashwini Ponnappa were ousted from their mixed doubles opener at the World Championships on Monday. Though Tarun and Ashwini lost the first game 16-21 to Danish World No.16 pair Anders Kristiansen and Julie Houmann, they came...
  • Sindhu, Saina lead Indian challenge at World Championships August 24, 2014

    Copenhagen: An exuberant PV Sindhu would look to improve the colour of her medal even as a fit-again Saina Nehwal eyes her maiden podium finish when a confident Indian badminton team starts its campaign in the World Championship here on Monday. Sindhu, fresh from a bronze in Glasgow Commonwealth Games, would...
  • Saina Nehwal hoping for a good run at the World Championships August 22, 2014

    Returning from the injury, London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal, aiming for a medal in the World Championships beginning in Copenhagen on August 25. ...
  • Armed with CWG gold, shuttler Kashyap ready for bigger things August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Commonwealth Games gold medal is a big motivating factor for top Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap to prepare for the tougher World Championships and the Asian Games. The 27-year-old Hyderabadi says not much has changed after he emulated legends Prakash Pradukone (1978) and Syed Modi (1982) by winning the...
  • World number one Lee Chong Wei reunited with coach August 19, 2014

    Lee Chong Wei's hopes of winning a first world title were handed a major boost after the Malaysian badminton association settled a row with the world number one's coach and allowed the duo to work together again. Malaysia's men's singles coach Rashid Sidek had been sidelined by the BAM after a...
  • Top-ranked Lee Chong Wei battling injury ahead of world championships August 12, 2014

    World badminton number one Lee Chong Wei has revealed that injury concerns are leaving him low on confidence ahead of the World Championships in Denmark at the end of the month. Malaysian Lee was unable to defend his Commonwealth Games title in Scotland last month due to a hamstring injury and...
  • Jwala Gutta questions Saina Nehwal for pulling out of CWG 2014 August 8, 2014

    Jwala, who won silver medal at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games, slammed ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal for pulling out of the Glasgow Games. ...
  • I will cherish my CWG gold forever: Parupalli Kashyap August 7, 2014

    Kashyap, who won India a men's singles badminton gold in Glasgow after 32 years, said he is proud of his achievement. ...
  • Disappointed to miss out on CWG gold, focus now on Asiad: P V Sindhu August 7, 2014

    Hyderabad: Utterly disappointed for missing out on a gold medal in the recently-concluded Commonwealth Games, female shuttler P V Sindhu has now set her eyes on the upcoming World Championships and Asian Games to make up for the disappointment in Glasgow. Sindhu hopes to learn from her mistakes which she committed...
  • CWG 2014: Winning bronze medal a lifetime achievement, says Gurusaidutt August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian shuttler RMV Gurusaidutt said the Commonwealth Games bronze medal has helped him regain belief in himself as he was battling fitness doubts ahead of the match. Guru had to play three gruelling matches in a little over a day and the Indian said he was "tensed and doubtful"...