Badminton

  • Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponnappa ousted from World Championships 3 hours 40 minutes 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 7 hours 47 minutes 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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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"...
  • CWG 2014: Kashyap wins gold in badminton singles after 32 years August 4, 2014

    This is India's third Commonwealth Games men's singles gold after legendary Prakash Padukone won it in 1978 which was emulated four years later by Syed Modi. ...
  • CWG 2014: Winning gold is like a dream, says Parupalli Kashyap August 4, 2014

    Glasgow: Elated at becoming the first Indian male shuttler to win a gold at the Commonwealth Games in 32 years, Parupalli Kashyap on Sunday said his childhood dream of bagging a yellow metal for the country has finally come true. "In this kind of big game to win gold is a...
  • Doubles do not get recognition like singles, laments Jwala Gutta August 4, 2014

    Glasgow: Just hours after winning a silver in the Commonwealth Games, ace shuttler Jwala Gutta slammed discrimination of doubles game in India, saying that singles players were given more recognition in the country. Gutta and her partner Ashwini Ponnappa had failed to defend the gold they had won in 2010 Delhi...
  • CWG 2014: Final list of Indian medal winners in Glasgow August 3, 2014

    Glasgow: The following is the final list of Indian medal winners at the 2014 Commonwealth Games at their conclusion on Sunday. Gold: Sanjita Khumukchan: women's 48 kg weightlifting Sukhen Dey: men's 56 kg weightlifting Abhinav Bindra: men's 10 metre air rifle shooting Apurvi Chandela: women's 10 metre air rifle shooting Rahi Sarnobat: women's 25 metre pistol...
  • Parupalli Kashyap awarded Rs.25 lakh by BAI August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Sunday announced cash rewards for Indian medal winners -- Parupalli Kashyap, Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa, PV Sindhu and RMV. Gurusaidutt -- at the Commonwealth Games. Men's singles gold medallist Kashyap will be getting a reward of Rs.25 lakh while women's doubles silver...
  • CWG 2014: Shuttler Kashyap wins gold; Indian men settle for silver in hockey August 3, 2014

    Glasgow: Parupalli Kashyap brought the curtains down on India's campaign in the 20th Commonwealth Games to a thunderous applause, winning a historic gold in the men's singles badminton on Sunday, as the country earned a fifth-place finish with 64 medals, including 15 yellow metals. The quest for a CWG hockey gold...
  • CWG 2014: Shuttler Parupalli Kashyap wins gold in Glasgow August 3, 2014

    Kashyap etched his name in gold in the record books winning his first major championship by clinching the yellow metal in the men's singles event. ...
  • CWG 2014: Shuttler Parupalli Kashyap wins men's singles gold August 3, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap etched his name in gold in the record books winning his first major championship by clinching the yellow metal at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday. The second seed emerged victorious in the men's singles final against Singaporean sixth seed Zi Liang Derek Wong to turn the...
  • As it happened: Day 11 and closing ceremony, CWG 2014 August 4, 2014

    (Scroll down to bottom of the page for Live Blog.) Day 10 roundup: Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa etched their name in Indian squash history by winning the country's first Commonwealth Games medal - a gold - from the discipline, while boxers, powerlifters and shuttlers, and a triple jumper picked up...
  • CWG 2014: Shuttler PV Sindhu clinches women's singles bronze August 2, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian shuttler PV Sindhu won the women's singles bronze at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday. The World No.11 Hyderabadi won the match beating Malaysia's Jing Yi Tee 23-21, 21-9 in 34 minutes at the Emirates Arena. In the absence of top seeded compatriot Saina Nehwal, India's best bet for the gold,...
  • CWG 2014: Shuttler P.V. Sindhu shocked in women's singles semi-finals August 2, 2014

    Glasgow: Second seed P.V. Sindhu of India suffered a shock straight-games defeat to fourth seeded Canadian Michelle Li in the semi-finals of the women's singles badminton event of the 2014 Commonwealth Games on Saturday. In the absence of top seeded compatriot Saina Nehwal, the 19-year-old shuttler took over the mantle of...
  • CWG 2014: Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap enters men's singles final August 2, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap reached the 2014 Commonwealth men's singles final with a hard-fought 2-1 win over England's Rajiv Ouseph on Saturday. After losing the first game, Kashyap came back strongly to win the next two games and register a 18-21, 21-17, 21-18 victory in an hour and 23 minutes. Both...
  • CWG 2014: Shuttlers PV Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap enter semis August 1, 2014

    Glasgow: Leading Indian shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap and P.V. Sindhu entered the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games in their respective categories at the Emirates Arena on Friday. In the absence of top seed Saina Nehwal, No.2 seed Sindhu routed New Zealand's Anna Rankin in straight games in the women's singles quarter-finals to...
  • CWG 2014: Shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap, Kidambi Srikanth reach quarters August 1, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian shuttlers had a fantastic outing at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday as most of them won their respective Round of 16 matches to proceed to the quarter-finals at the Emirates Arena. To start with, men's singles second seed Parupalli Kashyap needed only 24 minutes to move past Australia's Jeff...
  • As it happened: CWG 2014, Day 8 August 1, 2014

    (Scroll down for Live updates) Day 7 Round-up: Virtually taking over where their compatriot shooters signed off at the range, Indian wrestlers rained medals picking up four silvers and a bronze, but the gold eluded the nation on day seven of competition. The grapplers cornered all the medals that came India's way....