Badminton

  • Asiad Day 2 Analysis: Quiet day for India at Incheon 17 hours 5 minutes ago

    India had a comparatively quieter outing on day two of the ongoing Asian Games. In the 10 meter Air pistol shooting, Indian team of Jitu Rai, Samresh Jung and Prakash Nanjappa won a bronze in the Team Event. While they scored same points as China with 1743 points, China beat them...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian women settle for badminton team bronze 18 hours 25 minutes ago

    Incheon: Ending a 28-year-old medal drought in badminton at the Asian Games, India Sunday settled for the bronze in the women's team event going down tamely to hosts South Korea in the semi-finals at the Gyeyang Gymnasium here. Though World No.7 Saina Nehwal gave India a good start by winning the...
  • As it happened: Asian Games Day 2 18 hours 43 minutes ago

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) INDIA RESULTS SO FAR ON DAY 2: SHOOTING: India win bronze medal in 10m Air Pistol Team event. SHOOTING: Jitu Rai finishes 5th in the Men's 10m Air Pistol Final. SHOOTING: India finish 6th in Men's Trap Team Final. ROWING: Swarn Singh finishes 2nd...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian men's badminton team knocked out 2 days ago

    Incheon: The Indian men's badminton team lost to South Korea 0-3 in the pre-quarterfinals of the 17th Asian Games at the Gyeyang Gymnasium here on Saturday. Doubles pair of B. Sumeeth Reddy-Manu Attri, Kidambi Srikanth and recently-crowned Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap, all lost their matches against the host nation. Srikanth, up...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian women's badminton team in quarter-final 2 days ago

    Indian badminton women's team on Saturday entered the quarter-final of the Asian Games after thrashing Macau 3-0 in their pre-quarterfinal tie at the Gyeyang Gymnasium. For India, singles stars Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu had comfortable victories while doubles pair of N. Sikky Reddy and Pradnya Gadre won convincingly in the...
  • Fear of losing is gone, says shuttler HS Prannoy 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian shuttler HS Prannoy says the success of winning the Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold has erased his fears of defeat and fuelled a dream of working harder than ever to qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics. "I think a title was due for me. I reached so many quarter-finals...
  • Asian Games 2014: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu lead Indian challenge in badminton 2 days ago

    Incheon: Spearheaded by star shuttlers Saina Nehwal, P V Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap, India will aim to end a 28-year-old medal drought when they begin their campaign in the 17th Asian Games badminton with the team competitions here on Saturday. India's last medal of any hue in badminton had come in...
  • Asian Games 2014: India hope to better Guangzhou record at Incheon 3 days 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 5 days ago

    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 1 week 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 1 week 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 September 13, 2014

    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 runnersup at the USD 50,000 Vietnam Grand Prix in Hochiminh City last week,...
  • Jayaram, Praneeth reach prequarters of Indonesian Masters September 11, 2014

    Palembang: Four Indian shuttlers, Ajay Jayaram, B Sai Praneeth, H S Prannoy and Anand Pawar advanced to the prequarterfinals 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 prequarterfinals, following their gruelling threegame 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 679member 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 multisport 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 semifinal 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...
  • SainaSindhu serious rivalry affecting Indian badminton September 5, 2014

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  • 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 reenter the top10 in the world. In the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday, the 19yearold 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 multisport event. Gopichand, who has remained tightlipped about Saina's decision to train under Vimal...
  • PV Sindhu happy after winning bronze in World Badminton Championships September 2, 2014

    PV Sindhu told CNNIBN 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 20month 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 semifinals 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 topseeded Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia. Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang downed Reika Kakiiwa and Miyuki Maeda from Japan 218, 2113 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 semifinals 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 lastfour clash at Copenhagen, Denmark. Tough fight in the quarterfinal: Leading Indian shuttler PV Sindhu created history on Friday...