Badminton

  • Asian Games: Lee Chong Wei falls yet again to Chinese rival Lin Dan 2 days ago

    Incheon: Badminton world number one Lee Chong Wei fell yet again to his great adversary Lin Dan in the semifinals of the Asian Games on Sunday, ending the Malaysian's last hope of winning a gold medal at the Asiad. The 31-year-old is winding down a career that has seen him win...
  • Asian Games: Saina Nehwal's Chinese jinx continues 5 days ago

    Indian shuttlers had a dismal day in office as Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap and Kidambi Srikanth were knocked out of the 17th Asian Games. ...
  • India's badminton campaign ends at Asian Games 2014 5 days ago

    Incheon: India's Asian Games badminton campaign ended on a dismal note with 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap and Kidambi Srikanth being knocked out of the singles event at the Gyeyang Gymnasium here Friday. The only saving grace was the bronze medal won Sunday in the women's team event,...
  • Asian Games Badminton: Parupalli Kashyap crashes out of men's singles 5 days ago

    Incheon: Commonwealth Games gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap failed to pass the Asian Games test as the ace shuttler lost to World No.1 Lee Chong Wei 0-2 in the men's singles badminton pre-quarterfinals at the Gyeyang Gymnasium, here on Friday. It was also heartbreak for India's mixed doubles pair of B Sumeeth...
  • As it happened: Asian Games 2014, Day 7 5 days ago

    (For LIVE updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Indian rowers provided the spark with a couple of bronze medals, while the women shooters added another bronze as India maintained their 15th position in the overall standings with a tally of 15 medals in the 17th Asian Games. Armyman Swaran...
  • Asiad Day 6 Analysis: Saina advances, Archers set for at least silver 6 days ago

    India started the sixth day rather business-like fashion straightaway claiming a bronze medal in singles sculls final. Sawarn Singh finished his 2000m sculls in seven minutes and 10.65 seconds behind Iran's Mohsen Shadinaghadh and South Korea's Kim Dongyong, who got gold and silver respectively. On fifth day Dushiant Dushyant had...
  • Asian Games, Day 6: Rowers notch up two bronze, Indian men lose in hockey 6 days ago

    Incheon: Indian rowers provided the spark with a couple of bronze medals, while the women shooters added another bronze as India maintained their 15th position in the overall standings with a tally of 15 medals in the 17th Asian Games. Armyman Swaran Singh Virk rowed his way through exhaustion to the...
  • Asian Games Badminton: Saina Nehwal in quarters, disappointment for PV Sindhu 6 days ago

    Incheon: Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal sailed into the quarter-finals with a comfortable straight-game win after P Kashyap advanced to the pre-quarters, but there was heartbreak for PV Sindhu in the 17th Asian Games here on Thursday. World number seven Saina thrashed Iran's Soraya Aghaeihajiagha (2-0) 21-7, 21-6 in a women's...
  • Asian Games 2014: Shuttler Kashyap advances to men's singles pre-quarters 6 days ago

    Incheon: Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap sailed into the men's singles pre-quarterfinals by registering a straight-game win over Afghanistan's Iqbal Ahmad Shekib at the 17th Asian Games here on Thursday. Glasgow Commonwealth Games gold medallist Kashyap, having received a bye in the opening round, defeated his Afghani opponent 21-6, 21-6 in just...
  • Asian Games 2014: India's badminton doubles teams in pre-quarters 1 week ago

    Indian men's badminton doubles team of B. Sumeeth Reddy-Manu Attri and the women's doubles pair of Pradnya Gadre-N. Siki Reddy won their respective matches comfortably to reach the pre-quarterfinals of the 17th Asian Games at the Gyeyang Gymnasium on Wednesday. Reddy-Attri thrashed Maldives' Nasheeu Sharafuddeen and Mohamed Sarim 21-7, 21-7 in...
  • Asiad Day 2 Analysis: Quiet day for India at Incheon September 21, 2014

    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 September 21, 2014

    Incheon: Ending a 28yearold 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 semifinals 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 September 21, 2014

    (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 September 20, 2014

    Incheon: The Indian men's badminton team lost to South Korea 03 in the prequarterfinals of the 17th Asian Games at the Gyeyang Gymnasium here on Saturday. Doubles pair of B. Sumeeth ReddyManu Attri, Kidambi Srikanth and recentlycrowned Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap, all lost their matches against the host nation. Srikanth, up...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian women's badminton team in quarterfinal September 20, 2014

    Indian badminton women's team on Saturday entered the quarterfinal of the Asian Games after thrashing Macau 30 in their prequarterfinal 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 September 19, 2014

    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 quarterfinals...
  • Asian Games 2014: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu lead Indian challenge in badminton September 19, 2014

    Incheon: Spearheaded by star shuttlers Saina Nehwal, P V Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap, India will aim to end a 28yearold 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 September 19, 2014

    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 buildup, including the slashing of their contingent and lastminute pull out of top athletes. In a costsaving measure, the Indian government...
  • We can beat Korea in Asiad, says shuttler Gurusaidutt September 17, 2014

    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 23 to Korea in the...
  • Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap upbeat to win an Asiad medal September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A highintensity 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 September 14, 2014

    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 straightgame victory over local favourite Firman Abdul Kholik in the finals on Sunday. In a 43minute battle, fifth seed Prannoy, who finished runnersup 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

    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 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...