Badminton

  • CWG 2014 Live: India aim to increase their medal tally on Day 6 3 hours 45 minutes ago

    (Scroll down to the bottom of the page for Live updates) Day 5 Round-up: 'Pistol King' Jitu Rai kept his reputation intact by clinching the gold medal while the seasoned Gagan Narang and Gurpal Singh claimed a silver each as shooters continued their heroics to add three more medals to India's...
  • CWG 2014: Indian shuttlers miss out on mixed team bronze 19 hours 35 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Indian shuttlers failed to replicate the performance of the 2010 Commonwealth Games at the 2014 edition here as they lost the mixed team bronze medal playoff 2-3 to Singapore at the Emirates Arena here Monday. India, who won silver four years ago at home, could not come out with their...
  • As it happened: CWG 2014, Day 5 13 hours 11 minutes ago

    (Scroll down to the bottom of the page for Live updates) Day 4 Round-up: It was double delight for India in the 2014 Commonwealth Games men's weightlifting as Sathish Sivalingam won the gold and Ravi Katulu the silver. Shooters Shreyasi Singh and Mohammed Asab clinched the double trap silver and the bronze,...
  • CWG 2014: India lose badminton semi-final to England 3-0 Yesterday

    Glasgow: India lost to England 3-0 in the semi-finals of the badminton competition at the Commonwealth Games here late on Sunday night. India's men and mixed doubles teams fought well over three games, but could not in cross the line and Parupalli Kashyap lost his singles match against Rajiv Ouseph in...
  • CWG 2014: India shuttlers thrash Kenya 5-0, top group 3 days ago

    Glasgow: After thrashing Ghana and Uganda with the exact scoreline of 5-0 Thursday, Indian shuttlers whitewashed Kenya in their final Pool B match of the Mixed Team event to top the group at the Commonwealth Games on Friday. First up, scratch pair of Jwala Gutta and Kidambi Srikanth needed only 18...
  • Qualifier Pablo Cuevas upsets Andreas Seppi in Umag 2nd round 4 days ago

    Croatia: Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay upset sixth-seeded Andreas Seppi of Italy 6-3, 6-1 on Thursday to become the first qualifier to reach the Croatia Open quarter-finals in seven years. Also, a local wild card, Borna Coric, last year's Junior US Open champion, beat qualifier Horacio Zeballos of Argentina 7-6 (4), 6-3...
  • India blow away Ghana, Uganda in mixed team badminton 4 days ago

    Glasgow: Indian shuttlers launched their Commonwealth Games campaign on a resounding note as they blanked minnows Ghana and Uganda 5-0 in Group B matches of the mixed team event at the 20th edition of the multi-sport event. Having thrashed Ghana in their opener, Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa crushed M Nankabirwa...
  • CWG 2014: Weightlifters Sanjita, Sukhen win Gold medals for India on Day 1 3 days ago

    Glasgow: Sukhen Dey and K Sanjita Chanu stole the limelight by clinching a Gold each in weightlifting, as India launched their campaign in the 20th Commonwealth Games with a flourish, winning seven medals in all on the opening day of the competitions here. India is at 4th spot in medals...
  • CWG 2014: India blow away Ghana 5-0 in mixed team badminton 4 days ago

    Glasgow: The Indian badminton team launched its Commonwealth Games campaign with a dominating 5-0 win over minnows Ghana in a Group B match of the mixed team event at the 20th edition of the multi-sport event on Thursday. India hardly broke any sweat as Parupalli Kashyap started the proceeding, spanking Daniel...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: Full India schedule 5 days ago

    Badminton Participants (men): P. Kashyap, K Srikanth, RMV Gurusaidutt, Akshay Dewalkar, Pranaav Jerry Chopra Participants (women): PV Sindhu, PC Thulasi, Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa Mixed Teams Group Play from 13.30 onwards Hockey 20.30: India vs Canada - women Judo 17.30: Men's 60 kg - Round of 16 onwards - Navjot Chana in action 18.30: Men's 66 kg -...
  • As it happened: Commonwealth Games 2014, Day 1 in Glasgow 4 days ago

    (Scroll down to the bottom of the page for Live Updates) The 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games will see close to 5000 athletes from 71 nations of the erstwhile British empire compete for the top honours. A total of 261 medal events across 18 sports will be contested over 11 days...
  • CWG 2014: India's badminton stars look to better 2010 run 5 days ago

    Glasgow: Despite star shuttler Saina Nehwal's last-minute pull-out, India will look to maintain their impressive run when they begin their campaign with a clash against minnows Ghana in the mixed team event of the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Thursday. India had won two gold, one silver and one bronze in...
  • CWG 2014: Tendulkar factor adds to pressure on shuttler Sindhu 5 days ago

    Venkata Pusarla Sindhu has to contend not only with the hopes of her nation but the pressure of impressing her most famous fan in the Commonwealth Games badminton competition. The 19-year-old knows that her country's most well-known sportsman, cricket great Sachin Tendulkar, will be taking a keen interest when she competes...
  • CWG 2014: 71 countries, 4500 athletes, 261 medals to be won 5 days ago

    The 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games begin on Wednesday in Glasgow, where Queen Elizabeth II will open the 11-day sporting extravaganza at a glittering ceremony beginning 0030 IST. Around 4500 athletes from 71 countries have descended in Glasgow to be part of the biggest sporting event after the Olympics...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: High hopes on Indian shuttlers 6 days ago

    Glasgow: With defending champion Saina Nehwal skipping the 20th Commonwealth Games, India will be pinning their hopes on P V Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap and the pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa to repeat their success in badminton that they achieved four years ago at home. India has had four golds...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: India aim for top-three finish in Glasgow 6 days ago

    Glasgow: The unprecedented success achieved in the last edition would be hard to replicate this time after the dropping of a few disciplines but upbeat after getting back in the Olympic fold, a 215-strong Indian contingent would nonetheless seek a top-five finish in the 20th Commonwealth Games which begin here...
  • Proud moment: AMU's Sara Naqvi selected for World University Badminton 1 week ago

    Young badminton player Sara Naqvi, who represents Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), has been selected for the World University Badminton Championship to be held from July 23 to 29 in Cordoba, Spain. She is the only Indian to qualify for the meet. AMU vice-chancellor Zameer Uddin Shah, games committee secretary M. Shoaib Zaheer...
  • Saina Nehwal pulls out of 2014 Commonwealth Games July 18, 2014

    A major blow to Indian badminton's chances at the 2014 Commonwealth Games as defending champion in women's singles Saina Nehwal pulls out due to injury. ...
  • I can win gold at CWG: Parupalli Kashyap July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Ace shuttler Parupalli Kashyap, who finished with a bronze at the Delhi Commonwealth Games four years ago, says he is targeting a gold medal in the men's singles and hopes lady luck will be on his side during the Glasgow edition. "Gold is a realistic target. With (World No....
  • Saina Nehwal pulls out of Glasgow Commonwealth Games July 18, 2014

    Defending champion Saina Nehwal has pulled out of Commonwealth Games starting next week in Glasgow. Saina is yet to recover from the blisters on her feet she got after the Australian Open Super Series. This comes as a major blow to India's chance for a gold at the Commonwealth, but Saina...
  • India seeded third in Commonwealth Games badminton July 14, 2014

    Glasgow: India have been seeded third in the mixed team event in badminton in the 20th Commonwealth Games which begins on July 23. Badminton powerhouse Malaysia, meanwhile, will start their defence of the Commonwealth Games mixed team gold medal as top seeds while England has been seeded second. Malaysia won the mixed...
  • India will win at least three medals in badminton at Commonwealth Games: Gutta July 13, 2014

    Kolkata: With Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu going great guns, India would surely get a minimum of three medals in the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, asserted country's No 1 doubles specialist Jwala Gutta. India had bagged four medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and the doubles defending champion said...
  • Saina Nehwal moves up a place to 7th in world rankings July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Following her Australian Open Super Series triumph, ace India shuttler Saina Nehwal moved up a place to be in the seventh position in the latest world rankings while PV Sindhu dropped out of the top 10 after a none-too-impressive outing in the same tournament. While India's Olympic bronze...
  • Badminton: Anand Pawar bows out of Canada Open Grand Prix July 3, 2014

    Vancouver: India's campaign ended at the Canada Open Grand Prix badminton tournament as Anand Pawar crashed out of the men's singles event after going down to Kuei Chun Shih of Chinese Taipei in a keenly contested pre-quarterfinal match, here. The fourth seeded Indian fought well before losing 22-24, 21-17, 15-21 against...
  • Shuttler Anand Pawar in third round of Canada Open July 2, 2014

    Vancouver: India's Anand Pawar reached the men's singles pre-quarterfinals of the Canada Open Grand Prix tournament with a straight-game win over local shuttler Bobby Milroy. The Indian thrashed the qualifier 21-12, 21-11 yesterday to set up a clash with Chinese Taipei's Kuei Chun Shih. The fourth seed had defeated Korea's Kim...
  • Saina Nehwal beats Carolina Marin to win Australian Open Super Series title June 29, 2014

    India ace shuttler Saina Nehwal clinched the Australian Open Super Series women's single title in style with a straight-game victory over World Number 11 Carolina Marin of Spain on Sunday. The London Olympics bronze medallist staved off the challenge from Marin 21-18, 21-11 in the women's singles summit clash, which lasted...
  • Saina beats top seed Shixian to enter Australian Open Super Series final June 28, 2014

    Sydney: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal stands just a win away from clinching her second title of the year after she stunned world number two and top seed Chinese Shixian Wang in a gruelling three-game semi-final contest of the USD 750,000 Star Australian Super Series on Saturday. Sixth-seeded Saina prevailed 21-19,...
  • Saina in semis, Sindhu out of Australian Open June 27, 2014

    Sydney: While India's Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal marched into the women's singles semi-finals, compatriot P.V. Sindhu had to bite the dust as her campaign came to an end in the quarter-finals of the $750,000 Australian Badminton Open Super Series here on Friday. Sixth seed Saina needed only 47 minutes in...