BWF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013

  • Want to continue my form: Parupalli Kashyap August 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Following a successful outing at the World Championships last week in Guangzhou, top Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap wants to continue his form for the rest of the season. The Hyderabadi said that though he was disappointed with his men's singles quarterfinal loss on Friday, he was happy with the...
  • I have crossed the stage of feeling disappointed: Saina Nehwal August 13, 2013

    New Delhi: An upset stomach spoilt her campaign at the World Championship last week but India ace shuttler Saina Nehwal is not too upset and said she has crossed the stage of feeling disappointed. The 23yearold from Hyderabad missed a chance to grab the bronze at the World Championship in China...
  • Lee Chong Wei vows to bounce back from Worlds' defeat August 13, 2013

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's top shuttler Lee Chong Wei has vowed to bounce back from his defeat to Chinese star Lin Dan in the World Badminton Championship final. The World No. 1 retired due to leg cramps during the final in Guangzhou Sunday against his arch rival Lin Dan, who won...
  • World champion Ratchanok eyes Olympic gold, top ranking August 13, 2013

    Celebrations have not stopped since Ratchanok Intanon became the new world champion but the Thai shuttler has already set herself the twin targets of becoming world number one and winning the 2016 Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro. Since her arrival back from China on Sunday night, the 18yearold has received...
  • Bronze medallist PV Sindhu returns home August 13, 2013

    Indian shuttler PV Sindhu clinched the bronze medal in the women's singles event at the World Championships. ...
  • PV Sindhu elated after making history in BWF World Championships August 12, 2013

    Shuttler Pusarla Venkata Sindhu was pleased with her overall performance despite going down to Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon 2110, 213 in the semifinal of the BWF World Championships in Guangzhou, China on Saturday. Sindhu had already scripted history when she upset former world No. 1 Wang Shixian of China 2118, 2116 in...
  • Lin Dan defends World Badminton title at Guangzhou August 11, 2013

    Guangzhou: China's Lin Dan defended his men's singles title after Malaysian World No.1 Lee Chong Wei retired in the final of the World Badminton Championships at the Tianhe Indoor Stadium here Sunday. The top seed retired with muscle cramps when Lin Dan was leading at match point 1621, 2113, 2017. It...
  • Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon claims gold at World Championships August 11, 2013

    Guangzhou: Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon won the women's singles crown at the World Badminton Championships after beating Olympic champion Li Xuerui in the final here on Sunday. The fourth seeded Ratchanok overcame the World No.1 2220, 1821, 2114 in one hour and five minutes at the Tianhe Indoor Stadium. This is the...
  • It is a big victory for me, says P V Sindhu August 10, 2013

    New Delhi: A look at the draw and she knew it was not going to be easy but rising shuttler P V Sindhu said she never underestimated herself as she slayed one giant after another for a historic bronze medal at the World Championships in Guangzhou, China. Sindhu, ranked 12th, Saturday...
  • Jwala Gutta heaps praise on PV Sindhu August 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Jwala Gutta on Saturday congratulated PV Sindhu for claiming the women's singles bronze medal at the World Badminton Championships in Guangzhou, China. "Ayyoooo hard luck Sindhu...no matter what u still the rock star...congratulations fr the bronze....mmwahhhh," tweeted Jwala. Sindhu lost her semifinal at the competition Saturday against Ratchanok Intanon of...
  • Sindhu's performance will give others confidence: Ashwini Ponnappa August 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Ashwini Ponnappa, the last Indian to have won a medal at the World Badminton Championships before PV Sindhu, praised her compatriot and said that her medalwinning performance will give other Indians confidence to play fearlessly. Ashwini won the women's doubles bronze medal at the Worlds with Jwala Gutta two...
  • As it happened: PV Sindhu in World Badminton Championship semis August 10, 2013

    13:39 PV Sindhu has to settle with a Bronze medal at BWF World Championships 2013 as he loses her semifinal match against Thailand's Ratchanok 1021, 1321. 13:36 Good drop point by Thai. Sindhu has no answer to her. She would have hoped to give better fight than this. 1117. 13:33 Sindhu...
  • Indian badminton fraternity lauds P V Sindhu August 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The badminton fraternity lauded P V Sindhu's performance after she created history by becoming the first Indian women's singles player to reach the semifinals of the World Championships in Guangzhou Friday. The 18yearold defeated China's former World No.1 Shixian Wang 2118, 2117 in 55 minutes to assure India of...
  • P V Sindhu can improve further, feels Pullela Gopichand August 9, 2013

    Guangzhou: National coach Pullela Gopichand expressed satisfaction after P V Sindhu's superb show ensured India a bronze medal at the World Championship here today but at the same time reminded that Saina Nehwal would make a comeback despite her quarterfinal loss. "It is good to have a win after two losses,"...
  • Saina, Kashyap exit at quarterfinal stage of World Badminton C'ships August 9, 2013

    Guangzhou: India's hopes of a historic medal tally at the BWF World Championships took a beating on Friday with Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap both exiting at the quarterfinal stage. Saina was beaten 2321, 219 by South Korean Yeon Ju Bae, who has been seeded 13th in the event, while...
  • As it happened: Singles quarterfinals, World Badminton Championships August 9, 2013

    On day four of the World Badminton Championships at Guangzhou, China, the Indian trio of Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu are Parupalli Kashyap were all competing in the singles quarterfinals. Here's how it unfolded: 17:19 PV Sindhu beats China's Wang Shixian 2118, 2117 to move into the semifinals. Big win for India,...
  • Saina, Sindhu, Kashyap enter quarters at World C'ships August 8, 2013

    Guangzhou: Thursday turned out be a big day for India at the BWF World Championships with three of its star players Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap and PV Sindhu entered the quarterfinals. While Saina won her prequarters outing against 15th seed Thai Porntip Buranaprasertsuk 1821, 2116, 2114 in 52 minutes,...
  • Shuttler Parupalli Kashyap enters quarters at World C'ships August 8, 2013

    Guangzhou: India's 13th seed Parupalli Kashyap advanced to the men's singles quarterfinals of the World Badminton Championships, beating Hong Kong's sixth seed Yun Hu here on Thursday. The Hyderabadi won 2113, 2116 in 37 minutes at the Tianhe Indoor Stadium. This is Kashyap's best outing at the event and he is...
  • Saina Nehwal enters quarters of World Badminton C'ships August 8, 2013

    Guangzhou: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal rallied from a game down to beat Thailand's Porntip Buranaprasertsuk and enter the quarterfinals of the BWF World Badminton Championships here on Thursday. Saina, seeded third in the event, beat 15th seed Buranaprasertsuk 1821 2116 2114 in a clash which lasted 52 minutes. With this...
  • Saina, Sindhu begin campaign with wins in Badminton Worlds August 7, 2013

    Guangzhou: Saina Nehwal on Wednesday started her campaign for an elusive medal at the World Championships with a crushing straightgame victory over lowerranked Olga Golovanova of Russia in the women's singles competition of the prestigious event here. London Olympics bronze medallist Saina, who had reached the quarterfinals of previous editions in...
  • Saina begins campaign with win at Badminton Worlds August 7, 2013

    Guangzhou: Saina Nehwal on Wednesday started her campaign for an elusive medal at the World Championships with a crushing straightgame victory over lowerranked Olga Golovanova of Russia in the women's singles competition of the prestigious event here. London Olympics bronze medallist Saina, who had reached the quarterfinals of previous editions in...
  • Nehwal to begin campaign at World Championships on Wednesday August 6, 2013

    Guangzhou, China: Saina Nehwal will begin her campaign for an elusive medal against lowerranked Olga Golovanova in the women's singles, while male shuttler Ajay Jayaram will look to continue his good form in the second round of the World Championships here on Wednesday. London Olympics bronze medallist, Saina reached the quarterfinals...
  • Saina Nehwal fit and ready to go at World Championships August 5, 2013

    The ace Indian shuttler looks to leave the patchy form behind and wants to attain glory at the prestigious event....
  • Gopichand upbeat about India's chances at World C'ship August 2, 2013

    Hyderabad: Chief national coach Pullela Gopichand is upbeat about Indian shuttlers' chances in the upcoming World Championship and said they have prepared well for the tournament, starting August 5 in China. "Overall preparation has been good for World Championship. We were able to prepare well since we got good time during...
  • India to field strongest ever squad in badminton World C'ship July 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Led by London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal, India will be fielding its strongest ever squad at the 2013 BWF World Championship to be played in Gungzhou, China from August 511. Women's doubles combination of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa had ended India's 28yearold medal drought at the World...