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  • Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth rises to World No.16 17-04-2014 11:54 PM

    Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth made a remarkable leap of nine places in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) men's singles rankings released on Thursday. Backed by his semifinal appearance at the recently concluded Singapore Open Super Series, where he lost to World No.1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, the Hyderabadi...
  • Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu could face off in semis at India Super Series 25-03-2014 07:19 PM

    New Delhi: Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu, India's best hopes in the BWF India Super Series, might face off at the semi-final if they can cross a Chinese hurdle each in the second half of the women's singles. Indian ace shuttlers, Saina and Sindhu will be the star attraction in...
  • Saina Nehwal slides to eighth in world badminton rankings 13-03-2014 11:38 PM

    New Delhi: Struggling badminton player Saina Nehwal on Thursday lost a place to be eighth in the world rankings while her compatriot PV Sindhu managed to retain her ninth spot in the latest chart, issued by Badminton World Federation. Saina, the Olympic bronze medallist, has been enduring a a poor...
  • PV Sindhu reaches world number nine in BWF ranking 20-02-2014 05:14 PM

    New Delhi: Badminton teen sensation P V Sindhu improved one more place to close the gap with ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal in the latest world ranking released in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday. Sindhu reached the ninth spot, to stay just one place behind Saina, who remained static at the...
  • South Korea's Olympic badminton champion banned for missing dope tests 28-01-2014 11:52 AM

    Seoul: South Korea's Olympic badminton gold medallist Lee Yong-dae has been hit with a one-year ban for missing doping tests, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said on Tuesday. The 25-year-old won mixed doubles gold at the 2008 Games in Beijing and a bronze medal in the men's doubles in London...
  • Saina Nehwal slips further, now 9th in BWF rankings 23-01-2014 05:09 PM

    New Delhi: India's Olympic bronze medallist shuttler Saina Nehwal dropped a place to be at ninth position, while PV Sindhu retained her 11th spot in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings issued on Thursday. Saina's indifferent form continued with her defeat in the second round of Malaysia Open Super...
  • Saina Nehwal drops two places to World No. 8 in badminton rankings 19-12-2013 04:59 PM

    New Delhi: Saina Nehwal's poor form this season has also started showing in her rankings as the Olympic bronze medallist dropped two places to No.8 in the women's singles rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday. Saina dropped two places and was overtaken by South Korean Yeon...
  • Lee Chong Wei, Li Xuerui win BWF World Superseries finals 15-12-2013 05:45 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: World No.1 singles Lee Chong Wei and Li Xuerui were crowned at the BWF (Badminton World Federation) World Superseries Finals in the men's and women's categories after their comprehensive victories on Sunday. Lee delivered a quick defeat to Indonesian Tommy Sugiarto 21-10, 21-12, winning his seventh Superseries title...
  • Saina Nehwal wins but fails to qualify for semis at World Superseries Finals 13-12-2013 05:38 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: After two successive defeats, Saina Nehwal finally managed to post a hard-fought win over Yeon Ju Bae of Korea in her last Group B match but it was not good enough to ensure a semi-final berth for the Indian ace shuttler in the BWF World Superseries Finals on...
  • Saina Nehwal loses second match in Superseries Finals 12-12-2013 05:58 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: Shuttler Saina Nehwal's chances of advancing in the BWF World Superseries Finals were all but over on Thursday when she lost in straight games to World No.1 Li Xuerui of China for her second successive defeat in the group stage. Saina went down 9-21, 14-21 in 27 minutes....
  • Saina starts on a winning note in BWF Superseries Finals 11-12-2013 08:45 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: Indian ace Saina Nehwal prevailed over Minatsu Mitani of Japan 21-19 22-24 21-19 in a hard-fought battle in her opening match of the BWF Superseries Finals here on Wednesday. World No. 6 Saina, who struggled with injuries this season, took an hour and eight minutes to overcome the...
  • Saina, Olympic champion Xuerui in same group at Super Series Finals 10-12-2013 05:47 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal has been clubbed with Olympic champion Li Xuerui of China in the same group after the BWF Super Series Finals draws were announced at the Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium here Tuesday. Japan's Minatsu Mitani and Yeon Ju Bae of South Korea are the...
  • Qualifying for Super Series final is my target: Kashyap 29-09-2013 03:00 PM

    New Delhi: Almost on the way to complete recovery from an ankle injury, India's top shuttler Parupalli kashyap is eyeing a "consistent" performance in the next four tournaments to reach his target of qualifying for the BWF Super Series Final to be held in Malaysia in December. "I want to...
  • Want to continue my form: Parupalli Kashyap 14-08-2013 04:05 PM

    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 quarter-final loss on Friday, he was happy with...
  • I have crossed the stage of feeling disappointed: Saina Nehwal 13-08-2013 06:59 PM

    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 23-year-old from Hyderabad missed a chance to grab the bronze at the World Championship in...
  • Lee Chong Wei vows to bounce back from Worlds' defeat 13-08-2013 02:48 PM

    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 13-08-2013 01:57 PM

    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 18-year-old has...
  • Bronze medallist PV Sindhu returns home 13-08-2013 12:16 PM

    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 12-08-2013 02:24 PM

    Shuttler Pusarla Venkata Sindhu was pleased with her overall performance despite going down to Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon 21-10, 21-3 in the semi-final 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 21-18, 21-16...
  • Lin Dan defends World Badminton title at Guangzhou 11-08-2013 06:59 PM

    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 16-21, 21-13, 20-17....
  • BAI announces Rs 15 lakh cash reward for Sindhu 11-08-2013 06:00 PM

    New Delhi: Badminton Association of India on Sunday announced a cash reward of Rs 15 lakh for shuttler PV Sindhu in recognition of her bronze medal winning performance at the BWF World Badminton Championships in Guangzhou, China. Sindhu, playing in her maiden World Championships, became the first Indian women's singles...
  • Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon claims gold at World Championships 11-08-2013 04:04 PM

    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 22-20, 18-21, 21-14 in one hour and five minutes at the Tianhe Indoor Stadium. This is...
  • It is a big victory for me, says P V Sindhu 10-08-2013 05:43 PM

    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,...
  • Jwala Gutta heaps praise on PV Sindhu 10-08-2013 03:39 PM

    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 semi-final at the competition Saturday against Ratchanok...
  • Sindhu's performance will give others confidence: Ashwini Ponnappa 10-08-2013 02:54 PM

    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 medal-winning performance will give other Indians confidence to play fearlessly. Ashwini won the women's doubles bronze medal at the Worlds with Jwala Gutta...
  • PV Sindhu settles for bronze after losing in World badminton semis 10-08-2013 01:29 PM

    New Delhi: India's hopes of booking their maiden berth at the World Badminton Championship finals were blown away in Guangzhou on Saturday when PV Sindhu lost her women's singles semi-final against Thailand's Ratchanok Inthanon with a disappointing 10-21, 13-21 scoreline. Sindhu will now have to settle for bronze, just like...
  • As it happened: PV Sindhu in World Badminton Championship semis 10-08-2013 12:15 PM

    13:39 PV Sindhu has to settle with a Bronze medal at BWF World Championships 2013 as he loses her semi-final match against Thailand's Ratchanok 10-21, 13-21. 13:36 Good drop point by Thai. Sindhu has no answer to her. She would have hoped to give better fight than this. 11-17. 13:33...
  • Indian badminton fraternity lauds P V Sindhu 09-08-2013 08:08 PM

    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 semi-finals of the World Championships in Guangzhou Friday. The 18-year-old defeated China's former World No.1 Shixian Wang 21-18, 21-17 in 55 minutes to assure India...
  • P V Sindhu can improve further, feels Pullela Gopichand 09-08-2013 07:57 PM

    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 quarter-final loss. "It is good to have a win after two...
  • Saina, Kashyap exit at quarter-final stage of World Badminton C'ships 09-08-2013 02:07 PM

    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 quarter-final stage. Saina was beaten 23-21, 21-9 by South Korean Yeon Ju Bae, who has been seeded 13th in the event, while...