Saina Nehwal

  • 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,...
  • 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 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: Saina, Sindhu in badminton pre-quarters 1 week ago

    India's women's badminton singles stars Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu reached the pre-quarter-finals of the 17th Asian Games at the Gyeyang Gymnasium on Wednesday. London Olympics bronze medallist Saina thrashed Macau's Teng Lok U 21-10, 21-8 in 26 minutes while two time World Championships bronze medallist Sindhu took only 19 minutes...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey September 2, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Sindhu becomes first Indian to win two medals in World Championships August 29, 2014

    PV Sindhu defeated Chinese World No 2 Shixian Wang 1921, 2119, 2115 to enter semifinal as compatriot Saina Nehwal crashed out. ...
  • Shuttler PV Sindhu in World Badminton semis, assured of bronze August 29, 2014

    Copenhagen: Leading Indian shuttler PV Sindhu created history on Friday by reaching the women's singles semifinals and assuring herself of at least a bronze medal finish at the World Championships. By achieving the feat, the 19yearold Hyderabadi was in line to become the first Indian to win two medals at the...
  • Saina Nehwal ousted by Olympic champion Li Xuerui in World Badminton quarters August 29, 2014

    Copenhagen: India's star shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the World Badminton Championships after suffering a straight game defeat at the hands of top seed Li Xuerui of China, on Friday. The seventhseeded Saina was no match for World No.1 Xuerui, who took just 45 minutes to sent packing the Indian...
  • World Badminton Championships, QFs: as it happened August 29, 2014

    (For Live match updates scroll down to the bottom of the page) PV Sindhu fought hard to beat world No. 2 Wang 1921, 2119, 2115 in the quarterfinals while Saina Nehwal went down to World No. 1 Xuerui 1521, 15,21 on Friday....
  • Saina, Sindhu reach quarters of World Badminton Championships August 28, 2014

    Copenhagen: India's top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu both survived scares but eventually made their way into the women's singles quarterfinals of the World Championships at the Ballerup Super Arena here Thursday. However, it was the end of the road for Kidambi Srikanth in men's singles and Manu Attri and...
  • Saina progresses in World Badminton Championship; Kashyap bows out August 26, 2014

    Copenhagen: London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal stormed into the third round of the World Badminton Championship with a commanding straight game win over Natalia Perminova of Russia in women's singles on Tuesday. Saina, seeded seventh, took just 31 minutes to dispose off Perminova 2111, 219. The Indian had earlier got...
  • Sindhu, Saina lead Indian challenge at World Championships August 24, 2014

    Copenhagen: An exuberant PV Sindhu would look to improve the colour of her medal even as a fitagain Saina Nehwal eyes her maiden podium finish when a confident Indian badminton team starts its campaign in the World Championship here on Monday. Sindhu, fresh from a bronze in Glasgow Commonwealth Games, would...
  • Saina Nehwal hoping for a good run at the World Championships August 22, 2014

    Returning from the injury, London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal, aiming for a medal in the World Championships beginning in Copenhagen on August 25. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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 nonetooimpressive outing in the same tournament. While India's Olympic bronze...