Saina Nehwal Loses Final, Settles For WC Silver

It was a challenge that proved too tough for India’s Saina Nehwal in the end. Carolina Marin sprung to life after a slow start and played a brilliant match to retain her World Championships title 21-16, 21-19, thereby crushing all hopes of Saina in a 59-minute final of high quality. But the World No. 2

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Narrow Miss For Manavjit Singh Sandhu And Kynan Chenai

Indian shooters Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Kynan Chenai suffered narrow misses to bow out of the Men’s Trap competition on the final day of ISSF World Cup at Gabala, Azerbaijan on Saturday. Manavjit Singh Sandhu, Kynan Chenai shoot 75 straight Former World No. 1 Manavjit Singh Sandhu and 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games gold medallist Kynan

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Saina Nehwal Reaches Maiden World Championships Final

Saina Nehwal looked slightly jaded and had a raucous Indonesian crowd to deal with but that did not deter her from securing a place in the final of the prestigious World Championships in Jakarta on Saturday. The Indian, who came though a marathon quarter-final against Wang Yihan on Friday, registered a 21-17, 21-17 win over

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Saina Nehwal Bags First World Championships Medal

On a day when PV Sindhu and Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa bowed out, Saina Nehwal assured India a medal from the prestigious World Championships with a stunning performance at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta. The World No. 2 held her nerves and displayed her power smashes superbly in a tense third game to outlast former

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ISSF World Cup: Gurpreet Singh Finishes In 5th Place

Gurpreet Singh was the best Indian performer on Day 5 of the ISSF World Cup in Gabala, Azerbaijan as he finished fifth in Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol competition. The pistol marksman, who has already clinched a Rio Olympic quota earlier, shot brilliantly to top the qualifying rounds. Unfortunately, he could not sustain that level

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Saina Nehwal Off To A Flying Start At World Championships

A dominant Saina Nehwal reached the women’s singles third round of the prestigious World Championships after a straight-game victory over Hong Kong shuttler Cheung Ngan Yi at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy advanced to the third round but Parupalli Kashyap crashed out

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Kidambi Srikanth Wins, Kashyap Exits World Championships

Tenth-seeded Parupalli Kashyap was the biggest Indian casualty on Day 3 of the World Championships at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta on Wednesday. The Commonwealth Games champion lost 21-17, 13-21, 18-21 to Vietnamese World No. 34 Tien Minh Nguyen. In contrast, the other Indian men’s singles stars – third seed Kidambi Srikanth and

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Prakash Nanjappa Secures Rio Olympic Quota

Day 4 of the ISSF World Cup in Gabala, Azerbaijan turned out to be a delightful day for the Indian shooting contingent as pistol marksman Prakash Nanjappa secured India’s sixth Rio Olympic quota place in this sport. The 39-year-old finished eighth in the final of the Men’s 50m Pistol event which, in turn, gave him

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PV Sindhu, Srikanth Advance At World Championships

Two-time bronze medal winner PV Sindhu started her quest for her third medal at the prestigious World Championships with a second round win at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta on Tuesday. Also winning was the men’s third seed and India No. 1 Kidambi Srikanth. However, there was disappointment in doubles as the top

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ISSF World Cup: Gagan Narang Finishes 5th

Veteran rifle shooter Gagan Narang rediscovered his form to make his first international final in his pet 10m Air Rifle event since winning the London Olympics bronze at the season’s last ISSF World Cup in Gabala, Azerbaijan on Monday. Narang was the best Indian performer of the day, finishing fifth in the competition. Gagan Narang

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