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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Indian Badminton Players Looking For Big Medal Haul At WBC

With the largest contingent ever, the Indian badminton team will be looking for its biggest medal haul at the 2015 BWF World Championships held at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta, starting Monday. With World No. 2 Saina Nehwal and two-time bronze medal winner PV Sindhu spearheading the team in women’s singles and three

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Indian Badminton Weekly #17: Kashyap Back In Top Ten

Parupalli Kashyap was the star of the show last week at the Indonesian Open Superseries Premier as he toppled the World No. 1 Chen Long to make it to the semis. The stupendous show helped the Indian star to break back into the top 10 in the latest BWF Rankings. Here’s presenting our weekly recap of

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Indian Badminton Weekly #16: India Exit Sudirman Cup Early

The inability to encourage our doubles teams came back to haunt the Indian badminton contingent as they crashed out of the prestigious Sudirman Cup in the group stages last week. Presenting our weekly recap of Indian badminton – Saina Nehwal was the only unbeaten Indian badminton star at the Sudirman Cup The biennial World Mixed

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India Crash Out Of Sudirman Cup After 1-4 Loss To Korea

World No. 2 Saina Nehwal brought the only win for the Indian contingent as India crashed out of the Sudirman Cup with a 1-4 loss to Korea in Group 1D at Dongfeng Nissan Sports Center in Dongguan, China on Wednesday. Saina defeated World No. 13 Bae Yeon Ju 22-20, 17-21, 21-13 while the other Indian

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India To Open Against Malaysia In Sudirman Cup

The Indian badminton team, spearheaded by Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth, will begin its campaign against Malaysia at the Sudirman Cup in Dongguan, China on Monday. India face a stiff challenge from Malaysia and three-time champions South Korea with whom they have been clubbed together in Group 1D at this biennial World Mixed Team Championships.

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Badminton Asia Championships: PV Sindhu, Kashyap Win

World No. 12 PV Sindhu who had been recuperating from a stress fracture, made a winning return to competition at the $200,000 Badminton Asia Championships on Wednesday. The eighth seed put up a thunderous performance to get the better of Uzbekistan’s Anait Khurshudyan at the Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium in China. Joining her in the

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Indian Badminton Weekly #12: Superseries Semis For Kashyap

Parupalli Kashyap was the lone Indian to make it as far as the semi-finals of the Singapore Open Superseries which saw the withdrawal of top Indian badminton player Saina Nehwal. Apart from Kashyap, HS Prannoy also did well to reach the last-eight stage. Here’s our weekly Indian badminton recap. Parupalli Kashyap reaches semis World No.

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Sameer Verma Shocks World No 9 At India Open

20-year-old qualifier Sameer Verma caused the biggest upset of the day by stunning World No. 9 Hans-Kristian Vittinghus 21-15, 21-17 in the first round of the $275,000 India Open Superseries at the Siri Fort Complex in New Delhi on Wednesday. Joining Verma in the men’s singles second round were the top Indian players – Kidambi

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Sikki Reddy, Pradnya Gadre Win: Indian Badminton Weekly #9

A week after Kidambi Srikanth’s Swiss Open triumph, Indian shuttlers continued to win in the international circuit. N Sikki Reddy and Pradnya Gadre who are now ranked 49 in the current World Rankings, emerged victorious in women’s doubles at the Polish Open last week. Two titles in two consecutive weeks for Sikki Reddy The 21-year-old

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