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Kidambi Srikanth 2.0 is ready to smash his way back to the top

10:00 PM ETJonathan SelvarajESPN A couple of weeks ago, Kidambi Srikanth posted a short video on his Instagram. It showed the 27-year-old practicing shots at the Gopichand Academy -- training having resumed there after a six-month pandemic-enforced break. The...

Determined to produce players who will go the distance, says J.B.S. Vidyadhar

Former SAF Games gold medallist and member of the Elite panel of coaches for Olympic probables J.B.S. Vidyadhar is pleased he is back as coach to conduct full-fledged training sessions at his JBS Badminton Academy (Patamata) in Vijayawada.The 41-year-old,...

Coronavirus beaten, but effects showing, Rankireddy plans return to training

"Everyone will stay far away from me," jokes Satwiksairaj Rankireddy. The 20-year-old doubles player is referring to his impending return to training at the Gopichand Academy next weekend after an asymptomatic bout of coronavirus. He is the only top-level...

SAI to fund Kidambi Srikanth’s participation in Denmark Open

Sports Authority of India (SAI) will fund badminton player Kidambi Srikanth's participation at the Denmark Open which is scheduled to be held from October 13 to 18 in Odense. Srikanth is part of SAI's Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS)...

PV Sindhu pulls out of Denmark Open

Indian badminton star PV Sindhu has pulled out of next month's Denmark Open. The Super 750 tournament set to be held from October 13-18 is to mark international badminton's resumption after the recent postponement of the Thomas & Uber...

P.V. Sindhu pulls out of Denmark Open

World champion P.V. Sindhu has pulled out of the Denmark Open scheduled to be held in Odense from October 13 to 18.The 25-year-old star shuttler informed Sportstar on Thursday that since she is not playing in the now-postponed Thomas...

Gopichand: ‘There is a lag from the players’ side to get together and train’

With the international badminton calendar still not cast in stone amid postponements and rescheduling, India coach Pullela Gopichand on Wednesday said there is a slight “lag from the players’ side” to start training.The Badminton World Federation (BWF) was forced...

Satwiksairaj tests negative for COVID, to resume training soon

India’s leading men’s doubles shuttler R. Satwiksairaj will return to training soon after having tested negative for COVID-19.Satwik, who tested positive for COVID two weeks ago, had undergone the mandatory second RT-PCR test on September 14, after completing the...

Thomas and Uber Cup withdrawals a set back for badminton: Vimal Kumar

Former India badminton coach Vimal Kumar on Tuesday blamed the withdrawals by Asian nations for the postponement of the Thomas and Uber Cup Final, calling it a “big setback” for the sport.The prestigious men’s and women’s team event was...

BWF postpones Thomas, Uber Cup Finals to 2021

11:18 PM ETESPN staffThe Thomas and Uber Cup Finals have been postponed to 2021, with exact dates to be announced, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced in a statement on Tuesday.2 RelatedThe decision comes following the withdrawal of several...

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