Badminton

Srikanth battles time and fate in Tokyo race

Kidambi Srikanth hasn't been to a movie theatre in at least six months. He's exasperated by his friends' animated plot revelations ruining the odd film he remotely contemplates catching on a streaming platform. He swears not to let his...

Kento Momota has surgery, recovery delayed: media report

Injured Japanese badminton World No. 1 Kento Momota had surgery on a bone near his eye on Saturday, dashing hopes of an early recovery, local media reported.The 25-year-old Japanese, hurt in a Malaysian car crash earlier this year, was...

PBL: North Eastern Warriors beats Chennai Superstarz to make final

It was a stunning display first by Lee Cheuk Yiu and then the men’s doubles combine of Bodin Isara and Krishna Prasad Garaga that fashioned North-Eastern Warriors’ maiden entry into the final of the Premier Badminton League (PBL) when...

Coronavirus: Indian women’s team withdraws from Badminton Asian championship after outbreak

Indian women's team has withdrawn from the upcoming Badminton Asian championship starting from February 11 to 16 in Manila (Philippines) following concerns expressed by the parents, according to a BAI media release.“Unforeseen health hazard apprehension due to the Coronavirus...

Sindhu, Saina have raised badminton’s profile in India: Chirag Shetty

India’s ace men’s doubles shuttler Chirag Shetty believes Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu’s Olympic medals have raised the profile of badminton in the country.Saina won the bronze medal in women’s singles in the 2012 London Olympics while Sindhu went...

Lee Chong Wei is Malaysia’s hero, says Olympian Chan Peng Soon

Malaysian badminton legend Lee Chong Wei may have retired from the sport but he still has a special place in the hearts of fans across the nation, according to his countryman and friend Chan Peng Soon, an Olympian himself.Chan,...

Junior Gopichand taking baby steps to make her own destiny

If there's one name that has been mentioned more than most when it comes to Indian badminton in the last two decades, it is Pullela Gopichand. Ever since he won the All England Open, Gopichand has been at the...

PBL 5: Bengaluru enters semis with 5-0 thumping of Awadhe

Bengaluru Raptors entered the semifinals of the Premier Badminton league with a 5-0 win over Awadhe Warriors. The defending champion rode on the the brilliance of Brice Leverdez and captain B. Sai Praneeth to blank Awadhe Warriors at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad...

P.V. Sindhu: Olympic qualification is the focus now

 P. V. Sindhu, the reigning badminton world champion, says she feels great two win not one, but two awards at the 2020 Sportstar ACES – Sportswoman of the Year (Racquet Sports) as well as Sportstar of the Year."Sportstar has...

All coming together for PBL MVP Sai Praneeth in Olympic year

With a little less than three months to go before the qualification period ends for the Tokyo Olympics, B Sai Praneeth is one of only two Indian singles players -- the other being PV Sindhu -- who are on...

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