PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 10:38 PM IST
Unable to sustain play at the elite level, some retired with injury while the others faded away in the face of world class competition, leaving a lot of catching up to do in the build-up to the Tokyo Olympics.
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2021 04:29 PM IST
In a battle of attrition, Saina managed to grab the opening game but ran out of steam in the end, losing 23-21 14-21 16-21 in a match that clocked 68 minutes.
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2021 04:20 PM IST
Kidambi was slated to lock horns against Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia in the second round, but with the Indian shuttler pulling out, Jia has progressed ahead into the tournament.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 11:14 PM IST
Having got back together in late October, the world No.10 men’s doubles pair commenced training at the national camp in Hyderabad, eagerly looking forward to the restart of the badminton circuit
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 07:19 PM IST
The BWF further said that the positive results were confirmed on Wednesday after a second test.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 05:18 PM IST
Srikanth just took just 31 minutes to prevail over compatriot Sourabh Verma 21-12 21-11
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2021 02:44 PM IST
Kashyap, a former Commonwealth Games champion, was trailing 8-14 in the third game when he chose to retire as he pulled his calf muscle.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 11:44 AM IST
- Srikanth had described tests conducted at the event as "unacceptable" in a tweet that was accompanied by an image of blood dripping down his face following a fourth mandatory test.
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2021 09:42 PM IST
Nehwal and husband Parupalli Kashyap, who was also forced to isolate in the hotel as a precautionary measure, had to give first-round walkovers which have now been rescheduled for Wednesday by Badminton World Federation (BWF).
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2021 03:00 PM IST
Sindhu was in control as she had won the first game 21-16. However, Blichfeldt fought back towards the end of the second game and won the next two 26-24 and 21-13.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 01:32 PM IST
In what was billed as a New Year’s address, Mori gave a little pep talk aimed at the July 23 opening of the Olympics.
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2021 01:36 PM IST
Nehwal took to Twitter and wrote that rules state that the report should come in by five hours, but this was not the procedure followed in her case.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 01:03 PM IST
Saina and Prannoy had recovered from COVID-19 last month and along with the Indian team were looking to participate in the Asia leg events comprising the Thailand Open (January 12-17), TOYOTA Thailand Open (January 19-24) and the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2020 (January 27-31).
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 11:34 AM IST
While the trio will miss the tournament, the rest of the Indian team players have been allowed to participate in the event.
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2021 10:31 PM IST
- PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth are among players who will feature in the three-leg Asia Series.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 06:11 PM IST
While Olympic silver-medallist Sindhu has been training in London for the last two months and would be keen to quickly find her rhythm, Saina was down with COVID-19 and has recently recovered from the dreaded disease.