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Representational photo. (Photo by Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

Badminton’s World Junior Championship cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 04:38 PM IST
“With a host for the 2021 already in place...and the uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation expected to stretch into next year, postponement was not an option,” read the BWF statement.
File image of Lakshya Sen.(File)
File image of Lakshya Sen.(File)

Indian shuttlers resume action at Denmark Open, teenager Lakshya Sen keen to seize chance

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 08:28 PM IST
The Super 750 event starting on Tuesday will mark the start of international competition after tournaments remained suspended for several months due to the pandemic.
Representative image. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Representative image. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

Players, SAI differences delay badminton national camp

Hindustan Times | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 02:08 PM IST
SAI had announced the camp from Monday to September 27 to build-up for the biennial Thomas and Uber Cup Finals (Oct 3-11) in Aarhus, Denmark, which will restart international competition after a lengthy lockdown due to the pandemic.
File photo of Saina and Sindhu.(Getty Images)
File photo of Saina and Sindhu.(Getty Images)

Badminton witnessed meteoric rise in India after Saina, Sindhu’s Olympic medals: Chirag Shetty

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2020 06:38 PM IST
Saina won the bronze medal in women’s singles in 2012 London Olympics while Sindhu went a step higher by bagging the silver four years later in Rio Games.
Kento Momota poses with his medal after defeating Denmark's Viktor Axelsen during men single final of the Malaysia Masters.(AP)
Kento Momota poses with his medal after defeating Denmark's Viktor Axelsen during men single final of the Malaysia Masters.(AP)

Badminton world no 1 Kento Momota involved in horrific road accident in Malaysia; suffers fractured nose

Kuala Lumpur | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2020 01:07 PM IST
Kento Momota and three others were thought to have been en-route to Kuala Lumpur international airport when the hired van they were in rammed into the rear of a 30-tonne truck, according to statements from the police and local fire department.
File image of PV Sindhu(REUTERS)
File image of PV Sindhu(REUTERS)

Inconsistent world-conqueror Sindhu, fast-rising Lakshya steer Indian badminton in 2019

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2019 12:28 PM IST
After two silvers and two bronze medals, Sindhu finally fetched India its first ever World Championships gold in the sport but spent rest of the year struggling for form.
Pullela Gopichand after winning the junior national championship at 18, realised the importance of professional training.(ILLUSTRATION: MOHIT SUNEJA)
Pullela Gopichand after winning the junior national championship at 18, realised the importance of professional training.(ILLUSTRATION: MOHIT SUNEJA)

Pullela Gopichand: From champion to ace mentor

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2019 04:13 PM IST
This top flight sportsman who excelled in badminton, became the second Indian to win the All-England Open Championship and then turned into a world-class coach. He trained top shuttlers like Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and Srikanth Kidambi.
PV Sindhu has amped up her fitness game, but she hasn’t cut down on rice, rest or recovery time.(REUTERS)
PV Sindhu has amped up her fitness game, but she hasn’t cut down on rice, rest or recovery time.(REUTERS)

#Fitness: ‘Endurance is the key,’ says PV Sindhu

Hindustan Times | By Pooja Bhula
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 04:16 PM IST
The ace badminton player, whose recent World Championships gold took the country by storm, has a customised workout to help her with long rallies and agility on the court
Manasi Joshi reacts after winning the gold medal at the Para-Badminton World Championships in the SL3 category.(Twitter)
Manasi Joshi reacts after winning the gold medal at the Para-Badminton World Championships in the SL3 category.(Twitter)

Manasi Joshi’s rise to become Para-Badminton World Champion is a story of pure grit - Exclusive interview

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sayan Ghosh
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 04:46 PM IST
After losing her left leg in an accident in 2011, Manasi took up badminton as a way to stay fit. Although she started playing the sport at a young age, it was not something that she perceived as a profession.
(HT Photo)
(HT Photo)

Food and sleep are as important as exercise, says Saina Nehwal

Hindustan Times | By Pooja Bhula
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2019 06:56 AM IST
Check out how India’s star badminton player stays on top of her game.
Parineeti Chopra will play Saina Nehwal in a biopic on the badminton player.(Instagram)
Parineeti Chopra will play Saina Nehwal in a biopic on the badminton player.(Instagram)

Parineeti Chopra is hilariously trolled by her team as she trains in badminton, Saina Nehwal has the best response

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 01:19 PM IST
Parineeti Chopra has been sharing pictures and videos from her prep for the upcoming Saina Nehwal biopic. However, her latest picture, is sure to make you laugh.
File image of Malaysian shuttler Lee Chong Wei(AFP)
File image of Malaysian shuttler Lee Chong Wei(AFP)

Lee Chong Wei, badminton’s beloved nearly man

Putrajaya, Malaysia | By AFP
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 02:49 PM IST
The sinewy Lee, blessed with lightning reflexes, retired on Thursday after a 19-year career with a plot like a soap opera, including a doping ban and a frightening brush with cancer
File image of Saina Nehwal.(AFP)
File image of Saina Nehwal.(AFP)

Saina Nehwal endorses Airbadminton, a new version of outdoor badminton

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2019 08:14 PM IST
Outdoor badminton is one of India’s favourite recreational sports and there are places in the country where it is a money-making option too.
Mohammed Siyadath Ullah with Pullela Gopichand
Mohammed Siyadath Ullah with Pullela Gopichand

Siyadath: Indian badminton’s man for all seasons

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2019 10:33 AM IST
Siyadath, 35, joined Gopichand in the mid-2000s, was there at the start of the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy (PGBA) and has been India assistant coach since 2010.
File photo.(REUTERS)
File photo.(REUTERS)

Lost in transition: Indian badminton’s not so smashing success story

New Delhi | By PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2019 02:14 PM IST
Like their famed predecessors Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu, who are now seen as role models, the younger lot is struggling to translate their talent into success in seniors
The current number one ranked state doubles player, Trinankur Nag had represented Bengal for many years at junior and senior categories.(Trinankur Nag /Facebook)
The current number one ranked state doubles player, Trinankur Nag had represented Bengal for many years at junior and senior categories.(Trinankur Nag /Facebook)

Bengal’s top doubles badminton player Trinankur Nag electrocuted to death

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2018 09:00 PM IST
The 26-year-old shuttler came in contact with a high tension overhead electrical wire at his workplace in Kankurgachi carshed here on Saturday.
File image of PV Sindhu.(PTI)
File image of PV Sindhu.(PTI)

PV Sindhu, badminton’s big earner, sets sights on number one

Hong Kong | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON NOV 14, 2018 02:15 PM IST
Last year’s runner-up and current world number three needed a mid-match pep talk from her coaches before beating Thailand’s Nitchaon Jindapol 21-15, 13-21, 21-17.
Kento Momota of Japan hits a return against Chen Long of China during their men's singles semi-final match at the China Open 2018 Badminton Championships in Fuzhou, in China's eastern Fujian province on November 10, 2018.(AFP)
Kento Momota of Japan hits a return against Chen Long of China during their men's singles semi-final match at the China Open 2018 Badminton Championships in Fuzhou, in China's eastern Fujian province on November 10, 2018.(AFP)

Red-hot number one Kento Momota wins badminton’s China Open

Shanghai | By AFP
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2018 02:37 PM IST
Momota has been in scorching form this year, winning the World Championships, the Asia Championships and now four events on the World Tour.
Lakshya Sen won his match but India eventually went down 1-3 to South Korea.(Getty Images)
Lakshya Sen won his match but India eventually went down 1-3 to South Korea.(Getty Images)

World junior badminton: India bow out in mixed team quarterfinals

Markham | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2018 12:47 PM IST
Asian Junior champion, Lakshya Sen lived up to expectations but the two losses in the doubles category virtually sealed India’s fate and it was all over after the women singles defeat on Thursday.
Taapsee Pannu was announced as the co-owner of the Premier Badminton League (PBL) side Pune 7 Aces. (File image)(Getty Images for TIFF)
Taapsee Pannu was announced as the co-owner of the Premier Badminton League (PBL) side Pune 7 Aces. (File image)(Getty Images for TIFF)

Always wanted to play my part for Badminton: Taapsee Pannu

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sayan Ghosh
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2018 08:41 AM IST
While Pannu’s team paid a huge Rs 80 Lakhs for Olympic champion Carolina Marin, the talented Indian duo of Ajay Jayaram and Lakshya Sen were extremely cheap buys.
PV Sindhu in action against Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei at Asian Games.(PTI)
PV Sindhu in action against Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei at Asian Games.(PTI)

Asian Games 2018: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal bring home first women’s singles medals in badminton

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2018 10:46 PM IST
PV Sindhu claimed silver in women’s singles badminton after losing to Tai Tzu Ying in the final while Saina Nehwal clinched bronze at the Asian Games 2018.
PV Sindhu defeated Akane Yamaguchi to reach the women’s singles badminton final at Asian Games 2018.(PTI)
PV Sindhu defeated Akane Yamaguchi to reach the women’s singles badminton final at Asian Games 2018.(PTI)

Asian Games 2018: PV Sindhu creates history, ensures first-ever silver in badminton

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2018 01:49 PM IST
PV Sindhu defeated Akane Yamaguchi to reach the final of women’s singles badminton at Asian Games 2018.
India's Saina Nehwal hits a return against Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in their women's singles match in the women’s team quarter-final badminton competition at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 20, 2018.(AFP)
India's Saina Nehwal hits a return against Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in their women's singles match in the women’s team quarter-final badminton competition at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 20, 2018.(AFP)

Asian Games 2018: India’s campaign ends in team events of badminton

Jakarta | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2018 06:55 PM IST
After the women’s team went down 1-3 to top seeds Japan earlier in the day, the men’s team put up a spirited effort before losing 1-3 to hosts Indonesia.
India's Saina Nehwal will face Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the second round of Malaysian Open badminton tournament.(AFP)
India's Saina Nehwal will face Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the second round of Malaysian Open badminton tournament.(AFP)

Saina Nehwal sails into second round of Malaysian Open badminton

Kuala Lumpur | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2018 04:33 PM IST
Saina Nehwal defeated Yip Pui Yin of Hong Kong in straight games 21-12, 21-16 to enter the second round of Malaysian Open badminton tournament.
Indian badminton players from top left - H.S Prannoy, Kidambi Srikanth, P.V. Sindhu, Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty, from bottom left, Pranaav Jerry Chopra, Sikki Reddy, Saina Nehwal, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwin Ponnappa won medals during the 2018 Commonwealth Games.(AP)
Indian badminton players from top left - H.S Prannoy, Kidambi Srikanth, P.V. Sindhu, Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty, from bottom left, Pranaav Jerry Chopra, Sikki Reddy, Saina Nehwal, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwin Ponnappa won medals during the 2018 Commonwealth Games.(AP)

Badminton legend Nandu Natekar hails ‘golden generation’ of Indian players

Press Trust of India, Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2018 12:23 PM IST
Badminton legend Nandu Natekar endorsed another great Prakash Padukone’s view that badminton is going through a golden era in the country.
B Sai Praneeth defeated Indonesia’s Panji Ahmad Maulana 21-12, 21-14 in the second round of Australian Open badminton.(Twitter)
B Sai Praneeth defeated Indonesia’s Panji Ahmad Maulana 21-12, 21-14 in the second round of Australian Open badminton.(Twitter)

B Sai Praneeth, Sameer Verma enter quarters of Australian Open badminton

Press Trust of India, Sydney | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2018 05:19 PM IST
B Sai Praneeth beat Indonesia’s Panji Ahmad Maulana 21-12, 21-14, while Sameer Verma edged past Takuma Ueda of Japan 21-16, 21-12 in their respective second round matches of Australian Open badminton.
India's mixed doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy forged by coach Tan Kim Her just months ago, played a key role in the team winning the mixed team gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast by beating Malaysia for the first time at the CWG(PTI)
India's mixed doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy forged by coach Tan Kim Her just months ago, played a key role in the team winning the mixed team gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast by beating Malaysia for the first time at the CWG(PTI)

India’s badminton doubles coach to review pairings for Olympic glory

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2018 11:49 AM IST
Malaysian Tan Kim Her has made a big impact since taking over as India’s doubles badminton coach, and the country’s success at the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG 2018) in Gold Coast has raised hopes of bigger achievements.
B Sai Praneeth lost 14-21, 21-19, 21-8 vs second seed Jonatan Christie in the New Zealand Open badminton men’s singles semi-final in Auckland on Saturday.(AFP)
B Sai Praneeth lost 14-21, 21-19, 21-8 vs second seed Jonatan Christie in the New Zealand Open badminton men’s singles semi-final in Auckland on Saturday.(AFP)

B Sai Praneeth loses hard-fought New Zealand Open badminton semi-final

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2018 09:32 AM IST
B Sai Praneeth lost 14-21, 21-19, 21-8 vs second seed Jonatan Christie in the New Zealand Open badminton men’s singles semi-final in Auckland on Saturday.
SAI badminton coach DK Sen (right).(HT Photo)
SAI badminton coach DK Sen (right).(HT Photo)

SAI badminton coach DK Sen moves out of Uttarakhand

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2018 09:42 PM IST
DK Sen, one of the country’s most respected badminton coaches, has taken voluntary retirement from the Sports Authority of India, leaving his students at SAI Almora centre disappointed
India’s Saina Nehwal (L) and PV Sindhu after the women's singles badminton final at Carrara Sports Hall during the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia on April 15, 2018.(AP)
India’s Saina Nehwal (L) and PV Sindhu after the women's singles badminton final at Carrara Sports Hall during the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia on April 15, 2018.(AP)

2018 Commonwealth Games: Young, old ‘shine bright like a diamond’ in India’s eventful campaign

Press Trust of India, Gold Coast | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2018 11:57 PM IST
Saina Nehwal won a gold medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games badminton final against PV Sindhu. Her triumph marked a remarkable end to India’s 2018 Commonwealth Games campaign with 66 medals won in total in Gold Coast
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