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Muthusamy advances to semis at World Junior Championships

The fourth seeded India has now assured himself of a medal at the prestigious event.

File photo of Sankar Muthusamy(Twitter)
File photo of Sankar Muthusamy(Twitter)
Published on Oct 28, 2022 11:19 PM IST

Satwik-Chirag pair goes down fighting in epic encounter

Despite their loss, Satwik and Chirag will return with a men’s doubles bronze—a first for India and the country’s only second doubles medal after Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa claimed a women’s doubles bronze in 2011.

Malaysia's Aaron Chia, center, and Soh Wooi Yik, right, are congratulated by Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, left, and Chirag Shetty, center, of India after their men's doubles semifinal in the BWF World Championships in Tokyo.(AP)
Malaysia's Aaron Chia, center, and Soh Wooi Yik, right, are congratulated by Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, left, and Chirag Shetty, center, of India after their men's doubles semifinal in the BWF World Championships in Tokyo.(AP)
Updated on Aug 27, 2022 06:57 PM IST

Satwik-Chirag assure India's first men's doubles medal at BWF World C'ships

It was India's second World Championships medal in doubles with Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa claiming the first way back in 2011 in the women's doubles.

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (L) and Chirag Shetty(AP)
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (L) and Chirag Shetty(AP)
Published on Aug 26, 2022 10:13 AM IST

World C'ships: Prannoy beats Lakshya to enter quarters, Saina Nehwal bows out

H S Prannoy staged a spirited comeback to beat compatriot and CWG champion Lakshya Sen to enter the singles quarterfinals at the ongoing World Championships in Tokyo.

Saina Nehwal(AP)
Saina Nehwal(AP)
Updated on Aug 25, 2022 06:34 PM IST

BWF World Championships: Kapila-Arjun cruise into men's doubles quarterfinals

The unseeded Indian duo had to toil hard for 58 minutes to win its round of 16 clash against the Singaporeans 18-21 21-15 21-16.

M.R. Arjun, left, and Dhruv Kapila of India compete in men's doubles against Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen of Denmark in the BWF World Championships.(AP)
M.R. Arjun, left, and Dhruv Kapila of India compete in men's doubles against Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen of Denmark in the BWF World Championships.(AP)
Published on Aug 25, 2022 11:58 AM IST

Giant-killer Prannoy upsets Momota, Lakshya next

After seven losses in as many meetings against the Japanese second seed, the world no 18 finally emerged triumphant

India's Prannoy H.S. reacts after a point against Japan's Kento Momota during their men's singles match on day three of the Badminton World Championships in Tokyo.(AFP)
India's Prannoy H.S. reacts after a point against Japan's Kento Momota during their men's singles match on day three of the Badminton World Championships in Tokyo.(AFP)
Published on Aug 24, 2022 10:15 PM IST

BWF World Championships: Ponnappa-Sikki crash out of competition in round-of-32

In another women's doubles match on court 3, the Indians faced disappointment once again as duo of Pooja Santosh and Sanjana Dandu succumbed to a defeat to the South Korean duo of Lee So-hee and Shin Seung Chan.

Ashwini Ponnappa of India, with Reddy N. Sikki, plays a return during a badminton game of the women's doubles against Chen Qing Chen and Jia Yi Fan of China in the BWF World Championships.(AP)
Ashwini Ponnappa of India, with Reddy N. Sikki, plays a return during a badminton game of the women's doubles against Chen Qing Chen and Jia Yi Fan of China in the BWF World Championships.(AP)
Published on Aug 24, 2022 11:35 AM IST

Rejuvenated Saina finds her rhythm

The Indian star showed enough glimpses of her glorious past to earn a significant 21-19, 21-9 victory over Hong Kong’s Cheung Ngan Yi

Saina Nehwal of India plays a return during a badminton game of the women's singles against Cheung Ngan Yi of Hong Kong(AP)
Saina Nehwal of India plays a return during a badminton game of the women's singles against Cheung Ngan Yi of Hong Kong(AP)
Published on Aug 23, 2022 08:59 PM IST

64-year old shuttler becomes oldest player to win match at BWF Worlds

Svetlana, paired with her son Misha Zilberman, entered the annals of sports history with a win over Egyptian World No. 51 pair of Doha Hany and Adham Hatem Elgamal, in the first round of Badminton World Championships 2022.

Svetlana Zilberman(right) paired with her son Misha Zilberman to win in round of 64 at the ongoing Badminton World Championships 2022
Svetlana Zilberman(right) paired with her son Misha Zilberman to win in round of 64 at the ongoing Badminton World Championships 2022
Published on Aug 23, 2022 04:24 PM IST

BWF World Championships: Treesa-Gayatri make winning start to campaign

BWF World Championships Badminton: Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand defeated Malaysia's Low Yeen Yuan and Valeree Siow to progress to the second round in the women's doubles category.

Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand Pullela compete in a badminton game of the women's doubles against Low Yeen Yuan of Malaysia and Valeree Siow in the BWF World Championships.(AP)
Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand Pullela compete in a badminton game of the women's doubles against Low Yeen Yuan of Malaysia and Valeree Siow in the BWF World Championships.(AP)
Updated on Aug 23, 2022 10:26 AM IST

BWF Worlds: Praneeth losses, Ashwini-Sikki, Tanisha-Ishaan win on day 1

Praneeth, a 2019 bronze medallist, put up a brave effort before going down 15-21 21-15 15-21 to world number 4 Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei in little over an hour.

India's Sai Praneeth B(AP)
India's Sai Praneeth B(AP)
Published on Aug 22, 2022 01:02 PM IST

BWF World Championships 2022 Live Streaming: When and Where to watch

BWF World Championships Live Streaming: The biggest names from India, Kidambi Srikanth, Lakshya Sen, Chirag Shetty/Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Saina Nehwal, will be in action in Badminton World Championship 2022.

India's men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, currently ranked World No.7 will be among the top medal contenders in Badminton World Championships 2022.(AP)
India's men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, currently ranked World No.7 will be among the top medal contenders in Badminton World Championships 2022.(AP)
Updated on Aug 22, 2022 07:24 AM IST

BWF Worlds: Onus on Lakshya, Prannoy in Sindhu's absence

PV Sindhu will miss out on the BWF World Championships due to an injury. So focus will on Lakshya Sen and HS Prannoy to lead India's challenge.

India's Lakshya Sen in action.(PTI)
India's Lakshya Sen in action.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 21, 2022 12:20 PM IST

Family marks Neeraj Chopra's silver win with dance, father hopes for gold| WATCH

Neeraj Chopra secured 2nd position with his 4th throw of 88.13 meters in the men's Javelin finals, becoming only the second Indian and first male track and field athlete to win a medal in the World Championships.

A video tweeted by news agency ANI showed women breaking into a dance to mark Chopra's landmark win.(ANI videograb)
A video tweeted by news agency ANI showed women breaking into a dance to mark Chopra's landmark win.(ANI videograb)
Published on Jul 24, 2022 11:58 AM IST

After bronze at world championships, Lakshya confident to go bigger in 2022 

This was Lakshya Sen's maiden venture at the world championships and sharing the mantra behind his outstanding campaign, the 20-year-old said it was the lack of pressure that helped him excel at the tournament.

Lakshya Sen won the bronze medal at the BWF World Championships in Huelva, Spain. (Twitter/OGQ_India)
Lakshya Sen won the bronze medal at the BWF World Championships in Huelva, Spain. (Twitter/OGQ_India)
Published on Dec 24, 2021 09:39 AM IST

Really worked hard for this, says world championships silver medallist Srikanth

Even before his 15-21 20-22 loss to Singapore's Loh Kean Yew in the men's singles final, the 28-year-old's silver medal made him the first-ever Indian man to achieve the feat at the marquee tournament.

India's Kidambi Srikanth(PTI)
India's Kidambi Srikanth(PTI)
Published on Dec 19, 2021 10:38 PM IST

Kidambi Srikanth loses to Loh Kean Yew in the world badminton final

The former world No 1, the first Indian to reach a men’s final at the world championships, had his moments in the final but unforced errors and the speed and craft of his younger Singapore rival proved decisive

India's Kidambi Srikanth(PTI)
India's Kidambi Srikanth(PTI)
Updated on Dec 19, 2021 11:44 PM IST

BWF World C'ships: Akane Yamaguchi clinches women's singles title

The Japanese shuttler wrapped up the match in straight games by 14-21, 11-21 against the world number one Tai Tzu Ying in just 39 minutes.

Akane Yamaguchi(Getty)
Akane Yamaguchi(Getty)
Published on Dec 19, 2021 06:29 PM IST

Lakshya's mom wants him to come back home and rest after World C'ships medal

The 20-year-old Indian was on the opposite side of the result as his senior compatriot Kidambi Srikanth created history by becoming the first shuttler from the country to enter the final in the men's singles category of the World Championships.

India's Lakshya Sen (AP)
India's Lakshya Sen (AP)
Published on Dec 19, 2021 04:01 PM IST

World C'ships final, Srikanth vs Kean Yew live streaming: When & where to watch?

BWF World Championships 2021 Final Live Streaming: Kidambi Srikanth became the first Indian shuttler to reach the finals of BWF World Championship in men's singles division.  

BWF World Championships 2021 Live Streaming: Kidambi Srikanth will look to create history against Singapore's Loh Kean Yew. (AP/File Photo)
BWF World Championships 2021 Live Streaming: Kidambi Srikanth will look to create history against Singapore's Loh Kean Yew. (AP/File Photo)
Updated on Dec 19, 2021 11:08 AM IST

BWF Worlds 2021: Srikanth reaches historic final, Lakshya claims bronze

The 12th seed rallied after losing the first game to win in a prolonged men's singles semi-final that lasted one hour and nine minutes at Huelva, Spain on Saturday

India's Kidambi Srikanth(PTI)
India's Kidambi Srikanth(PTI)
Updated on Dec 19, 2021 12:06 AM IST

BWF World C'ships: Kidambi Srikanth advances to quarters, beats China's Lu Guang

Kidambi Srikanth advanced to the quarterfinals of the BWF World Championship in Huelva, Spain after defeating Chinese shuttler Lu Guangzu on Thursday. 

File photo of Kidambi Srikanth(Getty Images)
File photo of Kidambi Srikanth(Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 16, 2021 08:17 PM IST

BWF World C'ships: Ponnappa-Siki Reddy bows out after defeat in pre-quarters

The Indian pair got defeated by Thailand's Jongkolphan Kititharakul and Rawinda Prajongjai in straight-sets 13-21, 15-21.

India's Ashwini Ponnappa, left, and Siki N. Reddy compete against England's Chloe Birch and Lauren Smith during their women's doubles badminton group stage match at the BWF World Tour Finals in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia(AP)
India's Ashwini Ponnappa, left, and Siki N. Reddy compete against England's Chloe Birch and Lauren Smith during their women's doubles badminton group stage match at the BWF World Tour Finals in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia(AP)
Published on Dec 16, 2021 04:32 PM IST

BWF World C'ships: Prannoy, Ashwini Ponnappa-Sikki Reddy pair into pre-quarters

HS Prannoy defeated Daren Liew 21-7, 21-17 in 42 minutes. The Indian dominated the opening game and sealed the match in the second after impressive long rallies.

BWF World Championships: HS Prannoy, Ashwini Ponnappa-Sikki Reddy pair advance into pre-quarters(Getty Images)
BWF World Championships: HS Prannoy, Ashwini Ponnappa-Sikki Reddy pair advance into pre-quarters(Getty Images)
Published on Dec 15, 2021 05:07 PM IST

BWF World Championship 2021: Indians in action on Day 4

BWF World Championship Day 4, India schedule: HS Prannoy, will aim for successive victories when he locks horns with Malaysian badminton player Liew Daren.

BWF World Championship 2021: Indians in action on Day 4 (File)
BWF World Championship 2021: Indians in action on Day 4 (File)
Published on Dec 15, 2021 10:24 AM IST

BWF World C'ships: Sindhu starts with impressive win, Lakshya too progresses

Defending champion PV Sindhu breezed past Slovakia's Martina Repiska 21-7 21-9 to make a resounding start in the BWF World Championship on Tuesday.

BWF World Championships 2021: PV Sindhu storms ahead, Lakshya Sen battles past Nishimoto
BWF World Championships 2021: PV Sindhu storms ahead, Lakshya Sen battles past Nishimoto
Updated on Dec 14, 2021 04:29 PM IST

BWF World Championships 2021: Prannoy wins, but Indian shuttlers lose in doubles

BWF World Championships 2021: Having lost the first game, Prannoy came back remarkably to win 13-21 21-18 21-19 in a contest that stretched to one hour and 11 minutes.

BWF World Championships 2021: Prannoy wins, but Indian shuttlers lose in doubles(File)
BWF World Championships 2021: Prannoy wins, but Indian shuttlers lose in doubles(File)
Published on Dec 13, 2021 10:54 PM IST

BWF World Championships 2021: Indians in action on Day 2

BWF World Championships 2021 Day 2 schedule: India's seasoned campaigner HS Prannoy and youngster Dhruv Kapila will resume the country's campaign on the second day. While Prannoy will play Angus Ng Ka Long in the men's singles category, Kapila will partner MR Arjun in the men's doubles event.

BWF World Championships 2021: Indians in action on Day 2; HS Prannoy, Dhruv Kapila resume country's campaign(Getty Images)
BWF World Championships 2021: Indians in action on Day 2; HS Prannoy, Dhruv Kapila resume country's campaign(Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 13, 2021 04:01 PM IST

BWF World Championships 2021: Indians in action on Day 1 

BWF World Championships 2021 Day 1 schedule: Former world no.1 Kidambi Srikanth will start his campaign against Spain's Pablo Abian. B Sai Praneeth will lock horns with Dutch shuttler Mark Caljouw later in the day. 

BWF World Championships 2021: Kidambi Srikanth will start his campaign against Spain's Pablo Abian. (Getty Images/Files )
BWF World Championships 2021: Kidambi Srikanth will start his campaign against Spain's Pablo Abian. (Getty Images/Files )
Updated on Dec 12, 2021 05:03 PM IST

Lakshya Sen seeks a good show at the World Championships

The world No. 19 says he constructs rallies better now

File image of Lakshya Sen.(File)
File image of Lakshya Sen.(File)
Published on Dec 11, 2021 11:10 AM IST
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