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A detail shot of a shuttlecock and racquet.(Getty Images)

BWF cancels India Open, Hyderabad Open; shifts World Tour Finals from China

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 28, 2021 04:03 PM IST
The USD 400,000 India Open, which was supposed to be one of the qualifiers for the Tokyo Olympics, was scheduled to be held from May 11 to 16 but was postponed in April due to rising COVID cases in the national capital.
Representational image - Badminton(HT Archives)
Representational image - Badminton(HT Archives)

India Open to be held behind closed doors

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2021 07:56 PM IST
  • The Delhi government will conduct RT-PCR tests on arrival on May 3 and May 6 as well as on May 9 and May 14.
Representational image - Badminton(HT Archives)
Representational image - Badminton(HT Archives)

BWF announces calendar for 1st half of 2021, India Open to be held from May 11

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 01:44 PM IST
The Olympic Qualifying period for Tokyo will restart next year and the first qualifying tournament will be the Swiss Open from March 2 to 7 followed by German Open from March 9-14.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy(R) and Chirag Shetty of India react after winning a point.(Getty Images)
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy(R) and Chirag Shetty of India react after winning a point.(Getty Images)

Badminton’s Olympic qualification tournaments announced, India Open in May

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 09:11 PM IST
Indian shuttlers will have the advantage of playing the last Tokyo Olympics qualification event on home turf as India Open has been now scheduled from May 11-16.
HT Image(FILE)
HT Image(FILE)

BAI requests ministry to relax quarantine norms for foreign players’ participation in India Open

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 10:18 PM IST
BAI general secretary Ajay Singhania met sports minister Kiren Rijiju to chalk out a plan for conducting the USD 400,000 India Open event, which is scheduled to be held from March 30 to April 4 at the Indira Gandhi Stadium
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 08: A match official places a new shuttlecock on a racket during day two of YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships at Birmingham Barclaycard Arena on March 8, 2017 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)(Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 08: A match official places a new shuttlecock on a racket during day two of YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships at Birmingham Barclaycard Arena on March 8, 2017 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)(Getty Images)

India Open, Syed Modi International cancelled due to Covid-19

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 05:13 PM IST
India Open and Syed Modi International cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic in Badminton World Federation’s revised calendar, news agency PTI reported.
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Representational image.(File)

Coronavirus impact: India Open in Delhi among badminton tournaments suspended by BWF

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2020 08:39 AM IST
The tournaments affected in the time period includes the YONEX Swiss Open 2020, YONEX-SUNRISE India Open 2020, Orléans Masters 2020, CELCOM Axiata Malaysia Open 2020, and Singapore Open 2020.
Representational Image.(Twitter)
Representational Image.(Twitter)

Coronavirus effect: No fans allowed in India Open badminton

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2020 03:36 PM IST
The USD 400,000 tournament was under threat in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, which has claimed over 4000 lives and infected more than 100,000 people globally.
Representational Image.(Twitter)
Representational Image.(Twitter)

Virus spells trouble for shuttlers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2020 12:52 AM IST
The qualifying chances of several top players from around the world are in disarray, India’s Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal among them.
Chen Yufei.(AP)
Chen Yufei.(AP)

India Open: Government seek health update of Chinese shuttlers

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 29, 2020 12:57 PM IST
World No 1 Chen Yufei, world number eight He Bingjiao and former All England champion Shi Yu Qi are some of the stars of the 60-plus Chinese squad who are expected to compete at the Indira Gandhi International Stadium from March 24 to 29.
Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in action.(Getty Images)
Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in action.(Getty Images)

India Open: Chen Yufei, Viktor Axelsen headline a star-studded international line-up

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2020 05:50 PM IST
A number of top Chinese players, who were cleared to participate in upcoming BWF World Tour tournaments in Europe, are expected to participate in the USD 400,000 event.
File image of Kidambi Srikanth(Getty Images)
File image of Kidambi Srikanth(Getty Images)

Srikanth not fit enough: Ex-coach

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2020 11:05 AM IST
Now with Olympic qualification looming, the 26-year-old Srikanth is in dire need of good results; he recently admitted that he’s a “little worried” about making the cut.
Srikanth Kidambi of India(REUTERS)
Srikanth Kidambi of India(REUTERS)

Korea Masters: Srikanth, Sameer exit, Indian challenge ends

Gwangju | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2019 03:38 PM IST
Sixth-seed Srikanth defeated Hong Kong’s Wong Wing Ki Vincent 21-18, 21-17 in a match that lasted 37 minutes at the Gwangju Women’s University Stadium.
A file photo of Saina Nehwal.(AP)
A file photo of Saina Nehwal.(AP)

Korea Masters: Saina Nehwal withdraws, Kidambi Srikanth eyes good show

Gwangju (Korea) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2019 03:58 PM IST
It was his first appearance at the last four stage since the India Open and the Indian ace would look to continue the good run when he opens against Hong Kong’s Wong Wing Ki Vincent in the men’s singles.
Mary Kom trains during a practice session.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Mary Kom trains during a practice session.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

It will be tough to beat me even in 51kg: Mary Kom

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 10:46 PM IST
Mary Kom is the most decorated boxer in women’s world championships with six gold medals, the last one coming at home in 2018.
A file photo of Indian boxer Mary Kom.(AFP)
A file photo of Indian boxer Mary Kom.(AFP)

Rival protests after boxing body scraps trials for Mary Kom’s weight class

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 09:33 PM IST
Nikhat Zareen and Vanlal Duati were told their bout has been postponed to Wednesday, but were not given any reason. On Wednesday though they were told no trials will be held in the 51kg category, catching them by surprise.
Representative Image.(Twitter)
Representative Image.(Twitter)

Ashish Kumar clinches gold as India grab eight medals at Thailand Open

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2019 06:59 PM IST
The Indian contingent’s performance was commendable considering some of the world’s best boxers from 37 countries had participated in the tournament.
Representative Image.(Twitter)
Representative Image.(Twitter)

India continue good run at Thailand Open boxing

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2019 05:56 PM IST
Bhagyabati, who won a gold at the India Open earlier this year, defeated Vietnam’s Nguyen Huong 5-0 to make the medal rounds.
File image of PV Sindhu(Getty Images)
File image of PV Sindhu(Getty Images)

Sindhu, Srikanth make impressive start to Indonesia Open

Jakarta | By PTI
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2019 01:10 PM IST
Rejuvenated after a month-long break from a hectic BWF schedule, Sindhu and Srikanth prevailed over Japanese shuttlers Aya Ohori and Kenta Nishimoto in women’s and men’s singles respectively.
File photo of PV Sindhu.(AFP)
File photo of PV Sindhu.(AFP)

PV Sindhu hopes to turn the tide in upcoming tournaments this month

Hyderabad | By PTI
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 07:12 PM IST
Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu Thursday admitted that her season so far has not been “great” but expressed hope of turning the tide in the upcoming events, beginning with Indonesia Open from July 16.
File image of Sindhu, Prannoy(AFP)
File image of Sindhu, Prannoy(AFP)

Sindhu, Prannoy eye good show at Australia Open

Sydney | By PTI
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2019 06:58 PM IST
World No 5 Sindhu reached the semifinals at India Open and Singapore Open, besides a couple of quarterfinal appearances at Indonesia and ABC but a title has remained elusive.
File image of Neeraj Phogat.(Twitter)
File image of Neeraj Phogat.(Twitter)

This Phogat is a boxer with the mind of a wrestler

Guwahati | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 11:52 PM IST
Neeraj Phogat won gold in the 57kg category at the India Open on Saturday, with unexpected wins against two big names—Sonia Chahal and Manisha Moun—both of whom had excelled at the World Boxing Championships at home in November.
File image of Mary Kom.(PTI)
File image of Mary Kom.(PTI)

India Open: Mary Kom enters final; all-Indian final in seven men’s categories

Guwahati | By PTI
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 09:58 PM IST
Six-time world champion Mary Kom overcame some stiff resistance to beat promising Nikhat Zareen in a split decision to enter the women’s 51kg category final, while the men pugilists dominated the ring by making it an all-Indian gold-medal clash in seven categories in the India Open in Guwahati on Thursday.
File image of Mary Kom(REUTERS)
File image of Mary Kom(REUTERS)

Mary Kom still out to prove a point, achieve the improbable

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 09:51 AM IST
Mary is in Guwahati, at the India Open, with a point to prove and an improbable goal in mind—that at 36, she is still at the top of her game; and she is still aiming for the Olympics in 2020.
File image of Amit Panghal.(PTI)
File image of Amit Panghal.(PTI)

Boxing: Shiva, Panghal lead home domination at India Open

Guwahati | By PTI
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2019 06:54 PM IST
Three years after he was crowned national champion at the same venue, a matured Shiva Thapa returned stronger as he clinically executed his plans to outwork his taller Mauritius opponent Hellene Damien 5-0 and set up a semifinal clash against D Krystian Sczepanski of Poland in the 60kg category.
India's boxer MC Mary Kom punches a bag during a training session at Balewadi Stadium in Pune.(REUTERS)
India's boxer MC Mary Kom punches a bag during a training session at Balewadi Stadium in Pune.(REUTERS)

Mary Kom wins first bout, assures of a medal in India Open

Guwahati | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 09:28 PM IST
Walking into the ring to the loud cheers of a packed crowd at the Karmabir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium here, the London Olympic bronze medallist wasted little time in her 5-0 win.
Representational Image.(Twitter)
Representational Image.(Twitter)

Pawan Narwal outsmarts Youth Olympic champion Brian Arregui Agustin in India Open

Guwahati | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 11:43 PM IST
The Argentine dominated the first round but the the 21-year-old Indian slowly made a come back with his clever footwork to win 4-1 in a split decision.
A file photo of Sonia Lather (L).(Getty Images)
A file photo of Sonia Lather (L).(Getty Images)

Indian boxers make strong start; Sonia, Manisha in quarters

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2019 10:35 PM IST
Sonia Lather (57kg), the 2016 World Championships silver medallist, and Asian Championships bronze medallist Manisha Moun (57kg) led the charge in the women’s section.
File image of MC Mary Kom.(Reuters)
File image of MC Mary Kom.(Reuters)

Mary Kom & Co aim to pack a punch in India Open

Guwahati | By PTI
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2019 10:34 AM IST
All eyes will be on six-time world champion Mary Kom as 72 Indian boxers vie for honours against 200 pugilists from 16 nations in the second edition of India Open beginning in Guwahati on Monday.
Mary Kom punches a bag during a training session at Balewadi Stadium in Pune.(REUTERS)
Mary Kom punches a bag during a training session at Balewadi Stadium in Pune.(REUTERS)

Mary Kom confident of doing well in new 51kg category in India Open

Guwahati | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2019 11:37 PM IST
Mary Kom, who reached here Saturday, trained at the Sports Authority of India Centre ahead of the five-day tournament to be held at the Karmabir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium.
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