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Saina Nehwal(REUTERS)

Campaign ends early for Indians in Thailand Open

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.
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File photo of Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal(REUTERS)
File photo of Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal(REUTERS)

Thailand Open: Saina crashes out after losing to Thailand's Busanan in 2nd round

PTI
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.
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File photo of Kidambi Srikanth(Getty Images)
File photo of Kidambi Srikanth(Getty Images)

Kidambi Srikanth pulls out of Thailand Open

ANI
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.
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Photo of Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth(Twitter)
Photo of Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth(Twitter)

Thailand Open: Srikanth progresses to second round of men's singles

PTI
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
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File image of Kidambi Srikanth(Twitter)
File image of Kidambi Srikanth(Twitter)

BWF to ensure comfortable Covid testing after player left with nosebleed

Reuters, Thailand
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.
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Photo of Indian badminton player PV Sindhu.(Twitter)
Photo of Indian badminton player PV Sindhu.(Twitter)

India shuttlers look to shake off pandemic blues

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.
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Photo of Indian badminton player PV Sindhu(Twitter)
Photo of Indian badminton player PV Sindhu(Twitter)

Saina and Co. leave for Thailand, Sindhu to fly from London

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 05:33 PM IST
Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu is set to fly out of London on Sunday to play her first tournament since the coronavirus-induced break. She will reach Bangkok via Doha.
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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

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
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.
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File photo of PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal.(Getty Images)
File photo of PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal.(Getty Images)

BAI names full-strength squad; Sindhu, Saina to compete for first time since virus break

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 21, 2020 01:27 PM IST
With Olympic qualifications in mind, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Monday announced a strong eight-member squad to participate in the three upcoming tournaments, scheduled in January.
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India's Srikanth Kidambi.(via REUTERS)
India's Srikanth Kidambi.(via REUTERS)

A new start for Kidambi Srikanth under a new coach Santoso

By Sandip Sikdar | NEW DELHI
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 10:53 AM IST
It has been a long wait for Srikanth to step back on the courts. The last time he played before the $750,000 event in Denmark was at the All England in March, where he lost in the opening round.
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Mumbaikars have returned to restaurants but not in the strength seen before Covid-19 outbreak, says an industry body.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
Mumbaikars have returned to restaurants but not in the strength seen before Covid-19 outbreak, says an industry body.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Only 30% business for Maharashtra hotels and restaurants in slow turnaround and all the latest news

By hindustatimes. com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 18, 2020 01:00 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Sathiyan Gnanasekaran of India competes against Segun Toriola of Nigeria during the Men's Team Table Tennis Gold Medal Match on day five of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.(Getty Images)
Sathiyan Gnanasekaran of India competes against Segun Toriola of Nigeria during the Men's Team Table Tennis Gold Medal Match on day five of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.(Getty Images)

Back on court, feeling the adrenaline

By Avishek Roy | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 12:54 PM IST
Kidambi Srikanth felt nothing less than an ‘adventure’ competing in an international tournament—Denmark Open—after seven months, while table tennis player G Sathiyan had ‘goosebumps’ putting the first few balls on the table on Friday in his first match in the Polish Open.
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Badminton - Denmark Open - Odense Sports Park, Odense, Denmark - India's Kidambi Srikanth in action(via REUTERS)
Badminton - Denmark Open - Odense Sports Park, Odense, Denmark - India's Kidambi Srikanth in action(via REUTERS)

Srikanth sails into Denmark Open quarters

By Press Trust of India | Odense (Denmark)
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 04:25 PM IST
The fifth seed Indian took 33 minutes to get the better of his Canadian opponent 21-15 21-14 in the men’s singles second round match of the Super 750 tournament, the only event happening this year in Badminton World Federation’s calendar.
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Kidambi Srikanth of India competes against Kenta Nishimoto of Japan on day two of the Bli Bli Indonesia Open at Istora Gelora Bung Karno.(Getty Images)
Kidambi Srikanth of India competes against Kenta Nishimoto of Japan on day two of the Bli Bli Indonesia Open at Istora Gelora Bung Karno.(Getty Images)

Back from COVID-19 break, Srikanth says it’s ‘like an adventure’ after first-round win

By Press Trust of India | Odense, Denmark
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 05:46 PM IST
The former world number one, who had claimed four Super Series titles in 2017, beat Toby 21-12 21-18 in 37 minutes, as the sport finally got going after a seven-month-long break.
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B Sai Praneeth, one of the players who wanted to play the tournaments but not the cups, was informed that he cannot pick and choose(Getty Images)
B Sai Praneeth, one of the players who wanted to play the tournaments but not the cups, was informed that he cannot pick and choose(Getty Images)

BAI bar on players skipping India duty

By Avishek Roy | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 10:15 AM IST
Players skipping team competitions such as Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, Thomas and Uber Cups and Sudirman Cup will not be allowed to play in the next few Open tournaments.
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File image of Indian badminton players Satwiksairaj Rankireddy [L] and Chirag Shetty.(PTI Image)
File image of Indian badminton players Satwiksairaj Rankireddy [L] and Chirag Shetty.(PTI Image)

Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy pull out of Thomas and Uber Cup

By Sandip Sikdar | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 09:11 AM IST
Top doubles specialists Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy have pulled out of the Thomas and Uber Cup.
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India's Saina Nehwal(REUTERS)
India's Saina Nehwal(REUTERS)

Top shuttlers to resume training from Monday in Hyderabad, SAI clears national camp

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 09:39 PM IST
The camp, to continue till September 27, is being organised to help 26 players prepare for the Thomas and Uber Cup tournaments, beginning in Aarhus, Denmark from October 3.
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Representational image.(Getty Images)
Representational image.(Getty Images)

COVID-19 situation worrisome but I need more players to train India for Olympics: Santoso

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 02:25 PM IST
The nodal sports body had allowed the camp for eight Olympic hopefuls following approval from the Telangana government on August 1 but only four are currently training at the SAI-Pullela Gopichand Academy.
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Parupalli Kashyap in action.(Getty Images)
Parupalli Kashyap in action.(Getty Images)

‘Why am I not in national camp’: P Kashyap questions selection criteria of eight Olympic hopefuls

By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 05:36 PM IST
Kashyap, 33, a former World No.6, insisted that he too has an outside chance of qualifying for the Tokyo Games but he has no way to pursue it as he can’t train at the camp.
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Kidambi Srikanth competes against Kenta Nishimoto of Japan on day two of the Bli Bli Indonesia Open.(Getty Images)
Kidambi Srikanth competes against Kenta Nishimoto of Japan on day two of the Bli Bli Indonesia Open.(Getty Images)

Shuttler Srikanth apologises, recommended for Khel Ratna

By HT Correspondent | NEW DELHI
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 08:47 PM IST
Srikanth and Prannoy had left the India squad in Manila to play the Spain Masters in Barcelona—starting a couple of days later—despite being advised against it.
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India's Saina Nehwal against Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei.(REUTERS)
India's Saina Nehwal against Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei.(REUTERS)

‘Please Wake Up,’ Saina Nehwal, Kashyap, Jayaram say BWF putting players at risk amid Coronavirus pandemic

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2020 07:00 PM IST
The coronavirus outbreak, declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday, has led to nearly 5000 deaths globally.
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File photo of Pullela Gopichand.(File)
File photo of Pullela Gopichand.(File)

Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth’s schedules could have been planned better: Gopichand

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2020 08:16 PM IST
The 46-year-old also admitted that with tournaments getting cancelled due to coronavirus and with just over two months left for the Tokyo 2020 qualification period to end, the Indian badminton contingent is in a tight spot.
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Representational Image.(Twitter)
Representational Image.(Twitter)

Virus spells trouble for shuttlers

By Avishek Roy | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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.
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Representational image.(BWF)

No plans to change Tokyo qualification period because of coronavirus: BWF

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 05:26 PM IST
Many top players such as two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan, London bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and Rio Olympics quarterfinalist Kidambi Srikanth are racing against time to book their ticket to Tokyo.
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File image of Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram(AFP)
File image of Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram(AFP)

Spain Masters: Ajay Jayaram loses in semis, Indian challenge ends in Barcelona

By Indo Asian News Service | Barcelona
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 10:59 PM IST
Jayaram lost 20-22, 12-21 to Thailand’s Kunlavut Vitidsarin in a match that lasted 39 minutes.
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Representative image.(REUTERS)
Representative image.(REUTERS)

Tokyo Olympics organisers launch Hindi twitter account

By PTI | New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 09:38 PM IST
The certified account will offer all the updates for Hindi-speaking Indian fans. The Hindi language messages, however, appear in Roman English scripts.
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File image of Kidambi Srikanth(Getty Images)
File image of Kidambi Srikanth(Getty Images)

Srikanth not fit enough: Ex-coach

By Sandip Sikdar | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
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.
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Indian badminton coach P Gopichand with PV Sindhu andSaina Nehwal.(PTI)
Indian badminton coach P Gopichand with PV Sindhu andSaina Nehwal.(PTI)

‘It’s tough times,’ Gopichand admits Sindhu has struggled a bit while Saina and Srikanth need to buck up

By Indo Asian News Service | Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 06:35 PM IST
Gopichand also stressed the need to work on opponents being able to read “certain strokes and game patterns” of Indian shuttlers ahead of Tokyo 2020.
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File image ofSaina Nehwal.(Getty Images)
File image ofSaina Nehwal.(Getty Images)

Thailand Masters: Saina, Srikanth disappoint as India’s campaign ends

By Indo Asian News Service | Bangkok
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 05:13 PM IST
In men’s singles, Kidambi Srikanth, Sameer Verma and H.S. Prannoy faced crushing defeats in their opening rounds, while Saina Nehwal, India’s lone contender in women’s singles, also failed to advance in the $ 170,000 tournament.
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Kidambi Srikanth of India(Getty Images)
Kidambi Srikanth of India(Getty Images)

Kidambi Srikanth searches for old spark

By Avishek Roy | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 03:24 PM IST
India’s chief coach Pullela Gopichand says Srikanth has to play “really well” to nurture hopes of qualifying for the Olympics.
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