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Saina Nehwal pulls out of defending Syed Modi International

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Published: 26 January 2016
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Lucknow: World No. 2 women's singles shuttler Saina Nehwal has withdrawn from Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament at the last-minute citing foot injury and a recurring fever.Saina Nehwal suffers foot injury at the 2015 Dubai World Superseries finals.

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Saina Nehwal receives the Padma Bhushan award

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Published: 25 January 2016
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Mumbai: Saina Nehwal has been confirmed to become the recipient of this year's Padma Bhushan award. The Padma Bhushan is the third highest civilian award in India, after the Bharat Ratna and the Padma Vibhushan, but comes before the Padma Shri.Congratulations to Saina Nehwal on this well deserved recognition!

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PBSI looking to add a second men's pair at Rio Olympics

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Published: 25 January 2016
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aJakarta: For this year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) still relied heavily on Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan to bring home the nation's first Olympic gold medal since Hendra Setiawan and Markis Kido last won it at the 2008 Beijing Olympics by defeating Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng 12–21, 21–11, 21–16 in the men's doubles final.Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan (front) still Indonesia's main hope of winning gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong and Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing falter in Malaysia Masters finals

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Published: 24 January 2016
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Georgetown: After a steady first set against their Indonesian counterparts - Gideon Markus Fernaldi-Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, Malaysia's professional men's doubles pair - Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong let their Malaysia Masters title slipped away by losing to the Indonesians 21-18, 13-21, 18-21 in a 3 set thriller.Tan Kian Meng, Lai Pei Jing, Li Yinhui, Zheng Siwei (from left) pose for pictures at the awards ceremony. (photo: Bernama)

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Lee Chong Wei wins 5th Malaysia Masters title in front of hometown fans

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Published: 24 January 2016
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Georgetown: Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei who has won the Malaysia Masters title four times - 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, hit a forceful smash to capture his fifth Malaysia Masters title on Sunday.Lee Chong Wei at the trophy presentation with Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin after the 2016 Malaysia Masters men's singles final. (photo: Bernama)

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