• World Champs Day 1: Lee Chong Wei, other Malaysian win

    Copenhagen: There wasn't much drama for Malaysian shuttlers at the opening day of the World Championships in Copenhagen.

    World number one Lee Chong Wei began his quest for the World Championships title with a dominant performance in the first round. It was his first tournament in two months, after losing to Kenichi Tago of Japan 16-21, 21-15, 16-21 at the semi-final of Indonesia Open last June. Lee Chong Wei got off to a good start at World Championships, Copenhagen

    Lee Chong Wei got off to a good start at World Championships, Copenhagen


  • Royal welcome for Kashyap, Sindhu, Guru

    Hyderabad: The Indian heroes returned home to a rousing welcome on Tuesday. Fresh from their respective Glasgow conquests, Parupalli Kashyap, P V Sindhu and R M V Gurusaidutt were accorded a welcome befitting their Commonwealth Games accomplishments. Kashyap, Sindhu and Guru touch down to rousing welcome

    Kashyap, Sindhu and Guru touch down to rousing welcome


  • Glasgow 2014: Michelle Li, Parupalli Kashyap win gold

    Glasgow: Michelle Li became the first Canadian to win women's singles gold at the Commonwealth Games badminton on Sunday as she saw off the challenge of Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour and her passionate home following at the Emirates Arena.Canada's Michelle Li, gold medallist, is flanked by Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour, left, silver medallist, and India's PV Sindhu, right, bronze medallist, after the women's singles badminton final at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on Sunday, August 3, 2014.

    Canada's Michelle Li, gold medallist, is flanked by Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour, left, silver medallist, and India's PV Sindhu, right, bronze medallist, after the women's singles badminton final at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on Sunday, August 3, 2014.

     

    "This will mean a lot for Canada and it definitely means a lot to me. I'm really happy to have the opportunity to represent my country."

  • Glasgow 2014: Sindhu, Kashyap,Gurusaidutt reach semis

    Glasgow: Second seed Parupalli Kashyap and PV Sindhu, RMV Gurusaidutt as well as defending champions Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa notched up quarter-finals wins at the Emirates Arena on Friday. But fourth seed Kidambi Srikanth and sixth seed P.C. Thulasi had to bite the dust as their campaigns came to an end.RMV Gurusaidutt upsets top seed Chong Wei Feng to reach semi-finals

    RMV Gurusaidutt upsets top seed Chong Wei Feng to reach semi-finals

  • Glasgow 2014: 6 of 8 Malaysian shuttlers progress to the quarters

    Glasgow: National singles Chong Wei Feng who was given the task to step into the shoes of injured Datuk Lee Chong Wei stayed on track to win the men's single gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. He has put on a clinic in the round of 16 to brush aside Tony Stephenson from Northern Ireland 21-15, 21-10. He will play R.M.V Gurusaidutt from India in the quarterfinals on Friday.Can Lai Pei Jing/Chan Peng Soon defend the mixed doubles gold for Malaysia?

    Can Lai Pei Jing/Chan Peng Soon defend the mixed doubles gold for Malaysia?

  • Glasgow 2014: Indian shuttlers cruise to final 16

    Glasgow: Indian medal contenders, P.V. Sindhu and P.C. Thulasi in women's singles and R.M.V. Gurusaidutt, Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap notched up easy victories in the women's and men's singles events respectively to storm into the round of 16 of the badminton competition at the 20th Commonwealth Games on Wednesday.Women's doubles defending champions Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa appear to be in good spirit

    Women's doubles defending champions Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa appear to be in good spirit

  • Glasgow 2014: P.V Sindhu leads Indian's badminton challenge

    Glasgow: In the absence of defending champion Saina Nehwal, India's hopes will be on P.V. Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap and the pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa as India eye success in the badminton at the 20th Commonwealth Games.Sindhu looking to repeat Saina Nehwal's 2010 show at Glasgow Commonwealth Games

    Sindhu looking to repeat Saina Nehwal's 2010 show at Glasgow Commonwealth Games

  • Asia Badminton Championships: India's Sindhu, Gurusaidutt advance to quarter-finals

    Gimcheon, Korea: The 18 year-old sensation P.V. Sindhu and R.M.V. Gurusaidutt led India’s charge into the singles quarter-finals of the Badminton Asia Championships with hard-fought three-game wins respectively in the women’s and men’s singles competition of the $200,000 event today.Sidhu's mom is very proud of her.

    Sidhu's mom is very proud of her.

    World number 10 Sindhu, finally won her match up against Japan’s Eriko Hirose for the first time in four meetings with 14—21 21—13 21—18 win in an hour and 13 minutes.

  • Parupalli Kashyap moves up to world No 19, PV Sindhu drops out of top 10

    In the newly released BWF ranking, Indian men’s singles, Parupalli Kashyap after his semifinal and quarterfinal finishes at Swiss Open and India Open Super Series respectively, he moved up four places to the 19th place.Shuttler Parupalli Kashyap, was once ranked as high as world number 6.

    Another Indian shuttler, national champion Kidambi Srikanth, who defeated world number 10 Nyugen Tien Minh  of Vietnam in the Singapore Open's second round, remains static at 25th.

  • Kashyap is out of India Open

    There is no more Indian shuttlers remained in the $250,000 India Open Super Series as of Friday night after Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap both lost their respective quarterfinals.Lee Chong Wei greets the fans after his win over P. Kashyap

    Lee Chong Wei greets the fans after his win over P. Kashyap

    The top seed Malaysian, Lee Chong Wei demonstrated his superiority by knocking out Kashyap, with 21-15, 21-13 in 40 minutes to cruise to the men’s singles semifinal.

  • Indian Open: Lee Chong Wei through, Khim Wah-V Shem out

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Open champions Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem went down 18-21, 21-15, 16-21 to Ko Sung-hyun-Shin Baek-cheol of South Korea. This was a bitter blow to the pair because they were once ahead with 14-10 and 15-12 in the third set.India's P. Kashyap is waiting for Lee Chong Wei in the Indian Open quarter-finals.

    Their coach Rosman Razak said: “Khim Wah and V Shem played much better this game, they had their chances to seal the deal, and they were once in control by leading 15-12 in the rubber game. Then, they started making mistakes. The South Koreans took advantage of Kim-Wah-V Shem's mistakes and never look back”

  • Saina slips to ninth in world badminton rankings (pic)

    A second round loss at the Malaysia Open Super Series Premier last week saw India’s Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal drop a place to No.9 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday.Saina Nehwal has a good chance to climb up once again if she progresses to the semifinals or final of the ongoing India Grand Prix Gold in Lucknow.

    The Olympic bronze medallist, however, has a good chance to climb up once again if she progresses to the semifinals or final of the ongoing India Grand Prix Gold in Lucknow.

  • Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu in pre-quarterfinals of Syed Modi badminton tourney (pic)

    Lucknow:Two-time winner Saina Nehwal and defending champion Parupalli Kashyap made a positive start to their campaign at the Syed Modi International badminton tournament, reaching the pre-quarterfinals of the women's and men's singles competition respectively.

    London Olympics bronze medallist, Saina reached the second round with a 21-7 21-9 thrashing of Matilda Petersen of Sweden in just 28 minutes to set up a clash with Russian Natalia Perminova at Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here.Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu in pre-quarterfinals
         
    Saina was in complete control throughout the match and won seven points on the trot in both games to force her Swedish opponent into submission.

  • Saina can end title drought at India GP Gold (pic)

    India's number one badminton player Saina Nehwal has been awarded a relatively easy draw in the USD 120,000 India Grand Prix Gold tournament starting on Tuesday.

    Saina Nehwal can make up for a poor 2013 with a title win on home soil at the USD 120,000 India Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament starting at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here Tuesday.Saina Nehwal has been pretty sluggish at the international stage lately.

    This is top seed Saina's best chance to start the New Year with a title, given the relatively easy draw. After retiring at match-point from the first round here last season, the World No.8 could come out on top in the field dominated with local players.

  • Parupalli Kashyap drops to 20th in badminton world rankings (pic)

    While Kashyap dropped four places, Mumbai's Ajay Jayaram climbed two places to 22nd in the men's singles rankings.

    New Delhi:  India's top men's shuttler Parupalli Kashyap dropped four places to 20th in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released Thursday.While Kashyap dropped four places, Mumbai's Ajay Jayaram climbed two places to 22nd in the men's singles rankings.

    While Kashyap dropped to 20th, Mumbai's Ajay Jayaram climbed two places to 22nd in the men's singles rankings.

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