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Badminton : A Year of Eye-catching success

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— by Arun Arnaw Khare —                              When one looked back at the proceedings on the Badminton court during the last twelve months, he finds himself highly satisfied as a number of Indian players have etched their names in history books of  the Indian Badminton. PV Sindhu was the toast of the Indian success with an unprecedented silver medal in ... Read More »

Sindhu assures a medal, setback for Narsingh Yadav

Rio Olympics Badminton Women

                                  Day 13 in the Olympic Games brought more glory for India as ace-shuttler PV Sindhu confirmed a medal in the Badminton. Woman golfer Aditi Ashok also played impressive olf and kept herself in to the bracket with medal contenders. With these pleasant news, also came a most disturbing news alongside – Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) slapping four ... Read More »

Sindhu makes history

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                          The new Badminton sensation PV Sindhu became the first Indian woman to win a silver medal in the Olympic Games, when she went down fighting to world no 1 Carolina Marin of Spain 21-19, 12-21, 15-21 in a nail-biting summit clash. The match lasted one hour and thirty minutes.                           When Sindhu entered the court to take on twice ... Read More »

Sakshi wins bronze, Srikanth stretches Lin Dan

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                                  India’s long wait for a medal in Rio ended with Sakshi Malik winning a bronze in 58kg category Women’s Wrestling. The 23-year old diminutive girl from Mokhra village near Rohtak in Haryana, came from behind to defeat Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan for this record-breaking success. By doing so, she became the first Indian female wrestler to win an Olympic ... Read More »

Srikanth, Sindhu keep hopes alive

Rio Olympics Badminton Men

                        The 10th day at the Rio Olympics Games was no different from Indian perspective. With a series of losses, India’s chances of winning medals in the Games becoming gloomy and gloomy. The only silver lining of India’s day-performance was the quarter final appearance of two Badminton players – Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu.                         All the athletes, boxer and ... Read More »

Sindhu scripts new history in Indian Sports

2016 Rio Olympics - Badminton - Women's Singles - Quarterfinals - Riocentro - Pavilion 4 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 16/08/2016. P.V. Sindhu (IND) of India reacts during her match against Wang Yihan (CHN) of China.  REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.

                          After Sakshi Malik’s bronze in Wrestling, another medal is up for possession, though different in colour .. not on the mat but on the Badminton court. The elegant PV Sindhu is the conqueror — though colour is yet to be decided. Whatever colour she wins, she will script a new history in the Indian sports. She is the fist ... Read More »

Sindhu stuns world no 2, storms into semis’

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                           On the 11th day of the Rio Olympics, shuttler PV Sindhu emerged as a great hope of winning a medal as she advanced to the women’s Badminton singles semi final defeating London Olympics silver medallist Wang Yihan of China. Now she will face world number six Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the semi final, which will take place on ... Read More »

Sameer, Thulasi emerge champions

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                 For the first time in the National Badminton Championship’s history two brothers fought for the honour in the Men’s Singles final with younger brother Sameer Verma notching-up fantastic win over his elder brother and 2012 champion Sourabh Verma in just 25 minutes. Sameer won 21-16, 21-16. In the absence of top two ... Read More »

Pranoy clinches the Swiss Open Badminton title

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              After the surprise defeat of Saina Nehwal in the semi finals, it was up and coming shuttler HS Pranoy to salvage pride of the country. He outclassed seventh seeded Marc Zwiebler of Germany in the final to win Swiss Open, a 120,000$ Grand Prix Gold Tournament at Basel. This was Pranoy’s second title after ... Read More »

Kidambi Srikanth’s maiden win at Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold

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           Two times runners-up Kidambi Srikanth didn’t falter this time and clinched the Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold Tournament title defeating Huang Yuxiang of China in an exciting and hard-fought summit clash. He had also defeated Huang in the Malaysian Open last week. Given top seeding in the tournament, Srikanth stood firmly and overcame every ... Read More »

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