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India Open 2024 draws announced: All eyes on Lakshya Sen, Srikanth, Prannoy

Published on Dec 30, 2023 07:24 PM IST

The prestigious Super 750 tournament will be organised by the Badminton Association of India in New Delhi from January 16-21, 2024.

India's HS Prannoy

Satwik-Chirag soar, Sindhu struggles: A bittersweet 2023 for Indian badminton

2023 Yearender: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty marked India's rise in badminton this year.

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty; PV Sindhu(File)
Updated on Dec 24, 2023 08:08 AM IST

Blend of youth and experience taking Ashwini-Tanisha forward

Their recent good run means that they now have a very strong chance of making the cut as India’s only women’s pair at the Olympics

After taking a five-month hiatus, Ashwini returned to the circuit partnering 20-year-old Tanisha in January.(BAI)
Published on Dec 18, 2023 09:48 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Nozomi Okuhara reveals logistical nightmare in India, BAI terms it 'unfortunate'

The 28-year-old Okuhara, took to the social media platform to narrate her ordeal after being harassed by cab drivers at Delhi airport

Japan's Nozomi Okuhara (AFP)
Published on Dec 13, 2023 02:16 PM IST

Want to take all positivity into next year and put up a show: Ashwini Ponnappa

Ashwini Ponnappa wants to continue her fine run in the upcoming bigger tournaments to stay on course for a trip to the Paris Olympics

Ashwini, 34, and the 20-year-old Tanisha Crasto, who joined hands in January this year, secured their third women's doubles title and the second Super 100 crown(ANI)
Published on Dec 11, 2023 06:58 PM IST

Tanisha Crasto rallies for Paris again, this time with veteran Ponnappa

Tanisha Crasto's pairing with Ashwini Ponnappa has shown great promise in its first year, and the youngster firmly believes the only way is up.

India's Ashwini Ponnappa and Tanisha Crasto pose for photos after wining the silver medal in the women's doubles event at the Syed Modi International 2023 badminton tournament(PTI)
Published on Dec 06, 2023 10:49 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Syed Modi: Chi, Okuhara win singles, Tanisha-Ashwini lose

The Indian pair fought to push the women’s doubles final into the decider but could not then match their Japanese rivals.

India's Ashwini Ponnappa and Tanisha Crasto pose for photos after winning the silver medal in the women's doubles event at the Syed Modi International 2023 badminton tournament(PTI)
Published on Dec 03, 2023 11:10 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Syed Modi badminton: Priyanshu loses in semis, Tanisha-Ashwini in women’s double

Men’s second seed Kenta Nishimoto and seasoned Nozomi Okuhara are in line to win the men’s and women’s titles and hand Japan a double in singles

Tanisha Crasto and Ashwini Ponnappa entered the final of the BWF World Super 300 event(Twitter/India_AllSports)
Published on Dec 03, 2023 12:25 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Syed Modi International Badminton: Priyanshu, Ashwini-Tanisha enter semi-finals

Syed Modi International Badminton: Priyanshu Rajawat will next face either Chinese Taipei's Chi Yu Jen or Chia Hao Lee in his semi-final match.

Young badminton star Priyanshu Rajawat in action.(Instagram @Priyanshu Rajawat )
Updated on Dec 01, 2023 08:48 PM IST

Syed Modi badminton: Srikanth, Sai Praneeth lose in the first round

Twice former champion Sameer Verma and defending women’s champion Malvika Bansod too lost in the BWF Super 300 badminton event in Lucknow

Kidambi Srikanth has not crossed the third round this year, but it has mostly been first round losses.(Hindustan Times)
Published on Nov 29, 2023 10:38 PM IST

Srikanth loses; Unnati Hooda, Priyanshi, Kiran win at Syed Modi International

Srikanth, a 2021 World championships silver medallist, lost 21-23 8-21 to Korea's Chia Hao Lee, continuing his dismal run in international circuit this season.

India's Srikanth Kidambi(AFP)
Published on Nov 29, 2023 06:29 PM IST

Prannoy, Lakshya late pullouts from Syed Modi badminton

The men’s field will also miss the Chinese players. Former world No.1, Kidambi Srikanth, is India’s top player.

India's H.S. Prannoy hits a return to Japan's Kodai Naraoka(AFP)
Published on Nov 28, 2023 08:03 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Syed Modi badminton: Prannoy leads men’s challenge, Sindhu absent

Players will also be seeking to earn vital BWF points in their quest to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics at the Lucknow tournament

Despite his quarterfinal loss in the China Masters Super 750 tournament last week, 31-year-old Prannoy, given top billing, eyes a strong finish in Lucknow(AFP)
Published on Nov 27, 2023 08:49 PM IST

Satwik-Chirag duo enters China Masters Super 750 final

The top seeds will face another Chinese pair -- second seeds Liang Wei Keng and Wang Chang in the summit clash.

India's Chirag Shetty (R) and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy hit a return to China's He Jiting and Ren Xiangyu during their men's doubles semi-final match of the BWF World Tour China Masters 2023(AFP)
Published on Nov 25, 2023 10:24 PM IST

Will the Padukone switch lift Sindhu's fortunes?

PV Sindhu has been struggling to find her best form and will hope the Indian legend can change that

Hangzhou: India�s PV Sindhu reacts while playing against China's He Bingjiao during the Women's Singles quarterfinal badminton match at the 19th Asian Games, in Hangzhou, China, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023. (PTI Photo/Gurinder Osan) (PTI10_05_2023_000005A) *** Local Caption *** (PTI)
Updated on Nov 25, 2023 08:00 PM IST

China Masters Super 750: Satwik-Chirag enters men's doubles semi-finals

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will face the winner of the other quarterfinal match between He Ji Ting, Ren Xiang Yu and Liu Yu Chen, Ou Xuan Yi.

India's Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (L) and Chirag Shetty (R) play during their quarter final mens doubles match against Denmark's against Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen (not pictured) at the BWF Badminton World Championsship(AFP)
Published on Nov 24, 2023 05:36 PM IST

Padukone to join Sindhu's setup as mentor

In her quest for Olympic glory at Paris, the former world champion will now turn to the Indian badminton legend.

India's PV Sindhu leaves after losing the Women's Singles quarterfinal badminton match (PTI)
Published on Nov 19, 2023 12:07 AM IST
By, New Delhi

PV Sindhu joins hands with legendary Prakash Padukone in quest of Olympic gold

For a player of her reputation, Sindhu has so far had an underwhelming 2023 but will hope for a fresh start as we move towards its end.

PV Sindhu and her mentor Prakash Padukone(Twitter/Pvsindhu1)
Published on Nov 18, 2023 11:22 AM IST

Prannoy loses in Japan Masters, Indian challenge ends

Prannoy, who returned to action after recovering from a back injury, squandered an opening game advantage to lose 21-19 16-21 19-21

India's HS Prannoy(PTI)
Published on Nov 16, 2023 07:30 PM IST

Injured PV Sindhu granted protected ranking, safeguarded from losing points

Protected ranking can be requested by players when they can't play in any competition for at least three months due to injuries or any other unavoidable reason.

India's PV Sindhu (PTI)
Published on Nov 09, 2023 09:29 AM IST

'Want to make sure that I keep this consistency going'

The world No. 8 speaks about what pleases him the most about his title and medal wins this year, bringing out his best and 2024 Paris Olympics hopes.

India's HS Prannoy in action against China's Li Shifeng in the Men's Singles Semifinal badminton match (PTI)
Updated on Nov 08, 2023 08:19 PM IST
ByRutvick Mehta, Mumbai

Prannoy in no mood to rush back from back injury as Olympic qualification awaits

Prannoy, who ended India’s 41-year wait for an Asian Games with a men's singles bronze, has been managing a back injury which troubled him in Hangzhou.

India's HS Prannoy
Published on Nov 08, 2023 05:45 PM IST

HTLS 2023: Chirag and Satwik are accidental badminton partners

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty talk about their partnership both on and off the badminton court.

Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy at HTLS 2023
Published on Nov 04, 2023 08:17 PM IST

‘Nobody expected anything from doubles': Satwik-Chirag vow to win Olympics medal

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty vow to win a historic Olympics medal in badminton doubles.

Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy
Published on Nov 04, 2023 05:19 PM IST

Sindhu, Satwik-Chirag storm into second round of French Open

Sindhu prevailed over Tunjung 12-21, 21-18, 21-15 after 69 minutes of intense contest.

PV Sindhu reacts after her badminton match against China's He Bingjiao(PTI)
Published on Oct 25, 2023 12:42 AM IST
PTI | , Rennes

Watch: PV Sindhu, Carolina Marin clash midway during Denmark Open semis

Sindhu, who has not been at her best in recent outings, endured a tough 18-21, 21-19, 7-21 defeat against Spain's Carolina Marin in the semifinals.

PV Sindhu, Carolina Marin clash midway during Denmark Open semifinal(Twitter)
Published on Oct 21, 2023 06:58 PM IST

PV Sindhu shows old charm to enter Denmark Open semi-finals

Sindhu displayed her immaculate retrieving skills and exemplary net play to outshine Katethong 21-19, 21-12 in 47 minutes

India's PV Sindhu(PTI)
Published on Oct 21, 2023 07:47 AM IST

Sindhu sweats past Nguyen to enter Arctic Open semis

The eighth-seeded Indian won 20-22, 22-20, 21-18 to halt a four-match winning run by of the unseeded world No 26 Nguyen.

PV Sindhu reacts after losing the Women's Singles quarterfinal badminton match against China's He Bingjiao at the 19th Asian Games(PTI)
Published on Oct 14, 2023 02:06 PM IST

Satwik-Chirag make history, become doubles world No.1

Only three other Indians -- Padukone, Nehwal and Srikanth -- have climbed to the top of the rankings but they all did it in singles

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty won gold in the badminton men's doubles finals of the Asian Games 2023(Narendra Modi Twitter)
Updated on Oct 10, 2023 11:32 PM IST

Satwik and Chirag achieve crowing glory with Asian Games gold

It was India's first medal in men's doubles in 41 years since Leroy D'sa and Pradeep Gandhe won a bronze in 1982 edition.

Gold medalists India's Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy pose for photos during the presentation ceremony after winning the Men's Doubles Gold Medal badminton (PTI)
Published on Oct 07, 2023 02:52 PM IST
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