Badminton

WBF satisfied with security and preparations

WBF satisfied with security and preparationsThe World Badminton Federation (WBF) officials have visited Hyderabad to ensure the safety of the players for the Yonex-Sunrise World Badminton championship, which will be held at Gachibowli Indoor Stadium here next month.

WBF secretary-general Stuart Borrie was satisfied with the security arrangement and preparation for the week long event from August 10 and 16 on Saturday.

He said that this tournament would be successful, and everything has been well prepared as BWF has done a fantastic work to make it a grand success.

India bags bronze medal in Asia Youth badminton tournament

India bags bronze medal in Asia Youth badminton tournamentThe Indian pair of Pranav Chopra and Prajakta Sawant settled with the bronze medal as they lost their semifinal match of the mixed double event in the Asia Youth badminton championship (U-19) against Lu Kai and Bao Yixin of China in Kuala Lumpur today.

Chopra-Sawant duo has been defeated by the pair of Lu Kai and Bao Yixin in the straight sets by 12-21, 15-21 in the semifinal match which lasted for just 20 minutes.

Eshan crashes out of badminton championship

Eshan crashes out of badminton championshipIndia’s Eshan Naqvi has crashed out of the men’s single event in the junior Asian badminton championship, while his four compatriots stormed into the pre-quarterfinals round in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday.  

Eshan was defeated by the second seeded Le Ha Anh of Vietnam in straight sets by 5-21, 19-21.

P.C. Thulasi also crashed out after going down to his Japanese opponent Mitani Minatsu by 21-7, 21-8.

Indian shuttler shines in Junior Badminton championship

Indian shuttler shines in Junior Badminton championshipIndian shuttler started their campaign at a winning note in the Asian Junior Badminton championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Wednesday.

India’s P. C. Thulasi, Rane Saili and N. Sikki Reddy has entered in to the second round of the women’s single event while H.S. Prannoy won his first round match in the boys singles event.

Thulasi has defeated Korean Lee So Hee in straight sets by 21-16, 21-18 while Saili outplayed Filipchuk Ilyana of Kazakhstan by 21-4, 21-4.

Saina To Receive A Cash Reward Of Rs 2.5 Lakh

Saina To Receive A Cash Reward Of Rs 2.5 Lakh The Indian ace shuttler, Saina Nehwal will be facilitated with a cash reward of Rs 2.5 lakh for her brilliant performance in the recent past by Badminton 45, which is an organization devoted to increase the popularity of badminton among the people on Saturday.

Saina has won the title of the Indonesian Open Super Series, which resulted into rise in her ranking to No.6 in the world women’s rankings, the highest women ranking ever in Indian badminton history.

Saina Moves To Sixth Rank

Saina Moves To Sixth Rank Indian ace shuttler Saina Nehwal has moved to sixth rank from her previous seventh rank in the latest rankings released by the Badminton World Federation, which has been the best ever ranking by any Indian woman shuttler.

Saina had won the women's singles title of Super Series Indonesian Open singles title last month which helped her to raise her rank to six.

Saina said that there has been very little difference between top 10 ranked players and this ranking will be significant ahead of the prestigious World Championship.

Arvind Bhat Crashes Out Of The Tata Open

Arvind Bhat Crashes Out Of The Tata OpenThe defending champion, Arvind Bhat has knocked out of the Tata Open after losing his match against Andhra qualifier K Tanishaq at CCI in Mumbai on Friday.

Bhat, the second seeded, has been defeated by Tanishaq in straight sets by 19-21, 16-21 in the first round match which lasted for 40 minutes.

Bhat was looking off color throughout the match as he produced a flurry of unforced errors to give free points to Tanishaq.

Bhat on this defeat said that he was not active throughout the match and Tanishaq has been a tricky player who won the big points at right time.

Saina blames mental fatigue for upset.

Saina NehwalIndian ace shuttler Saina Nehwal has blamed mental fatigue for her failure in the Malaysian Open Grand Prix Gold as she crashed out of the Malaysian Open after losing the quarterfinal match earlier this.

Saina was looking good for her second straight title win after winning the Indonesian Open title last month, before she was upset by Chinese qualifier Xin Wang in the quarter-finals of the Malaysian Open Grand Prix.

Indian campaign ends as Saina crashes out of Malaysian Open

Indian campaign ends as Saina crashes out of Malaysian OpenIndian ace shuttler Saina Nehwal has crashed out of the Malaysian Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament after losing her match in the quarterfinal at Johor Bahru on Friday.

Saina, the second seeded, lost her match against Chinese qualifier Xin Wang by 14-21 10-21 in the quarter-final of the Malaysian Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament on Friday.

Saina storms into quarterfinal of Malaysian open

Saina storms into quarterfinal of Malaysian openIndian ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has stormed in to the quarterfinal of the Malaysian Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament after defeating Intanon Ratchanok of Thailand on Thursday.

Saina, seeded second has defeated Intanon by 18-21, 21-12, 21-18 in the second round of the Malaysian Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament.

Saina looked off color in the first set as she lost first set of the match by 18-21 but in the second set Saina completely outplayed Intanon to win the set by 21-12.

Saina storms into second round of Malaysian Open

Saina storms into second round of Malaysian OpenIndian ace shuttler Saina Nehwal has stormed into the second round of the Malaysian Open GP Gold after defeating World No.39 Porntip Buranaprasertsuk of Thailand in the first round on Wednesday.

Saina has defeated Porntip Buranaprasertsuk by 21-18 22-20 in the first round of the Malaysian Open GP Gold.

Saina has recently won the title of Indonesia Open Super Series and she continued her brilliant form also in the Malaysian Open GP Gold as she won the first match quite easily against Porntip Buranaprasertsuk.

Saina won her maiden Super Series title

Saina won her maiden Super Series titleIndian ace shuttler, Saina Nehwal has won her maiden Super Series title as she defeated Ling Wang of China in the final of the Indonesia Open Super Series at Jakarta on Sunday.

Saina defeated world No. 3 Ling by 12-21, 21-18, 21-9 in the final match of the Indonesia Open Super Series.

Saina struggled in the first set as she lost first set by 12-21 against Ling but she came back strongly in the second and third set to win both sets and the match.

Saina storms into her maiden Super Series final

Saina storms into her maiden Super Series finalIndian ace shuttler Saina Nehwal has stormed in to the finals of the Indonesia Open Super Series as she won one of the biggest matches of her career.

Saina has defeated China's Lu Lan in an exciting match of the semifinal of the Indonesia Open by 25-23 21-19 at Jakarta's Istora Senayan stadium.

In the first set, there was a tough competition between Saina and Lan but Saina managed to win the set by 25-23.

In second set, Saina outplayed Lan to win the set by 21-19 and she entered into her first ever Super Series final.

Saina advances to semifinals

Saina advances to semifinalsIndian ace shuttler Saina Nehwal has advanced to the semifinals of women's single event of the Indonesian Open Super Series at Jakarta on Friday.

World no 8, Saina has defeated 18th ranked Hye Youn Hwang of Korea by 21-7 13-21 21-15 in women's singles quarter-final which lasted for 45 minutes.

Saina, who has been seeded sixth in the tournament, won first set easily but in the second set Hwang played well and won the second the set by 21-13.

Anup and Saina crashes out

Anup Sridhar, Saina NehwalIndian challenge in the Singapore Super Series ended on Friday as Anup Sridhar and Saina Nehwal lost their matches in the quarterfinals of the Singapore Super Series.

After defeating world No 2 Peter Gade in second round, Anup was unable to continue his good performance and lost match against Thai Boonsak Ponsana by 21-11 21-8 in the quarterfinal.

Indian ace shuttler Saina Nehwal also lost her quarterfinal match against Chinese world No 4 Lin Wang by 21-19 19-21 14-21.

Logo of World Badminton Championship released

badmintonOn Monday, logo of the Yonex-SunriseWorld Badminton Championship has been released at Hyderabad which will be played at the Gachibowli stadium from August 10 to 16.

India's top women shuttler Saina Nehwal, Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh Chairman, V Radha and DK Seth and MD (South East Asia) of Yonex Sunrise were among the dignitaries who were present at the ceremony.

VK Verma, President of Badminton Association of India (BAI) said that this will be biggest sporting event in the history of the Indian sports and it is a proud moment for all of us.

Kashyap lost in the final of Open Volant d'Or

Kashyap lost in the final of  Open Volant d'OrIndian shuttler P. Kashyap has lost in the finals of the Open Volant d'Or and ended runner up in Toulouse at France.

Rajiv Ouseph of England defeated Kashyap in straight sets and lifted the title of Open Volant d'Or tournament.

The second seeded, Rajiv defeated third seeded Kashyap by 11-21, 12-21.

Kashyap had also finished second in Spanish International tournament last week.

Earlier, Kashyap had defeated Pablo Abian of Spain by 16-21, 21-19, 21-9 and reached in the finals of Open Volant d'Or.

US disappointed badminton team denied entry to Iran

United States And IranWashington  - The United States said Wednesday it was disappointed that Iran did not extend visas to the US women's badminton team to compete in an upcoming tournament in Tehran.

US State Department deputy spokesman Robert Wood said the team of eight players, a coach, a manager and two officials from the US Badminton Federation was returning to the United States after being unable to obtain visas in Dubai.

Malaysia Open Super Series: Saina Losses In Q-Finals

Malaysia Open Super Series: Saina Losses In Q-FinalsSaina Nehwal's splendid run at the Malaysian Open Super Series badminton came to an end as she went down fighting in the quarterfinals against fourth seed PI Hongyan of France here on Friday.

The World number 10, Saina saved four match points but finally went down 17-21, 26-24, 16-21 against the World number seven Hongyan.

Hongyan went up 4-0 in the first game before Saina levelled at 4-4.

However, Hongyan improved the tempo to claim the opening game.

Nehwal Loses In World Super Series Semis

Nehwal Loses In World Super Series SemisIndia’s Saina Nehwal failed to reach the finals of the World Super Series Masters Badminton championship, after losing to third-seed and world No. 6 Chen Wang of Hong Kong in semi finals.

The 18 year old Indian player tried her best but failed to match the experience of the third seed Hong Kong opponent and went down fighting 15-21 21-14 16-21 to bring down curtains in the prestigious tournament.

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