Friday, Sep 17, 2021

It's Final, Badminton World Federation Closes Tokyo Olympics Door On Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth

May 28, 2021 PTI

Former world number 1s, Saina and Srikanth are way off the cut off mark to make Tokyo 2020

Hope Floats For Kidambi Srikanth As Badminton World Federation To Clarify On Tokyo Olympics Qualification

May 13, 2021 PTI

Srikanth and Saina Nehwal were all but out of contention after the last last qualifying event in Singapore was cancelled due to coronavirus-related travel restrictions.

Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth's Olympic Qualification Hopes Over With Singapore Open Cancellation

The Singapore Open, a Super 500 event on the BWF World Tour, was the last tournament offering Race To Tokyo ranking points inside the Olympic qualifying window.

Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth's Olympic Qualification Hopes Hit As Malaysian Open Postponed

May 07, 2021 PTI

Following the postponement of the India Open, Saina and Srikanth's qualification for the Tokyo Games hinged on the Kuala Lumpur event followed by the Singapore Open (June 1-6).

Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth's Olympics Hopes Hit As Indian team's Malaysian Open Participation In Doubt

In the wake of an unprecedented COVID-19 surge in India, Malaysia and Singapore have banned flights from the country effective April 28

17 April, 2021

COVID-19 Has Robbed Us Of The Freedom To Train As Per Or Plans: Kidambi Srikanth


Going through multiple COVID tests and living in a bio-bubble have become the new normal for international athletes and Srikanth has experienced it all in the last few months

25 March, 2021

Orleans Masters: Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth Make Winning Starts; Kiran George Stuns HS Prannoy


Saina Nehwal, who is desperately seeking ranking points to make it to her fourth Olympics, took just 21 minutes to crush Ireland's Rachael Darragh

24 March, 2021

Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth Make Winning Starts In Orleans Masters Badminton


Nehwal took just 21 minutes to beat Rachael 21-9 21-5 and set up a clash with France's Marie Batomene

22 March, 2021

Orleans Masters: Kidambi Srikanth And Co Eye Ranking Points For Tokyo Olympics Qualification


The Super 100 tournament in Paris will offer valuable points for Olympic qualification. Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal will be eager to do well to inch closer to the Tokyo berth

17 March, 2021

P V Sindhu Wins, Srikanth, Kashyap Knocked Out Of Men's Singles In All England Badminton


The Indian women's duo of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy and men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also progressed to the second round

17 March, 2021

Kidambi Srikanth, Parupalli Kashyap Knocked Out Of Men's Singles In All England Badminton Championship


Srikanth lost to Ireland's unseeded player Nguyen Nhat, while Kashyap went down in straight games to top seeded Japanese Kento Momota

06 March, 2021

Kidambi Srikanth, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy - Chirag Shetty Enter Semifinals Of Swiss Open Badminton


Fourth seed Srikanth beat Wangcharoen 21-19 21-15 in 44 minutes, while second seeds Satwik and Chirag saw off fifth seeds Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee

04 March, 2021

Swiss Open Badminton: Sindhu, Srikanth, 2 Other Indians Enter QFs; Double Delight For Satwik


Kidambi Srikanth, a former world no 1, will face either sixth-seeded Thai Kantaphon Wangcharoen or Netherland's Mark Caljouw in the last-eight stage

03 March, 2021

Swiss Open Badminton: Kidambi Srikanth, Satwik-Ashwini Pair Through To Second Round


World no. 13 Srikanth, an Olympic hopeful, will be up against France's Thomas Rouxel in the Round of 16.

01 March, 2021

Swiss Open Badminton: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal May Face Off In Semis; All Eyes On Chirag-Satwik


It was here that Olympic silver medallist Sindhu had claimed the world championship gold in 2019, her last title before the COVID-19 pandemic disruption.

02 February, 2021

Badminton Rankings: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Ashwini Ponnappa Break Into World's Top 20


The duo had stunned fifth seeded Malaysian combination of Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying in the quarterfinals.

29 January, 2021

BWF World Tour Finals: Consolation Win For PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth Exits With Defeat


Kidambi Srikanth claimed the first game of his third and final round-robin match but Hong Kong's NG Ka Long Angus rallied to win the next two games

28 January, 2021

BWF World Tour Finals: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikkanth Face Exit


Back-to-back losses in BWF World Tour Finals has jeopardised the chances of the Indians to progress from the group stage

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Health workers inoculate a COVID-19 vaccine dose to a beneficiary during a mega-vaccination drive to mark PM Modi's 71st birthday, in Beawar district.

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Devotees carry an idol of Lord Ganesh for immersion in the Tawi river, in Jammu.

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Saints pray to Lord Swaminarayan during 'Jal Jalani Edkashi' at Gurukul in Surat.

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Activists of Samuga Needhi Katchi wear masks of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin and former chief minister M Karunanidhi, during the pledge owing on the 143rd birth anniversary of Thanthai Periyar, in Coimbatore.

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Health workers inoculate a COVID-19 vaccine dose to a beneficiary during a mega-vaccination drive to mark PM Modi's 71st birthday, in Ahmedabad.

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Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

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