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Sindhu reveals Kohli motivation amid struggles: ‘When nothing is working out…’

Published on Sep 21, 2023 11:10 AM IST

PV Sindhu spoke in detail about her struggles since comeback from injury, as she prepares for the upcoming Asian Games.

PV Sindhu speaks on dealing with failures; Virat Kohli (R) also faced a tough year in 2022, and endured a three-year wait for an international century between 2019-2022 (PTI)

If I want to get up there, I need to start from the beginning again: PV Sindhu

The India badminton ace gives a rare insight into her thinking and determination as she works to regain her best with the Hangzhou Asian Games up next

Badminton player PV Sindhu at an event in Hyderabad(PTI)
Updated on Sep 21, 2023 09:23 AM IST
ByRutvick Mehta, Mumbai

HS Prannoy gearing up for the Asian Games, by not preparing for it

HS Prannoy is having the best year of his career and is arguably the leading medal contender in singles for India at the Asian Games.

HS Prannoy beat two world champions, including World No.1 Viktor Axelsen, on his way to the Worlds bronze this year. (AFP)
Published on Sep 19, 2023 05:12 PM IST
ByRohit Mundayur

Waiting for an Indian tango in Hangzhou

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty have emerged a force in men’s badminton and can go all the way at the Asian Games

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 Sep 17, 2023 01:55 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Asian Games Athletes' Committee poll: Saina set to win uncontested

For the first time in history, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) is conducting a poll among athletes to elect 10 members of the Athletes' Committee.

Saina Nehwal is one of India’s most renowned badminton players having won several national and international championships. (Photo: AP)
Published on Sep 16, 2023 10:20 PM IST

Asian Games: Indian badminton chases its big moment

The form and consistency of Prannoy and Rankireddy-Shetty raise Indian hopes for multiple medals while hoping Sindhu finds her best

Badminton players Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy player during their men's doubles match (PTI)
Updated on Sep 16, 2023 11:49 PM IST
By, New Delhi

‘Saina showed us that if we are committed enough, anything can happen’

India will go to an Asian Games this year without Saina Nehwal for the first time since 2006.

The Indian badminton contingent will be without Saina Nehwal for the first time in an Asian Games since 2006.
Published on Sep 16, 2023 07:34 AM IST
ByRohit Mundayur

US visa woes continue for India's Junior World Championship-bound shuttlers

Luck has evaded four shuttlers, which include some of India’s best bets, whose applications are yet to get processed let alone get visa interview appointments

A detail shot of a shuttlecock and racquet (Getty Images)
Published on Sep 15, 2023 10:57 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Everyone has to retire one day, I have not set any deadline: Saina

The two-time World Championship medallist says she can only resume proper training if her knees heal.

 Badminton player Saina Nehwal speaks during a press conference(PTI)
Published on Sep 13, 2023 11:56 PM IST

PV Sindhu skips national camp for Asiad, to train under coach Hafiz

BAI has organised a ‘mandatory’ camp at the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy (PGBA) from September 11-24 for the 19 shuttlers bound for Hangzhou

PV Sindhu in action(AFP)
Updated on Sep 14, 2023 08:14 AM IST
By, New Delhi

‘No deadline but at the moment I am…’: Saina Nehwal opens up on retirement

Saina Nehwal has been laid low by a spate of injuries, which also include a recurring knee issue, forcing the 33-year-old to skip the BWF World Tour events.

Saina Nehwal (Hindustan Times)
Published on Sep 13, 2023 08:35 PM IST

Transformed Kiran George wins Indonesia Masters badminton title

The 23-year-old Prakash Padukone academy trainee’s focus on specific areas of training has borne fruit after his struggles in the first half of 2023

Kiran George in action(BAI)
Updated on Sep 11, 2023 08:15 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Kiran George enters Indonesia Masters final

Kiran beat the Indonesian 23-21, 16-21, 21-8 in 51 minutes and will next face Japanese world No.82 Koo Takahashi in the final.

Kiran George
Published on Sep 09, 2023 09:51 PM IST

HS Prannoy achieves career-high world ranking of No. 6, Sindhu jumps to No 14

Prannoy, who eliminated world Number 1 and Olympic champion Viktor Axelsen en route to his maiden World Championships bronze, rose three spots with 72437 points

HS Prannoy
Published on Aug 30, 2023 06:33 AM IST

Beating Axelsen for this bronze even more satisfactory: Prannoy

HS Prannoy talks about realising his dream of winning a World Championships medal, beating the favourite and his surge in world badminton.

HS Prannoy with coach P Gopichand (L) poses for pictures with silver medal after the Australian Open men's singles final at the State Sports Centre in Sydney(PTI)
Published on Aug 27, 2023 10:10 PM IST

An Se-young crushes Carolina Marin to become South Korea's first world champion

An won the last 11 points in a row after the score was tied at 10-10 in the second game to hand Marin her first loss in the final of the competition.

South Korea's An Se-young in action at the BWF World Championships(AP)
Published on Aug 27, 2023 07:54 PM IST
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World badminton: Prannoy’s brave run halted by Thai Vitidsarn

The Indian started brightly in his bid to reach a first world championships final, but the fitness of his far younger rival proved decisive

Prannoy H. S. of India during his quarter final single match against Viktor Axelsen of Denmark at the BWF World Championship(AP)
Published on Aug 26, 2023 10:15 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Grand Prix Badminton League Season 2 postponed indefinitely

The League's second season was set to begin on Sunday.

Pic Source:X/@ManjunathMithun
Updated on Aug 26, 2023 07:42 PM IST

HS Prannoy vs Kunlavut Vitidsarn Highlights: Prannoy crashes to narrow defeat

HS Prannoy vs Kunlavut Vitidsarn Highlights, BWF World Championship semifinal: Follow here highlights of the men's singles semi-final match.

HS Prannoy vs Kunlavut Vitidsarn Highlights, BWF World C'ship(AP)
Updated on Aug 26, 2023 10:18 PM IST

Badminton Worlds: Prannoy finds his 'zone' to beat Axelsen

The ninth seed won 13-21, 21-15, 21-16 in a contest that lasted an hour and eight minutes to assure himself of a medal.

India's Prannoy HS hits a return against Denmark's Viktor Axelsen (AFP)
Published on Aug 25, 2023 10:49 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Prannoy, Satwik-Chirag duo in quarters, Treesa-Gayatri bow out of World C'ships

The 31-year-old from Kerala will face the winner of the match between world number one Viktor Axelsen and Chinese Taipei's Chou Tien Chen in the last eight.

India's Prannoy HS in action(AFP)
Updated on Aug 25, 2023 12:41 AM IST

PV Sindhu should not shy away from taking tough calls

Sindhu will do well to take a leaf out of Saina Nehwal’s book and take control of her future by shutting out the noises around her

PV Sindhu in action(AFP)
Updated on Aug 24, 2023 08:15 AM IST

World Championships: Satwik-Chirag, Treesa-Gayatri pairs enter round 3

World No. 2 pair of Satwik and Chirag, who had won a maiden bronze in the last edition, produced a clinical display to beat their Australian rivals 21-16 21-9

India's star men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty in action(Chirag Shetty Instagram)
Published on Aug 23, 2023 08:44 PM IST

Listless Sindhu knocked out of world championships

The former champion, woefully out of form, squandered a 9-0 second game lead before losing in straight games to Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in Copenhagen

Indian badminton player PV Sindhu reacts during her match(PTI)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 08:18 AM IST

World championships: Slow starter Prannoy, Lakshya Sen enter 2nd round

The India No.1 saves game points before taking control to win while his young compatriot had it easy on Day 1 of the BWF World Championships.

Lakshya Sen of India hits a return against Jonatan Christie(AFP)
Published on Aug 22, 2023 12:04 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Can Sindhu, the big-tournament player, turn up?

The Indian star hasn't had the best of years but the world championships usually see her find a higher gear

India's PV Sindhu plays against Akane Yamaguchi of Japan(AFP)
Updated on Aug 21, 2023 07:52 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Lakshya Sen counting on recent form to win medal at World Championships

After enduring a rough patch, Sen made a title-winning run in Canada in July and followed it up with two semifinal finishes at the US Open and Japan Open.

Lakshya Sen of India hits a return against Jonatan Christie of Indonesia during their men's singles semi final match in the fifth day of the Japan Open(AFP)
Published on Aug 13, 2023 03:46 PM IST

BAI inaugurates National Centre of Excellence in Guwahati

While Mulyo Handoyo will be looking into the development of singles players, Ivan Sozonov and Park Tae-Sang will be in-charge of the coaching panel.

The programme was also attended by Assam Chief Minister BAI President Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, Taufik Hidayat, Pullela Gopichand, members of the historic Thomas Cup-winning team.
Published on Aug 12, 2023 12:03 AM IST

How badminton ace HS Prannoy rebooted to soar again

Omission from the 2021 Tokyo Olympics was a big low, but a total overhaul of his training has helped the current world No.9 to find consistency and success

India's Prannoy HS hits a return against Denmark's Viktor Axelsen during their men's singles semifinal at the Indonesia Open Badminton tournament in Jakarta (AFP)
Updated on Aug 12, 2023 08:25 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Sindhu, Satwik-Chirag pair get first-round bye in BWF World Championships

PV Sindhu, who won the women's singles title in 2019, has been handed a tough draw and she might face Ratchanok Intanon and top seed An Se Young

Sindhu had won the title in 2019(AFP)
Published on Aug 10, 2023 05:55 PM IST
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