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newsbadminton6 days ago

2021 India Open | 13 international stars including Carolina Marin withdraw amid Covid-19 surge in Delhi

As many 13 international badminton stars have withdrawn from the 2021 India Open Super 500 amidst the rising number of Covid-19 cases in New Delhi. Among the big names, former world no.1 Carolina Marin will skip the tournament, with Denmark’s Anders Antonsen and Rasmus Gemke also following suit.
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newsbadminton6 days ago

We have lost freedom to train in post Covid-19 era, laments Kidambi Srikanth

Indian ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth feels that badminton players have lost the freedom to train according to their time in the post-Covid-19 era. At the moemnt, he is preparing for the 2021 Indian Open and also aiming for qualification to the Tokyo Olympics, which begins on July 23 later this year.
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newsbadminton10 days ago

2021 India Open | Kento Momota, Carolina Marin among top players; event to be held behind closed doors

Top International shuttler,s including Kento Momota and Carolina Marin, will feature in the upcoming 2021 India Open, with the tournament set to be staged behind closed owing to the pandemic situation. The tournament is one of the few remaining qualifying events for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
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newsbadmintona month ago

Orleans Masters | Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal script easy victories

Top-seeded Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal strolled past their opponents in the opening matches at the Orleans Masters Super 100 Tournament, in France. On the other hand, Kiran George had the better of his countryman and more fancied HS Pronnay in the men’s singles event.
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newsbadmintona month ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Main focus on fitness ahead of Games, states Chirag Shetty

Indian doubles shuttler and 2021 Tokyo Olympic probable Chirag Shetty asserted that he is focusing on fitness and training in a busy calendar ahead of the Games, later this year. The shuttler is currently in Birmingham for the 2021 All England Open that kick-starts this Wednesday.
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newsbadmintona month ago

2021 All England Open | All Indian players cleared for participation

All the Indian shuttlers have been cleared to participate in the upcoming 2021 All England Open. Previously, three players from the Indian contingent at the All England Open, along with a staff were tested positive for Covid-19, hours before the scheduled start of the tournament.
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newsbadminton2 months ago

Swiss Open 2021 | PV Sindhu ousted by Carolina Marin in summit clash

PV Sindhu was defeated by long-standing rival Carlina Marin in the final of the Swiss Open in straight games, last Sunday. No other Indian shuttler made it to the summit clash of their respective events, with Kidambi Srikanth eliminated by Victor Axelsen in the semi-final of the men's event.
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newsbadminton2 months ago

Swiss Open 2021 | PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and Aajay Jayaram enter quarter-finals

Top Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and Ajay Jayaram all qualified for the quarter-finals of the 2021 Swiss Open on Thursday. Meanwhile, India’s mixed doubles pair - Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponappa and men’s doubles pair - Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also scripted wins.
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newsbadminton2 months ago

Swiss Open 2021 | Kidambi Srikanth and Sourabh Verma enter second round, HS Prannoy eliminated

Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Sourabh Verma entered the second round of the ongoing Swiss Open, while H.S. Prannoy was eliminated from the meet. Reigning world champion P.V. Sindhu and 2012 Olympics Bronze medallist Saina Nehwal will both begin their campaign on Thursday.
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newsbadminton2 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympic | BWF extends qualification period till June 15

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has extended the Olympic qualification period till June 15. Meanwhile, international badminton is set to resume with the YONEX Swiss Open 2021 (2-7 March) and YONEX All England Open 2021 (17-21 March), while the Singapore Open takes place in May.
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