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Sudirman Cup 2021 | With top players absent, Indians face stiff test in group stages

After the high of PV Sindhu's bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics, badminton action resumes after a gap of a month, when the best in the world will rub shoulders in the Sudirman Cup, in Finland, commencing on September 26th.
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newsbadminton20 days ago

Saina Nehwal and B Sai Praneeth to spearhead India Challenge at Thomas & Uber Cup, PV Sindhu left out

The BAI announced the squads for the Thomas and Uber Cup and Sudirman Cup on Sunday. PV Sindhu has been left out of the team after the shuttler put in a request to the association. Sudirman Cup will be played from September 26 in Finland, while Thomas and Uber Cup will start on October 9.
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newsbadminton4 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal's qualification hopes officially over

Indian badminton stars Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal’s hopes for securing a quota at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics are officially over, with the BWF declaring that there would be no qualifying tournaments ahead of the event. Only four shuttlers from India have qualified for the mega-event.
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newsbadminton5 months ago

BAI writes to BWF after postponement of Malaysia Open, seeks clarity on Tokyo qualification

The suspension of the Malaysia Open is a huge blow for shuttlers like Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth, who were aiming to qualify for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics in the same. With just one qualifying event left, the BAI enquired the BWF regarding the qualification scenario for the remaining slots.
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newsbadminton5 months ago

Indian badminton team withdraws from Malaysia Open owing to travel ban

The Indian badminton team has withdrawn its name from the Malaysian Open after its government imposed a ban on Indian travellers owing to the surge of Covid-19 cases in India. With this latest development, the chances for Indian shuttlers to qualify for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics has become slimmer.
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newsbadminton5 months ago

Indian shuttlers to leave for Malaysia and Singapore via Doha amid travel restrictions

Top shuttlers like Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal might leave for Malaysia and Singapore for their respective tournaments via Doha with no direct flights connecting from India owing to the pandemic situation. The Indian duo are aiming to qualify for the 2021 Tokyo Olympic in the upcoming events.
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newsbadminton5 months 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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newsbadminton6 months 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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newsbadminton7 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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newsbadminton7 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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