SHUTTLERS ARE NOW SET TO participate in the German Open Grand Prix Gold but most of them will miss the event as they are still recovering from injury and others want to be fit for major tournaments like the All England Championship which starts two days after this event.
KAMILLA RYTTER JUHL, Denmark's women's doubles star feels that the doubles shuttlers in India spend too much time training on the court and that affects their intensity during matches at the international level.
KIDAMBI SRIKANTH AND SAINA NEHWAL's ranking remained same while Sindu slipped to No. 12 in the latest BWF rankings which was released on Thursday.
MATHIAS BOE - Danish badminton player who is one of the world's leading shuttlers in the men's pairs event - has opined that India's premier women's combine of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa will find it extremely difficult to pull off the Indian hopes of a doubles medal at the Rio Olympics.
JWALA GUTTA/ASHWINI PONNAPPA have entered the pre-quarters at the Syed Modi International Badminton Championship held at the BBD Indoor Stadium in Lucknow on Wednesday.
SAINA NEHWAL will spearhead India's campaign in women's singles while World No.9 Kidambi Srikanth will be highest-ranked Indian in men's singles as the Badminton Association of India (BAI) here on Wednesday announced a strong 15-member squad for the South Asian Games next month.
HS PRANNOY AND GURUSAIDUTT had to bow out of the first round of the men's singles category at the Syed Modi International Badminton Championship held at the BBD Indoor Stadium in Lucknow on Wednesday.
THE PREMIER BADMINTON LEAGUE was a good platform for the young shuttlers who got to share the same space with experienced pros. It was indeed a learning period for them. Few of them impressed one and all with their performances. They might have not won matches, but surely won many hearts. The future of Indian badminton in both the men's and women's categories certainly looks bright.
THE PREMIER BADMINTON LEAGUE (PBL) ended on 17th January with Delhi Acers clinching the title beating Mumbai 4-3 in a closely-contested tie. The league brought to the fore many players who single-handedly or in pairs hunted down their opponents. Their consistency through the league ensured that their teams reached the semis, giving them a chance to go for the title. TFG brings to you the singles players and doubles pairs that mattered.
SPORTS FANS IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL, who are notorious for not turning out in large numbers for disciplines other than cricket, threw up a surprise as the final of the Premier Badminton League (PBL) was attended by a packed stadium in New Delhi on Sunday.
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