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Thomas Cup triumph vs Indonesia hailed as ‘one of the biggest days for Indian sport’

Thomas Cup triumph vs Indonesia hailed as ‘one of the biggest days for Indian sport’

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The Indian badminton team earned plaudits from Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli and Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra for winning India’s first world team title. The Indian men’s badminton team on Sunday clinched the country’s first-ever Thomas Cup title in Bangkok, Thailand. The Indian men trounced 14-time winners and defending champions Indonesia and won the tie 3-0. Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth and the doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy won their respective matches to guide India to the historic triumph in the Thomas Cup 2022 final. Thomas Cup is regarded as the world team championship of badminton and India’s improbable victory has evoked reactions from India’s top sportspersons. “What a historic day! An incredible achievement by an incredible Team India ...
Thomas and Uber Cup badminton: Indian women in quarter-finals after 4-1 win over USA

Thomas and Uber Cup badminton: Indian women in quarter-finals after 4-1 win over USA

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While PV Sindhu, Tanisha Crasto/ Treesa Jolly, Aakarshi Kashyap and Ashmita Chaliha won their respective matches, Simran Singhi/ Ritika Thaker lost. The Indian women’s badminton team sealed its place in the Thomas and Uber Cup 2022 quarter-finals with a 4-1 win over USA in their Group D tie on Tuesday. Double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu, ranked 7th in the badminton world rankings, got the ball rolling for India, beating the 95th ranked Jennie Gai 21-10, 21-11 in the first singles rubber. The Indian shuttler took the match by the scruff of the neck from the get go and raced to 16-4 lead in the first game and there was no looking back from there on for PV Sindhu as she sealed off the contest with ease in 26 minutes. Tanisha Crasto and Treesa Jolly doubled India’s advantage with a...
Badminton Asia Championships: PV Sindhu loses to Akane Yamaguchi in semi-finals; settles for bronze

Badminton Asia Championships: PV Sindhu loses to Akane Yamaguchi in semi-finals; settles for bronze

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This was PV Sindhu’s second bronze medal at the continental championships. With the loss, India’s campaign at the Badminton Asia Championships ended. Indian badminton ace PV Sindhu settled for the bronze medal after losing to reigning world champion Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the Badminton Asia Championships 2022 women’s singles semi-final in Manila, the Philippines on Saturday. PV Sindhu, a former world champion, went down to world No. 2 shuttler 21-13, 19-21, 21-16 in one hour and six minutes for her second bronze medal at the continental event. PV Sindhu’s first Asian championships medal came in 2014 when she lost to former world No. 1 Wang Shixian of China in the semis. World No. 7 PV Sindhu got off to another good start and dominated her Japanese rival in the early exchan...
Badminton Asia Championships: PV Sindhu reaches quarter-finals, Saina Nehwal knocked out

Badminton Asia Championships: PV Sindhu reaches quarter-finals, Saina Nehwal knocked out

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The Indians men’s doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy also made the quarters but Kidambi Srikanth was ousted in the men’s singles round of 16. Former world champion PV Sindhu overcame a stiff challenge from Jaslyn Hooi of Singapore to reach the women’s singles quarter-finals at the Badminton Asia Championships 2022 in Manila, the Philippines on Thursday. Ranked seventh in the badminton world rankings, PV Sindhu defeated the world No. 100 Singaporean 21-16, 21-16 in 42 minutes at the Muntinlupa Sports Complex. The fourth seeded PV Sindhu will now face third seed He Bing Jiao of China. The two had faced each other in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics bronze medal match, in which Sindhu prevailed. Meanwhile, India’ top men’s doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksair...
Badminton Asia Championships: PV Sindhu in second round, Lakshya Sen knocked out

Badminton Asia Championships: PV Sindhu in second round, Lakshya Sen knocked out

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Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth also progressed to the second round of the women’s and men’s singles, respectively. Double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu came from a game down to win her first round women’s singles match at the Badminton Asia Championships 2022 in Muntinlupa Sports Complex in Manila, the Philippines on Wednesday. World No. 7 PV Sindhu was made to work hard by 39th ranked Pai Yu Po of Chinese Taipei in the opening- match that lasted one hour and 17 minutes. The Indian ace dropped the opening game and saved a match point in the second before taking the decider. PV Sindhu won 18-21, 27-25, 21-9. Former world champion PV Sindhu will take on Singapore’s Yue Yann Jaslyn Hooi in the next round on Thursday. Earlier, London 2012 bronze medallist Saina Nehwal was also ...
Badminton Asia Championships: India’s Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty progress to second round

Badminton Asia Championships: India’s Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty progress to second round

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The Indian pair defeated Thailand’s Apiluk Gaterahong and Natchanon Tulamok in straight games. Ishaan Bhatnagar and Tanisha Crasto also advanced. India’s top men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty sailed into the second round of the Badminton Asia Championships 2022 at the Muntinlupa Sports Complex in Manila, the Philippines on Tuesday. Seeded third at the continental meet, the world No. 7 Indian duo took 27 minutes to defeat Thailand’s Apiluk Gaterahong and Natchanon Tulamok 21-13, 21-9 in the men’s doubles round of 32. The India Open champions will face the world No. 23 pair Akira Koga and Taichi Saito from Japan, next. Apart from Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty,  India’s mixed doubles pair of Ishaan Bhatnagar and Tanisha Crasto also advance...
Korea Open badminton: India’s PV Sindhu knocked out by An Seyoung

Korea Open badminton: India’s PV Sindhu knocked out by An Seyoung

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The two-time Olympic medallist lost to the world No. 4 South Korean 21-14, 21-17 in the semi-finals. India badminton player PV Sindhu’s run at the  Korea Open 2022 ended on Saturday after a semi-final defeat to home favourite An Seyoung. PV Sindhu lost her women’s singles final four match 21-14, 21-17 at the Palma Stadium in Suncheon. The tie saw two of the world’s best go head to head with PV Sindhu, ranked seventh in the  badminton rankings, going up against the world No. 4 South Korean. Heading into the fixture, PV Sindhu, a former world champion and two-time Olympic medallist, had failed to beat the 20-year-old South Korean in any of their three prior meetings. The last time the two played each other, An Seyoung had denied the Indian ace the BWF World Tour Finals 2021 title...
Swiss Open badminton: PV Sindhu clinches women’s singles title

Swiss Open badminton: PV Sindhu clinches women’s singles title

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Meanwhile, HS Prannoy lost the men’s singles final to Jonatan Christie. Indian badminton star PV Sindhu won Swiss Open 2022 women’s singles title with a win over Thailand’s Busanan Ongramrungphan at the St. Jakobshalle arena in Basel on Sunday. Double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu won the final match 21-16, 21-8 in 49 minutes to claim the Super 300 crown. This was Sindhu’s second title of the year after winning the Syed Modi International in January. Ranked seventh in the badminton world rankings, PV Sindhu went into the final with a 15-1 head-to-head record over world No. 11 Busanan Ongramrungphan. The match ebbed and flowed in the early exchanges, with both shuttlers fighting for every point. While second seed PV Sindhu relied on her big smashes, Busanan, seeded four...
Swiss Open badminton: India’s PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth storm into semi-finals

Swiss Open badminton: India’s PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth storm into semi-finals

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HS Prannoy also progressed in the men’s singles semi-finals with a win over Parupalli Kashyap. Former world champion PV Sindhu sailed into the women’s singles semi-finals at the Swiss Open 2022 with a straight games win over Canada’s Michelle Li in Basel on Friday. PV Sindhu, the world No. 7, defeated her 12th-ranked opponent 21-10, 21-19 in the quarter-final match which lasted 36 minutes. PV Sindhu started the match swinging and sealed the first game with ease. Michelle Li put up a much sterner fight in the second game and even took the lead at 18-17. However, PV Sindhu took four of the next five points to win the match and move to the next round. PV Sindhu will face familiar foe Supanida Katethong from Thailand in the semi-finals. This will be the third time the Indian ace wi...
All England Open Badminton Championships 2022: Tough challenge awaits PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen, Saina Nehwal

All England Open Badminton Championships 2022: Tough challenge awaits PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen, Saina Nehwal

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There will be 22 Indian badminton players competing at the 114th edition of the All England Open. Top Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen have a tough test waiting for them at the All England Open Badminton Championships 2022, which will be held in Birmingham, UK from March 16 to 20. The All England Open BWF Super 1000 tournament, into its 114th edition, is the oldest and most prestigious annual event in the badminton calendar. India will have nine singles badminton players (seven men’s and two women’s) and six doubles teams (three men’s, two in mixed and one in women’s) competing at All England Open 2022. Another Indian shuttler, Srivedya Gurazada, will compete with American partner Ishika Jaiswal. Gurazada and Jaiswal together won the Me...