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PV Sindhu advances to Badminton World Championships pre-quarterfinals

PV Sindhu advances to Badminton World Championships pre-quarterfinals

Sindhu, the 2016 Rio Olympics silver medallist, will take on the winner of the match between Cheung Ngan Yi of Taipei and Evgeniya Kosetskaya in her next round.

Kidambi Srikanth enters second round of World Badminton Championships Kidambi Srikanth enters second round of World Badminton Championships

The eighth seeded Indian, who won the Indonesia Super Series Premier and Australian Super series Open in June, defeated Russia's Sergey Sirant 21-13 21-12 in less than 30 minutes. 

Want to change the colour of my medal at World Badminton Championships, says PV Sindhu Want to change the colour of my medal at World Badminton Championships, says PV Sindhu

Sindhu lost to Carolina Marin in the Rio final but had her revenge when the Indian beat the Spaniard in the Indian Open final earlier this year.

BWF Worlds: Pranaav Jerry Chopra, Sikki Reddy ready for mixed-doubles challenge BWF Worlds: Pranaav Jerry Chopra, Sikki Reddy ready for mixed-doubles challenge

The 13th-ranked pair have already three Grand Prix titles to their name. In 2016 Brasil Open and then in the Russian Open in the very next year, the duo had clinched a gold. Earlier this year Pranaav and Reddy had grabbed the top podium defeating fellow Indian pair B. Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa.

B Sai Praneeth gives India extra edge at BWF World Championships B Sai Praneeth gives India extra edge at BWF World Championships

After experiencing a slow start to the 2017 Badminton World Federation (BWF) season, Praneeth won back-to-back titles at the Singapore Open Superseries, defeating fellow Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, and Thailand Open.

BWF World Championships: Indians in action on Day 1 BWF World Championships: Indians in action on Day 1

Srikanth, the torch-bearer of Indian men's badminton, Srikanth will take on unfancied Russian Sergey Sirant in his first match.

PV Sindhu to lead India’s charge as World Badminton Championships kicks off on Monday PV Sindhu to lead India’s charge as World Badminton Championships kicks off on Monday

An Indian player is yet to win a gold at the tournament if you rewind back to the previous editions. But as many as five Indian shuttlers have been seeded this time around.

PV Sindhu remembers most special day in her career exactly a year on PV Sindhu remembers most special day in her career exactly a year on

This day, August 19, last year, PV Sindhu won India’s most coveted medal at the Rio Olympics. 

Indian badminton queen PV Sindhu targets elusive World title at Glasgow Indian badminton queen PV Sindhu targets elusive World title at Glasgow

Sindhu's prominence as a leading shuttler has helped the sport gained a never before seen popularity in India. Her silver medal winning campaign at Rio Olympics has been regarded as a watershed moment in Indian badminton.

After back-to-back Super Series titles, Indian top-seed Srikanth Kidambi targets BWF World title After back-to-back Super Series titles, Indian top-seed Srikanth Kidambi targets BWF World title

He sure is India's best chance in men's singles. But Srikanth Kidambi knows how tough it's to compete against the world's best in the grandest of stage. He has tasted success in Super Series and is confident and ready to win that coveted world title.

16-year-old Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen wins Bulgaria Open International Series

World Junior No 1 was recently sent to train under former All England champion Peter Gade, who is currently the head coach of French national team.

Saina Nehwal faces tough comeback test at World Championships in Scotland Saina Nehwal faces tough comeback test at World Championships in Scotland

Saina, owing to her high seeding, has got a first round bye at the competition. But in the third round, the 27-year-old is slated to meet second seed Sung Ji-hyun of South Korea, a tough match by all accounts and especially for a player on a comeback trail.

Ajay Jayaram will look to target highest-ever career ranking at upcoming World Championships Ajay Jayaram will look to target highest-ever career ranking at upcoming World Championships

At the upcoming World Championships in Scotland, India’s second highest-ranked men’s player, will look to target his best-ever ranking and break into the top 10 in the world for the first time.

World Championship: Not thinking about reaching final, only focused on first round, says Kidambi Srikanth World Championship: Not thinking about reaching final, only focused on first round, says Kidambi Srikanth

Srikanth said he would have to go full throttle from the opening round itself as even a slight dip in performance can cost one a match at such a big event.

BWF Rankings: PV Sindhu remains at 5th, HS Prannoy jumps two place to 15th BWF Rankings: PV Sindhu remains at 5th, HS Prannoy jumps two place to 15th

India will have a strong presence in the 2017 Glasgow World Championships, which starts on August 21.

PV Sindhu formally appointed as Deputy Collector in Andhra Pradesh government PV Sindhu formally appointed as Deputy Collector in Andhra Pradesh government

The Olympics badminton silver medallist took charge in the state secretariat at Gollapudi.