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2016 Rio Olympics: Saina Nehwal seeded fifth; PV Sindhu, K Srikanth get ninth seed

2016 Rio Olympics: Saina Nehwal seeded fifth; PV Sindhu, K Srikanth get ninth seed

The seedings are based on today's (July 21, 2016) World Rankings for the final confirmed Olympic qualifiers, and will be used for the draw on July 26.

Canada Open: Badminton stars B Sai Praneeth, Manu Attri-Sumeeth Reddy crowned champions Canada Open: Badminton stars B Sai Praneeth, Manu Attri-Sumeeth Reddy crowned champions

Top seed Manu and Sumeeth Reddy, who became the first Indian men's doubles pair to qualify for the Rio Olympics

Saina Nehwal climbs to 5th spot in the BWF rankings, Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa both slip four places Saina Nehwal climbs to 5th spot in the BWF rankings, Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa both slip four places

Saina`s city-mate PV Sindhu retained her 10th spot in women`s singles.

Saina Nehwal one step away from Australian triumph, Kidambi Srikanth sinks Saina Nehwal one step away from Australian triumph, Kidambi Srikanth sinks

Saina received a big boost ahead of her Rio Games campaign as she defeated the 2011 world champion and 2012 Olympic silver medallist.

Saina Nehwal, K Srikanth enter Australian Open quarters Saina Nehwal, K Srikanth enter Australian Open quarters

London Olympics bronze-medallist, Saina outclassed Malaysia's Jin Wei Goh 21-12 21-14 in a 37-minute clash.

Indian eves assure themselves of a bronze in Uber Cup Indian eves assure themselves of a bronze in Uber Cup

It was young shuttler Ruthvika Shivani Gadde, who sealed the win for India after she dished out a superb game to outclass Nitchaon Jindapol in the second singles.

Thomas and Uber Cup: Saina Nehwal & Co eye another medal, uphill task for men Thomas and Uber Cup: Saina Nehwal & Co eye another medal, uphill task for men

Indian women will face Australia in their campaign opener on Monday, before taking on Germany and the formidable Japan in the next two days respectively.

China seek Olympic boost with Cup titles China seek Olympic boost with Cup titles

The sport`s pre-eminent nation suffered a blip at the last Thomas Cup in 2014 when Lin`s team were stunned in the semi-finals by Japan, who then beat Malaysia in the final.

Asia Badminton Championship: Saina Nehwal enters semis, plays Wang Yihan of China Asia Badminton Championship: Saina Nehwal enters semis, plays Wang Yihan of China

Saina has a 9-4 career head-to-head lead over her semi-final opponent.

Saina Nehwal enters Asia Championship quarters, PV Sindhu falls Saina Nehwal enters Asia Championship quarters, PV Sindhu falls

Saina remains the last hope for India in the tournament, which is the last event before the Rio Olympics qualification deadline.

Badminton Asia Championship: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu advance to second round Badminton Asia Championship: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu advance to second round

In the next round, Saina will face the winner of the match between Indonesia's Lindaweni Fanetri and Thailand's Nitchaon Jindapol.

Pullela Gopichand expects seven Indian players to make it to 2016 Rio Olympics Pullela Gopichand expects seven Indian players to make it to 2016 Rio Olympics

K Srikanth, PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa, and Manu Attri are among the players likely to make it to India's badminton team to the Olympics.

China Masters: Indian campaign ends as  PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy lose in quarters China Masters: Indian campaign ends as PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy lose in quarters

Prannoy lost his match to Long, which was his third defeat to the two-time World Champion and two-time All England champion.

HS Prannoy, PV Sindhu enter quarters of China Masters HS Prannoy, PV Sindhu enter quarters of China Masters

Sindhu will now face Porntip Buranaprasertsuk of Thailand in the quaterfinals.

China Masters: PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy advance as India witness good day China Masters: PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy advance as India witness good day

Fourth seed Sindhu took 34 minutes to get the better of her Japanese rival Natsuki Nidaira.

Singapore Superseries: Pranaav-Sikki enter 2nd round; Srikanth, Jayaram, Prannoy lose Singapore Superseries: Pranaav-Sikki enter 2nd round; Srikanth, Jayaram, Prannoy lose

It turned out to be a disastrous day for the men's singles shuttler as Kidambi Srikanth, H S Prannoy and Ajay Jayaram lost their respective first round matches.



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