Owing to his recent title victory at the China Open in Fuzhou, Kidambi Srikanth climbed up six places to achieve a career-best 10th in the men's singles category of the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released Thursday.
India on Saturday ended a 28-year-old medal drought in Asian Games badminton after the women's shuttlers, led by Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu, edged out Thailand 3-2 to reach the semifinals of the women's team event, here today.
One of India's best hopes P.V. Sindhu came out with a strong performance to enter the third round of the World Badminton Championships after earning a straight games win over Russian Olga Golovanova at the Ballerup Super Arena here Wednesday.
Parupalli Kashyap brought the curtains down on India`s campaign in the 20th Commonwealth Games to a thunderous applause, winning a historic gold in the men`s singles badminton here today, as the country earned a fifth-place finish with 64 medals, including 15 yellow metals.
The Badminton Association of India (BAI) Sunday announced cash rewards for Indian medal winners -- Parupalli Kashyap, Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa, P.V. Sindhu and R.M.V. Gurusaidutt -- at the Commonwealth Games.
Parupalli Kashyap etched his name firmly in the history books by becoming the first Indian male shuttler in 32 years to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, but women`s doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa had to settle for a silver, here on Sunday.
Finally, the sporting jamboree of the Commonwealth comes to its final day in Glasgow. After a disappointing Day 10 at the Games, India will look to win few more gold medals from badminton and hockey. Despite the gold medal by squash players Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa in women`s double event, four boxers settled with silver medals despite starting.
The Indian badminton team launched its Commonwealth Games campaign with a dominating 5-0 win over minnows Ghana in a Group B match of the mixed team event at the 20th edition of the multi-sport event here on Thursday.
Teen sensation P V Sindhu and the pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa were today assured of bronze medals after reaching their respective semifinals in the women`s singles and women`s doubles events of the prestigious Asian Badminton Championship here today.
Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal cruised into the women`s singles quarterfinals of the USD 750,000 Indonesia Open Super Series even as India`s challenge ended in the women`s doubles event with the ouster of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa, here on Thursday.
It was curtains for Indian shuttlers at the Japan Open as young Tanvi Lad and women`s doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa suffered defeats in the second round of the USD 250,000 Super Series tournament here on Thursday.