Want to break into top 16, qualify for 2016 Olympics: N Sikki
Want to break into top 16, qualify for 2016 Olympics: N Sikki

 Brimming with confidence after clinching the Polish Open alongwith women's doubles partner Pradnya Gadre, young Indian shuttler N Sikki Reddy has now set her eyes on breaking into World's top 16 and qualify for next year's Rio Olympics.

All England rematch between Saina and Carolina in the offing
All England rematch between Saina and Carolina in the offing

A rematch of the All England final between India's Saina Nehwal and world champion Carolina Marin is on the cards with the two stars given first and second seeding in the Yonex Sunrise India Open Superseries to be played here from March 24.

Shuttler Parupalli Kashyap drops to No.13 in BWF rankings
Shuttler Parupalli Kashyap drops to No.13 in BWF rankings

Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap dropped a place to be positioned No.13 in the men's singles rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday.

Saina Nehwal eases into All England quarters
Saina Nehwal eases into All England quarters

Third seed Saina Nehwal eased into the women's singles badminton quarterfinals at the All England Championships with a convincing win over South Korean qualifier Kim Hyo Min, here on Thursday.

Jwala-Ashwini pair knocked out of All England Badminton
Jwala-Ashwini pair knocked out of All England Badminton

Indian women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa on Thursday crashed out of the All England Badminton Championships as they suffered straight-game defeat at the hands of top seeded Chinese duo of Tian Qing and Zhao Yunlei in the second round here.

Manu-Sumeeth, Jwala-Ashwini enter second round at All England
Manu-Sumeeth, Jwala-Ashwini enter second round at All England

Indian men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy scored an upset win, while women's doubles duo of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa registering a hard-fought victory to progress to the second round of the All England Open badminton championships, here on Wednesday.

Ashwini Ponnappa-Vladimir Ivanov knocked out of German Open
Ashwini Ponnappa-Vladimir Ivanov knocked out of German Open

Indian badminton player Ashwini Ponnappa, partnering Russian Vladimir Ivanov, was knocked out of the mixed doubles pre quarter-finals at the $120,000 German Open Grand Prix Gold here Thursday.

Ashwini Ponappa's mixed doubles campaign ends in German Open
Ashwini Ponappa's mixed doubles campaign ends in German Open

 India's Ashwini Ponnappa and her partner Vladimir Ivanov bowed out of the German Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament following defeat against third seeds Chris and Gabrielle Adcock, here.

Arvind Bhat, Jwala-Ashwini in German Open pre-quarters
Arvind Bhat, Jwala-Ashwini in German Open pre-quarters

Indian shuttler Arvind Bhat and the doubles duo of Ashwini Ponnapppa and Jwala Gutta entered the pre-quarterfinals of the USD120,000 German Open Grand Prix Gold at the RWE-Sporthalle here on Wednesday.

Parupalli ​Kashyap rises to World No.12
Parupalli ​Kashyap rises to World No.12

Boosted by the title win at the Syed Modi International Badminton Championships Sunday, Parupalli Kashyap rose three places to be ranked No.12 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released Thursday.

Indian badminton makes unprecedented leap in 2014
Indian badminton makes unprecedented leap in 2014

It turned out to be a watershed year for Indian badminton as the home shuttlers clinched no less than eight individual titles and also broke new grounds in team championships, making India a dominant force at the international stage.

Kidambi Srikanth achieves career-best ranking of 10th
Kidambi Srikanth achieves career-best ranking of 10th

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.

PM Modi lauds Chanda Kochhar, Jwala Gutta for 'Swach Bharat initiatives'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday lauded ICICI Bank Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Chanda Kochhar and badminton star Jwala Gutta for their imitative as part of the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'.

Keeping fit crucial for Rio Olympics preparation: Jwala Gutta
Keeping fit crucial for Rio Olympics preparation: Jwala Gutta

Top doubles shuttler Jwala Gutta, who missed the Incheon Asian Games due to an injury, on Sunday said that keeping herself fit would be crucial for her to prepare well for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Asian Games 2014: Sportspersons, experts extend support to dejected Sarita Devi
Asian Games 2014: Sportspersons, experts extend support to dejected Sarita Devi

While being robbed of a gold medal chance as a result of unfairplay at Asiad 2014 left ace Indian boxer Sarita Devi disappointed, several Indian sportspersons, experts extended their support to the 32-year-old boxer who refused to accept her medal at the ceremony held on Wednesday at Incheon.

Saina Nehwal wants Vimal Kumar as badminton coach for Incheon Asian Games
Saina Nehwal wants Vimal Kumar as badminton coach for Incheon Asian Games

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal, who has been training under Vimal Kumar for the last one week, wants the former chief coach to travel to Incheon, Korea with her for the upcoming Asian Games.

Injured Jwala Gutta pulls out of Asian Games
Injured Jwala Gutta pulls out of Asian Games

 Ace Indian women's doubles player Jwala Gutta has pulled out of the prestigious Asian Games after sustaining a sprain in the right knee ahead of the multi-sport event in Incheon, Korea.

PV Sindhu progresses to pre-quarters at World Badminton Championships
PV Sindhu progresses to pre-quarters at World Badminton Championships

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.

World Badminton Championship: P V Sindhu enters third round, Jwala-Ashwini pair bows out
World Badminton Championship: P V Sindhu enters third round, Jwala-Ashwini pair bows out

India's teen sensation P V Sindhu stormed into the third round of the World Badminton Championship with a straight game victory over Olga Golovanova of Russia in women's singles match here Wednesday.

Ashwini Ponnappa, Tarun Kona ousted from World Championships

The Indian badminton squad got off to a poor start as Tarun Kona and Ashwini Ponnappa were ousted from their mixed doubles opener at the World Championships here Monday.