Two-time Olympic silver medallist, Lee Chong Wei on friday said he will make a last-ditch attempt to win the elusive Olympic gold at the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016 but his priority this season remains winning titles at Commonwealth and Asian Games.
Riding the crest of success in international badminton, India`s top ranked male shuttler Kidambi Srikanth is eyeing medals in team championships and breaking into the top-10 of world rankings this year.
Established stars Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu marched into the women`s quarterfinals but all the top four seeds, including defending champion P Kashyap, crashed out of the men`s event in the Syed Modi International India Grand Prix here Thursday.
National champion K Srikanth`s dream run came to an end after he suffered a straight-game defeat against fourth seed Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia in the quarterfinals of the Malaysia Super Series Premier here on Friday.
Rising young shuttler B Sai Praneeth has injured his right shin muscle while playing in the ongoing 6th Tata Open India International Challenge here and is a doubtful starter for next week`s 78th Senior Nationals to be held in New Delhi.
Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal is expected to return to the Senior National Badminton Championships after a gap of six years, while other stars like P V Sindhu and top men`s player P Kashyap have confirmed their participation in the event starting December 16
Indian shuttlers endured a disappointing day at the China Open Super Series Premier with star player Saina Nehwal going down in the women`s singles second round while Parupalli Kashyap crashed out of the men`s singles competition.
Almost on the way to complete recovery from an ankle injury, India`s top shuttler Parupalli Kashyap is eyeing a "consistent" performance in the next four tournaments to reach his target of qualifying for the BWF Super Series Final to be held in Malaysia in December.
Top shuttlers P V Sindhu and P Kashyap won their respective matches to lead BPCL and IOCL respectively to women`s and men`s team championship finals on the opening day of the 35th PSPB Inter-Unit Badminton tournament on Monday.
Saina Nehwal won`t be seen in action but some of India`s other top shuttlers such as P V Sindhu and P Kashyap will fight it out for the top prize in the 35th PSPB Inter-Unit Badminton tournament beginning from Monday.
Shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P Kashyap along with international star such as world number one Lee Chong Wei will be up for grabs when the much-awaited players` auction of the USD one million Indian Badminton League is held here on Monday.
Not just the top shuttlers like Saina Nehwal and P Kashyap, but others at the juniors and sub-junior levels are also doing well in the international circuit, which says a lot about the future of the game in India, chief national coach Pullela Gopichand said here on Saturday.
Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal, P Kashyap and Ajay Jayaram on Thursday crashed out in the second round of the Hong Kong Super Series after suffering contrasting defeats to sum up a disappointing day for India.
The other sports persons to be felicitated are: Jwala Gutta (Badminton), P Kashyap (Badminton), Ashwini Ponnappa (Badminton), V Diju (Badminton), Manjeet Singh, Sandeep Kumar and Swaran Singh (Rowing).