Saina Nehwal

PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal train at separate academies ahead of hectic schedule

PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal train at separate academies ahead of hectic schedule

Fierce rivals on the court, badminton stars Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu are training at separate academies of national coach Pullela Gopichand ever since their epic Commonwealth Games summit clash in Gold Coast, eager to ensure that neither of them gets a whiff of the other's strategies and improvisations.

Jun 05, 2018, 13:32 PM IST
Indian Olympic Association to follow 'No accreditation policy' for parents at Asian Games

Indian Olympic Association to follow 'No accreditation policy' for parents at Asian Games

 Left with bitter experience after Saina Nehwal's pull-out threat during the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has decided to strictly follow "no accreditation policy" for the parents of sportspersons during the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia.

Jun 03, 2018, 13:12 PM IST
Led by HS Prannoy, India demolish Australia in Thomas Cup

Led by HS Prannoy, India demolish Australia in Thomas Cup

Indian men's and women's badminton teams expectedly dumped a lowly Australia 5-0 and 4-1 respectively on the second day of the prestigious Thomas and Uber Cup Final but the road to the quarterfinals still remains a difficult one.

May 21, 2018, 21:25 PM IST
Led by Saina Nehwal, India beat Australia 4-1 in Uber Cup

Led by Saina Nehwal, India beat Australia 4-1 in Uber Cup

 Indian women's badminton team, led by Saina Nehwal, notched up a dominating 4-1 win over lowly Australia in the second Group A match of the Uber Cup Final on Monday.

May 21, 2018, 16:34 PM IST
Badminton legend Nandu Natekar hails current crop of Indian players

Badminton legend Nandu Natekar hails current crop of Indian players

 Hailing the consistently top-notch show by the current lot of Indian shuttlers, badminton legend Nandu Natekar endorsed another great Prakash Padukone's oft-held view that the racquet sport is going through the golden era in the country.

May 13, 2018, 17:02 PM IST
Saina Nehwal confident of Shraddha Kapoor portraying her best in biopic

Saina Nehwal confident of Shraddha Kapoor portraying her best in biopic

Shraddha has been reportedly preparing for the film, to be directed by Amol Gupte.

May 05, 2018, 22:37 PM IST
I take PV Sindhu just like any other opponent: Saina Nehwal

I take PV Sindhu just like any other opponent: Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal has never really tried to decode as to why she has enjoyed a higher success rate against arch-rival PV Sindhu, whom she considers just another opponent.

May 05, 2018, 22:26 PM IST
Playing finals in itself a big thing, says PV Sindhu

Playing finals in itself a big thing, says PV Sindhu

Her frequent losses in the finals and the accompanying criticism does not affect ace shuttler PV Sindhu, who on Saturday said playing in the summit showdown of a tournament is in itself "a big achievement".

May 05, 2018, 20:28 PM IST
Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu are precious diamonds: Coach Pullela Gopichand

Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu are precious diamonds: Coach Pullela Gopichand

India's chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on Saturday called PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal -- his two most successful pupils -- as "precious diamonds".

May 05, 2018, 16:33 PM IST
Saina Nehwal loses in Asia Championship semifinals

Saina Nehwal loses in Asia Championship semifinals

Commonwealth Games gold medallist Saina Nehwal and world no 10 HS Prannoy settled for bronze medals after losing their respective women's and men's singles semifinals in the Asia Badminton Championship on Saturday.

Apr 28, 2018, 19:05 PM IST
Saina Nehwal sails to semis; PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth sink at China Asia badminton championship

Saina Nehwal sails to semis; PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth sink at China Asia badminton championship

Two-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist Saina Nehwal continued her impressive run, progressing into the women's singles semi-finals with a straight-game win over unseeded Korean Lee Jang Mi at the Asia Badminton Championship on Friday.

Apr 27, 2018, 18:34 PM IST
PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal in quarterfinals of Asia Badminton Championship

PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal in quarterfinals of Asia Badminton Championship

Top seed Kidambi Srikanth and world number 10 H S Prannoy also advanced to the last eight stage in men's singles in contrasting fashion.

Apr 26, 2018, 16:08 PM IST
Saina, Sindhu, Srikanth enter second round of Asia Badminton Championship

Saina, Sindhu, Srikanth enter second round of Asia Badminton Championship

After stupendous success at the recently-concluded Commonwealth Games, top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal, P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth made positive starts to their campaign at the Asia Badminton Championship.

Apr 25, 2018, 17:08 PM IST
PV Sindhu pens inspiring message after Saina Nehwal defeat, vows to continue her quest for excellence

PV Sindhu pens inspiring message after Saina Nehwal defeat, vows to continue her quest for excellence

Indian badminton star PV Sindhu penned an inspiring message on Tuesday for her countrymen.

Apr 17, 2018, 19:27 PM IST
Indian badminton is not dependent on one or two players now: Pullela Gopichand

Indian badminton is not dependent on one or two players now: Pullela Gopichand

Chief national coach Pullela Gopichand on Tuesday hailed the depth Indian badminton has achieved over the years, saying the team is no longer dependent on one or two players.

Apr 17, 2018, 18:20 PM IST
CWG gold medallist Manika Batra hopes to be the Saina-Sindhu of table tennis

CWG gold medallist Manika Batra hopes to be the Saina-Sindhu of table tennis

Manika Batra, who has become the toast of the nation after her sensational run at the Gold Coast Games, is hoping that she has done enough to spark a table tennis revolution in India like Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu did for badminton.

Apr 17, 2018, 17:26 PM IST
Commonwealth Games 2018: We could have won more badminton medals with favourable scheduling, says Pullela Gopichand

Commonwealth Games 2018: We could have won more badminton medals with favourable scheduling, says Pullela Gopichand

A historic gold medal in the team event was the highlight of India's outstanding show at the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG), says the chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand but was critical of scheduling, which he feels prevented them from winning more medals.

Apr 15, 2018, 15:30 PM IST
Commonwealth Games 2018 badminton final: Twitter lauds ‘golden girl’ Saina and ‘fighter’ Sindhu after classic clash

Commonwealth Games 2018 badminton final: Twitter lauds ‘golden girl’ Saina and ‘fighter’ Sindhu after classic clash

It was a thrilling contest and a win-win situation for India at the Commonwealth Games 2018 on Sunday morning when two of country’s legendary shuttlers – Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu – fought for gold.

Apr 15, 2018, 07:38 AM IST
Commonwealth Games 2018: Saina Nehwal defeats PV Sindhu to win Gold in women's singles badminton final

Commonwealth Games 2018: Saina Nehwal defeats PV Sindhu to win Gold in women's singles badminton final

Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal defeated compatriot PV Sindhu by winning in straight games to win the women's singles title at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Gold COast on Sunday. Saina displayed some superb form to clinch a 21-18, 23-21 victory in the final.

Apr 15, 2018, 07:03 AM IST
Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast: Saina Nehwal sets date with Sindhu in women's singles final

Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast: Saina Nehwal sets date with Sindhu in women's singles final

India's Saina Nehwal will face compatriot PV Sindhu in women's singles badminton final at the Gold Coast Games. 

Apr 14, 2018, 11:51 AM IST

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