India made a resounding start in the individual badminton event of the 17th Asian Games with ace shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu sailing into the second round of women's singles competition here Wednesday.
Indian shuttlers made light of their leading woman player Pusarla Venkata Sindhu`s shock defeat by overpowering Canada 3-1 to enter the semi-finals of the mixed team championship in the Commonwealth Games here.
Top shuttlers PV Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap cruised to the next round but it was qualifier Shriyanshi Pardeshi of Air India who hogged the limelight after stunning former women national champion Trupti Murgunde in straight games at the 78th ATS Senior National Badminton Championship here Friday.
Indian shuttlers Ajay Jayaram, R.M.V. Gurusaidutt and Anand Pawar Tuesday made their way through to the second round of the men`s singles at the Australian Open Grand Prix Gold being held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.