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.
She clinched three individual titles and a couple of bronze medals at prestigious team events this season but far from satiated, ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal feels she could have garnered more trophies had it not been for some missed opportunities.
Three-time champion Saina Nehwal, who is coming from a break, will look to renew her love affair with Indonesia when she leads the Indian challenge in the USD 750,000 BCA Indonesia Superseries Premier starting with the qualifiers here tomorrow.
With ace shuttler Saina Nehwal taking a break after a gruelling Uber Cup campaign, the Indian challenge will be led by P V Sindhu and K Srikanth at the USD 2,50,000 Japan Open Super Series which gets underway with the qualifiers here on Tuesday.
Badminton World Federation (BWF) president Poul-Erik Hoyer Wednesday said he was pleased with the growth of the sport in India and congratulated the Indian team for clinching a bronze at the recently concluded Uber Cup.
Badminton Association of India (BAI) President Dr Akhilesh Das Gupta today announced a cash prize of Rs 40 lakhs for the Indian women`s team that created history by winning the bronze medal in the recently-concluded Li-Ning BWF Thomas and Uber Cup Finals.
World number one Li Xuerui and All England champion Shixian Wang led badminton powerhouse China to their 13th Uber cup title as they defeated five-time champions Japan 3-1 in the finals of the prestigious tournament here on Saturday.
All England champion Shixian Wang of China today said the shocking loss of their men`s team in the Thomas Cup semi-finals had spurred them to do well as they clinched their 13th title at the Uber Cup here on Saturday.
Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu came up with contrasting victories in the first two singles to put the Indian women`s team 2-0 ahead of Japan in their maiden semifinal of Uber Cup Badminton tournament here on Friday.
A series of big-ticket events, including the 2009 World championship and the ongoing prestigious Thomas and Uber Cup Finals, has firmly established India on world badminton scene in less than a decade.
A new era beckons for badminton as the sport`s world governing body asked for suggestions on a possible new scoring system. A discussion about alternative options to the current scoring system will be held at the Badminton World Federation`s annual Member’s Forum in New Delhi on Friday.
Saina Nehwal produced one of her finest performance in recent times to guide Indian eves to a 2-3 victory over Thailand and catapult the hosts to the top of Group Y in the Uber cup badminton tournament here today.