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.
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.
Indian shuttlers continued to surge ahead in the ongoing French Open Super Series underway here as Saina Nehwal made it to the women's singles third round while Ashwini Ponappa also won her second-round match with mixed doubles partner Vladimir Ivanov, here.
World known personalities like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Cristiano Ronaldo and Oprah Winfrey have already taken up the challenge and now the Indian sports personalities are also finding themselves gripped by the Ice Bucket fever.
India achieved their objective of finishing in the top five nations at the 20th Commonwealth Games post a successful campaign which threw up new stars, but the arrest of two officials on charges of alleged assault here seems to have dampened the jubilant mood.
Delhi Games silver medallists India drew a blank in the badminton mixed team event after going down fighting to Singapore 2-3 in the bronze medal play-off at the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Monday.
India’s ace doubles badminton player Jwala Gutta on Sunday expressed confidence in country’s shuttlers ahead of the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and claimed that the country may expect at least three medals from badminton.
India`s top doubles shuttler Ashwini Ponappa is not losing her sleep over recent setbacks at the international tournaments and wants to roar back to form with partner Jwala Gutta at the Indian Open Super Series next month.
Ace Indian shuttler Ashwini Ponappa today returned to the singles event after a gap of four years with a win over Siri Chandana to reach the second round of the 2014 Canara Bank All-India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament.
India`s top doubles shuttler Jwala Gutta Friday said she and her partner Ashwini Ponappa have not yet received any communication from the Badminton Association of India (BAI) on whether or not they would be playing in the Denmark Open Super Series Premier starting Tuesday. The Delhi High Court had Thursday directed BAI to allow her to participate in tournaments and suspended the life ban on her.
We give you a list of things you must know before the inaugural session of the Indian Badminton League (IBL). So all you fans, have you put up the net yet? The theme ‘Net lagao, pyaar badhao’, says so.
Ashwini Ponnappa, the last Indian to have won a medal at the World Badminton Championships before P.V. Sindhu, praised her compatriot and said that her medal-winning performance will give other Indians confidence to play fearlessly.
The base price of two of the six Icon Players, who went unsold in the the Indian Badminton League (IBL), was reduced to ensure they did not suffer a financial loss, national coach Pullela Gopichand asserted on Wednesday.
Icon player Ashwini Ponappa has hit out at the Indian Badminton League (IBL) organisers alleging that the auctions were handled badly and being an icon player she was not informed about the changes being done in the auction.