Indian badminton queen Saina Nehwal regains number one spot in world rankings
Indian badminton queen Saina Nehwal regains number one spot in world rankings

India's badminton queen Saina Nehwal regained No. 1 spot in world rankings on Thursday.

Anil Kumble, Jwala Gutta congratulate Saina Nehwal for Worlds silver
Anil Kumble, Jwala Gutta congratulate Saina Nehwal for Worlds silver

 Veteran shuttler Jwala Gutta and cricket legend Anil Kumble on Sunday congratulated Saina Nehwal for becoming the first Indian to bag a silver medal at the badminton World Championships.

World Badminton Championship semi-final was one of my toughest matches this week: Saina Nehwal
World Badminton Championship semi-final was one of my toughest matches this week: Saina Nehwal

Moments after becoming the first Indian to enter the World Badminton Championship finals, Indian ace Saina Nehwal said on Saturday she never expected to reach the summit clash and it was one of her "toughest" matches this week.

PV Sindhu, Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponappa knocked out from World Championships
PV Sindhu, Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponappa knocked out from World Championships

Top Indian doubles shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Aswini Ponnappa were knocked out of the women's doubles quarterfinals at the World Championships here on Friday.

World badminton championships: PV Sindhu stuns World No. 3 Li Xuerui, Jwala-Ashwini, Saina advance
World badminton championships: PV Sindhu stuns World No. 3 Li Xuerui, Jwala-Ashwini, Saina advance

India's rising badminton star PV Sindhu stunned Olympic champion Li Xuerui of China on Thursday to enter the world championship quarter-final in Jakarta.

World Badminton Championships: Saina advances; Kashyap stunned, Srikanth, Prannoy win
World Badminton Championships: Saina advances; Kashyap stunned, Srikanth, Prannoy win

Indian badminton ace Parupalli Kashyap suffered shock defeat, while HS Prannoy moved into the third round at the World Badminton Championships on Wednesday at Jakarta, Indonesia.

Elated Sania Mirza thanks everybody after being conferred Khel Ratna award
Elated Sania Mirza thanks everybody after being conferred Khel Ratna award

Indian tennis queen Sania Mirza expressed her delight on Tuesday after being set to be awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. Sania's name has been approved for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award after the sports ministry had earlier recommended to forward her name to the committee.

Kim Tan Her should be sole decision maker, says Jwala Gutta
Kim Tan Her should be sole decision maker, says Jwala Gutta

 Top women's doubles shuttler Jwala Gutta on Thursday welcomed the appointment of reputed doubles coach Kim Tan Her but said the Malaysian should be the sole decision maker and there should not be any interference from anybody.

Need to focus on basics to popularise sports, say top players
Need to focus on basics to popularise sports, say top players

 Providing basic training facilities and drawing children from middle and lower-middle classes towards sports are prerequisites for producing top-class athletes and positioning India as a major sporting nation, according to top players in different disciplines.

India can qualify in doubles at Rio Olympics: Coach Kim Tan Her
India can qualify in doubles at Rio Olympics: Coach Kim Tan Her

 Renowned Malaysian doubles coach Kim Tan Her, who is set to join the national badminton team next month, is confident about India's qualification in doubles category at next year's Rio Olympics Games.

New hope for Indian doubles in badminton
New hope for Indian doubles in badminton

Lack of depth in doubles has proved to be India's bane at the world stage of badminton but the recent success of a few shuttlers has renewed hopes that the format can yield medals on a regular basis.

India to field biggest ever team at World Badminton Championship
India to field biggest ever team at World Badminton Championship

India will be fielding its biggest and strongest team at the World Badminton Championships in Indonesia, providing them their best chance of winning medals at the prestigious tournament next month.

Indian sports personalities pay tribute to APJ Abdul Kalam
Indian sports personalities pay tribute to APJ Abdul Kalam

The Indian sports fraternity joined the nation in mourning the death of former President APJ Abdul Kalam, saying it was a great loss to the nation that the inspirational leader is no more.

TOP scheme will help in planning our Olympics preparation: Jwala Gutta
TOP scheme will help in planning our Olympics preparation: Jwala Gutta

 With the Sports Ministry set to include Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa in the TOP scheme, the Hyderabadi shuttler on Friday expressed happiness and said it will motivate them further and help plan their preparation for Rio Olympics.

Indian women not encouraged to indulge in sports: Saina Nehwal
Indian women not encouraged to indulge in sports: Saina Nehwal

 Sania Mirza's latest Grand Slam triumph at Wimbledon is a testament to what Indian women are capable of achieving, but there is a long way to go before change sets in for most women who wish to take up sports as a profession in this country, feels badminton ace Saina Nehwal.

Sports Ministry set to include Jwala-Ashwini in TOP scheme
Sports Ministry set to include Jwala-Ashwini in TOP scheme

The Sports Ministry is set to include shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa in the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme even as it extended support to national coach Pullela Gopichand, who was accused of bias by the top women's doubles pair.

Pullela Gopichand did no wrong, but Sports Ministry could have done much: Vimal Kumar
Pullela Gopichand did no wrong, but Sports Ministry could have done much: Vimal Kumar

Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa might have accused Pullela Gopichand of bias but former coach Vimal Kumar on Thursday said the national chief coach has done no wrong and felt the Sports Ministry could have included the top women's doubles pair in the TOP Scheme.

Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa getting all the support, says Pullela Gopichand
Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa getting all the support, says Pullela Gopichand

India's chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on Wednesday rubbished all the allegations levelled against him by Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa, and insisted that the Indian women's doubles pair are getting all the support from BAI, SAI and the government.

We aim to break into top 10 prior to the Olympics: Ashwini Ponnappa
We aim to break into top 10 prior to the Olympics: Ashwini Ponnappa

 Fresh from her triumphant exploits with senior partner Jwala Gutta in the Canadian Open, shuttler Ashwini Ponnappa on Sunday said the ace Indian doubles pair was now aiming to break into the top ten while qualifying for next year's Rio Olympic Games.

Zee Media Exclusive chat with Jwala Gutta

She just came from Canada Open triumph along with Ashwini Ponnappa, ace shuttler Jwala Gutta today urged the government to come out and support the doubles specialists in their endeavour to win an Olympic medal next year at Rio.