Indian shuttler H S Prannoy says the success of winning the Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold has erased his fears of defeat and fuelled a dream of working harder than ever to qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics.
The penultimate day of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games will have Indian fighting for more medals in athletics, boxing, diving, table tennis and squash; and some important outings in badminton and hockey.
Riding on her historic bronze medal at the World Championships in China, Indian shuttler P V Sindhu on Thursday attained a new high as she broke into the top 10 for the first time in her career in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings.
P V Sindhu kept India`s hopes alive in women’s singles by entering the semi-finals of the India Open Super Series badminton tournament with a straight games win over Yui Hashimoto of Japan, here on Friday.
India Open Super Series top seed Saina Nehwal said a wrong line-call in the third game made her lose focus and squander three matchpoints to lose the contest at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here on Thursday.
Twenty-year-old K. Srikanth caused one of the biggest upsets of the India Open Super Series badminton by defeating Danish fourth seed Jan O Jorgensen while former national champion Chetan Anand made a first-round exit from men`s singles here on Wednesday.
Four-time national champion Chetan Anand led the Indian bandwagon into the main draw of the India Open Super Series badminton tournament on the qualifying day at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here on Tuesday.
With just two tournaments to go before the Olympic qualification, the London contenders would look to rack up enough ranking points when they go all-out to earn a Games berth during the Asian badminton Championship beginning at Qingdao in China on Tuesday.
Saina Nehwal, Aditi Mutatkar
advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the women`s singles,
while P Kashyap kept the tri-colour fluttering in the men`s
singles event of the Asian Badminton Championship here today.