We stand good chance to win medals at World Championship: P Gopichand
We stand good chance to win medals at World Championship: P Gopichand

Confident about India's preparation for the upcoming World Championship, chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand said the home shuttlers have the best chance of winning multiple medals at the prestigious tournament next month.

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.

Financial aid to shuttlers under TOP Scheme
Financial aid to shuttlers under TOP Scheme

As part of its Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Scheme, the Sports Ministry on Tuesday decided to provide financial assistance to the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy in Hyderabad, where four shuttlers are currently training under the programme.

Want to be on top of my game in World Badminton Championships: Parupalli Kashyap
Want to be on top of my game in World Badminton Championships: Parupalli Kashyap

London Olympic Games quarter-finalist Parupalli Kashyap wants to train hard for seven weeks and be at the peak of his game and fitness ahead of the August 10-16 World Badminton Championships in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Indian shuttler HS Prannoy rises to World No.12
Indian shuttler HS Prannoy rises to World No.12

Indian shuttler H.S. Prannoy rose a place to be at No.12 in the men's singles rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday.

Parupalli Kashyap back inside top 10 in BWF ranking
Parupalli Kashyap back inside top 10 in BWF ranking

Riding on a semifinal finish at the Indonesia Super Series Premier badminton tournament, Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap regained his place inside the top 10 in the latest BWF's world ranking, release on Thursday.

Parupalli Kashyap loses to Kento​ Momota in Indonesia Open semis
Parupalli Kashyap loses to Kento​ Momota in Indonesia Open semis

Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap lost to Japan's Kento Momota in three games in the men's singles semifinal of the $800,000 Indonesia Open Superseries Premier here on Saturday.

Parupalli Kashyap enters Indonesia Open semis, Saina Nehwal bows out
Parupalli Kashyap enters Indonesia Open semis, Saina Nehwal bows out

Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap entered the semi-finals but world No.3 Saina Nehwal crashed out, losing to China's former world No.1 Shixian Wang in the quarter-finals of the $800,000 Indonesia Open Superseries Premier here on Friday.

Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap in Indonesia Open quarters, Kidambi Srikanth, Jwala-Ashwini lose
Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap in Indonesia Open quarters, Kidambi Srikanth, Jwala-Ashwini lose

India's Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap entered the quarter-finals but Kidambi Srikanth and women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponnappa lost in the pre-quarterfinals of the $800,000 Indonesia Open Superseries Premier here on Thursday.

Saina Nehwal drops to 3rd in world rankings
Saina Nehwal drops to 3rd in world rankings

Indian ace Saina Nehwal was on Wednesday displaced from the top spot in badminton world rankings, slipping to third in the latest women's singles list.

Parupalli Kashyap in quarters, Kidambi Srikanth ousted from Indonesia Open
Parupalli Kashyap in quarters, Kidambi Srikanth ousted from Indonesia Open

 Parupalli Kashyap stunned World No.5 Son Wan Ho in straight games to enter the men's singles quarterfinals but Kidambi Srikanth bowed out of the Indonesian Open Super Series badminton tournament after going down to a lower-ranked opponent in a hard-fought contest here on Wednesday.

Govt didn't reject Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponappa for TOPS scheme: Sports Ministry
Govt didn't reject Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponappa for TOPS scheme: Sports Ministry

The Sport Ministry today made it clear that it never ignored ace doubles shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa for the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Scheme, saying the Identification Committee had considered their names during the meeting held last month.

India's campaign ends with 1-4 loss to Korea in Sudirman Cup
India's campaign ends with 1-4 loss to Korea in Sudirman Cup

 Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal was the only bright spot in what turned out to be a dismal day for the Indian badminton team as it crashed out of the prestigious Sudirman Cup after a 1-4 loss to three-time champions Korea in a Group 1D tie, here on Wednesday.

Govt names 45 athletes selected for assistance under TOP
Govt names 45 athletes selected for assistance under TOP

Led by Beijing Olympics gold-medallist Abhinav Bindra, there are 17 shooters from among 45 athletes, who have been selected by the government for financial assistance under the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme.

Saina Nehwal, PV​ Sindhu win; Parupalli​ Kashyap loses in Asia Championship
Saina Nehwal, PV​ Sindhu win; Parupalli​ Kashyap loses in Asia Championship

World No. 1 Saina Nehwal started her campaign with a hard-fought win, while P V Sindhu too continued her rampaging run but it was curtains for top men's shuttler Parupalli Kashyap at the USD 200,000 Badminton Asia Championship here on Thursday.

Parupalli Kashyap enters pre-quarters of Badminton Asia Championship
Parupalli Kashyap enters pre-quarters of Badminton Asia Championship

India's Parupalli Kashyap played one of the longest matches of his career as he roared into the prequarterfinals with a gruelling three-game win over Chinese Taipei's Jen Hao Hsu at the USD 200,000 Badminton Asia Championship here on Wednesday.

Badminton Asia Championships: Shuttler PV Sindhu makes winning return
Badminton Asia Championships: Shuttler PV Sindhu makes winning return

Two-time World Championship bronze medal winning shuttler P.V. Sindhu made a winning return to the circuit when she easily beat Uzbekistan's Anait Khurshudyan to progress to the women's singles third round at the $200,000 Badminton Asia Championships here on Wednesday.

Shuttler P Kashyap enters Asia Championships second round
Shuttler P Kashyap enters Asia Championships second round

 Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap entered the men's singles second round with a straight games victory at the $200,000 Badminton Asia Championships on Tuesday.

India's campaign ends in Singapore Open with Parupalli Kashyap's loss
India's campaign ends in Singapore Open with Parupalli Kashyap's loss

India's campaign in the Singapore Open Super Series badminton tournament ended today as Parupalli Kashyap conceded a one game advantage to go down to Hong Kong's Hu Yun in the semifinals of the men's singles here on Saturday.

Kashyap enters semifinals, injured Prannoy concedes match
Kashyap enters semifinals, injured Prannoy concedes match

Indian ace Parupalli Kashyap continued his impressive form, advancing to the semifinals of Singapore Open Super Series badminton tournament but young H S Prannoy was left ruing his luck as a foot injury saw him concede his quarterfinal match here.