A quick look at the world rankings offers proof that the region`s players remain the dominant force in badminton today with the Asian Games tournament set to be one of the most keenly contested and highest class events at the Incheon gathering.
Long serving Ferrari president, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo has announced that he will leave the Formula One team next month. The 67-year-old was under pressure to quit from Sergio Marchionne, the chief executive of parent company Fiat.
An exuberant P V Sindhu would look to improve the colour of her medal even as a fit-again Saina Nehwal eyes her maiden podium finish when a confident Indian badminton team starts its campaign in the World Championship here .
His eyes firmly trained on the 2016 Rio Games, two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, in all probability, will skip the upcoming World Championship as well as the Asian Games slated to be held next month, as he now wants to win a gold in the biggest sporting event.
Ayonika Paul, who grabbed a silver medal in the 10M Air Rifle event at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games last Saturday, has set her sights on an Olympic medal in 2016 though her immediate aim is to clinch gold at next month`s World Championship followed by the Asian Games.
The Indian public were left high and dry when Usain Bolt decided to give Commonwealth Games in Delhi, a miss four years back but the Jamaican legend today explained that it was the World Championship in 2011 that stopped him from taking part in the previous edition.
Chinese badminton star, Lin Dan will not be able to defend his World Championship title in the 2014 BWF World Championship in Copenhagen, Denmark. His world ranking of 83 on April 2014 was not good enough to get him a entry in the tournament.
Ronnie O`Sullivan maintained his charge towards a third successive World Championship title as he established a 6-Ronnie O`Sullivan maintained his charge towards a third successive World Championship title as he established a 6-2 lead over Barry Hawkins in the first session of their semi-final on Thursday.2 lead over Barry Hawkins in the first session of their semi-final on Thursday.
Defending champion Ronnie `Rocket` O`Sullivan produced some world class snooker to come from behind and reach the World Championship quarter-finals with a 13 frames to 11 victory over Joe Perry on Saturday.
Reigning champion Ronnie O`Sullivan endured a difficult opening session in his World Championship second round match against Joe Perry, while Australia`s Neil Robertson eased to a first round win on Thursday.