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Happy to resume full fledge gym session after a long time, says PV Sindhu

Happy to resume full fledge gym session after a long time, says PV Sindhu

The 25-year old shared the picture with her 2.8 million fans on Twitter.

Aug 05, 2020, 17:56 PM IST
Badminton: China Open among four events cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Badminton: China Open among four events cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

This year`s China Open, scheduled to run from September 15-20 in Changzhou, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said.

Jul 30, 2020, 11:10 AM IST
Badminton star PV Sindhu turns 25, Twitterati extends birthday greetings

Badminton star PV Sindhu turns 25, Twitterati extends birthday greetings

In 2016, Sindhu became the first-ever female athlete from India to clinch a silver medal at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Jul 05, 2020, 10:28 AM IST
Chinese badminton star Lin Dan announces retirement

Chinese badminton star Lin Dan announces retirement

Lin became the first shuttler to retain the Olympic title when he won in the 2012 London Games after his triumph in the home event in Beijing in 2008.

Jul 04, 2020, 17:55 PM IST
Pullela Gopichand recommends HS Prannoy for Arjuna Award

Pullela Gopichand recommends HS Prannoy for Arjuna Award

On June 2, BAI had recommended Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty and Sameer Verma for Arjuna award, leaving out Prannoy which prompted the shuttler to express his displeasure on Twitter.

Jun 21, 2020, 16:21 PM IST
BAI recommends Kidambi Srikanth for Khel Ratna Award after his apology

BAI recommends Kidambi Srikanth for Khel Ratna Award after his apology

Meanwhile, HS Prannoy has been given 15 days to respond to his misconduct.

Jun 20, 2020, 09:36 AM IST
BWF announces revised tournament calendar, India Open to be held from December 8-13

BWF announces revised tournament calendar, India Open to be held from December 8-13

A total of eight tournaments have been rescheduled from their original dates due to the novel virus.

May 22, 2020, 16:52 PM IST
Kidambi Srikanth urges citizens to stay strong, spend time with close ones amid coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown

Kidambi Srikanth urges citizens to stay strong, spend time with close ones amid coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown

On March 28, Srikanth had revealed that he had made a donation to Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) Fund, but he did not reveal the amount of his

Apr 06, 2020, 15:26 PM IST
Pullela Gopichand donates Rs 26 lakh towards coronavirus relief fund

Pullela Gopichand donates Rs 26 lakh towards coronavirus relief fund

Gopichand will contribute Rs 10 lakh to Telangana Chief Minister's Relief Fund and Rs. 5 lakh to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister's Relief Fund.

Apr 06, 2020, 13:34 PM IST
Badminton World Championships to be rescheduled amid Olympic clash

Badminton World Championships to be rescheduled amid Olympic clash

The BWF had earlier called off all tournaments post the All England Championships until April 12 due to the pandemic.

Apr 05, 2020, 20:05 PM IST
Coronavirus COVID-19: BFI motivates boxers through video conferencing

Coronavirus COVID-19: BFI motivates boxers through video conferencing

BFI President Ajay Singh spoke at length on Sunday and checked on the health, training regimen, nutrition and mental well-being of all the boxers.  

Mar 29, 2020, 18:05 PM IST
Coronavirus: BWF welcomes Tokyo Olympics postponement, may freeze rankings

Coronavirus: BWF welcomes Tokyo Olympics postponement, may freeze rankings

The IOC and the TOCOG announced in a joint statement on Tuesday that the Games have been postponed to no later than the summer of 2021.  

Mar 26, 2020, 17:50 PM IST
Coronavirus COVID-19: Continental badminton championships cancelled

Coronavirus COVID-19: Continental badminton championships cancelled

Previously all BWF World Tour and other BWF-sanctioned tournaments from March 16 to April 12 had been suspended due to the escalation of COVID-19 outbreak.  

Mar 21, 2020, 09:46 AM IST
Coronavirus Outbreak: Badminton Association of India to work from home from March 23

Coronavirus Outbreak: Badminton Association of India to work from home from March 23

Coronavirus has affected more than 200 people and claimed the lives of four in India.

Mar 20, 2020, 15:27 PM IST
Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth advise caution, say no need to panic against coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak

Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth advise caution, say no need to panic against coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak

Even as novel coronavirus COVID-19 spread across the world and cases rise in India, ace shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth stressed on the importance of taking necessary precautions in the

Mar 17, 2020, 11:38 AM IST
All England Open: India's challenge ends as PV Sindhu bows out

All England Open: India's challenge ends as PV Sindhu bows out

With Sindhu's defeat, India's challenge at the Super 1000 badminton tournament has also ended. 

Mar 14, 2020, 14:14 PM IST
BWF suspends all tournaments till April 12 due to coronavirus

BWF suspends all tournaments till April 12 due to coronavirus

India Open was scheduled to be played in New Delhi from March 24 to 29.

Mar 14, 2020, 12:58 PM IST
All England Open: PV Sindhu advances, Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth bow out

All England Open: PV Sindhu advances, Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth bow out

Meanwhile, Sai Praneeth--the other Indian in the fray--too crashed out of the tournament after going down 12-21, 13-21 against Zhao Jun Peng of China in 33 minutes.

Mar 12, 2020, 13:52 PM IST
Barcelona Spain Masters: India's challenge ends as Ajay Jayaram bows out

Barcelona Spain Masters: India's challenge ends as Ajay Jayaram bows out

Earlier, Jayaram had booked his place in the semi-finals of the tournament after registering a 21-14, 21-15 victory against France's Thomas Rouxel.

Feb 23, 2020, 10:36 AM IST
 Barcelona Spain Masters: Saina Nehwal crashes out, Ajay Jayaram storms into semis

Barcelona Spain Masters: Saina Nehwal crashes out, Ajay Jayaram storms into semis

The 29-year-old suffered yet another last-eight defeat after going down 20-22, 19-21 against her third seed opponent Ongbamrungphan in exactly 45 minutes. 

Feb 22, 2020, 10:15 AM IST