Ashwini Ponappa

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Thailand Open Super 1000: PV Sindhu, Sameer Verma suffer defeats; Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Ashwini Ponappa pair enters semi-finals
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Thailand Open Super 1000: PV Sindhu, Sameer Verma suffer defeats; Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Ashwini Ponappa pair enters semi-finals

The unseeded Indian pair toiled hard for one hour and 15 minutes to beat their world no. 6 Malaysian opponents 18-21, 24-22, 22-20 in a nail-biting quarterfinal duel.

Saina Nehwal and Co leave for Thailand to compete in two Super 1000 events; PV Sindhu to fly from London
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Saina Nehwal and Co leave for Thailand to compete in two Super 1000 events; PV Sindhu to fly from London

The Indian badminton team, including Olympic hopefuls Saina Nehwal, B Sai Praneeth and Kidambi Srikanth, on Sunday left for Thailand to compete in back-to-back BWF World Tour Super 1000 events.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Ashwini Ponappa, Manpreet Singh using forced break to work on game
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Ashwini Ponappa, Manpreet Singh using forced break to work on game

With the sporting activities either suspended or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, athletes including badminton doubles specialist Ashwini Ponappa are utilising the "free" time to work on their fitness and game.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Doubles specialist shuttler Ashiwini Ponappa works on fitness to be ready for qualifications
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Doubles specialist shuttler Ashiwini Ponappa works on fitness to be ready for qualifications

Eyeing an Olympic berth at the 2020 Tokyo Games, India's doubles specialist Ashwini Ponappa on Saturday said she is working on her fitness and strength to be in good shape for the upcoming season.

BWF World Championships 2019: HS Prannoy stuns Lin Dan in three-game contest; B Sai Praneeth advances in straight games
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BWF World Championships 2019: HS Prannoy stuns Lin Dan in three-game contest; B Sai Praneeth advances in straight games

In the pre quarter-finals, Prannoy will meet top seed Kento Momota of Japan whom he has never beaten in five matches

India Open 2019 takeaways: Kidambi Srikanth shows he is yet to hit top gear; PV Sindhu stumbles in crucial final
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India Open 2019 takeaways: Kidambi Srikanth shows he is yet to hit top gear; PV Sindhu stumbles in crucial final

From Kidambi Srikanth's loss in the final to PV Sindhu's stumble in semis, here are some key takeaways from the just-concluded India Open.

PBL 2018-19: Son Wan-ho beats Viktor Axelsen as Awadhe Warriors thump Ahmedabad Smash Masters
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PBL 2018-19: Son Wan-ho beats Viktor Axelsen as Awadhe Warriors thump Ahmedabad Smash Masters

Axelsen looked much more settled in the second game and built a 6-1 lead. Son did come back to within three points of the Dane but his unforced errors allowed Axelsen to grab the game 15-8.

PBL 2018: Saina Nehwal says the end-of-year tournament takes a toll on the bodies of players
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PBL 2018: Saina Nehwal says the end-of-year tournament takes a toll on the bodies of players

The Premier Badminton League (PBL), starting here on Saturday, is being held at the end of the year after a hectic season and at times it does affect the players' bodies, feels star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal.

Denmark Open: Kidambi Srikanth beats Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus in first round to set up clash with Lin Dan
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Denmark Open: Kidambi Srikanth beats Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus in first round to set up clash with Lin Dan

World No 6 Kidambi Srikanth set up a second-round clash with the legendary Lin Dan after an easy win over Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus even as one Indian women's doubles pair was knocked out of the Denmark Open

Premier Badminton League: Aggressive game, dual utility spell windfall for Satwiksairaj Rankireddy
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Premier Badminton League: Aggressive game, dual utility spell windfall for Satwiksairaj Rankireddy

Satwiksairaj's natural game has also impressed Ahmadabad coach Madhumita Bisht, who cited the teenager's utility and recent form as key factors behind his signing.

Premier Badminton League: After Satwiksairaj Rankireddy hits jackpot, Ashwini Ponnappa foresees parity for doubles players
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Premier Badminton League: After Satwiksairaj Rankireddy hits jackpot, Ashwini Ponnappa foresees parity for doubles players

Ponappa, who won a gold and a bronze medal at the mixed team and women’s doubles events respectively at this year’s Commonwealth Games, sees the windfall for doubles players as a step towards larger parity.

Japan Open: PV Sindhu earns hard-fought win over Sayaka Takahashi; Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy breeze into second round
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Japan Open: PV Sindhu earns hard-fought win over Sayaka Takahashi; Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy breeze into second round

Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu had to toil hard even as Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy scored easy victories to progress to the second round of their respective events at the Japan Open, on Tuesday.

Asian Games 2018: India had historic outing in Indonesia, but now is time to reflect on what remains to be achieved
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Asian Games 2018: India had historic outing in Indonesia, but now is time to reflect on what remains to be achieved

From javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra’s truly world class effort and a surprising but well-deserved bronze medals from the table tennis squad headlined the most successful Indian campaign in Asian Games history

Asian Games 2018: BAI needs to strengthen doubles combination, says former shuttler Sanjay Sharma
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Asian Games 2018: BAI needs to strengthen doubles combination, says former shuttler Sanjay Sharma

Blaming the current process, Sharma emphasised that the national association should appoint a good doubles coach and ensure that four-five good doubles players emerge every two years.

Singapore Open 2018: Indian shuttlers end campaign to cap off disappointing tournament
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Singapore Open 2018: Indian shuttlers end campaign to cap off disappointing tournament

The Indian badminton team, including its best bet Sourabh Verma, bowed out of the Singapore Open after a dismal outing.

Thailand Open 2018: Mixed doubles pair Satwiksairaj-Ashwini Ponnappa advance while other shuttlers exit in qualifiers
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Thailand Open 2018: Mixed doubles pair Satwiksairaj-Ashwini Ponnappa advance while other shuttlers exit in qualifiers

Even as the mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa entered the second round of the main draw, it was not the ideal day for Indian shuttlers.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Manika Batra sets precedent in Indian table tennis; Neeraj Chopra delivers special performance
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Commonwealth Games 2018: Manika Batra sets precedent in Indian table tennis; Neeraj Chopra delivers special performance

Manika Batra’s multiple gold medal-winning feat made sure that she will be spoken of as the girl who inspired a whole generation of youngsters to take to the sport.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Ashwini Ponnappa - Satwik Rankireddy start badminton mixed doubles campaign with win
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Commonwealth Games 2018: Ashwini Ponnappa - Satwik Rankireddy start badminton mixed doubles campaign with win

Ashwini and Satwik, who had given India a positive start in the historic mixed team final against Malaysia on Monday, brushed aside Stuart and Chloe Le 21-9 21-5 in the opening match that lasted just 22 minutes.

Commonwealth Games 2018: India's historic badminton team gold makes them a true heavyweight in the sport
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Commonwealth Games 2018: India's historic badminton team gold makes them a true heavyweight in the sport

The triumph must really be viewed in proper historical perspective, in that India has never before been considered a badminton team heavyweight.

Highlights, Commonwealth Games 2018 Gold Coast: Weightlifters Mirabai Chanu, P Gururaja bring India glory on Day 1
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Highlights, Commonwealth Games 2018 Gold Coast: Weightlifters Mirabai Chanu, P Gururaja bring India glory on Day 1

Catch all the latest updates from Day 1 of the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast.