Coronavirus pandemic: BWF cancels five more tournaments amid COVID-19 outbreak; Thomas and Uber Cup postponed
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Friday suspended five more tournaments, including three continental championships crucial for Tokyo Olympics qualification but stripped of that significance now, in view of the COVID-19 pandemic in the host cities.
Badminton Asia Championships 2020: Tournament shifted to Philippines from China amid coronavirus concerns
The Badminton Asia Championships will go ahead next month after it was shifted to the Philippines from China, organisers said on Wednesday, bringing cheer to shuttlers worried about Olympics qualification amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Badminton Asia Team Championships 2020: Indian men given another chance for Olympics qualification, women opt out after coronavirus scare
The India men’s squad comprising of World Championships bronze medallist B Sai Praneeth, and Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy, Subhankar Dey, Lakshya Sen, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty, Dhruv Kapila and MR Arjun have landed in Manila
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has said that it will not restrict Chinese players from participating in international competitions due to the coronavirus epidemic.
There will be straight face-offs in the stellar singles finals of the Badminton Asia Championships between the two nations that have been to the forefront of the game in the past couple of years — China and Japan.
Badminton Asia Championships 2019: Kidambi Srikanth’s first-round ouster ruins perfect day for Indian singles shuttlers
Even as compatriots Sameer Verma, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal cleared their opening round hurdles with varying degrees of difficulty, the 26-year-old Srikanth belied his fifth seeding by surrendering in straight games at 16-21, 20-22 in 44 minutes to the relatively unknown Indonesian, Shesar Hiren Rhustavito
Badminton Asia Championships 2019: HS Prannoy, Sai Praneeth miss out after BAI mess-up; Kidambi Srikanth gets good draw
In the sad absence of some of India’s best shuttlers, thanks to the bureaucratic bungling, it has been left to Srikanth and Sameer Verma among the men, and PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal among the women
Japan's Kento Momota shocked Olympic gold-medallist Chen Long to be crowned badminton's Asian champion in a stunning upset on Sunday.
Badminton Asia Championships: Valiant Saina Nehwal goes down to fitter Tai Tzu Ying; unforced errors cost HS Prannoy
Indian ace Saina Nehwal lost 27-25, 21-19 to Tai Tzu Ying in semis while HS Prannoy went down to Chen Long 21-16, 21-18.
Badminton Asia Championships: Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy claim bronze after battling defeats in semi-finals
Saina Nehwal played out of her skin but could not get past World No 2 and defending champion Tai Tzu-Ying of Chinese Taipei
Badminton Asia Championships: Gritty Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy enter semis; Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu ousted
Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy, both unseeded, produced sterling displays of power, accuracy and unflappable temperament to slay their quarter-final rivals and barge into the penultimate round, to be played on Saturday.
Former World No 1 Saina showed her class as she dumped unseeded Korean Lee Jang Mi 21-15 21-13 in a 43-minute clash. She will face World No 1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei next.
Badminton Asia Championships: Saina Nehwal breezes past Gao Fangjie; Kidambi Srikanth sets up Lee Chong Wei quarter-final
Four Indians, two each in the men’s and women’s singles, made the last-eight stage of the Badminton Asia Championships, but the attention of badminton-lovers will be focused firmly on Kidambi Srikanth versus Lee Chong Wei
Badminton Asia Championships: Kidambi Srikanth, Sai Praneeth progress; Shlok Ramchandran, MR Arjun notch impressive win
World No 5, Kidambi Srikanth, who was fortunate to have been seeded No 1 in this tournament, since the draws were made at a time when he headed the ranking list of the Badminton World Federation (BWF), huffed and puffed against Kenta Nishimoto of Japan, ranked eight places below him at No 13, before coming through at 13-21, 21-16, 21-16.
Badminton Asia Championships: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth advance after opening-round victories
After stupendous success at the recently-concluded Commonwealth Games, top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal, P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth made positive starts to their campaign at the Asia Badminton Championship in Wuhan on Wednesday.
Badminton Asia Championships: Kidambi Srikanth faces potential Lee Chong Wei encounter; PV Sindhu gets easier draw
Kidambi Srikanth has been seeded ahead of Son who, on paper at least, is expected to provide the toughest competition to the top seed who had lost to the South Korean at the quarter-final stage of the World Championships in Glasgow last August
The Indian team, including Srikanth and Sindhu, is currently in Gold Coast for the Commonwealth Games, which begins on Thursday with the mixed team championship.
Srikanth had suffered an abdominal muscle strain during the PBL forcing him to skip the Indonesia Masters which was supposed to kick start his campaign in the new season.
The No 5 seed Sindhu struggled for an hour and six minutes to subdue her Chinese opponent He Bingjiao 21-10, 17-21, 21-16, to barge into the final of the $600,000 event.
Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu and former World No. 1 Saina Nehwal slipped a place each to be at the fourth and ninth spots respectively in the latest BWF World ranking released on Thursday