PV Sindhu 'recovering' in London as 'practice was not happening properly' at national camp, says shuttler's father
The Olympic silver-medallist has been in London for the last 10 days and posted a picture with sports nutritionist Rebecca Randell of the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI), her training base, on her social media page on Monday.
The former world number one, who had claimed four superseries titles in 2017, beat Toby 21-12 21-18 in 37 minutes, as the sport finally got going after the long coronavirus-forced hiatus.
Sindhu, who won the World Championship gold medal last year, had pulled out of the Denmark Open and will now have to perform at the Asia legs to make it to the World Tour Finals.
The Badminton World Federation postponed the Thomas and Uber Cup Finals (3-11 Oct), three events in Asia (in November) to 2021 and also cancelled the Denmark Masters (20-25 Oct).
BWF president Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen defends decision to postpone year-end tournaments amidst COVID-19 pandemic
Badminton World Federation (BWF) president Poul-Erik Hoyer insisted Tuesday it was the best outcome in a difficult year.
The three Asian rounds, which were earlier scheduled to be held in November, will now be played between January 12-31 in Bangkok, Thailand, which means the 2020 season will end in 2021.
Thomas and Uber Cup Finals postponed to 2021 by BWF after top teams withdraw due to COVID-19 pandemic
The BWF has, however, decided that the Denmark Open will proceed as originally planned in the BWF Tournament Calendar (13-18 October).
An Olympic hopeful, Sindhu, who has been training at the national badminton camp in Hyderabad, had been planning to participate in the prestigious tournament.
According to the revamped BWF calendar, the next event for the Indian badminton team is the twice rescheduled Thomas and Uber Cup which is slated from 3 to 11 October.
Indonesia, 13-time former champions, and six-time former winner Japan will headline as the top seeds for the Thomas Cup and Uber Cup respectively.
In May, the BWF had unveiled a revised international calendar to salvage the remainder of the season, disrupted by the global health crisis which is showing no signs of abating.
BWF places four-term limit on President's position, approves 'geographical and gender representation' in its Council
During its virtual AGM staged in Copenhagen on Saturday, the BWF membership approved changes to the constitution ensuring "at least 30 percent of each gender on Council and among the representatives from each continental region."
BWF waiting for 'more clarity' from China over World Tour Finals after General Administration of Sport's new restriction announcement
China's General Administration of Sport on Friday said the country will not host any of its planned international events this year except the trials for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing to stop the spread of coronavirus.
Badminton’s World Tour is due to restart with the Taipei Open during the first week of September, followed by the Korea Open a week later.
Badminton's greatest rivalry meets its inevitable end as Lin Dan follows Lee Chong Wei into retirement
Lin Dan, known for his ability to suddenly up the ante in the middle of a match, won two Olympics gold medals, won the World Championships five times and the prestigious All-England crown on six occasions
Coronavirus Outbreak: BWF cancel Swiss Open, European Championships after failing to find suitable slots in late 2020
Last month, the BWF had unveiled a revised international calendar to salvage the remainder of the season, disrupted by the global health crisis.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Badminton World Federation cancels August's Hyderabad Open in wake of COVID-19 pandemic
The Hyderabad Open, set from 11 to 16 August, was one of the three to be held in India in the calendar announced by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on 22 May to restart the sport after the pandemic-forced cancellations since March.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty and men's singles player Sameer Verma were on Tuesday recommended for the Arjuna award
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) confirmed that the World Junior Championships will now be held from 18-24 January next year.
BWF extends qualification period for Tokyo Olympics to 2021, ranking points earned in original phase to remain
An extended qualification period for the Tokyo Olympics will be introduced in 2021 and ranking points earned at tournaments during the original qualification phase will be maintained, said the BWF.