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Kidambi Srikanth jumps four places to return to top-10 in badminton rankings
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Kidambi Srikanth jumps four places to return to top-10 in badminton rankings

The 28-year-old from Guntur was rewarded for his final finish in Huelva, Spain as he grabbed the 10th position in the rankings

BWF World Championships: Kidambi Srikanth will need to curb errors to be more consistent, says Pullela Gopichand
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BWF World Championships: Kidambi Srikanth will need to curb errors to be more consistent, says Pullela Gopichand

Gopichand has lauded Srikanth for winning a historic silver medal at the world championships but said he will need to cut down on his errors to remain consistent through a busy 2022.

BWF World Championships: PM hails Kidambi Srikanth's efforts on clinching a silver medal
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BWF World Championships: PM hails Kidambi Srikanth's efforts on clinching a silver medal

Srikanth clinched a historic silver medal in the World Badminton Championships after suffering a straight-game defeat to Loh Kean Yew of Singapore in the summit clash to notch up the best ever performance by an Indian in the men's singles

BWF World Championships: ‘Really worked hard’ for historic silver, says Kidambi Srikanth
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BWF World Championships: ‘Really worked hard’ for historic silver, says Kidambi Srikanth

Even before his 15-21 20-22 loss to Singapore's Loh Kean Yew in the men's singles final, Srikanth's silver medal made him the first-ever Indian man to achieve the feat in the world championships

BWF World Championships: Kidambi Srikanth claims historic silver after losing to Loh Kean Yew
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BWF World Championships: Kidambi Srikanth claims historic silver after losing to Loh Kean Yew

Srikanth went down 15-21, 20-22 in 43 minutes, becoming the first Indian male shuttler to win silver at the showpiece event.

BWF World Championships: Not satisfied with bronze, but it's stepping stone for future, says Lakshya Sen
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BWF World Championships: Not satisfied with bronze, but it's stepping stone for future, says Lakshya Sen

The 20-year-old signed off with a creditable bronze after losing an extremely close semifinal 17-21 21-14 21-17 to seasoned compatriot Kidambi Srikanth on Saturday.

BWF World Championships: Lakshya, Srikanth assured of maiden medals; Sindhu bows out in quarters
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BWF World Championships: Lakshya, Srikanth assured of maiden medals; Sindhu bows out in quarters

Srikanth, seeded 12th in the showpiece tournament, sent Mark Caljouw of the Netherlands packing with a 21-8, 21-7 in a quarter-final match that lasted just 26 minutes.

BWF World Championships: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth sail into quarters after straight-game wins
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BWF World Championships: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth sail into quarters after straight-game wins

Indians, however, suffered defeats in both the women's and men's doubles in the pre-quarterfinals.

BWF World Championships: HS Prannoy in pre-quarterfinals of tournament
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BWF World Championships: HS Prannoy in pre-quarterfinals of tournament

Prannoy beat his Malaysian opponent 21-7 21-17 in a men's singles second round match that lasted 42 minutes

BWF World Championships: K Srikanth off to a winning start; Manu Attri-B Sumeeth Reddy pair bows out
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BWF World Championships: K Srikanth off to a winning start; Manu Attri-B Sumeeth Reddy pair bows out

The 12th seeded Srikanth beat the local challenger 21-12 21-16 in 36 minutes in the first round of the men's singles event.

BWF World Championships: PV Sindhu eyes successful title defence in Spain
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BWF World Championships: PV Sindhu eyes successful title defence in Spain

While Sindhu will fancy her chances, retaining the title will still be much easier said than done as she still has to face the likes of ninth seeded Thai Pornpawee Chochuwong, top seed Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei and Korea's teen sensation An Seyoung.

BWF World Championships: Carolina Marin pulls out of tournament after failing to regain fitness
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BWF World Championships: Carolina Marin pulls out of tournament after failing to regain fitness

Marin, considered as one of the most dominating players in international badminton, said she might be back in February next year but wouldn't want to put a date on her return.

BWF World Championships: Defending champion Kento Momota pulls out of tournament due to injury
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BWF World Championships: Defending champion Kento Momota pulls out of tournament due to injury

The 27-year-old Momota had pulled out of his group A opening match against India's Lakshya Sen at the World Tour Finals in Bali, Indonesia after sustaining the back injury during training

BWF World Championships: Indonesia badminton team pulls out over Omicron fears
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BWF World Championships: Indonesia badminton team pulls out over Omicron fears

The All-Indonesian Badminton Federation (PBSI) said on Wednesday that the decision was prompted by the spike in cases due to spread of Omicron variant in European nations

BWF World Championships: PV Sindhu gets first round bye in tournament draw, likely to face Tai Tzu Ying in quarters
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BWF World Championships: PV Sindhu gets first round bye in tournament draw, likely to face Tai Tzu Ying in quarters

Sindhu, who won a bronze in the Tokyo Olympics, has been seeded sixth in the 12-19 December showpiece event.

Saina Nehwal to give World Championships a miss for the first time as injuries derail star shuttler's season
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Saina Nehwal to give World Championships a miss for the first time as injuries derail star shuttler's season

Nehwal, who has won a silver and bronze besides eight quarter-final finishes in the World Championships over the years, is recovering from a groin pull and knee injury.

PV Sindhu's Korean coach, Kim Ji Hyun, hails Indian shuttler's 'perfect' performance in World Championships final
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PV Sindhu's Korean coach, Kim Ji Hyun, hails Indian shuttler's 'perfect' performance in World Championships final

Sindhu thrashed 2017 champion Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in one of the most lopsided finals in the history of the tournament.

BWF World Championships: B Sai Praneeth says 'this is a month to remember forever' after clinching bronze
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BWF World Championships: B Sai Praneeth says 'this is a month to remember forever' after clinching bronze

B Sai Praneeth, who won a bronze medal at the World Championships and will be conferred with the Arjuna Award, on Tuesday said that past events have made this a month to remember forever.

Super Sunday in sports: Ben Stokes, PV Sindhu and Jasprit Bumrah pushed the limits of individual excellence to highest levels
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Super Sunday in sports: Ben Stokes, PV Sindhu and Jasprit Bumrah pushed the limits of individual excellence to highest levels

On Sunday, PV Sindhu, Ben Stokes and Jasprit Bumrah pushed the boundaries of individual excellence with breathtaking display of abilities, talent and over-my-dead-body kind of attitude.