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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Kidambi Srikanth laments 'tough phase in last six months', sets sights on qualifying for Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Kidambi Srikanth laments 'tough phase in last six months', sets sights on qualifying for Games

Ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on Thursday said he would strive to regain his form and fitness ahead of the Tokyo Olympics after enduring a "tough last six months" owing to injuries and a stunning dip in form.

Chief India badminton coach Pullela Gopichand admits it was tough managing Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu together
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Chief India badminton coach Pullela Gopichand admits it was tough managing Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu together

National badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on Friday admitted that it was tough for him to manage two of his illustrious wards Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu together, saying he could never pick a favourite between the two.

Don't know why Prakash Padukone encouraged Saina Nehwal to leave my academy, reveals Pullella Gopichand in new book
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Don't know why Prakash Padukone encouraged Saina Nehwal to leave my academy, reveals Pullella Gopichand in new book

Pullella Gopichand is not known for showing his emotions but the inspirational coach has shared the hurt he felt when his protege Saina Nehwal left his academy to join Prakash Padukone's facility, something that rankled him a lot.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Pullela Gopichand backs Indian shuttlers to produce a better performance at Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Pullela Gopichand backs Indian shuttlers to produce a better performance at Games

India's top players, including PV Sindhu, may not be going through the best of times, but national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand is still hopeful of a best-ever Olympics outing in Tokyo.

Why Indian badminton is steadily losing top foreign coaches who took the country’s shuttlers to dizzy heights
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Why Indian badminton is steadily losing top foreign coaches who took the country’s shuttlers to dizzy heights

Kim was the fourth high-profile badminton coach to quit the Hyderabad-based Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy (PGBA) in the three-year period since the 2016 Rio Olympics, the others being Malaysian doubles specialist Tan Kim Her, and two Indonesians, Mulyo Handoyo and Yusuf Jauhari.

PV Sindhu's father PV Ramana raises questions over former coach Kim Ji Hyun's conduct after 'heartless' jibe at world champion
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PV Sindhu's father PV Ramana raises questions over former coach Kim Ji Hyun's conduct after 'heartless' jibe at world champion

It is with much consternation that badminton-lovers have been reading about the allegations of 'heartlessness' made by Sindhu's former coach, Kim Ji Hyun.

BWF World Tour Finals 2019: After disappointing end to season, PV Sindhu must aim to rebuild competitive edge and aggressive play
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BWF World Tour Finals 2019: After disappointing end to season, PV Sindhu must aim to rebuild competitive edge and aggressive play

PV Sindhu won the historic World Championships gold in 2019 but had a below average season over all and that raises a lot of questions which the shuttler must look to answer ahead of next season.

BWF World Tour Finals 2019: PV Sindhu must find top gear to defend title; Kento Momota overwhelming favourite in men's singles
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BWF World Tour Finals 2019: PV Sindhu must find top gear to defend title; Kento Momota overwhelming favourite in men's singles

PV Sindhu would not have been part of the 'elite eight' at World Tour Finals had it not have been for her World Championships win earlier this year. Now, she will quickly need to step up her game as she walks into the tournament on the back of a streak of dismal results.

Pullela Gopichand interview: Indian badminton team's chief coach on PV Sindhu's slump, hectic BWF calendar and more
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Pullela Gopichand interview: Indian badminton team's chief coach on PV Sindhu's slump, hectic BWF calendar and more

There’s a running joke in badminton circles: at Rio Olympics, everyone prepared for Saina Nehwal. But PV Sindhu was the out-of-syllabus question. Pullela Gopichand grins as this anecdote comes up. But he soon gets serious.

BWF China Open 2019: PV Sindhu stunned by World No 42 Pai Yu Po in opening round; HS Prannoy ousted
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BWF China Open 2019: PV Sindhu stunned by World No 42 Pai Yu Po in opening round; HS Prannoy ousted

World Champion PV Sindhu suffered a shock defeat to lower-ranked Pai Yu Po of Chinese Taipei in the opening round to be ousted from the $700,000 China Open on Tuesday.

With SaarLorLux win, Lakshya Sen completes a hat-trick of gold medals, and breaks into BWF top-50
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With SaarLorLux win, Lakshya Sen completes a hat-trick of gold medals, and breaks into BWF top-50

There can be no two opinions that Lakshya Sen is the future of Indian badminton who after an outstanding 2017, have been gradually drifting lower in the rankings.

SaarLorLux Open badminton: India's Lakshya Sen beats compatriot Kiran George to enter final
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SaarLorLux Open badminton: India's Lakshya Sen beats compatriot Kiran George to enter final

Lakshya Sen prevailed over Kiran George 21-13, 14-21, 21-9 in an exciting all-Indian semifinal of the SaarLorLux Open badminton on Saturday.

BWF French Open 2019: PV Sindhu and other Indian shuttlers handed tough draws for World Tour Super 750 tournament
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BWF French Open 2019: PV Sindhu and other Indian shuttlers handed tough draws for World Tour Super 750 tournament

Top Indian shuttlers, including world champion PV Sindhu and former winner Kidambi Srikanth, have been handed tough draws at the French Open World Tour Super 750 tournament, starting in Paris on 22 October.

World champion PV Sindhu slips to sixth spot in badminton rankings; Parupalli Kashyap breaks back into top 25
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World champion PV Sindhu slips to sixth spot in badminton rankings; Parupalli Kashyap breaks back into top 25

Olympic silver medallist Sindhu, who made early exits at the China Open and Korea Open, dropped to World No 6 spot after five months and the former World No 2 shuttler will look to make amends at the Denmark Open and French Open.

After back-to-back senior titles, young Indian shuttler Malvika Bansod targets breaking into top 100
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After back-to-back senior titles, young Indian shuttler Malvika Bansod targets breaking into top 100

Malvika Bansod made a superb start to her career in the senior circuit, claiming back-to-back titles — in the Maldives International on debut and followed it with another title-run at the Annapurna Nepal International Series.

BWF Korea Open 2019: Parupalli Kashyap crashes out with semi-final defeat to World No 1 Kento Momota
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BWF Korea Open 2019: Parupalli Kashyap crashes out with semi-final defeat to World No 1 Kento Momota

A former World No 6, Parupalli Kashyap, who was the lone Indian left in fray, went down 13-21, 15-21 to the two-time reigning world champion Kento Momota in 40 minutes.

Indian shuttler Kaushal Dharmamer hopes to break into top 100 after Myanmar International Series win
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Indian shuttler Kaushal Dharmamer hopes to break into top 100 after Myanmar International Series win

Kaushal Dharmamer on Sunday won the Myanmar International Series trophy, his second win following the title triumph at Hatzor International last year.

China Open 2019: Chirag Shetty-Satwiksairaj Rankireddy to make comeback with eye on Tokyo Olympics 2020 spot
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China Open 2019: Chirag Shetty-Satwiksairaj Rankireddy to make comeback with eye on Tokyo Olympics 2020 spot

Returning from an injury lay-off, India's leading doubles pairing of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy is eyeing a consistent run to break into the top 5 and seal a spot for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Pullela Gopichand worried about Indian badminton's future; says 'we haven't invested in coaches'
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Pullela Gopichand worried about Indian badminton's future; says 'we haven't invested in coaches'

Pullela Gopichand feels the country needs to wake up to the fact that there aren't enough coaches to handle the talent that is rising in India.

BWF World Championships 2019: Indian shuttlers look to overcome dismal form in crucial Olympic qualification year
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BWF World Championships 2019: Indian shuttlers look to overcome dismal form in crucial Olympic qualification year

A lack of winning momentum has plagued the country’s top shuttlers with no real threat to offer against the top guns, considering their dismal performances on the court.