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CWG 2018 medallist Ashwini Ponnappa had serious self-doubts about playing badminton post-2016 Rio Olympics
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CWG 2018 medallist Ashwini Ponnappa had serious self-doubts about playing badminton post-2016 Rio Olympics

Ashwini Ponnappa said: "It is nice to get all the acknowledgement now but it has not been easy. After 2016 Rio Games, I started doubting myself. There was no power in my smashes, I couldn't hit as harder I did earlier, it was just not working."

Orleans Open: Sameer Verma reaches semi-final with hard-fought win; Parupalli Kashyap bows out
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Orleans Open: Sameer Verma reaches semi-final with hard-fought win; Parupalli Kashyap bows out

Sameer Verma emerged as the lone Indian survivor at the Orleans Open World Super 100 tournament after reaching the semifinals with a hard-fought win over local hope Lucas Corvee in men's singles competition.

Lakshya Sen beats Yee Han Chong to defend India International Series; M Tanishq claims women's singles crown
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Lakshya Sen beats Yee Han Chong to defend India International Series; M Tanishq claims women's singles crown

Rising Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen notched up a thrilling win over Malaysia's Yee Han Chong in the men's singles finals to defend his title at the India International Series.

Kharkiv International: Nandagopal Kidambi claims doubles titles, three Indians with runners-up finishes
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Kharkiv International: Nandagopal Kidambi claims doubles titles, three Indians with runners-up finishes

India's K Nandagopal lifted the men's doubles and mixed doubles titles at the Kharkiv International badminton tournament after posting contrasting victories in respective final matches.

Indonesia Grand Prix Gold: P Kashyap, HS Prannoy, Ajay Jayaram advance to second round
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Indonesia Grand Prix Gold: P Kashyap, HS Prannoy, Ajay Jayaram advance to second round

A fit-again P Kashyap of India resumed his journey in international badminton by notching up a comfortable win, while H S Prannoy and Ajay Jayaram also advanced to the second round of Indonesia Grand Prix Gold in Indonesia on Wednesday.