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Indonesia Open badminton: Lakshya Sen, Parupalli Kashyap knocked out in opening round
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Indonesia Open badminton: Lakshya Sen, Parupalli Kashyap knocked out in opening round

Parupalli Kashyap went down 11-21 14-21 to Loh Kean Yew of Singapore to bow out of the competition.

Indonesia Masters 2021: Ace shuttler Kento Momota claims first title since car crash in 2020
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Indonesia Masters 2021: Ace shuttler Kento Momota claims first title since car crash in 2020

The final was close in the first round, but the Japanese ace managed to build a strong defence as Antonsen repeatedly made unforced errors.

BWF World Tour Finals: Viktor Axelsen, Kento Momota lead badminton's return to Asia for season finale
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BWF World Tour Finals: Viktor Axelsen, Kento Momota lead badminton's return to Asia for season finale

Olympic silver medallist Chen Long will be missing, along with all players from China, for the first of three back-to-back events on the resort island of Bali beginning Tuesday.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan's World No 1 shuttler Kento Momota knocked out of Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan's World No 1 shuttler Kento Momota knocked out of Games

Unseeded South Korean Heo Kwang-hee beat Momota 21-15, 21-19 to end his gold-medal bid after just two games, a day after Japanese tennis superstar Naomi Osaka also made an early exit.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Shuttler B Sai Praneeth worried about 'COVID-19 false positive' ahead of Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Shuttler B Sai Praneeth worried about 'COVID-19 false positive' ahead of Games

Praneeth, who had ended India''s 36-year-long wait for a men''s singles medal at the world championship with a bronze in 2019, has reasons to get anxious having returned false positive during the Thailand Open in January.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Tough knock-out challenge awaits PV Sindhu; difficult draw for Sai Praneeth, Satwik-Chirag
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Tough knock-out challenge awaits PV Sindhu; difficult draw for Sai Praneeth, Satwik-Chirag

PV Sindhu has been drawn into an easier looking group but on her way to the final, she could face Akane Yamaguchi and Tai Tzu Ying.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japanese badminton ace Kento Momota 'positive' about Games debut after several career mishaps
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japanese badminton ace Kento Momota 'positive' about Games debut after several career mishaps

World number one Momota was banned from Japan's Rio Games team in 2016 for illegal gambling, and was almost forced to retire last year after a serious car crash.

India Open to be held in May behind closed doors; Kento Momota, Carolina Marin among top entries
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India Open to be held in May behind closed doors; Kento Momota, Carolina Marin among top entries

All the players and officials coming from South Africa, Brazil, Middle East and European countries including UK will be serving a seven-day quarantine period

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia downplays gold medal hopes after All England Open win
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia downplays gold medal hopes after All England Open win

Malaysian badminton legend Lee Chong Wei came achingly close to winning gold but never achieved it, picking up three Olympic silvers during his career.

All England Open 2021: Lee Zii Jia could prove worthy successor to Lee Chong Wei; Japanese armada scores big
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All England Open 2021: Lee Zii Jia could prove worthy successor to Lee Chong Wei; Japanese armada scores big

Lee Zii Jia won the All England title at the expense of the two top-notchers - Viktor Axelsen and Kento Momota - who have been at the forefront of the sport for the past three years

All England Open 2021: Viktor Axelsen sets up final with Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia after beating Anders Antonsen in semis
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All England Open 2021: Viktor Axelsen sets up final with Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia after beating Anders Antonsen in semis

Axelsen got the better of an all-Danish semi-final, coming from behind to beat Anders Antonsen 16-21, 21-7, 21-17.

All England Open 2021: Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia shocks World No 1 Kento Momota to reach semi-final
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All England Open 2021: Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia shocks World No 1 Kento Momota to reach semi-final

The draw has opened up for Lee, who will face Mark Clajouw of the Netherlands in the semi-finals.

All England Open 2021: Indonesia withdraw after COVID-19 case on flight; Kento Momota makes winning return
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All England Open 2021: Indonesia withdraw after COVID-19 case on flight; Kento Momota makes winning return

Indonesia's badminton team were forced into isolation by UK coronavirus contact-tracing rules, forcing the team out of the All England Open.

BWF World Tour Finals: PV Sindhu drawn with World No 1 Tai Tzu-ying, local favourite Ratchanok Intanon
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BWF World Tour Finals: PV Sindhu drawn with World No 1 Tai Tzu-ying, local favourite Ratchanok Intanon

Tai, former world champion Ratchanok and Olympic silver-medallist Sindhu were grouped together with Thailand's Pornpawee Chochuwong for the round-robin stage of the biosecure tournament in Bangkok.

Thailand Open: Badminton stares at uneasy return as compulsions mount on BWF
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Thailand Open: Badminton stares at uneasy return as compulsions mount on BWF

There is no doubt that the world badminton body would have been influenced by the compulsion of holding these three tournaments in a delayed Olympic qualification year, and also by the fact that other sports like tennis and cricket have been holding major events successfully, without causing a spike in Covid-positive cases.

Kento Momota tests positive for COVID-19, Japanese players to miss upcoming Thailand Open
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Kento Momota tests positive for COVID-19, Japanese players to miss upcoming Thailand Open

Momota was looking to make his international comeback in Bangkok after almost a year out following a car crash that left him with serious injuries.

World No 1 Kento Momota wins All-Japan Badminton Championship to cap comeback after car crash
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World No 1 Kento Momota wins All-Japan Badminton Championship to cap comeback after car crash

Kento Momota came from behind to beat world number 11 Kanta Tsuneyama 18-21, 21-12, 21-17 in Tokyo, marking a successful return from the accident that left him fearing his career might be over after fracturing an eye socket.

Kento Momota makes winning return to court at All-Japan Championships a year after car crash
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Kento Momota makes winning return to court at All-Japan Championships a year after car crash

Momota beat Koshiro Moriguchi 21-12, 21-14 in the first round, marking his return from the accident that left him fearing his career might be over after fracturing an eye socket.

Japan's badminton star Kento Momota announces return to competition year on from car crash
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Japan's badminton star Kento Momota announces return to competition year on from car crash

Momota will compete at the All-Japan national championships in Tokyo in late December before playing in the Thailand Open early in January

Kento Momota's coaching offer leads to online stampede with requests from commoners to sports stars
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Kento Momota's coaching offer leads to online stampede with requests from commoners to sports stars

Kento Momota's coaching offer - for just two lucky students - attracted a flood of applicants, ranging from parents applying for their children to fellow sports stars.