N Sikki Reddy relieved after testing negative for COVID-19, says abuse directed at her on social media left her ‘shocked’
Sikki said it was a difficult 48 hours for her and family as she also had to deal with verbal abuse from fans on social media but she managed to keep her cool.
The 26-year-old Sikki, a Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist, and Kiran had, on Thursday, tested positive for the highly contagious disease at the SAI Pullela Gopichand academy, which was immediately closed down for sanitisation and the camp suspended for a few days.
Shuttler N Sikki Reddy, physio Kiran C test positive for COVID-19 enforcing closure of Pullela Gopichand academy
Women's doubles specialist Sikki and Kiran, who have been attending the national camp at the academy, are both asymptomatic, according to a SAI statement
PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth and Sikki Reddy resume training at SAI Gopichand Badminton Academy after COVID-19 break
The badminton players trained after Sports Authority of India decided to resume national camp for eight Olympic hopefuls following Telangana government's approval on 1 August.
Coronavirus Outbreak: India women's doubles player Ashwini Ponnappa creates database to analyse past performances during lockdown
Ashwini and her doubles partner N Sikki Reddy fell at the first hurdle 13 times in 20 tournaments last year and exited from the second round thrice
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Four years from quarter-final run in Rio, Kidambi Srikanth's chances of qualification are fading quickly
There are simply not enough tournaments left for Srikanth to collect the 8,000+ points required to overtake Gemke and finish in the top-16, even if he puts in a late gallop and finishes among the medals at these competitions
All England Championships 2020: Ashwini Ponnappa-N Sikki Reddy lose in women's doubles second round; PV Sindhu through to quarter-finals
Sindhu next meets the winner of the round of 16 match between fourth-seeded Nozomi Okuhara of Japan and Line Hojmark Kjaersfeldt of Denmark.
All England Championships 2020: Tough draws for PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal amidst reduced participation in tournament with coronavirus threat
Reigning world champion PV Sindhu will lead a substantially truncated Indian squad to the prestigious All England Badminton Championships that get under way at the Arena Birmingham on Wednesday.
Barcelona Spain Masters: Saina Nehwal, Sameer Verma qualify for quarter-finals; Kidambi Srikanth eliminated by Ajay Jayaram
Saina, who is facing a race against time to qualify for her fourth Olympics, brushed aside Maria 21-10, 21-19 in the second round to set up a last-eight clash with Thailand's third seed Busanan Ongbamrungphan, who has beaten the Indian twice in the last two encounters
Badminton Asia Team Championships 2020: Indian men given another chance for Olympics qualification, women opt out after coronavirus scare
The India men’s squad comprising of World Championships bronze medallist B Sai Praneeth, and Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy, Subhankar Dey, Lakshya Sen, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty, Dhruv Kapila and MR Arjun have landed in Manila
Indonesia Masters 2020: Miserable campaign for Indian shuttlers casts cloud on Tokyo Olympics participation
India can, by rights, command one quota place in each of the five badminton events at Tokyo 2020, but to squeeze in a second entry in any of the 64-player draws requires that player or pair to be ranked inside the top-15 in the world
Malaysia Masters 2020: PV Sindhu and Co look to start new year on positive note at Super 500 tournament
Sixth seed Sindhu faces Russia's Evgeniya Kosetskaya in the first round and will look to stay on course for an expected clash with World No 1 Tai Tzu Ying in the quarterfinals
Syed Modi International: Kidambi Srikanth, B Sai Praneeth enter 2nd round; Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty ousted
Kidambi Srikanth, B Sai Praneeth and HS Prannoy advanced to the second round at the Syed Modi International Badminton tournament, but it was curtains for second seed Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Doubles specialist shuttler Ashiwini Ponappa works on fitness to be ready for qualifications
Eyeing an Olympic berth at the 2020 Tokyo Games, India's doubles specialist Ashwini Ponappa on Saturday said she is working on her fitness and strength to be in good shape for the upcoming season.
Hong Kong Open: Sourabh Verma secures spot in main draw after consecutive straight-game victories in qualifying matches
Sourabh, seeded fourth in the qualifiers, first defeated Thailand's Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk 21-15 21-19 before getting the better of Lucas Claerbout of France 21-19 21-19 in the final qualifying round.
Hong Kong Open: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal eye recovery; Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty look to continue good run
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will look to continue their sensational run but the focus will be on PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal as they seek to avoid another early exit at the Hong Kong Open on Tuesday
Indian men's doubles pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty climb to No 9 in BWF World Rankings after run to finals at French Open
The Indian duo lost in the finals of last week's French Open to World No 1 Indonesian combination of Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo.
BWF French Open 2019: Kidambi Srikanth, Parupalli Kashyap and Sameer Verma lose in opening round in men's singles event
India's challenge, however, came to an end in the opening round of the mixed doubles event with the ouster of the pairs of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa and Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy.
BWF French Open 2019: PV Sindhu looks to snap run of early exits, Saina Nehwal keen to rise above fitness woes
World champion PV Sindhu would look to snap her recent run of early exits when she begins her women's singles campaign at the $750,000 French Open badminton tournament, beginning on Tuesday.
BWF Denmark Open 2019: Saina Nehwal loses to Sayaka Takahashi in straight games; Sameer Verma beats Kanta Tsuneyama to advance to second round
Saina has been going through a tough phase with fitness issues since claiming the Indonesia Masters in January, having previously made first-round exits from China and Korea Open this year