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World Badminton Championships 2018: PV Sindhu's second successive silver medal should be lauded and not pilloried
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World Badminton Championships 2018: PV Sindhu's second successive silver medal should be lauded and not pilloried

Many fail to take into account is the awesome consistency that PV Sindhu has shown over the past five years, winning two World Championship silver (2017, 2018) and bronze (2013, 2014) medals each, and a silver at the last Olympics (2016).

Lakshya Sen's gold medal win at Asia Junior Championships commendable, but room for improvement should not be ignored
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Lakshya Sen's gold medal win at Asia Junior Championships commendable, but room for improvement should not be ignored

En route to the gold medal in Jakarta, Lakshya outmuscled the No 2 China's Li Shifeng and No 4 Ikhsan Leonardo Imanuel Rumbay – in successive rounds before dismantling the defending champion in straight games.

Malaysia Open 2018: PV Sindhu’s hard-earned victory over Carolina Marin still leaves some questions unanswered
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Malaysia Open 2018: PV Sindhu’s hard-earned victory over Carolina Marin still leaves some questions unanswered

Has Sindhu reached the pinnacle of her powers, and is she ready to shed the opprobrium of being a perennial runner-up, and don the mantle of World champion?

India's badminton legend Nandu Natekar impressed by current crop of country's shuttlers
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India's badminton legend Nandu Natekar impressed by current crop of country's shuttlers

Natekar, who made it to the quarter-finals of the then unofficial All-England Championship in 1954 in his only appearance in the prestigious tournament, feels badminton in India is going through it's golden phase.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Kidambi Srikanth's elevation to World No 1 rank marks a change of guard in badminton
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Commonwealth Games 2018: Kidambi Srikanth's elevation to World No 1 rank marks a change of guard in badminton

Kidambi Srikanth has achieved one of his burning ambitions and emulated Nehwal’s feat of becoming World No 1. It has been a roller-coaster ride for the youngster who almost died of brain fever in July 2014

Commonwealth Games 2018: Kidambi Srikanth says experience of successful 2017 will help him in his quest for gold
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Commonwealth Games 2018: Kidambi Srikanth says experience of successful 2017 will help him in his quest for gold

With four titles under his belt, Kidambi Srikanth swept all the sports awards, including the prestigious Padma Shri, and is considered a hot-favourite for the coveted gold medal at Gold Coast.

Rahul Dravid, Saina Nehwal, Prakash Padukone duped of crores of rupees by Bangalore-based firm
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Rahul Dravid, Saina Nehwal, Prakash Padukone duped of crores of rupees by Bangalore-based firm

Rahul Dravid, Saina Nehwal and Prakash Padukone have reportedly been duped of crores of rupees.

German Open 2018: Spotlight on 'controversial' new service rule as players continue to remain divided
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German Open 2018: Spotlight on 'controversial' new service rule as players continue to remain divided

World Champion Viktor Axelsen, who clears 6’ 4” in his socks, is one of the most bitter critics of the new service rule, asserting that it favours the shorter players at the expense of the six-footers.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Fit-again Saina Nehwal stands chance to repeat success at Gold Coast
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Commonwealth Games 2018: Fit-again Saina Nehwal stands chance to repeat success at Gold Coast

At the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Nehwal would be looking to replicate her 2010 campaign where she became the first Indian women’s singles shuttler to win gold for the cricket-crazy country.

Kidambi Srikanth predicts golden era for Indian shuttlers with Commonwealth Games and Asiad on the horizon
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Kidambi Srikanth predicts golden era for Indian shuttlers with Commonwealth Games and Asiad on the horizon

Indian badminton is entering a golden era with an army of new stars aiming for Commonwealth Games and Asian Games success this year, the country's top-ranked star Kidambi Srikanth has warned rivals.

Prakash Padukone says India can be badminton superpower if BAI puts systems in place rather than resting on laurels
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Prakash Padukone says India can be badminton superpower if BAI puts systems in place rather than resting on laurels

At an event where the BAI conferred him with the lifetime achievement award, Padukone said: "The way the game is growing, we can easily compete with all the best badminton playing nations of the world, we have to gear up in terms of administration, planning and funding."

Indian badminton in 2017: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth popularised sport, but much to be achieved
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Indian badminton in 2017: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth popularised sport, but much to be achieved

2017 was India’s best ever representation in the list of 25 top players of the world – in the men and women's sections. #YearInReview

Ashwini Ponnappa says singles' players hogging all the limelight demotivates youngsters to take up doubles
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Ashwini Ponnappa says singles' players hogging all the limelight demotivates youngsters to take up doubles

"Jwala Gutta and Valiyaveetil Diju have done very well, they were the first pair to reach a super series finals, but no one talked about that," said Ponnappa.

BWF's 'cramped' calendar for 2018 season raises fitness concerns among players and coaches
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BWF's 'cramped' calendar for 2018 season raises fitness concerns among players and coaches

The 2018 badminton season has barely begun but Badminton World Federation's (BWF) schedule has already caused a stir among the players, coaches and fans alike

Abhinav Bindra, SAI launch Targeting Performance Centre at Padukone-Dravid Centre for Sports Excellence
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Abhinav Bindra, SAI launch Targeting Performance Centre at Padukone-Dravid Centre for Sports Excellence

The Abhinav Bindra Foundation Trust announced the opening of the SAI-Abhinav Bindra Targeting Performance Centre at the Padukone-Dravid Centre for Sports Excellence on Saturday.

Tata Open 2017: Riya Mukherjee loses final but hopes to realise father’s unfulfilled dream
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Tata Open 2017: Riya Mukherjee loses final but hopes to realise father’s unfulfilled dream

Regardless of losing in the final, the badminton fraternity, including the likes of Prakash Padukone witnessed the spark in Riya throughout the Tata Open 2017.

Tata Open: Lakshya Sen goes down fighting in final; Ruthvika Shivani Gadde wins second title
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Tata Open: Lakshya Sen goes down fighting in final; Ruthvika Shivani Gadde wins second title

Top Indian junior and sixth seed Lakshya Sen was beaten in three games by Thailand's unseeded Sitthikom Thammasin who, thus, lifted the men's singles title in the USD 20,000 Tata Open India International Badminton Challenge.

HS Prannoy feels top-10 ranking would fetch good draw in 'important' Superseries tournaments
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HS Prannoy feels top-10 ranking would fetch good draw in 'important' Superseries tournaments

India's number two men's singles player, HS Prannoy, feels a high ranking would help players avoid meeting top shuttlers in early rounds, while conceding that the primary focus should be on winning big events.

Tata Open 2017: Lakshya Sen sets benchmark for up-and-coming shuttlers with 'consistent, mature' game
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Tata Open 2017: Lakshya Sen sets benchmark for up-and-coming shuttlers with 'consistent, mature' game

Sen has failed to reach the quarterfinals just twice in the 11 tournaments he’s played so far the 2017 calendar year – including the Junior World Championships in October.

Prakash Padukone urges players to plan with coaches and pick tournaments wisely in face of cramped schedule
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Prakash Padukone urges players to plan with coaches and pick tournaments wisely in face of cramped schedule

Prakash Padukone says that the focus of players should be on winning the important tournaments like the All England, World Championships, Olympics and Superseries finals.