TOPS' Developmental Group program laudable but questions prevail over badminton's selection criteria
Several questions have been left unanswered about the process by which a total of 27 junior shuttlers were selected by the Sports Authority of India’s (SAI) ‘Mission Olympic Cell’ (MOC).
What's to blame for PV Sindhu's freefall after last year's Basel World Championships? Predictability
The answers to PV Sindhu's slump in form after her World Championships win, perhaps lie in a melange of a host of external factors as well as a clutch of facets intrinsic to her game.
The BWF wishes to change the scoring system to a best-of-five-games of 11 points each (11x5) from the existing best-of-three-games of 21 points each (21x3), but a host of former players and coaches oppose the move.
Modi was a pure, natural talent. He had a superb backhand, by virtue of which he could send the shuttle to any corner of the opponent’s court, no matter how late he connected the shuttle.
Former India badminton coach Vimal Kumar is extremely disappointed with the way Indonesian doubles coach Flandy Limpele left abruptly in an Olympic year and said foreign appointees must be held accountable for departing without completing their tenures.
Solely Saina's decision to shift to Bangalore, says Prakash Padukone Academy on Pullela Gopichand's outburst
"PPBA did not have any role to play in Saina Nehwal's decision to move to Bangalore and train at PPBA," Padukone academy said in a statement.
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.
Jaspal Rana was ignored for Dronacharya as his proteges didn't name him as coach, says national sports awards' selection panel member
According to a member of the selection panel none of his wards have declared him as their coach while filing the required affidavits to come under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS).
Paralympics silver medallist Deepa Malik in contention for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award; Ravindra Jadeja included in Arjuna Award nominees' list
The name of 48-year-old Deepa, who won a silver in the shot put F53 category in the 2016 Rio Paralympics, was added for the Khel Ratna by a 12-member selection committee on the second day of the two-day meeting.
Sudirman Cup 2019: Is playing for India no longer a priority for shuttlers? Disappointing performances leave lot to answer for
Srikanth, Sindhu & Co have been seen to turn out almost reluctantly for India, in a manner that is directly antithetical to how tennis star Leander Paes would carry his heart on his sleeve and play his best while turning out in the country's colours.
Pullela Gopichand believes BAI should ban players who indulge in age-fudging as 'examples' need to be made of wrongdoers for any tangible change.
All England Championships 2019: Indian contingent's dependence on Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu justified, says Vimal Kumar
Marin’s absence will be felt at the World Tour Super 1000 event, however, it doesn’t make the draw any easier for the rest. India’s hopes rest on Saina and Sindhu
PV Sindhu says All England Championships won't be a cakewalk even in injured Carolina Marin's absence
Star Indian shuttler PV Sindhu said it won't be an easy outing for her at the upcoming All England Championships even in the expected absence of injured reigning Olympic champion, Carolina Marin.
Tata Open International Challenge: Rivalry brewing between Lakshya Sen and Kunlavut Vitidsarn as duo lock horns in final
A year after being denied the Tata Open title by yet another Thai player Sitthikom Thammasin in three close games, it's time for Lakshya to take the silverware home
Youth Olympic Games 2018: Complacency, absence of physio denies Lakshya Sen coveted gold medal in Buenos Aires
To some extent, Lakshya had only himself to blame for the manner in which he scraped through the semi-final against Japan's second-seeded Kodai Naraoka.
Former coach Vimal Kumar says he is happy to see Saina Nehwal focus on game despite many distractions
Saina Nehwal shifted from Hyderabad to Bengaluru to train under Vimal Kumar in 2014 before her return to Hyderabad to once again train under Pullela Gopichand last year.
India ended a 28-year-old medal drought when the women's team, led by Saina Nehwal and Sindhu, clinched their maiden bronze medal at the 2014 edition at Incheon, South Korea.
Vietnam Open: Lakshya Sen pulls out of tournament due to injury; Ajay Jayaram to carry India's hopes
Asian junior champion Lakshya Sen on Monday pulled out of the $75,000 Vietnam Open BWF Tour Super 100 after failing to recover from shin splint injuries.
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.
Rivals Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu opt to train at separate academies under Pullela Gopichand post-CWG showdown
Fierce rivals on court, badminton stars Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu are training at separate academies of national coach Pullela Gopichand ever since their epic Commonwealth Games summit clash in Gold Coast, eager to ensure that neither of them gets a whiff of the other's strategies and improvisations