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K Srikanth to inaugurate Nagpur media badminton tournament

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Published: 17 March 2014
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NAGPUR: India's No. 1 men's singles badminton player Kidambi Srikanth will grace the inaugural ceremony of the annual badminton tournament for media employees on March 20.

Sports Journalists' Association of Nagpur (SJAN) and Post Graduate Teaching Department for Physical Education, RTM Nagpur University will be jointly organizing the three-day event.

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Saina Nehwal seeded eighth at India Open Super Series (pic)

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Published: 17 March 2014
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Saina Nehwal faces an easy opener against Austrian Simone Prutsch in the first round of India's premier badminton tournament.

World No.8 shuttler Saina Nehwal is the only Indian to have been seeded at the USD 250,000 India Open Super Series to be held at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here from April 1-6.Saina Nehwal

Saina has been seeded eighth in the draw that was made on Tuesday. She faces an easy opener against Austrian Simone Prutsch in the first round of India's premier badminton tournament.

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Singapore qualify for Uber Cup in New Delhi (pic)

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Published: 16 March 2014
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Singapore are currently ranked 11th out of the 16 teams that qualified for the 2014 edition, which will be staged in New Delhi, India, from May 18-25.

SINGAPORE: Singapore has qualified for the Uber Cup for only the second time in the tournament history.

Singapore last qualified for the badminton tournament in 2006.Singapore's Yao Lei (L) and Shinta Mulia Sari during the badminton women's doubles quarter final round at the 27th SEA Games in Myanmar on 12 Dec 2013.

The event also serves as the World Team Championships for women.

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Swiss Open title for Chris and Gabby Adcock (pic)

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Published: 16 March 2014
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CHRIS and Gabby Adcock yesterday added the Swiss Open mixed doubles title to their Hong Kong Open triumph in late November.

The England stars defeated their second successive Chinese pair to claim the title in Basel.

The highest-ranked mixed doubles pair among Commonwealth nations beat China's Chai Biao and Tang Jianhua 21-17 21-13 in 38 minutes, having already repeated their Hong Kong final victory over Liu Cheng and Bao Yixin on Saturday in a 64-minute, three-game semi-final.Swiss cheese: Gabby and Chris Adcock smile for the camera after victory

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Koo Kien Keat joins Thailand's badminton club (pic)

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Published: 13 March 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: Koo Kien Keat, the once men's doubles aces of Malaysia’s top men’s doubles players, joins Granula - a professional badminton club in Bangkik, Thailand.Koo Kean Keat looks happy after meeting BAM on Friday. He joins Thai badminton club Granular but will play for BAM if Malaysia needs his service.

 

Koo Kien Keat hope his move could rejuvenate his career in the doubles department, and he has started training with other players from the club such as Bodin Isara. Bodin is the Thai's doubles player who was involved in a fight with his former partner Maneepong Jongjit at the Canada Open in July 2013.Bodin is currently serving a two-year suspension handed out by the Badminton World Federation (BWF).

 

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