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Sindhu, Srikanth win national badminton titles (pic)

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Published: 23 December 2013
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NEW DELHI: Top shuttlers PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth won the women's and men's titles, respectively, at the 78th Senior National Badminton Championships at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here Monday.

World Championship bronze medallist Sindhu won her second national title after 2011 while it is a first for Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold winner Srikanth.

Defending mixed doubles champions Aparna Balan and Arun Vishnu retained their crown while Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa regained the women's doubles crown for the first time since 2009.G. Jwala and Ashwini Ponnappa pose with their spoils after triumphing in straight games.

Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar won their maiden men's doubles title.

Meanwhile, Kuhoo Garg and Chirag Sen became the youngest players to win a medal in the tournament when they defeated Pranaav Chopra and Maneesha K in mixed doubles semifinals.

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Jwala Gutta blasts Badminton Association of India over Nationals participation (pic)

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Published: 23 December 2013
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Jwala Gutta is in the news again. She has for another time hit out at the Badminton Association of India’s (BAI) diktat for forcing all top players to participate in the Senior National Championships here.

Gutta, however, justified top shuttler Saina Nehwal’s decision to skip the event citing busy international schedule, but blamed the BAI for maintaining two different sets of rules for two different individuals. Jwala Gutta “The rules have been bent for a few individuals while others have been asked to participate forcefully,” Gutta told dna on the sidelines of the senior tourney.

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PV Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap win at National Badminton Championship (pic)

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Published: 23 December 2013
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Top shuttlers PV Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap cruised to the next round but it was qualifier Shriyanshi Pardeshi of Air India who hogged the limelight after stunning former women national champion Trupti Murgunde in straight games at the 78th ATS Senior National Badminton Championship here on Friday.

The 17-year-old Pardeshi was much superior on the net and it helped her register a 21-17, 21-18 win over the eighth seed opponent at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here. She will now face M Aruna of Pondicherry.PV Sindhu

"It is undoubtedly one of my biggest victories so far. This will give me a lot of confidence going ahead and I will try my best to go as far as possible in this competition from hereafter," Shriyanshi said after the match.

In the day's other matches, favourites Sindhu and Kashyap sailed through the third round with relative ease.

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Top Badminton News in India - PV Sindhu rises, Saina struggles and the IBL is born

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Published: 23 December 2013
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New Delhi: Saina Nehwal endured a frustrating title drought but Indian badminton continued to move forward with the emergence of P V Sindhu as the next big sensation and the introduction of the ambitious Indian Badminton League this year. Last year, Saina had the world at her feat as she became the first Indian to win a medal at the Olympics -- a bronze in London -- but what followed was a series of fitness issues and inconsistent form and it took a toll on her career. PV Sindhu was the best thing to happen to Indian badminton in 2013.The 23-year-old failed to defend her crowns in Indonesia, Denmark, Switzerland and Thailand and ended the year without a single title and slipped to world number six in the BWF rankings as well. The girl from Hyderabad could not even make it to the finals of these events and her best finishes were at Malaysia Super Series Premier and All England Super Series Premier where she reached semifinals.

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Comeback man Chetan Anand advances in India's National Badminton qualifiers

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Published: 16 December 2013
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New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS): Three-time India national champion Chetan Anand began his comeback from an injury curtailed season with a comfortable 21-5, 21-15 victory over Vishal Garg of Assam in the second qualifying round of the 78th Senior National badminton championship organised by the Delhi Capital Badminton Association.

The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation employee, who was once ranked in the world top-20, had been suffering from a knee injury for the last two years and had dropped down in the pecking order of the national rankings.

However, Chetan hardly broke sweat Monday as he aimed for atleast a last eight finish in the tournament.

Also winning their qualifying matches comfortably were former junior national champion Rohan Castelino of Karnataka and U-17 national champion Daniel Farid, who had recently also won the Junior Nationals U-19 Category in Chandigarh.

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