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PBSI confident of winning gold in 2016 Olympics

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Published: 20 August 2015
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Jakarta: Winning the men's doubles gold medal and the mixed doubles bronze medal have given Indonesia its renewed confidence of securing at least a gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The president of PBSI Gita Wirjawan believed that the Indonesia team is sure going to be a strong contender for gold medals in Rio.Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan win men's doubles title at the 2015 Total BWF World Championship in Jakarta. (photo: PBSI)


Saina Nehwal regains World No.1, signs with IOS group

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Published: 20 August 2015
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New Delhi: Despite losing the World Championships final in Jakarta on Sunday, ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal regained the top spot in women's singles in the latest rankings of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) released on Thursday.Saina Nehwal dethrones Carolina Marin to regain No.1 rank.


Kento Momota becomes the rising badminton star for Japan

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Published: 19 August 2015
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Tokyo: Up-and-coming shuttler Kento Momota is rewriting Japan’s history in badminton at the international level at a remarkable pace.

The 20-year-old won a bronze medal in men’s singles in Jakarta on Saturday, bringing the country its first men’s singles medal in the World Championships.

“I woke up fresh in the morning, and I was light on my feet today,” Momota said after beating Hong Kong’s Wei Nan 21-6, 21-14 in the quarterfinals. “So I was able to play the match in a very positive frame of mind.”Kento Momota wins the 2015 Indonesia Open

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Fernando Rivas is the man behind success of Carolina Marin

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Published: 19 August 2015
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- By Shivani Naik

Madrid: Newly crowned world champion Carolina Marin always struggled to find quality sparring when growing up in Spain. But it must have helped that coach Fernando Rivas was ambidextrous and could stand opposite the net and play both right handed and southpaw. That is among the many qualities that the multi-talented coach brings to the table, while guiding his 22-year-old ward to her second Worlds title.Fernando Rivas and Carolina Marin (photo: Twitter)

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Saina Nehwal almost quit badminton last year

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Published: 18 August 2015
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Hyderabad: World Championship silver medallist shuttler Saina Nehwal feels her decision to change base to Bangalore under Vimal Kumar's tutelage turned out to be a masterstroke as it helped her regain her game and prolong her career, which was in serious doubt last year.

Saina reiterated that she contemplated quitting last year following a string of poor performances but Vimal came as a saviour and instilled confidence and self belief in her.Saina Nehwal poses her World Championship medal with her father in Hyderabad on Tuesday. (photo: PTI)




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