• India send Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth & four others to Olympics

    New Delhi: Although the 2016 Rio Olympics qualification is based on the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings that will be released on May 5, seven Indian shuttlers have confirmed to qualify for the Olympics after the recently concluded Badminton Asia Championship (BAC).Wish Saina Nehwal every success in Rio. (photo: GettyImages)

    Wish Saina Nehwal every success in Rio. (photo: GettyImages)

  • South Asian Games: Ruthvika Shivani shocks P.V Sindhu to win gold

    Mumbai: Wednesday was yet another great day for Indian shuttlers when they dominated the badminton finals at the 12th edition of the South Asian Games, eventually ending with seven gold and five silver medals.Ruthvika Shivani falls to his knees in celebration after her women's singles final victory over P.V Sindhu.(photo: PTI)

    Ruthvika Shivani falls to his knees in celebration after her women's singles final victory over P.V Sindhu.(photo: PTI)

  • India sweeps badminton golds at South Asian Games

    Mumbai: The Indian men and women's teams romped into the finals of South Asian Games badminton team events at the 12th South Asian Games on Monday and walked away with gold medals in both events with a 3-0 victory against Sri Lanka.India clinched gold medal in men's team event at the South Asian Games. (photo: SAF)

    India clinched gold medal in men's team event at the South Asian Games. (photo: SAF)

  • 2016 Chinese New Year greetings from Lee Chong Wei and other badminton stars

    Kuala Lumpur: The Chinese zodiac calendar, known as Sheng Xiao, is divided into 12 cycles. Each cycle lasts 12 months and is represented by an animal. 2016 is the Year of the Monkey – the "Red Fire Monkey," to be exact.Lee Chong Wei - Malaysia. (photo: Lee Chong Wei's Facebook)

    Lee Chong Wei - Malaysia. (photo: Lee Chong Wei's Facebook)

  • Tan Kim Her brings new hope for India's badminton doubles

    New Delhi: Malaysia's former men's doubles chief coach Tan Kim Her who was appointed by Badminton Association of India (BAI) as their new doubles coach, has started making positive change for India's doubles players.

    The 44-year-old coach signed a five-year contract with BAI effective September, has already began working with Manu Attri/Sumeeth Reddy (men's doubles) and Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa (women's doubles) to help them qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics.Gopichand, Parupalli Kashya and Tan Kim Her (from left). (photo: Parupalli Kashyap)

    Gopichand, Parupalli Kashya and Tan Kim Her (from left). (photo: Parupalli Kashyap)

  • Chong Wei Feng, Tommy Sugiarto ousted at Bitburger Open

    Saarbrucken: Malaysian Chong Wei Feng pressed and fought, but ultimately failed to escape the Bitburger Open men's singles third round against German No. 3 seed Marc Zwiebler on Thursday. Zwiebler's 17-21, 21-13, 21-17 victory was his second against Chong in their 3rd career meetings.Roger Federer survives major scare on Thursday to advance to Bitburger Open quarter-finals.

    Roger Federer survives major scare on Thursday to advance to Bitburger Open quarter-finals.

  • Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa chosen for TOP scheme

    New Delhi: Indian badminton players Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa have been named under the Sport’s Ministry Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Scheme.Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa included in the Target Olympic Podium Scheme.

    Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa included in the Target Olympic Podium Scheme.

  • Ashwini Ponnappa targets medal at World Championships

    Mumbai: Buoyed by her victory with Jwala Gutta at the Canada Open, Ashwini Ponnappa is hopeful of another successful performance at the BWF World Championships, scheduled to begin in Jakarta on Monday. “Ideally, our target is to win a medal,” she said here on Tuesday after being felicitated by the Karnataka Badminton Association for that triumph in Calgary. “The Canada win and our performance in the US Open (semifinal defeat) will give us a huge boost.”Ashwini Ponnappa is the women's doubles ace of India.

    Ashwini Ponnappa is the women's doubles ace of India.

  • Jwala Gutta: Let Tan Kim Her decides all

    Mumbai: Jwala Gutta, the ace badminton doubles star, has been requesting the Badminton Association of India (BAI) to hire the services of a specialist coach since the last couple of years. And her efforts bore fruit when BAI finally brought top doubles coach Kim Tan Her on board last week.Jwala Gutta (right) and Ashwini Ponnappa are currently at World No. 12

    Jwala Gutta (right) and Ashwini Ponnappa are currently at World No. 12

  • It's official: Tan Kim Her becomes India's Badminton doubles coach

    Mumbai: The Badminton Association of India (BAI) has finally managed to rope in the services of top doubles coach Tan Kim Her on Friday. The Malaysian was in the Capital of India to finalise his contract with the Sports Authority of India, and BAI president Akhilesh Das Gupta said that Tan Kim Her will join the Indian team by the end of September.Departure of Tan Kim Her (left) is a huge loss for Badminotn Association of Malaysia.

    Departure of Tan Kim Her (left) is a huge loss for Badminotn Association of Malaysia.

  • Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa in dispute with Indian coach Pullela Gopichand (video)

    Mumbai: While we don't know exactly when the feud between two top Indian badminton women's doubles stars Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa and their coach Pullela Gopichand will come to an end, the fact that the India Sports Ministry has decided to include the shuttlers in the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) could probably bring a temporary halt to their conflicts.Hope Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa and Pullela Gopichand could reach a “peaceful resolution” asap.

    Hope Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa and Pullela Gopichand could reach a “peaceful resolution” asap.

  • Badminton Association of India hire Tan Kim Her as doubles coach

    Mumbai: With a little more than a year left for the Rio Olympics, the Badminton Association of India's (BAI) demand to hire a specialist doubles coach has been granted by the India sports ministry.

    Malaysian Tan Kim Her has been roped in by the BAI till the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and will be on a salary of between $7,500 and $8,000 per month, according to Indian media.Good luck to Tan Kim Her for his new ventures.

    Good luck to Tan Kim Her for his new ventures.

  • Lee Chong Wei holds off Angus Ng Ka Long to win Canada Open title (video)

    Calgary: Former world number one Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia fought off a determined challenge from Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong to claim back-to-back titles at Canada Open on Sunday.Congratulations to Lee Chong Wei for his Canada Open title! (photo: Lee Chong Wei's FB)

    Congratulations to Lee Chong Wei for his Canada Open title! (photo: Lee Chong Wei's FB)

  • Jwala Gutta withdraws from Asiad, Ashwini seeks new partner

    New Delhi: 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games gold medalists Jwala Gutta has pulled out from the Asian Games, after sustaining a sprain in the right knee. After a diagnosis, her doctor has advised her to take a break for the next 14 days, to avoid aggravating the injury.Wish Jwala Gutta a speedy recovery

    Wish Jwala Gutta a speedy recovery

  • Jwala Gutta: We need a chief coach for doubles

    Hyderabad: Jwala Gutta does not see a great future for doubles in the country unless immediate steps are taken by the authorities. Essentially, she seeks a new independent coach in place of Pullela Gopichand, who also handles doubles.Jwala Gutta's relationship with India's national coach Pullela Gopichand has deteriorated ever since Gopichand chose to remain silent on the proposed life ban on her by the Badminton Association of India for alleged breach of discipline on October 2013.

    Jwala Gutta's relationship with India's national coach Pullela Gopichand has deteriorated ever since Gopichand chose to remain silent on the proposed life ban on her by the Badminton Association of India for alleged breach of discipline on October 2013.

  • Jwala Gutta lashes out at coach Gopichand

    Rupam Jain

    When the Commonwealth Games players returned home on Tuesday a hero's welcome awaited only a few - P Kashyap, Guru Saidutt and PV Sindhu.Jwala Gutta (right) and Ashwini Ponnappa wave after winning gold in the women's badminton doubles event of Commonwealth Games in New Delhi on October 14, 2010.

    Jwala Gutta (right) and Ashwini Ponnappa wave after winning gold in the women's badminton doubles event of Commonwealth Games in New Delhi on October 14, 2010.

    They then headed to the city's badminton academy to meet well-wishers. However, CWG silver medalist, Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa, were not part of this welcome. And Jwala Gutta made no bones of it. Lashing out at chief national coach, P Gopichand, Jwala said, "We were not even informed about it while he (Gopichand) is supposed to be our chief national coach. He is supposed to include all, and not just a few of his favourites," said Jwala. But the shuttler says she knows she wouldn't be 'invited' to the (proverbial) party. "This is something I have gotten used to. It was evident that we wouldn't be called there. Things have become so bitter that perhaps, even if we were invited, we wouldn't have gone."

  • Glasgow 2014: Sindhu, Kashyap,Gurusaidutt reach semis

    Glasgow: Second seed Parupalli Kashyap and PV Sindhu, RMV Gurusaidutt as well as defending champions Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa notched up quarter-finals wins at the Emirates Arena on Friday. But fourth seed Kidambi Srikanth and sixth seed P.C. Thulasi had to bite the dust as their campaigns came to an end.RMV Gurusaidutt upsets top seed Chong Wei Feng to reach semi-finals

    RMV Gurusaidutt upsets top seed Chong Wei Feng to reach semi-finals

  • Glasgow 2014: England vs Malaysia in the mixed team final

    Glasgow: England will face Malaysia in the badminton mixed team event final on Monday after a hard-fought 3-0 win over India in the semifinals at the Emirates Arena on Sunday evening.England celebrates after 3-0 win over India (left); Chris kisses wife Gabby after their victory in mixed doubles

    England celebrates after 3-0 win over India (left); Chris kisses wife Gabby after their victory in mixed doubles

  • India thrash Kenya 5-0 to top badminton mixed team group

    Glasgow: After thrashing Ghana and Uganda with the exact scoreline of 5-0 Thursday, Indian shuttlers continued their good showing at the 20th Commonwealth Games as they blanked Kenya 5-0 on the second day of the mixed team competition to top group B.

    Scratch pair of K. Srikanth and Jwala Gutta were the ones to start the proceedings for India as they mauled Mercy Joseph and Patrick Mbogo 21-8 21-8 in just 18 minutes.Jwala Gutta was playing against Kenya

    Jwala Gutta was playing against Kenya

  • India ready for Uber Cup challenge

    For the first time in recent memory, Indian Uber Cup team is capable of reaching the knockout stage in the Thomas-Uber Cup finals that kicks-off at the Siri Fort Sports Complex on May 18. This year, India has been clubbed with Thailand, Canada and Hong Kong.Jwala Gutta exude confidence ahead of Uber Cup

    Jwala Gutta exude confidence ahead of Uber Cup

    Even though she is only 19 years old, PV Sindhu almost defeated Wang Shixian of China in the Asian Championship two weeks ago. She has proven that she can put up a fight in a potentially crucial match.

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