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'False news': Sindhu rubbishes reports of rift with family, coach Gopichand

'False news': Sindhu rubbishes reports of rift with family, coach Gopichand

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Reigning world champion PV Sindhu on Tuesday insisted that there is no rift within her family, adding that she has travelled to London to work on her "nutrition and recovery needs".In a social media post, the 25-year-old also said she has no problem with national coach Pulle...

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Srikanth knocked out of Denmark Open badminton quarters

Srikanth knocked out of Denmark Open badminton quarters

Copenhagen, Oct 16 (IANS) Kidambi Srikanth on Friday was knocked out at the quarter-final stage of the men's singles category of the Denmark Open badminton, thus ending the Indian challenge in Aarhus.In an engrossing match that lasted 62 minutes, Srikanth lost to second seed Chou Tien Chen of Chines...

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Srikanth advances to Denmark Open quarters, Lakshya out (Ld)

Srikanth advances to Denmark Open quarters, Lakshya out (Ld)

Copenhagen, Oct 15 (IANS) Kidambi Srikanth on Thursday went through to the quarterfinals of the Denmark Open while Lakshya Sen's campaign came to an end with a defeat to Denmark's Hans-Kristian Vittinghus.In a hard-fought tie replete with long rallies, Lakshya lost 21-15, 7-21, 17-21. The match last...

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Kidambi Srikanth advances to Denmark Open quarters

Kidambi Srikanth advances to Denmark Open quarters

Copenhagen, Oct 15 (IANS) Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on Thursday came out with yet another commanding performance as he defeated Canada's Jason Anthony Ho-Shue in straight-games to enter the quarterfinals of the ongoing Denmark Open.Srikanth, seeded fifth, defeated Ho-Shue 21-15, 21-14 in ...

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Glad I got a voice because of my sport: Manasi Joshi

Glad I got a voice because of my sport: Manasi Joshi

New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) India's para-badminton ace Manasi Joshi continues to inspire fellow para-athletes around the world. From setting examples to breaking stereotypes, Joshi has been a trailblazer ever since she took up the sport following an accident in 2011.She grabbed headlines last year by w...

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Kidambi Srikanth enters second round of Denmark Open

Kidambi Srikanth enters second round of Denmark Open

Copenhagen, Oct 14 (IANS) Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth came out with a commanding performance as he registered a straight-games win over England's Toby Penty in his opening round match at the Denmark Open.Srikanth, the former world number one, defeated Penty 21-12, 21-18 in 37 minutes at the...

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Lakshya Sen enters pre-quarters of Denmark Open

Lakshya Sen enters pre-quarters of Denmark Open

Denmark, Oct 13 (IANS) Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen on Tuesday made a winning return to the badminton circuit as he defeated France's Christo Popov in straight games to enter the second round of Denmark Open.Sen, who held a 3-1 head to head record against Popov, defeated the Frenchman 21-9, 21-15 in ...

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Not thinking about Olympic qualification: Saina Nehwal (IANS Interview)

Not thinking about Olympic qualification: Saina Nehwal (IANS Interview)

The 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist is currently ranked 22nd in the Badminton World Federation's (BWF) Race to Tokyo rankings and needs to be within the top 13 to seal qualification. The 30-year-old former women's singles world No.1 is currently looking to get back to competitive badminton in ...

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Shuttler Ajay Jayaram 'not allowed to board' flight to Denmark

Shuttler Ajay Jayaram 'not allowed to board' flight to Denmark

New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Shuttler Ajay Jayaram has said he was not allowed to board a flight on Friday morning from Bangalore to Denmark, where he is scheduled to play in the Denmark Open Super Series.The rest of the Indian squad, including Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth and Shubhankar Dey, flew with ...

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How Parul Parmar fought polio & became para-badminton world champion

How Parul Parmar fought polio & became para-badminton world champion

New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Parul Parmar, who was diagnosed with polio at a young age, had incurred a serious injury when she was three years old, but with grit and determination she rose to the top of world para-badminton.The 47-year-old overcame her disability to defy all odds and become a BWF Para-Ba...

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