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Taipei Open & Korea Open among 4 tournaments cancelled by BWF

Taipei Open & Korea Open among 4 tournaments cancelled by BWF

Kuala Lumpur, July 29 (IANS) The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has cancelled four tournaments, including Taipei Open 2020 and Korea Open, due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.The Taipei Open was slated to take place from September 1 to September 6 while the Korea Open was scheduled to be held from Se...

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Carolina Marin's father passes away

Carolina Marin's father passes away

New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Rio Olympic gold medallist Carolina Marin has lost her father Gonzalo Marin Perez, who had met with an accident in February. According to the Spanish Badminton Federation (FESBA), Marin's father passed away in the early hours of Sunday."The Spanish Badminton Federation wish...

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Turning point for me was when I beat Li Xuerui in 2012: Sindhu

Turning point for me was when I beat Li Xuerui in 2012: Sindhu

Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) World champion shuttler P.V. Sindhu has been making most of the time away from the game by developing new skills at home.During a freewheeling chat with paddler Mudit Dani on his live online chat show ‘In the Sportlight', the Olympic silver medallist said she has been picking ...

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Difficult time for younger players, says Gopichand

Difficult time for younger players, says Gopichand

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) National badminton coach Pullela Gopichand admitted that the current circumstances resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is not good for younger players. For now, athletes who are in the mix for the Tokyo Olympics are priority as training camps around the country ope...

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BWF approves four-term limit for president

BWF approves four-term limit for president

Copenhagen, July 19 (IANS) The Badminton World Federation (BWF) at its 81st Annual General Meeting (AGM) has placed a four-term limit for its president. It also approved changes to its constitution, ensuring "at least 30 per cent of each gender on Council and among the representatives from each cont...

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Ace para-athlete Ramesh Tikaram succumbs to COVID-19, Rijiju pays tribute

Ace para-athlete Ramesh Tikaram succumbs to COVID-19, Rijiju pays tribute

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has offered condolences on the tragic demise of former para-badminton player Ramesh Tikaram who died with COVID-19. He was 51.Tikaram, country's first para-badminton player to be honoured with the prestigious Arjuna award, passed away on T...

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BWF awaiting for 'more clarity' before deciding on events in China

BWF awaiting for 'more clarity' before deciding on events in China

Kuala Lumpur, July 11 (IANS) The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Saturday said that it is waiting for more clarity before taking a call on the remaining tournaments that are scheduled to be held in China.The General Administration of Sport of China on Friday had announced that the country will n...

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China Masters, Dutch Open badminton tournaments cancelled

China Masters, Dutch Open badminton tournaments cancelled

Kuala Lumpur, July 7 (IANS) The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Tuesday announced the cancellations of the China Masters and Dutch Open from its revamped calendar for the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic."Two BWF Tour Super 100 tournaments have been cancelled from the revamped BWF Tou...

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It will take some time before I go full steam, says Marin

It will take some time before I go full steam, says Marin

Mumbai, July 6 (IANS) Olympic gold medallist Carolina Marin has said it will take some time before she can reach here previous levels due to the implications put forward by the coronavirus pandemic.In normal circumstances, the Spaniard would currently be gearing herself up to defend her crown at the...

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Rijiju leads wishes for Sindhu as badminton champ turns 25

Rijiju leads wishes for Sindhu as badminton champ turns 25

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju was among those who wished badminton world champion P.V. Sindhu on her birthday. Sindhu turned 25 on Sunday."Birthday greetings to India's first World Badminton Champion and Olympic Medalist @Pvsindhu1. I wish her a good health, long life and hap...

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