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Want all para-athletes to be treated as sports persons: Manasi Joshi

Want all para-athletes to be treated as sports persons: Manasi Joshi

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) With para badminton all set to make its debut at the Paralympics in Tokyo next year, India's Manasi Joshi is super stoked and is ensuring to keep her spirits high working towards ticking off one of her bucket lists -- 'running'.In a recent Instagram 24-hour live relay with I...

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Badminton sweeps six awards at National Sports Awards

Badminton sweeps six awards at National Sports Awards

New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The 2020 National Sports Awards curved a milestone moment for Indian badminton as it received as many as record six awards which also included its first-ever Dhyanchand Award for lifetime achievement.The prestigious Dhyanchand Award was conferred to former star shuttlers Pra...

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Hope to meet Tendulkar after winning medal at Paralympics next year: Bhagat

Hope to meet Tendulkar after winning medal at Paralympics next year: Bhagat

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has turned a nightmare for many, but for Indias para-badminton star Pramod Bhagat, it has turned out to be a ‘blessing in disguise.Bhagat, a World no. 1 and the reigning World Champion in SL3 singles and doubles category, has been confined to hi...

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Don't see events happening before there's a COVID-19 vaccine: Kashyap

Don't see events happening before there's a COVID-19 vaccine: Kashyap

For starters, doubles specialist N Sikki Reddy and a physio tested positive for COVID-19, only to test negative two days later and return to the camp. The positive test had led to the academy being closed down for two days and being sanitised.Moreover, while eight athletes were named in the list for...

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Japan's Olympic badminton champion Ayaka Takahashi retires

Japan's Olympic badminton champion Ayaka Takahashi retires

Tokyo, Aug 20 (IANS) Japanese Olympic badminton champion Ayaka Takahashi has announced her retirement.At a press conference, the 30-year-old shuttler said she had decided to retire as she could not keep her motivation high for another year until the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, reports Xinhua news agency...

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Sindhu, Ghosal & Rasquinha team up with Mindhouse to talk about mental strength

Sindhu, Ghosal & Rasquinha team up with Mindhouse to talk about mental strength

Gurugram, Aug 19 (IANS) Meditation-based mental wellness start-up Mindhouse has rolled out a campaign titled 'Winner's Mindset' to emphasise the role of mental strength. The campaign features some of India's leading sports icons talking about the importance of mental strength and its impact on their...

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2020 China Badminton Super League to begin from Aug 27

2020 China Badminton Super League to begin from Aug 27

Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) The 2020 China Badminton Super League will run from August 27 to September 14 in Chengdu, the Chinese Badminton Association announced on Monday.Eight clubs, including 2018-19 Super League champions Zhejiang Nengyuan, will participate in the mixed team league that will run in a...

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Sikki, physio test negative for COVID-19, badminton camp to restart on Aug 17

Sikki, physio test negative for COVID-19, badminton camp to restart on Aug 17

New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The badminton national camp will restart on August 17 after N Sikki Reddy and physiotherapist Kiran C tested negative for COVID-19. The pair had tested positive for the deadly virus earlier in the week and were asymptomatic following which the Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad,...

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Sikki Reddy tests Covid positive, Gopichand Academy shut for sanitisation

Sikki Reddy tests Covid positive, Gopichand Academy shut for sanitisation

New Delhi: Badminton player N. Sikki Reddy and physiotherapist Kiran C. have tested positive for Covid-19, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) said in a statement on Thursday.The pair had been part of the ongoing badminton national camp at the Pullela Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad. The academy has ...

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Sindhu, Saina & 6 others shuttlers to resume training in Hyderabad

Sindhu, Saina & 6 others shuttlers to resume training in Hyderabad

New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) The national badminton camp for eight Tokyo 2020 Olympic hopefuls, including P.V. Sindhu, will resume from Friday at the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy in Hyderabad.The decision was taken by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) after clearance for the camp was received fr...

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