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It will be difficult for Lin to qualify for Tokyo: Lee Chon Wei

It will be difficult for Lin to qualify for Tokyo: Lee Chon Wei

Kuala Lumpur, May 20 (IANS) Malaysian badminton great Lee Chong Wei said that it will be difficult for China's Lin Dan to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. Lin, a two-time Olympic champion and Lee's arch-rival during his illustrous career, is looking to compete in his fifth straight Olympics."I think ...

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Shuttlers Kashyap, Jayaram show off singing skills on social media

Shuttlers Kashyap, Jayaram show off singing skills on social media

Hyderabad, May 12 (IANS) They are not being able to compete at the moment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But top Indian badminton stars Parupalli Kashyap and Ajay Jayaram are keeping themselves engaged by singing their favourite songs.During an online Karaoke session, 2014 Commonwealth Games gold med...

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Gopichand explains importance of physical literacy in COVID-19 fight

Gopichand explains importance of physical literacy in COVID-19 fight

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) India badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on Thursday emphasized on the need for physical literacy as people around the world are fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic.Gopichand alongwith Margaret Whitehead, who is an esteemed philosopher and stalwart of the modern interpretat...

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Mother gave up job, father took leave: Sindhu on 2016 Oly journey

Mother gave up job, father took leave: Sindhu on 2016 Oly journey

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Ace Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu feels that because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic -- which has put all sporting activities on hold -- it might be a good opportunity to get former players in the country to double up as coaches for athletes."If the global pandemic continue...

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Finland to host 2021 European Mixed Team Badminton C'ships

Finland to host 2021 European Mixed Team Badminton C'ships

Helsinki, May 4 (IANS) Finland will now host the 2021 European Mixed Team Badminton Championships. This comes after England's Milton Keynes city withdrew due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Badminton Europe on Monday announced that the championships will take place in Vantaa, just outside Helsinki, in Febr...

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Badminton World Championships postponed to avoid clash with Oly (2nd Lead)

Badminton World Championships postponed to avoid clash with Oly (2nd Lead)

Kuala Lumpur, May 1 (IANS) The 2021 badminton World Championships has been postponed to November, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said on Friday. The tournament is traditionally held in August but will now take place from November 29 to December 5, 2021. This has been done to ensure that it doe...

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Badminton World Championships postponed to November 2021

Badminton World Championships postponed to November 2021

Kuala Lumpur, May 1 (IANS) The 2020 badminton World Championships has been postponed to November this year, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said on Friday. The tournament is traditionally held in August but will now take place from November 29 to December 5, 2021.The tournament is scheduled to ...

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COVID-19: Badminton World Championships postponed to November

COVID-19: Badminton World Championships postponed to November

Kuala Lumpur, May 1 (IANS) The 2020 badminton World Championships has been postponed to November this year, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said on Friday. The tournament is traditionally held in August but will now take place from November 29 to December 5, 2020.The tournament is scheduled to ...

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BWF postpones Thomas & Uber Cup Finals for second time

BWF postpones Thomas & Uber Cup Finals for second time

New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The Thomas and Uber Cup Finals were on Wednesday pushed back for the second time due to the COVID-19 pandemic as the Badminton World Federation (BWF) decided to hold the global team championships from October 3 to 11 in Aarhus, Denmark."Badminton World Federation (BWF) and...

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India Open can be hosted in December-January, BAI tells BWF

India Open can be hosted in December-January, BAI tells BWF

New Delhi: The India Open badminton tournament can be hosted in the country in December 2020 or January 2021 pending approval from the government, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) has told the Badminton World Federation (BWF)."We gave them a period of December or January for hosting the tour...

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