badminton

No mixed doubles without Jwala, says Diju


September 1st, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Badminton doubles specialist Valiyaveetil Diju expressed surprise over reports that his mixed event partner Jwala Gutta is taking a sabbatical from the game, and said ... Read more...

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China wants to boost badminton abroad


August 19th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 19 (IANS) Badminton giant China is ready to spread its expertise abroad for the game's betterment, China Daily reported Sunday.China's dominance in badminton has raised concerns about the ... Read more...

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Yogeshwar, Vijay Kumar recommended for Khel Ratna


August 18th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) London Olympic medallists Yogeshwar Dutt and Vijay Kumar were Saturday recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award while cricketer Yuvraj Singh will be ... Read more...

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Cherish to vie for Mumbai badminton triple crown


August 17th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Cherish D'Souza is in line for a triple crown, having made the finals of the girls under-19, under-17 and under-15 singles in the Mumbai Suburban District ... Read more...

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Harsh, Anmol enter semis of Mumbai badminton


August 15th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Third seed Harsh Chouhan outplayed Kairan Kapadia to enter the men's singles semi-finals of the Mumbai Suburban District Badminton Championships at the Celebration Club, Andheri here ... Read more...

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India’s medal winners at London Olympics


August 12th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) The following is the list of India's medal winners at the 2012 London Olympics:Medal Name Sport Event Date Silver Vijay Kumar Shooting Men's 25m rapid fire ... Read more...

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Olympic bronze not the end of my road: Mary Kom (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Indian boxer M.C. Mary Kom said Wednesday that the Olympic bronze medal won't be the end of road for her and she would continue with her ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha congratulates Olympics medal winners


August 8th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Lok Sabha Wednesday congratulated the Indian sportspersons who have won medals at the London Olympics.Speaker Meira Kumar said the house congratulates the medal ... Read more...

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When Saina wanted to quit badminton


August 7th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 7 (IANS) Disheartened by a streak of losses last year, Saina Nehwal wanted to stop playing badminton, revealed Pullela Gopichand, the London Olympics bronze medallist's coach. "Saina came ... Read more...

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China’s Chen takes badminton bronze


August 5th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China's Chen Long won the bronze in the men's singles badminton Sunday at the London Olympics, beating South Korea's Hyun Il Lee.Third seed Chen beat ... Read more...

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Chinese badminton head coach blames referee for player’s injury


August 5th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Chinese badminton head coach Li Yongbo accused Danish referee Torsten Berg of causing injury to Wang Xin in the bronze medal match against India's Saina Nehwal."When ... Read more...

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Can’t believe I won a medal: Saina Nehwal


August 5th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal said she could not believe she won a medal after she was awarded the victory against Chinese Xin Wang here Saturday.The ... Read more...

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PM congratulates Saina


August 4th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh congratulated Saina Nehwal on her winning the bronze medal in women's Badminton at the 2012 London Olympics, a statement from ... Read more...

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Saina would have won anyway: Gopichand


August 4th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Minutes after Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal was awarded the women's singles bronze medal play-off against Xin Wang of China Saturday, mentor and coach Pullela Gopichand said ... Read more...

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Olympics: Wang retires to hand Saina badminton bronze (Lead)


August 4th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) India's Saina Nehwal won women's singles bronze in badminton Saturday when her opponent Wang Xin of China broke down with a knee injury after taking ... Read more...

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Olympics: Schedule of events involving Indian athletes Saturday


August 4th, 2012 - 2:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Following is the schedule of events involving Indian athletes at the Olympic Games Saturday.Athletics Men's 20 km walk: Baljinder Singh, Gurmeet Singh and Irfan Kolothum Thodi Women's 3000m ... Read more...

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Olympics: Schedule of events involving Indian athletes Friday


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Following is the schedule of events involving Indian athletes at the Olympic Games Friday.Athletics Men's shot put: Om Prakash Karhana Women's discus throw: Seema Antil and Krishna Poonia Women's ... Read more...

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Olympics: Schedule of events involving Indian athletes Monday


July 30th, 2012 - 2:50 am ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Following is the schedule of events involving Indian athletes at the London Olympic Games Monday.Archery: women's individual eliminations: L. Bombayla Devi vs Kateryna Palekha (Greece)Badminton: ... Read more...

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Olympics badminton: Jwala-Diju suffer second straight defeat


July 29th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) India's Jwala Gutta and V. Diju jeopardised their chances of making the knockout round in the badminton mixed doubles event at the London Olympics after suffering ... Read more...

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Olympic: Saina starts her campaign Sunday


July 28th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Saina Nehwal begins her pursuit of India's elusive badminton Olympic medal at the London Games Sunday against Swiss Sabrina Jaquet in the first round of the ... Read more...

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Saina drawn in easy group at London Olympics


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal should have it easy in the group stages of her Olympic campaign, according to the draw announced here Monday.World No.55 Lianne ... Read more...

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Boxer Vikas promises a fearless show in London


July 21st, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Indian boxer Vikas Krishan is banking on his fearlessness for a medal at the London Olympics.Vikas, the second Indian after Vijender Singh to win a ... Read more...

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I can hope and try, not predict: Saina Nehwal (Interview)


July 16th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 16 (IANS) Indian athletes are projected to win medals in a handful of disciplines at the London Olympics, but none is closer to the goal than iconic badminton ... Read more...

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29 Olympic champions to spearhead China at London Games


July 10th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 10 (IANS) Spearheaded by 29 Beijing Olympic champions, China will bid to confirm supremacy at the London Olympic Games.China Tuesday announced its 396-strong team including 29 Beijing Olympic ... Read more...

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We should be back with a medal: Gopichand (Interview)


July 10th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 10 (IANS) India's chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand is optimistic that the country's shuttlers will return home with at least one medal from the London Olympics. The five-member ... Read more...

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Excited to be Olympics-bound: Ashwini Ponnappa


July 9th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 9 (IANS) Badminton ace Ashwini Ponnappa, who will be among five shuttlers carrying India's medal hopes at the London Olympics, is excited to be playing her first Olympics."I ... Read more...

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Arif sure of Saina bagging Olympics medal


July 8th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 8 (IANS) Former national chief badminton coach Syed Mohammed Arif believes India's top shuttler Saina Nehwal will win a medal at the London Olympics."I firmly believe that the ... Read more...

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Saina Nehwal gave up karate to embrace badminton


July 6th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Badminton ace Saina Nehwal, who is confident of winning the gold in the London Olympics, was initially into karate before she took up the shuttlecock ... Read more...

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Uganda athletes undergo doping test ahead of Olympics


July 3rd, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kampala, July 3 (IANS) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has carried out doping tests for body enhancing substances on Ugandan athletes heading to the Olympics in London this month.Dennis Galabuzi, ... Read more...

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Japanese shuttler wins Russian Open


July 1st, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Japan's Kazumasa Sakai won badminton's Russian Open Sunday, denying Vladimir Malkov a second win at his home event in Vladivostok.Kazumasa's winning margin of 21-17, 21-17 ... Read more...

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Andhra CM announces Rs.50 lakh for Saina


June 21st, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy Thursday announced a cash award of Rs.50 lakh for Indian badminton champion Saina Nehwal for her victories in ... Read more...

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Jwala-Diju enter mixed doubles quarters at Singapore


June 21st, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, June 21 (IANS) India's Jwala Gutta and V. Diju entered the mixed doubles quarterfinals at the Singapore Open Super Series badminton event defeating Malaysian duo of Aik Quan Tan ... Read more...

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Why Saina loves Indonesia!


June 19th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 19 (IANS) Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal is in love with Indonesia."I feel like a champion when I enter Indonesian courts. I don't know why," the world number ... Read more...

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Saina in Indonesia Open final, Kashyap loses (Second Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, June 16 (IANS) India's Saina Nehwal marched into the final of the Indonesia Open Super Series Premier badminton event Saturday with a convincing victory over South Korean Ji Hyun ... Read more...

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Kashyap’s impressive run in Indonesia Open ends (Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, June 16 (IANS) Parupalli Kashyap's impressive run in the Indonesia Open Super Series Premier badminton event ended with a loss to local favourite Simon Santoso in the semifinals here ... Read more...

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