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PM lauds Sindhu on Singapore Open win, says proud moment for country

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated ace shuttler P V Sindhu on winning her first ever Singapore Open title, saying it is a proud moment for the country and her victory will inspire upcoming players. Double Olympic medallist Sindhu lifted the Singapore Open Super 500 trophy by outwitting China’s Wang Zhi Yi in an intense battle in the women’s singles final on Sunday. Modi tweeted, “I congratulate P V Sindhu on winning her first ever Singapore Open title. She has yet again demonstrated her exceptional sporting talent and achieved success. It is a proud moment for the country and will also give inspiration to upcoming players.” Special offer For your UPSC prep, a special sale on our ePaper. Do not miss out! !function(f,b,e,...
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PV Sindhu clinches Singapore Open title | Badminton News – Times of India

SINGAPORE: Double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu lifted the Singapore Open Super 500 trophy after outwitting China's Wang Zhi Yi in an intense women's singles final, here on Sunday. In the hard-fought title clash, Sindhu managed to stay strong in the key moments to come up trumps 21-9, 11-21, 21-15 against the 22-year-old Wang, the reigning Asian Championships gold medallist. The title run will be a big boost for Sindhu, who will be leading the Indian charge at the Commonwealth Games, starting July 28 in Birmingham. This was her third title of the season -- having won two Super 300 crowns in Syed Modi International and Swiss Open -- and an addition to her brimming cabinet which has a gold, two silver and two bronze medals from the World Championships besides two Olympic medals. !(function(...
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Singapore Open 2022: PV Sindhu beats Han Yue in thriller, makes semis | Badminton News – Times of India

SINGAPORE: Double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu overcame a strong challenge from her Chinese rival Han Yue in a battle lasting more than an hour to book her semifinal berth in the Singapore Open Super 500 Tournament here on Friday. The World No. 7 found the going tough early in the first game as Han was clinical with her placement and drew the first blood, but the Indian bounced back strongly to win the second and seal the issue 17-21 21-11 21-19 in a contest lasting 62 minutes. Sindhu now leads 3-0 against the Chinese on head-to-head. This was Sindhu's first semifinal entry since the Thailand Open in May and it remains to be seen if she is able to make it all the way in their last event before the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Sindhu will next face unseeded Saena Kawakami, the Japane...
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Singapore Open: Mithun, Ashmita register stunning victories; Sindhu, Prannoy too win | Badminton News – Times of India

SINGAPORE: Indian shuttlers Mithun Manjunath and Ashmita Chaliha notched up stunning wins over their illustrious rivals to hog the limelight on the second day of the Singapore Open Super 500 tournament here on Wednesday. While Mithun recorded a stunning 21-17, 15-21, 21-18 win over compatriot and World championships silver medallist Kidambi Srikanth in men's singles, Ashmita shocked Thailand's world number 12 Busanan Ongbamrungphan 21-16, 21-11 in women's singles. The world No. 77 Mithun, a product of the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy, will next take on Ireland's Nhat Nguyen, while Ashmita faces China's Han Yue. For two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu and man-in-form HS Prannoy, it was also a good day in office as the two also progressed to the second round with facile wins. Sindh...
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PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy lead India’s challenge at Singapore Open | Badminton News – Times of India

SINGAPORE: Indian shuttlers, led by two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu and in-form HS Prannoy, will look to hit top gear in the Singapore Open Super 500 Tournament beginning on Tuesday. Being the last tournament before the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, starting later this month, the duo cannot afford to take it easy. Sindhu (3) and Kidambi Srikanth (7), who are the only seeded Indians in the main draw of the men's and women's singles competition, have been handed easy draws. World No. 7 Sindhu, who will open her campaign against lowly-ranked Lianne Tan of Belgium, is the only seeded player in her quarter. Sindhu may run into seventh seeded Busanan Ongbamrungphan of Thailand in the last eight, against whom she boasts of a 17-1 head-to-head. The Indian ace should have it easy till t...
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PV Sindhu once again fails to crack Tai Tzu Ying code, this time in Malaysia Masters | Badminton News – Times of India

KUALA LUMPUR: Two-time Olympic medallist shuttler P V Sindhu went all out but couldn't find a way to get past her nemesis Tai Tzu Ying, suffering yet another defeat in the quarterfinals to bow out of the Malaysia Masters Super 500 tournament here on Friday. A week after being outwitted by the Chinese Taipei great at Malaysia Open, seventh seed Sindhu once again fell short against the world no. 2, losing 13-21, 21-12, 12-21 in a 55-minute clash. It was Sindhu's 17th career defeat to the Tokyo Olympics silver medallist, who has prevailed over the Indian in all their last seven meetings. The last time Sindhu had defeated Tzu Ying was en route to her 2019 World Championship gold in Basel. It was business as usual for Tzu Ying as she rode on her precision and deceptive game to get past a fig...
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PV Sindhu glides into Malaysia Masters quarterfinals | Badminton News – Times of India

KUALA LUMPUR: The two-time Olympic medallist, who is seeded seventh, made short work of the world number 32, Yi Man 21-12 21-10 in just 28 minutes in the women's singles second round clash. However, a tough contest awaits the former World Champion, currently ranked seventh in the world, as she will cross swords with her nemesis Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the last eight. Sindhu has a dismal 5-16 head-to-head record against the world No. 2, who had also beaten the Indian in the quarterfinals of the Malaysia Open last week. In the men's singles contest, B Sai Praneeth lost two Li She Feng of China 14-21 17-21 in 42 minutes. Later in the day, HS Prannoy and Parupalli Kashyap will take the court. FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIAFacebookTwitterInstagramKOO APPYOUTUBE!(function(f, b, e, v, n, ...
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Badminton Asia Technical Committee apologises to PV Sindhu for ‘human error’ | Badminton News – Times of India

Badminton Asia Technical Committee chairman Chih Shen Chen has apologised to two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu for the "human error" committed by the referee during the women's singles semifinal match of the Badminton Asia Championships in April.NEW DELHI: Badminton Asia Technical Committee chairman Chih Shen Chen has apologised to two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu for the "human error" committed by the referee during the women's singles semifinal match of the Badminton Asia Championships in April. Sindhu had been left in tears after an "unfair" call by the umpires midway through her semifinal match against Japan's Akane Yamaguchi saw her go down in three games and eventually sign off with a bronze medal, her second in the continental championship. "Unfortunately, there is no rect...
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PV Sindhu loses to nemesis Tai Tzu Ying, exits Malaysia Open | Badminton News – Times of India

KUALA LUMPUR: Two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu crashed out in the women's singles quarterfinals of the Malaysia Open Super 750 badminton after losing to nemesis Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in a hard-fought three-game contest here on Friday. Sindhu, seeded seventh, squandered a game lead to lose 13-21, 21-15, 21-13 to the second seed Tai Tzu, a silver medallist at the Tokyo Olympics. By virtue of the win, the Chinese Taipei shuttler extended her domination over the Indian ace, leading 16-5 on head-to-head record. Sindhu has now lost six matches on the trot against Tai Tzu. Sindhu, playing against drift, made a slow start and trailed 2-5 in the opening game. But she soon got her act together and pocketed 11 points on the trot to go into the break leading 11-7. The Chinese Taipei sh...
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Malaysia Open: PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy advance to quarterfinals | Badminton News – Times of India

KUALA LUMPUR: Two-time Olympic medallist P V Sindhu entered the quarterfinals with a come-from-behind victory over Thailand's Phittayaporn Chaiwan in the Malaysia Open on Thursday. The world No. 7 dispatched her Thai opponent 19-21 21-9 21-14 in a 57-minute second round clash at the Axiata Arena. The seventh seeded Indian will next face her nemesis Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the last eight face-off. HS Prannoy, the world No. 21, also advanced to the quarterfinals of the men's singles with an easy 21-15 21-7 victory over fourth seed Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei. One of the heroes of India's epic Thomas Cup triumph, the unseeded Prannoy will lock horns with seventh seed Indonesian Jontan Christie. Later in the day, the seventh seeded men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankiredd...
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PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen eye consistency as focus shifts to Indonesia Open | Badminton News – Times of India

JAKARTA: Two-time Olympic medallist P V Sindhu and rising star Lakshya Sen will seek consistency as they lead the Indian charge at the Indonesia Open Super 1000 badminton tournament beginning here on Tuesday. Sindhu has managed to secure two Super 300 titles -- the Syed Modi International and the Swiss Open -- this year but she has looked vulnerable against top players, facing defeats at the hands of Thailand's Ratchanok Inthanon, China's Chen Yu Fei and Korea's An Se Young. However, the former world champion is known to up her game in big events and she will look to gear up for next month's Commonwealth Games with another good show at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno when she opens against China's He Bing Jiao, whom she had beaten at Badminton Asia Championship. If Sindhu, seeded seventh, ...
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Indonesia Open: PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen bow out; Indian challenge ends | Badminton News – Times of India

JAKARTA: Double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu and rising star Lakshya Sen made quarterfinal exits in their respective singles events, ending India's challenge in the Indonesia Open Super Series 500 tournament here on Friday. Sen was first to be eliminated as the 20-year-old went down fighting and forced a decider against his higher-seeded Chinese Taipei rival Chou Tien Chen 21-16, 12-21, 21-14. India's last hope then rested on Sindhu but the former world champion went down without a fight to her old foe Ratchanok Intanon 12-21, 10-21 in a match lasting a little over half an hour. The 27-year-old was at her dominating best and looked at ease with both in attacks and defence and the Indian was never able to fight back and suffered her fifth straight loss against her Thai rival. After pocket...
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Indonesia Masters: Sindhu, Sen enter quarterfinals

Two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu and World Championship bronze winner Lakshya Sen progressed to the quarterfinals of the Indonesia Masters Super 500 badminton tournament with contrasting wins here on Thursday. Sen, who was part of the Indian team that claimed a historic Thomas Cup title triumph in Bangkok, registered a 21-18 21-15 win over world number 13 Rasmus Gemke of Denmark in 54 minutes in the men’s singles. 🚨 Limited Time Offer | Express Premium with ad-lite for just Rs 2/ day 👉🏽 Click here to subscribe 🚨 In the women’s singles, Sindhu was made to toil hard for over an hour by Gregoria Mariska Tunjung of Indonesia before winning 23-21 20-22 21-11 in the second round.Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium Sen, seeded seventh, will next be pitted against Chinese Ta...
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Indonesia Masters 2022: Lakshya Sen sails into quarterfinals | Badminton News – Times of India

JAKARTA: World Championships bronze medallist Lakshya Sen progressed to the quarterfinals of the Indonesia Masters Super 500 badminton tournament with a straight-game win over Denmark's Rasmus Gemke here on Thursday. The 20-year-old from Almora, who was part of the Indian team that claimed a historic Thomas Cup title triumph in Bangkok, prevailed 21-18 21-15 over world number 13 Gemke in 54 minutes. Sen, seeded seventh, will next be pitted against Chinese Taipei's third seed Chou Tien Chen, who had defeated the Indian in a three-game thriller during the Thomas Cup last month in their only meeting. Playing Gemke for the first time in his international career, world number 9 Sen showed better nerves as he limited his errors and fought his way to a fine win. Sen overturned a 0-3 deficit to...
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Error-prone Sindhu loses in Thailand Open semifinals

A profligate P V Sindhu faltered in the semifinals of the Thailand Open, going down in straight games to Olympic champion and world number four Chen Yu Fei of China on Saturday. Sindhu, a two-time Olympic medallist, lost 17-21 16-21 to third seeded Chen in 43 minutes to end an impressive run in the Super 500 tournament. Sindhu, seeded sixth, enjoyed a 6-4 head-to-head count coming into the match but she was not her usual best and committed too many unforced errors against the Chinese, who played aggressive badminton to come up trumps against the Indian. The 26-year-old from Hyderabad had also lost to Chen the last time the two faced off at the 2019 BWF World Tour Finals. Sindhu was the first to log points but Chen strengthened her defence and kept the rallies alive with her overall game...
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Error-prone PV Sindhu loses in Thailand Open semifinals | Badminton News – Times of India

BANGKOK: PV Sindhu faltered in the semifinals of the Thailand Open, going down in straight games to Olympic champion and world number four Chen Yu Fei of China here on Saturday. Sindhu, a two-time Olympic medallist, lost 17-21, 16-21 to third seeded Chen in 43 minutes to end an impressive run in the Super 500 tournament. Sindhu, seeded sixth, enjoyed a 6-4 head-to-head count coming into the match but she was not her usual best and committed too many unforced errors against the Chinese, who played aggressive badminton to come up trumps against the Indian. The 26-year-old from Hyderabad had also lost to Chen the last time the two faced off at the 2019 BWF World Tour Finals. Sindhu was the first to log points but Chen strengthened her defence and kept the rallies alive with her overall gam...
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PV Sindhu beats Sim Yu Jin to enter Thailand Open quarter-finals | Badminton News – Times of India

BANGKOK: Two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu remains the lone surviving Indian shuttler in the competition after she sailed into the women's singles quarter-finals of the Thailand Open on Thursday. The world no 7 Sindhu, seeded sixth, took just 37 minutes to get the better of Sim Yu Jin, who had played a pivotal role in Korea's Uber Cup win, 21-16 21-13 in a second round match. Sindhu, who had defeated world number 62, USA's Lauren Lam in the opening round, will next face second seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan. Yamaguchi beat Korea's Kim Ga Eun 21-23 21-15 21-16 in another second round match. However, Kidambi Srikanth, one of the main architects of India's historic Thomas Cup triumph, exited from the BWF World Tour Super 500 event after handing a walkover to his opponent in the men's sin...
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India’s big badminton moments: From Prakash Padukone’s first ever All England triumph to Team India’s maiden Thomas Cup win | Badminton News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Indian men's badminton team pulled off a major upset on Sunday by crushing 14-time champions Indonesia 3-0 in the final to win their maiden Thomas Cup title. With the unprecedented win, India added another chapter to its biggest badminton moments. Here's a look at some of the other biggest and historic achievements of the Indian badminton players. Prakash Padukone (All England Open title in 1980)One of the biggest Indian badminton legends, Prakash Padukone created history at just 24 years of age, when he became the first Indian ever to win the All England Open at Wembley Stadium on March 23, 1980. The feat was special in many ways as it was the country's biggest taste of success at the grandest stage. Prakash, who was at his prime at that time, went on to win the champion...
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Srikanth & Co. assure India of at least a bronze at Thomas Cup | Badminton News – Times of India

BANGKOK: The Indian men's badminton team scripted a memorable 3-2 win over Malaysia to enter the semifinals of Thomas Cup for the first time in 43 years but the women's side bowed out after losing 0-3 to Thailand in the Uber Cup here on Thursday. India is thus assured of at least a bronze at the Thomas Cup. The country has not won a medal at the event since 1979. India had bagged three bronze in the past when they reached inter-zonal finals. However, it is the first time since the change in the qualifying format that the country won a medal at the prestigious tournament. HE DID IT 😭❤️It's a win for @PRANNOYHSPRI & #TeamIndia secured the 1️⃣st ever medal at #ThomasCup (New format) an… https://t.co/zbwbkvrHjf— BAI Media (@BAI_Media) 1652372054000Up against a team that has won the titl...