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Badminton: Sathish, Tasnim Mir to lead  23-member  Indian squad in  BWF World Junior Championship

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New Delhi: Tamil Nadu’s Sathish Kumar and Gujarat’s Tasnim Mir will spearhead the 23-member Indian challenge at the BWF World Junior Championship to be held from 30th September to 13th October in in Kazan, Russia

Sathish , who has aggregated 925 points from the All India Junior Ranking tournaments held in Panchkula and Bangalore, will head the campaign in the Boy’s singles section .

“While selecting the squad, BAI has looked into the performances of the young shuttlers at the two All India Junior Ranking tournaments held in Panchkula and Bangalore last month and considered the cumulative ranking points each of them earned,” said Ajay K Singhania, General Secretary, BAI.

The girls’ team will be spearheaded by Gujarat’s Tasnim Mir who secured a total of 813 points from the two ranking tournaments.

Besides Sathish, Nagpur’s Rohan Gurbani, Manipur’s Maisnam Meiraba and Pranav Rao Gandham of Telengana will be part of the team.

In girls’ singles category, Tasnim will be joined by Uttarakhand’s Aditi Bhatt and Unnati Bisht, and Karnataka’s Trisha Hegde.

While considering the player’s selection, each of the leg winners got 500 while the runner-up bagged 425. The rest of the points bifurcation are: semi-finals (388), quarter-finals (275) and pre-quarter-finals (192).

For the girls’ doubles, Aditi Bhatt and Goa’s Tanisha Crasto will be leading the Indian charge after securing back-to-back wins in the two ranking tournaments that gave them a whopping total of 1000 points. In the boys’ doubles category, Manjit Singh Khwairakpam and Dingku Singh Konthoujam from Manipur will be the biggest hopes from the Indian contingent after topping the table with 852 points from two tournaments.

Tanisha Crasto will also lead the charge in mixed doubles with Chattisgarh partner Ishaan Bhatnagar after the pair’s brilliant run in the two ranking tournaments. The pair topped the ranking table after winning both the ranking tournaments and locking 1000 points with the wins.

At the previous edition, Lakshya Sen brought India’s fifth boys’ singles bronze medal from this prestigious tournament and the squad will hope to add to India’s medal count.

The coaching team will be headed by Junior National coach Sanjay Mishra and the team will be undergoing a training camp, starting September 13 in Bangalore that will continue till September 27.


Badminton: Samiya Imad Farooqui leads the charge as Indians bag six medals including three gold at Bulgarian International

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Indian Junior shuttler Samiya Imad Faruqui won gold in Women’s Singles at the Bulgarian Junior International Championships on Sunday (1)

New Delhi,  11 August : Samiya Imad Farooqui led the charge as  Indian juniors bagged  three gold, one silver and two bronze medals at the Bulgarian  International Badminton  Championships  in Pazardzhik, Bulgaria on Sunday. 

Edvin Joy & Shruti Mishra won gold in the mixed doubles category of Bulgarian Junior International Tournament on Sunday

 Samiya captured the girls’ singles gold as Indians created multiple upsets with the girls’ doubles pair of Tanisha Crasto and Aditi Bhatt and the mixed doubles combine of Edwin Joy and Shruti Mishra finishing on the top podium.

2017 U-15 Asian Junior Championships gold medallist Samiya  showed superb resilience and strong nerves in fighting back from a game down to secure a 9-21, 21-12, 22-20 win over the second seed Anastasiia Shapovalova in 59 minutes.

Tanisha Crasto & Aditi Bhatt won gold in girl’s doubles at the Bulgarian Junior International Championships

The  doubles pair of Tanisha Crasto and Aditi Bhatt were equally impressive  as  they  stunned the Turkish top seeds Bengisu Ercetin and Zehra Erdem 21-15, 18-21, 21-18. Edwin Joy and Shruti Mishra brought more delight for the Indian contingent with their effortless 21-14, 21-17 win over the British second seeds Brandon Zhi Hao Yap and Abbygael Harris.

The only final result that did not go India’s way was the boys’ doubles one where the top-seeded British pair of William Jones and Brandon Zhi Hao inflicted a 21-19, 21-18 defeat on fourth seeds Ishan Bhatnagar and Vishnu Vardhan Goud Panjala.

Other than these results, a couple of Indians bowed out in the semi-finals and had to settle for the bronze. In girls’ singles, Anastasiia Shapovalova beat India’s Malvika Bansod 21-13, 21-15 while in boys’ singles, India’s highly-talented junior World No. 15 Meiraba Luwang succumbed to a 19-21, 21-12, 18-21 defeat to the top seed and eventual champion Georgii Karpov.

National Junior Coach, Sanjay Mishra expressing his happiness at the player’s performance  said, “The shuttlers displayed lot of nerve and resilience beating top seeded and higher ranked players.The performance here will definitely give loads of confidence to these junior players as we prepare for the upcoming World Championships.”  HSB

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty storm into the semi-final of Thailand Open

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Satwik & Chirag reache semi finals of Thailand Open 2019. Photo Credit- Badminton Photo

New Delhi: Country ‘s top men’s doubles pair, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty held their nerves to defeat

South Korean pair of Choi Solgyu and Seo Sueng Jae 21-17, 17-21, 21-19 to storm into the semi-finals of Thailand Open, making it the appearance of a first-ever double by any Indian shuttler in 3 BWF World Tour 500 and above Events on Friday.

Satwik and Chirag will now take on another South Korean pair – Ko Sung Hyun and Shin Baek Cheol as the singles challenge ended with Sai Praneeth loosing to seventh seed Kanta Tsuneyama 18-21, 12-21 and mixed doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and Satwikranki Reddy lost to yet another Japanese pair and third seed Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino 13-21; 15-21. Satwik and Ashwini had created an upset on Wednesday when they defeated reigning Olympic Silver medallist in Thailand.

The World No 16 doubles pair took little over an hour to complete the match and reach the first semi-final of 2019 on the BWF World Tour circuit. They have won Brazil International Challenge earlier and reached the semis at Denmark Challenge.

On Friday, Satwik-Chirag kept a steady lead against their South Korean opponents to take the first game with ease. The second game, however, saw the South Koreans change their strategy. Choi-Seo started playing lot straighter and flatter and that ensured a strong come back to take the second game 21-17. The Indians made a strong comeback in the third game. With sharp anticipation skills at the net and brilliant steep smashes from the Indian pair ensured a 21-19 win, after being levelled 19-19 in the last game.

Talking after the match Satwik said; “With every tournament we can see our game improving. In today’s match, we knew if we stay positive and confident till the end; we can win and we really played well in the last two points in the end.”

The Commonwealth Silver medalist further added; “both of us are making strategies for every point on court and this has helped us to win crucial points which otherwise we have been losing also staying calm and positive at the end has really worked in our favour.”

After upsetting the world No.7 pair of Indonesia’s Fajar Alfian-Muhammad Rian Ardianto in the Round of 16 on Thursday, Satwik-Chirag were the favourites in the quarter-finals, as they were up against the pair ranked 27 in the world.

Go for Gold Sindhu

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SindhuEvery Indian has been praying today for the success of the sensational Indian badminton player P V Sindhu in today’s final match for the gold medal at Rio Olympic.

The social media has been flooded with best wishes for Sindhu and people every where have been echoing the slogan “Go for Gold, Sindhu’

On 18 August Sindhu became the first Indian woman to reach Olympic finals after beating Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the semi-finals of Rio Olympics 2016. Sindhu meets Carolina Marin of Spain in today’s final.

On 10 August 2013, Sindhu became the first ever Indian women’s singles player to win a medal at the World Championships. On 30 March 2015, she received India’s fourth highest civilian honor, the Padma Shri.