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Manasi Joshi: Journey so far has been a discovery of inner-self

The para-badminton World championship gold speaks about the fruition of a journey of learning about inner-self and of how the human body adapts to challenges, says the champion Manasi Joshi. The Mumbai resident, who picked up the singles gold...

How meeting Pullela Gopichand shaped Manasi Joshi’s Para Badminton World Championship gold in Basel

A “chance meeting” with Pullela Gopichand near an auditorium lift was enough for Manasi Joshi to convince the national coach of her burning desire to become a world champion. And rest as they say was history.The 30-year-old won the...

P V Sindhu: Coach Kim Ji Hyun had few changes in her mind that...

P V Sindhu, looking back at her 2019 BWF World Championships singles title win, pointed out that she benefited from the expertise of new South Korean coach Kim Ji Hyun and national coach P Gopichand, a Dronacharya awardee, at...

‘I had to study her body structure for four weeks’ – Manasi Joshi’s trainer...

For someone who was himself a six-time gold medallist in the under-20 age group in 400m and relay events in the Junior National Meet, it was also a dream come true for the 32-year-old L. Raju, the qualified trainer...

Sourabh Verma defeat ends India’s campaign at Chinese Taipei

Former champion Sourabh Verma suffered a straight-game loss to world No. 2 Chou Tien Chen in the men’s singles second round to draw curtains on India’s campaign at the USD 500,000 Chinese Taipei Open badminton tournament here on Thursday.The...

P.V. Sindhu: Indian badminton’s golden girl

“Did you watch the way Sindhu played today?”This was one question that was asked by most of those who saw P. V. Sindhu pulverise the 2017 champion Nozomi Okuhara on way to her first World badminton title at Basel,...

BAI announces 23-member squad for BWF World Junior Championship

The Badminton Association of India (BAI) has announced the 23-member Indian squad that is set to participate at the BWF World Junior Championship 2019 to be held in Kazan, Russia from 30th September to 13th October.The boys’ singles challenge...

Sourabh Verma enters second round of Chinese Taipei Open

Former champion Sourabh Verma made a positive start at the USD 500,000 Chinese Taipei Open, progressing to the second round with a straight-game win over Japan’s Kazumasa Sakai in men’s singles here on Wednesday.The 26-year-old from Madhya Pradesh, the...

Sindhu’s Korean coach hails her ‘perfect’ performance in World Championship final

P. V. Sindhu’s demolition of Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the World Championship final was “perfect execution” of a strategy which included putting a halt to the Indian ace’s tendency to be repetitive, says the country’s foreign badminton coach Kim...

Patience key as Kidambi Srikanth plots his comeback

These are heady times for Indian badminton. But not for the nation’s most successful singles player of the last decade, K. Srikanth. Since his string of four Superseries titles in 2017, and the subsequent rise to the top of...

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Match 17: Paraguay v Vietnam – FIFA Futsal World Cup 2016

Watch highlights of the Paraguayans and Vietnamese, who played a great match at the Futsal World Cup in Colombia. MORE COLOMBIA 2016 MATCH HIGHLIGHTS:...