Sunday, 26 March, 2023

Topic: Badminton

Badminton is a ‘spiritual experience’ for this IAS officer. Now, he’s in Tokyo Paralympic semis

Suhas Yathiraj went from hobbyist to pro after attending a badminton tournament as chief guest in 2015, and is just two wins away from a gold medal at Tokyo 2020.

Tokyo Olympics was more pressure than Rio, but coach helped me take it ‘aaraam se’, Sindhu says

In an interview with ThePrint, badminton champ PV Sindhu talks about importance of mental health, the difference between training under Gopichand and Park, and how she trained for Tokyo.

Shuttler P V Sindhu bags bronze, India’s second medal at Tokyo Olympics

Sindhu defeated China's He Bing Jiao in straight sets in the women's singles third-place play-off to add a bronze medal to her silver that she had secured at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

PV Sindhu beats Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi to storm into badminton semis in Tokyo Olympics

India's star shuttler Sindhu beat Japan’s number four seed Akane Yamaguchi 21-13, 22-20 in the quarterfinal match that lasted 56 minutes.

Pakistani shuttler Mahoor Shahzad reached Tokyo Olympics. Now she’s serving apologies

After her defeat on 27 July, the badminton player accused other Pakistani shuttlers of being jealous, and passed a bigoted comment, calling them Pathans.

PV Sindhu beats Hong Kong’s NY Cheung, enters pre-quarterfinals in Tokyo Olympics

World No. 7 Sindhu, who had claimed a silver medal in the last edition in Rio, prevailed over world No. 34 Cheung 21-9 21-16 in a 35-minute match to top the group.

88-member Indian contingent reaches Tokyo for upcoming Olympic games

First batch of the Indian contingent, which comprises 54 athletes besides support staff, had received a formal send-off by Sports Minister Anurag Thakur in New Delhi Saturday.

Have to be on top of my game, no match will be easy at Olympic level, says PV Sindhu

Reigning badminton world champion and Rio Games silver medallist Sindhu's statement comes as the Tokyo Olympics is scheduled to begin on 23 July.

Where are India’s badminton coaches? We need more names than Padukone and Gopichand

In ‘Smash—The Rise of Indian Badminton’, Benedict Paramanand writes that aging players are setting up academies, but few take coaching seriously.

How Indian badminton became global powerhouse, new book reveals

‘SMASH! The Rise of Indian Badminton: Stories of Grit and Triumph’ by Benedict Paramanand, published by Notion Press, the book will be released on 9 July on ‘Soft Cover’.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.