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Gopchand’s children win titles

Gayatri.(Image Courtesy: indianexpress.com).

Gayatri.
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HYDERABAD: On a day when three shuttlers achieved a grand double each at the ONGC National Sub-Junior Ranking Tournament, chief coach Pullela Gopichand’s children clinched national ranking titles for the first time in the same tournament.

Gayatri, the 12 year old, who won several national titles and also bronze at the Asian meet, won the girls under-15 singles and doubles titles while her little brother 10-year-old Sai Vishnu won in the under-13 doubles category.

Gayatri defeated her doubles partner Vaishnavi Reddy Jakka 21-15, 21-12 for the singles crown. Later the duo eased past Karnataka’s Ananya Praveen and Medha Shashidharan in straight games 21-10, 21-9.

Mansi Singh from Uttar Pradesh stayed on top by winning the girls singles and doubles titles in the under-13 category. Mansi recovered after losing the second game to get past second seed Tasnim Mir of Gujarat 21-10, 16-21, 21-16 and later paired up with Shiwangi Singh of Uttar Pradesh to beat third seeds Awantika Pandey and Anupama Upadhyaya of Uttarakhand 21-7, 21-18.

Top seeds Vishnu and Pranav Rao Gandham defeated Bharat and Anmol Joon of Haryana in straight games 21-19, 21-13 in the under-13 doubles final. Pranav, who is also the top seed in singles, defeated second seed Sankar Muthusamy of Tamil Nadu 21-16, 21-12 in just 25 minutes.

Maisnam Meiraba bagged the under-15 boys singles title. The top seed from Manipur made short work of seventh Jayant Rana of Haryana 21-17, 21-8. However, Meiraba and his partner from Andhra Pradesh Srikar Madina, who are seeded second in doubles, were shocked by fourth seeds Ishaan Bhatnagar of Chattisgarh and Priyanshu Rajawat of Madhya Pradesh 24-26, 18-21.

Results (All finals):
Girls singles (under-13):
1-Mansi Singh (UP) bt 2-Tasnim Mir (GUJ) 21-10, 16-21, 21-16.
Doubles:
1-Mansi Singh/Shiwangi Singh (UP) bt 3-Awantika Pandey/Anupama Upadhyaya (UTR) 21-7 21-18.
U-15 singles:
2-Gayatri Gopichand Pullela (TS) bt 1-Vaishnavi Reddy Jakka (TS) 21-15, 21-12.
Doubles:
1-Vaishnavi Reddy Jakka/Gayatri Gopichand Pullela (TS) bt 2-Ananya Praveen/Medha Shashidharan (KTK) 21-10, 21-9.
Boys singles (U-13):
1-Pranav Rao Gandham (TS) bt 2-Sankar Muthusamy (TN) 21-16, 21-12

Ritika Thaker and Simran Singhi Pair In U 15 Girls Doubles Finals

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NAGPUR: Ritika Thaker and Simran Singhi continued with their dream run in the U-15 girls doubles category in the 29th Sub Junior National Badminton Championships 2015 at Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) on Wednesday to play their Finals.

During their quarterfinals match Ritika Thaker and Simran came from one game down to defeat Unnati Bisht and Aakarshi Kashyap, the fourth seeds in the tournament 21-23, 21-16, 21-18 in a match that lasted for almost an hour.

In the semi-finals match Ritika and Simran defeated eighth seeded Keyura Mopati and Ruhi Raju of Telangana 21-7, 21-11 in just 20 minutes and made their second successive final in the sub junior nationals. Ritika and Simran are second seede here.

Malvika Bansod To Compete In SGFI Nationals 2015

School Gmes Federation of India - Logo.

School Gmes Federation of India – Logo.

Malvika Bansod.

Malvika Bansod.

NAGPUR: Malvika Bansod, from Nagpur and a student of Centre Point School, Dabha, secured thefirst position in the state DSO badminton trials at Washim recently and will now represent Maharashtra in the SGFI Nationals (School Games Federation Of India) to be held in Andhra Pradesh later this month.

The left-hander is currently India No. 2 in the U-15 girls singles. This year she has many credible wins on her favour and continues with her good form.

Satwiksairaj & Bhavya Rishi Adjudged For Best Player Awards In 24th Smt. Krishna Khaithan Memorial

Krishna Khaithan

Swasthiksairaj. (Image Courtesy: www.facebook.com).Bhavya Rishi. (Image Courtesy: tadpoles.in).

Swasthiksairaj. (Image Courtesy: www.facebook.com).
Bhavya Rishi. (Image Courtesy: tadpoles.in).

CHANDIGARH: Satwik Sai Raj from Andhra Pradesh and Bhavya Rishi of Air India were adjudjed as the best player in the boys section and the girls section respectively and awarded the best player of the tournament awards in the recently concluded 24th Smt Krishna Khaitan Memorial All India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament – 2015, here in Chandigarh.

Prizes were also given to 28 winners and runners-up across several categories during the seven-day tournament.

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Abhishek Saini & Ishita Manchandar.
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Another added feather to the cap in the function was the honouring for the outstanding performance in the state championship which was bagged by Ishita Manchandar in the under-19 girls category and Abhishek Saini in the under-19 boys category were also honoured at the concluding function.

Arjuna awardee and veteran badminton player Partho Ganguly, the chief guest at the closing ceremony, and former Indian hockey coach Sukbir Grewal, the guest of honour, and other guests gave away prizes to the meritorial candidates.

Kidambi Nammalwar Srikanth, World No [5]

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Srikanth Nammalwar Kidambi or K. Srikanth is an Indian badminton player born on 7 February 1993 in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh and is currently the highest ranked Indian player in the international circuit. His father KVS Krishna is a farmer, and his mother Radha a house-wife. Srikanth’s brother Nanda Gopal is also a badminton player.

Let us see some moreinteresting facts about this young lad who has remarkably put India on the winner’s podium for India in the badminton sport.

 

Facts and Figures about Srikanth Kidambi,

  1. He is presently the highest ranked Indian Player atleast for the past six Months (World No.5, as per the latest BWF world rankings issued on 01-Oct-2015).
  2. First Indian to win a Super Series Premier Men’s title when he won the 2014 China Open Super Series Premier after beating Lin Dan by 21-19 21-17 in the final round.

International Achievements:

  1. 2011 – Commonwealth Youth Games, Isle of Man – Srikanth won the silver in mixed doubles and bronze in doubles.
  2. 2012 – Maldives International Challenge – Srikanth defeated the Junior World Champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli of Malaysia to win the Men’s singles title.
  3. 2013 – Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold event – Srikanth won the Men’s singles title beating the world number eight and local favorite Boonsak Ponsana, 21-16, 21-12.
  4. 2014 – Malaysian Open – Quarter Finalist.
  5. 2014 –  Commonwealth Games, Glasgow – He was part of the Indian badminton contingent that reached the semi finals of the Mixed-team event/ Men’s Single s Quarter Finalist.
  6. 2014 – China Open Super Series Premier – Men’s Singles Winner.
  7. 2014 – Hong Kong Open Super Series – Men’s Singles Semi-Finalist. Lost the match to Chen Long of China in three sets in the semifinals.
  8. 2014 – BWF Super Series Masters – Men’s Singles Semi Finalist.
  9. 2015 – Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold – Winner.

Domestic Achievements:

  1. All India Junior International Badminton Championships, Pune – Winner (Singles/Doubles).
  2. All India Senior National Championships, Delhi – Srikanth beat reigning champion and Olympian Parupalli Kashyap to claim his first senior national title.
  3. 2013 – IBL – He was part of the Awadhe Warriors team that finished second.
  4. 2014 – India Open Grand Prix Gold event, Lucknow – Runner up.
  5. 2015 – India Open – Winner.

He also has other memorable and notable records among more international players across the world.

Awards:

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  1. Arjuna Awardee, the highest award for a sportsperson from India.
  2. Received Rs. 500000 from BAI for 2015 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold victory.
  3. Received Rs. 500000 from BAI for 2015 2015 India Super Series victory.

Trains at,

Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy, Hyderabad.

Coach:

Former International Champion, Mr. Pullela Gopichand.

Supporters & Sponsers:

  1. GoSports, Bangalore, India.
  2. Li-Ning, his official sponsor for badminton accessories.

South Central Railway – Job Opening for Badminton Players – September 2013

South Central Railway has come up with openings for Badminton Players in their advertisement in September 2013. Details given below.

Indian Railway
Indian Railway

Employer: South Central Railway

Contact Details: Provided in the advertisement link below.

Job Type: Permanent

Details:

  • Guntakal Division: Shuttle Badminton (Men) – Singles: 1 Position
  • Guntur Division: Shuttle Badminton (Men) – Singles: 1 Position

Last Date for application: 23-September-2013

Original Advertisement Link: Advertisement on Indian Railway Website can be downloaded by clicking here

IBL 2013 Semi Finals 1 – Hyderabad Hotshots vs Pune Pistons at Hyderabad – Hyderabad Hotshots win 3-0

Hyderabad Hotshots defeated Pune Pistons 3-0 to advance to the finals of the Indian Badminton League 2013 tournament.

Hyderabad Hotshots vs Pune Pistons – Match Results

Winner: Hyderabad Hotshots

Score: 3-0

    • Mens Singles 1: Ajay Jayaram defeated Tien Minh Nyugen 21-17, 21-11.

    • Womens Singles: Saina Nehwal defeated Juliane Schenk 21-10, 19-21, 11-8

    • Mens Doubles: Goh V Shem and Wah Lim Khim defeated Joachim Fischer and Sanave Thomas 16-21, 21-14, 11-7

    • Mens Singles 2: Tanongsak Saemsomboonsuk vs Saurabh Varma

    • Mixed Doubles:Goh V Shem and Saina Nehwal vs Joachim Fischer and Ashwini Ponnappa

To watch the matches live or to follow the live scores click here

IBL 2013 – Hyderabad Hotshots vs Banga Beats at Hyderabad – Banga Beats win 3-2

Banga Beats completed their IBL 2013 tenure with a consolation win against the leaders, Hyderabad Hotshots.

Banga Beats vs Hyderabad Hotshots – Match Results

Winner: Banga Beats

Score: 3-2

Match Details:

    • Mens Singles 1: P.Kashyap lost to Tanongsak Saemsomboonsuk 20-21, 18-21.

    • Womens Singles: Ying Tai Tzu lost to Saina Nehwal 17-21, 21-14, 8-11

    • Mens Doubles: Carston Mogensen and Akshay Dewalkar defeated Goh V Shem and Wah Lim Khim 21-15, 15-11, 11-1

    • Mens Singles 2: Jan O Jorensen defeated Ajay Jayaram 21-11, 21-8

    • Mixed Doubles: Carston Mogensen and Aparna Balan defeated Tarun Kona and Pradnya Gadre 18-21, 21-16, 11-9.

To watch the matches live or to follow the live scores click here
Hyderabad Hotshots vs Banga Beats – Match Photos

Indian Badminton Players National Rankings as of 1st of August 2013

We are starting a new series here to track the rankings and the progress of Indian Badminton players at the national level. This series will be published in parallel with the Indian Badminton Players World Ranking that is published weekly.

Badminton Association of India

Badminton Association of India

Here is a quick look at the rankings within Top 50 players in badminton national rankings

  • Mens Singles: Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra have the most number of players (Nine each) in the Mens Singles rankings.
  • Mens Doubles: Andhra Pradesh has the most number of Mens Doubles ranking players in top 50 with 14 players from AP. Kerala is a close second with 13 players ranked within top 50 in Mens Doubles.
  • Women’s Singles: Andhra Pradesh leads the pack way ahead with 21 players in top 50 in Womens Singles. Maharashtra is at a distant second place with 11 players in top 50 in this category
  • Womens Doubles: Andhra Pradesh has the most number of Womens Doubles players also, with 25 players in the top 50 in this category. Maharashtra has  16 players each in the Womens Doubles in the top 50.
  • Mixed Doubles: Andhra Pradesh leads the pack again with 14 players in top 50. Kerala and Karnataka share the second place with 10 players each in the Mixed Doubles category within top 50.

The star of this week is the Andhra Pradesh team for producing the maximum number of players within top 50 rankings in India in all the categories.

Mens Singles

K.Srikanth

K.Srikanth

Srikanth K. continues to top the Mens Singles rankings in India.

  • 1: Srikanth remains unchanged on 1st position
  • 2: Sai Praneeth remains unchanged on  2nd position.
  • 3: Guru Sai Dutt R.M.V remains unchanged on 3rd position
  • 4: Parupalli Kashyap remains unchanged on 4th position
  • 5: Abhimanyu Singh of Madhya Pradesh remains unchanged on 5th position

Womens Singles

Arundhati Pantawane continues to top the Womens Singles rankings in India.

Arundhati Pantawane
Arundhati Pantawane
  • 2: Sayali Gokhale remains unchanged on 2nd position
  • 3: Tanvi Lad remains unchanged on 3rd position.
  • 4: Sindhu remains unchanged on 4th position.
  • 5: Thulasi P.C. remains unchanged on 5th position

Mens Doubles

Akshay Dewalkar and Pranaav Jerry Chopra continue to retain their top rankings in Mens Doubles at the National level.

Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar in action

Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar in action

  • 2: Sumeeth Reddy and Manu Attri are on 2nd position.
  • 3: Diju V and Alwin Francis remains unchanged third position this time.
  • 4: Arun Vishnu and Tarun Kona are on 4th position in this week.
  • 5: Guru Prasad and Vineeth Manuel of Karnataka also remains unchanged on 5th position.

Womens Doubles

Pradnya Gadre

Pradnya Gadre

Pradnya Gadre continue to retain her top rankings in Women’s Doubles at the National level.

  • 2: Sikki Reddy from AAI and Aparna Balan share the second position this time.
  • 3: Varsha Belawadi remains unchanged on 3rd position.
  • 4: Nischitha G.M from Karnataka remains unchanged on fourth position.
  • 5: Maneesha K. and Sanyogita Ghorpade share the fifth position this time.

Mixed Doubles 

Arun Vishnu and Aparna Balan are the top ranking players in Mixed Doubles in India. They continue to retain their top position.

  • 2: Pradnya Gadre and Akshay Dewalkar are now ranked second in India in mixed doubles.
  • 3: Tarun Kona and Ashwini Ponnappa remains unchanged on 3rd position.
  • 4: Maneesha K. and Pranav Jerry Chopra are on 4th position.
  • 5: Nanda Gopal is in the fifth position this time.

Congratulations to all the players and best wishes to do well in future.

For full details of all rankings please visit Badminton Association of India website

Indian Badminton Players National Rankings as of 22nd of July 2013

We are starting a new series here to track the rankings and the progress of Indian Badminton players at the national level. This series will be published in parallel with the Indian Badminton Players World Ranking that is published weekly.

Badminton Association of India

Badminton Association of India

Here is a quick look at the rankings within Top 50 players in badminton national rankings

  • Mens Singles: Petroleum Board (PET) and Maharashtra have the most number of players (seven each) in the Mens Singles rankings (Petroleum Board is though a group of companies such as ONGC, IOC, etc).
  • Mens Doubles: Andhra Pradesh has the most number of Mens Doubles ranking players in top 50 with 14  players from AP. Kerala is a close second with 13 players ranked within top 50 in Mens Doubles.
  • Women’s Singles: Andhra Pradesh leads the pack way ahead with 13 players in top 50 in Womens Singles. Maharashtra is at a distant second place with 9 players in top 50 in this category
  • Womens Doubles: Andhra Pradesh has the most number of Womens Doubles players also, with 14 players in the top 50 in this category. Maharashtra, Kerala and Assam have 8 players each in the Womens Doubles in the top 50.
  • Mixed Doubles: Andhra Pradesh leads the pack again with 14 players in top 50. Kerala and Karnataka share the second place with 10 players each in the Mixed Doubles category within top 50.

The star of this week is the Andhra Pradesh team for producing the maximum number of players within top 50 rankings in India in all the categories.

Mens Singles

K.Srikanth

K.Srikanth

Srikanth K. jumped to the top position as the Number One ranked Mens Singles player in India, inspite of losing to Sai Praneeth in the finals of the VV Natu Memorial Tournament last week.

Here are the interesting movements in this musical chair like rotation in the Mens Singles category.

  • 1: Srikanth jumped up two positions from third to first position after the three weeks.
  • 2: Sai Praneeth: Sai Praneeth moved down from 1st to 2nd position.
  • 3: Guru Sai Dutt R.M.V: Gurusaidutt has moved up one position and is now in third position.
  • 4: Parupalli Kashyap has dropped from 2nd to 4th position.
  • 5: Abhimanyu Singh of Madhya Pradesh is now in the fifth position, up one position from the last ranking.

Womens Singles

Arundhati Pantawane continues to top the Womens Singles rankings in India.

Arundhati Pantawane
Arundhati Pantawane
  • 2: Sayali Gokhale has jumped from 5th to 2nd position.
  • 3: Tanvi Lad retains her 3rd position, inspite of up and down movements around her.
  • 4: Sindhu dropped two places from 2nd to 4th position.
  • 5: Thulasi P.C. dropped one position to end up at 5th.

Mens Doubles

Akshay Dewalkar and Pranaav Jerry Chopra continue to retain their top rankings in Mens Doubles at the National level.

Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar in action

Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar in action

  • 2: Sumeeth Reddy and Manu Attri of Airport Authority of India have jumped to the second spot from the 4th position.
  • 3: Diju V and Alwin Francis have dropped to third position. (They were second earlier)
  • 4: Arun Vishnu and Tarun Kona, inspite of being ahead of Sumeeth/Manu and Diju/Alwin are pushed to fourth position, down from the third position last time.
  • 5: Guru Prasad and Vineeth Manuel of Karnataka retain their fifth spot.

Womens Doubles

Pradnya Gadre

Pradnya Gadre

Pradnya Gadre had a very good run in the VV Natu Memorial Tournament and has jumped to the top position this time.

  • 2: Sikki Reddy from AAI and Aparna Balan share this spot this time. They have come ahead of Sanyogita Ghorpade, Nischitha G.M, Maneesha K. as well as Varsha Belawadi this time.
  • 3: Varsha Belawadi has dropped one position to third.
  • 4: Nischitha G.M from Karnataka has dropped to the fourth position from the top position she held last time.
  • 5: Maneesha K. and Sanyogita Ghorpade share the fifth postiion this time.

Mixed Doubles

Arun Vishnu and Aparna Balan are the top ranking players in Mixed Doubles in India. They continue to retain their top position.

  • 2: Pradnya Gadre and Akshay Dewalkar are now ranked second in India in mixed doubles. They have jumped up six positions from the previous rankings.
  • 3: Tarun Kona and Ashwini Ponnappa have moved up from 5th to 3rd.
  • 4: Maneesha K. and Pranav Jerry Chopra have dropped from 2nd to 4th position this time.
  • 5: Nanda Gopal is in the fifth position this time down by one slot.

Congratulations to all the players and best wishes to do well in future.

For full details of all rankings please visit Badminton Association of India website