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Nikhil Kanetkar

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Nikhil Kanetkar

Nikhil Kanetkar, an olympian is a male Maharashtrian badminton player from Pune India who was born on May 13, 1979 is one of the few badminton sporting personalities India has produced in the 1990’s and early 2000, where some present badminton players would be unaware of. To his credit, has made India proud by participating and winning some International tournaments and was a former high ranked Indian national singles player for almost 5 to 8 years, his most likely witty and gruelling competitors being Chetan Anand, Gopichand, Rajiv bagga, Abin Shyam Gupta,Sachin Ratti and to name a few.

He had the necessary skills and temperament to outwit some international players during his sporting periods by specializing himself in the sport of badminton by acquring training from best coaches across the country.

Accomplishments:

Domestic:

A former National champion for many years from 1996 to 2006.

International:

  1. 1998 – Commonwealth Games, Malaysia -Silver Medallist.
  2. 2002 – Welsh open, Cardiff – Runner Up.
  3. 2002 – French Open, Paris – Semi Finalist.
  4. 2004  – Summer Olympics – Pre-Quarter Finalist.
  5. 2006 – Indian International Badminton tournament – Finalist.

Academy:

In 2011 he created NKBA (Nikhil Kanetkar badminton Academy), based out of the Balewadi Sports Complex. Pune, India.

As a coach:

Offical coach for Pune Pistons team @ the IBL 2013.

Saina Nehwal

Saina - a nine year old

Saina – a nine year old.

Saina Nehwal, second daughter of Harvir Singh and Usha Rani, was born in a Hindu Jat family at the University Hospital of the Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University in Hisar.

 

 

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Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal is an Indian badminton player who is currently ranked No.1 in the world by Badminton World Federation Women’s Singles 2015.

 

 

 

 

Accomplishments:

  1. She is the first Indian to win a bronze medal in Badminton at the Olympics.
  2. She is the first Indian to win the World Junior Badminton Championships.
  3. She is the first Indian woman to win Silver at 2015 BWF World Championship.

Domestic:
Won many National tournaments and is the current reigning National Champion.

International:

Saina Nehwal

  1. 2003 – Czech Junior International – Winner.
  2. 2006 – World Junior Championships – Winner.
  3. 2006 – Asian Satellite Badminton tournament. – Winner (2 times).
  4. 2006 – Philippines Open – Winner.
  5. 2006 – Malaysia Open – Winner.
  6. 2006 – BWF World Junior Championships – Runner Up.
  7. 2008 – Commonwealth Youth Games – Winner.
  8. 2008 – World Junior Badminton Championships – Winner.
  9. 2008 – Olympic Games – Quarter Finalist.
  10. 2008 – Yonex Chinese Taipei Open – Winner.
  11. 2008 – world super series – semi Finalist.
  12. 2009 – BWF Super Series – Winner.
  13. 2009 – Indonesia Open – Winner.
  14. 2010 – Uber Cup finals – Quarter Finalist.
  15. 2010 – All-England Super Series – Semi Finalist.
  16. 2010 – Yonex Sunrise Badminton Asia Championships – Semi Finalist.
  17. 2010 – India Open Grand Prix Gold.
  18. 2010 – BWF Grand Prix Gold – Winner.
  19. 2010 – Singapore Open Super Series – Finalist.
  20. 2010 – BWF Super Series – Winner.
  21. 2010 – Indonesia Open super series – Winner.
  22. 2010 – 2010 BWF World Championships – Participation.
  23. 2010 – Commonwealth Games, New Delhi – Gold Medalist.
  24. 2010 – Hong Kong Super Series – Winner.
  25. 2011 – Swiss Open – Winner.
  26. 2012 – Swiss Open – Winner.
  27. 2012 – Thailand Open – Winner.
  28. 2012 – Indonesia Open – Winner.
  29. 2012 – Denmark Open – Winner.
  30. 2014 – India Open Grand Prix Gold – Winner.
  31. 2014 – Australian Open – Winner.
  32. 2014 – China Open – Winner.
  33. 2015 – India Open Grand Prix Gold – Winner.
  34. 2015 – India Open – Winner.

Coach:

1. S. M. Arif. a Dronacharya Award winner.
2. Pullela Gopichand, till September 2014, former National and Internation Champion also a Dronacharya Award winner.
3. U. Vimal Kumar, former Indian badminton champion and national champion.

IBL:

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Saina Nehwal with the Hyderabad Hot shots team.

Saina Nehwal plays for Hyderabad Hotshots in the Indian Badminton League.

Awards:

Saina Nehwal
1. “The Most Promising Player” in 2008.
2. Arjuna Awardee.
3. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2009–2010).
4. Padma Shri (2010).

Other Interests:

Nehwal is also a “Brown belt” in Karate.

Sponsers & Supporters:

Saina is supported by the Olympic Gold Quest.

Academy:

Saina nehwal Badminton Academy, lucknow. (Proposed).

Indian Badminton League – 2013 – 25 Crore Loss?

Economic Times reported earlier today that Indian Badminton League’s inaugural edition ended with the co-organisers Sporty Solutionz reporting 25 Crore loss! Here are some of the interesting facts and data listed in that article.
[table]
FACTS, DATA
Tickets Sold, 1.2 Lakhs
Total Reach, 21.7 Million
Yearly Investment by each team, 5 to 8 Crores
Total Expenses, 85 Crores
Total Revenue, 60 Crores
Total Loss, 25 Crores

[/table]

We took a closer look at the details and realized there were quite a few interesting points to note, but many of them without any clarity or transparency.

Future Plans

  • Add two more teams
  • Increase the sponsors
  • Host in bigger venues

Bullish but Selling 15% ??

Ashish Chadha, the CEO of Sporty Solutionz has stated that every one is excited about the success of IBL and is bullish about the future of IBL. At the same time he has also stated that he plans to sell 15% of his stake in IBL.He has also decided not to organize IBL next year.

IBL Article on Economic Times

IBL Article on Economic Times

These contradicting statements are confusing everyone. I guess the need of the hour is for Sporty Solutionz to increase the transparency of the league by making sure all the numbers are published officially on their website with details on the revenues and expenses.

Hyderabad Hotshots wins IBL 2013

Hyderabad Hotshots defeated Awadhe Warriors 3-1 in the finals of IBL 2013 to be crowned as the champions in the inaugural edition of the Indian Badminton League.

Hyderabad Hotshots - Winner of IBL 2013

Hyderabad Hotshots – Winner of IBL 2013

IBL 2013 – Finals – Hyderabad Hotshots vs Awadhe Warriors – Match Results

Winner: Hyderabad Hotshots

Score: 3-1

Player of the Tournament: Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal - IBL 2013 - Player of the tournament

Saina Nehwal  – Player of the tournament

Match Results

    • Mens Singles 1: Saemsomboonsuk Tanongsak lost to K.Srikanth 12-21, 20-21

    • Womens Singles: Saina Nehwal defeated P.V.Sindhu 21-15, 21-7

    • Mens Doubles: V.Shem Goh and Khim Wah Lim defeated Markis Kido and Mathias Boe 21-14, 13-21, 11-4

    • Mens Singles 2: Ajay Jayaram defeated R.M.V.Gurusaidutt 10-21, 21-17, 11-7

IBL 2013 – Semi Finals 2 – Awadhe Warriors vs Mumbai Masters at Bangalore – Awadhe Warriors win 3-2

Awadhe Warriors defeated Mumbai Masters 3-2 to reach the finals of IBL 2013. They will now face Hyderabad Hotshots in the finals on 31st August 2013 at 8pm IST.

Awadhe Warriors vs Mumbai Masters – Match Results

Winner: Awadhe Warriors

Score: 3-2

Match Details

  • Mens Singles 1: R.M.V.Guru Sai Dutt lost to Lee Chong Wei 15-21, 7-21
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  • Womens Singles: P.V.Sindhu defeated Tine Baun 21-16, 21-13
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  • Mens Doubles: Markis Kido and Mathias Boe defeated Sumeet Reddy and Pranaav Jerry Chopra 21-15, 21-10
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  • Mens Singles 2: K.Srikanth lost to Vladimir Ivanov 20-21, 19-21
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  • Mixed Doubles: Markis Kido and Pia Bernadeth defeated Vladimir Ivanov and Tine Baun 21-19, 21-15.

 

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

IBL 2013 – Awadhe Warriors vs Pune Pistons at Bangalore – Awadhe Warriors win 3-2

Awadhe Warriors defeated Pune Pistons 3-2 in their final round robin tie of IBL 2013 on Monday.

Awadhe Warriors vs Pune Pistons – Match Results

Winner: Awadhe Warriors

Score: 3-2

Results

    • Mens Singles 1: K.Srikanth defeated Saurabh Verma 21-18, 21-6

    • Womens Singles: P.V.Sindhu defeated Juliane Schenk 21-20, 21-20

    • Mens Doubles: Markis Kido and Mathias Boe defeated Arun Vishnu and Sanave Thomas 21-15, 21-16

    • Mens Singles 2: Guru Sai Dutt lost to Tien Minh Nyugen 12-21, 18-21

    • Mixed Doubles: Markis Kido and Pia Bernadeth lost to Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Ashwini Ponnappa 16-21, 14-21.

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IBL 2013 – Delhi Smashers vs Banga Beats at Bangalore – Delhi Smashers win 4-1

Delhi Smashers defeated Banga Beats 4-1 in their final tie of the round robin phase in IBL 2013.

Delhi Smashers vs Banga Beats – Match Results

Winner: Delhi Smashers

Score: 4-1

Player of the tie: H.S.Prannoy

Match Details:

    • Mens Singles 1: Sai Praneeth lost to Kashyap 15-21, 11-21

    • Womens Singles: Nichaon Jindapon defeated Carolina Marin 21-17, 15-21, 11-9

    • Mens Doubles: Kien Keat Koo and Boon Hoeng Tan defeated Mogensen Carston and Akshay Dewalkar 21-11, 20-21, 11-7

    • Mens Singles 2: H.S.Prannoy defeated Arvind Bhat 21-18, 7-21, 11-8

    • Mixed Doubles: Diju and Jwala Gutta defeated Mogensen Carston and Carolina Marin 21-16, 15-21, 11-9.

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IBL 2013 – Awadhe Warriors vs Mumbai Masters at Bangalore – Awadhe Warriors win 3-2

Awadhe Warriors faced Mumbai Masters in the IBL 2013 tie today at Bangalore.

Awadhe Warriors vs Mumbai Masters – Match Results

Winner: Awadhe Warriors

Score: 3-2

    • Mens Singles 1: R.M.V.Gurusaidutt lost to Vladimir Ivanov 18-21, 21-20, 9-11

      • Womens Singles: P.V.Sindhu defeated Tine Baun 21-12, 19-21, 11-8

    • Mens Doubles: Markis Kido and Mathias Boe defeated Sumeet Reddy and Manu Attri 21-16, 21-14.

    • Mens Singles 2: K.Srikanth lost to Lee Chong Wei 15-21, 21-20, 5-11.

    • Mixed Doubles: Markis Kido and Pia Bernadeth defeated Vladimir Ivanov and Sikki Reddy 21-19, 21-15.

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