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India Can Win Medals In Badminton In Rio: Kanetkar

Nikhil kanetkar. (Image Courtesy: www.tedxvitpune.com).

Nikhil kanetkar.
(Image Courtesy: www.tedxvitpune.com).

JAMSHEDPUR: Former shuttler Nikhil Kanetkar on Monday expressed confidence that India have bright chances to grab medals in badminton in the Rio Olympics 2016.

“India has good chance to win medals particularly in the women’s singles and from women’s pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnapa, who have won the bronze medal in the world championship,” said former India No.1 Kanetkar, who was here to coach 30 shuttlers from Jharkhand and West Bengal at Mohan Ahuja Indoor stadium.

“Saina and Sindhu are performing well at the international arena and have very good chances to win medals for the country in singles event in the Olympics,” he said adding, in the men’s section, top rank players like K Srikant were not consistent but, have chances to add up in the medal tally.

“Parupally Kashyap and Ajay Jayaram are other players in the men’s section from whom we can expect a good show. We can also expect medal in the women’s double as Jwala and Ashwini were doing very well,” Kanetkar said.

“As far as our preparation for the Olympics is concerned, coach Pullela Gopichand is doing an excellent job, but our players need to adopt to the conditions to remain in the contest,” he said.

Kanetkar appreciated the “East Singhbhum district Badminton Association” for conducting the three-day coaching camp, Kanetkar said the camp would benefit budding shuttlers of the Eastern region, which has plenty of talent.

On reasons behind Eastern region lagging behind in producing international repute players, Kanetkar said the region needed a good academy with proper infrastructure to promote badminton.

Kanetkar added the academies needed support from respective governments, federations and others to achieve desirable results.

Jharkhand students shine in badminton tournament at Patna – Bihar

Students from Jharkhand dominated the Association of Schools for Indian Schools Certificate Examination (ASISC) interschool regional (Bihar/Jharkhand) badminton tournament organized by Don Bosco Academy (DBA) on 19th September 2015, held at the Secretariat badminton hall.

Ujjwal Paswan of Jamshedpur and Devanshi Singh from Ranchi won the junior boys and girls’ singles titles respectively.

Soumya Chakraborty (boys) of Dhanbad and Trisha Rajsi (girls) from Ranchi won their trophies in the senior category.

In boys’ doubles match, Nishant Anand-Arihan Prakash (Jamshedpur) pair clinched the junior trophy while Avi Kumar and Abhishek (Dhanbad) won in the senior category.

Aakarshi Sonal and Afia Imam (Ranchi) won in the junior girls’ doubles final.

Aishwarya and Shreya (Jamshedpur) bagged the trophy in the senior category.

Badminton Tournaments in October 2013

A list of all badminton tournaments in October 2013 are provided below:

Guwahati, Assam: All India Sub Junior Ranking (Under 13 and Under 15) Badminton Tournament from 14th to 20th October, 2013 (Qualifying on 14th, 15th and 16th October 2013)

Indore, Madhya Pradesh: All India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament from 16th October 2013 to 20th October 2013 (Qualifying on 16th and 17th October 2013)

Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh: All India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament from 21st October to 26th October 2013 (Qualifying on 21st and 22nd October 2013)

Jamshedpur, Jharkhand: All India Sub Junior Ranking (Under 13 and Under 15) Badminton Tournament from 21st to 27th October 2013 (Qualifying on 21st, 22nd and 23rd October 2013)


A list of all badminton tournaments in India in 2013 is available here