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Saina Nehwal Pulls Out Of Syed Modi Citing Illness

Saina. (Image Courtesy: timesofindia.indiatimes.com).

Saina.
(Image Courtesy: timesofindia.indiatimes.com).

LUCKNOW: The defending champion, Saina is still nursing for a foot injury and now a recurring fever, has pulled out of the women’s singles competition at the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here.

“I have been carrying the illness for a couple of days and have not fully recovered. I need some time to recover and get back into shape,” Saina said in a letter to the organisers of the event, which begin with the qualifiers here on Tuesday.

Saina had earlier confirmed her participation last week, organised by Uttar Pradesh Badminton Association under the auspices of Badminton Association of India (BAI)

Earlier, the World No. 2 Saina had hurt her achilles tendon during the China Open finals last year. She missed the Hong Kong Open but, took part in the BWF Super Series Masters at Dubai in December but has been struggling with her fitness ever since.
“She was unwell during the PBL semifinal match and has been suffering from bouts of recurrent viral fever ever since. So she is lacking in stamina and to play at the highest level, it is important to be at your best. So after consulting with her coach Vimal Kumar, she decided to skip the event,” Saina’s father Harvir Singh said.

The star Indian had played for Awadhe Warriors in the recently-concluded Premier badminton League, where she won two and lost one against China’s Han Li in the semifinal contest.

In 2012, Saina had conceded the first round match despite being on match point against Russian Ksenia Polikarpova after complaining of knee problems. It left the organisers disappointed as Saina was not keen on playing and had already booked her return tickets to Hyderabad.

With Saina withdrawing, P. V. Sindhu will head the Indian challenge and she has a bright chance of laying her hands on the trophy as she is brimming with confidence after winning the Malaysia Masters last week.

The 25-year-old, who was conferred with the Padma Bhushan award yesterday, is the best bet for India at the Rio Olympics and has to be at the top of her game to earn India another medal at the Games.

Among others who pulled out of the event, World No. 11 Tommy Sugiarto is the most prominent name. The withdrawl of the Indonesian, who had an unbeaten run at the PBL, handed an easy first round match to India’s Sourabh Verma, who will now take on compatriot Rahul Yadav Chittaboina.

In men’s singles, defending champion Parupalli Kashyap, who was supposed to face Spain’s Pablo Abian, will now meet qualifier Oscar Bansal in the opening round, while Siril Verma, the new world No. 1 among junior men, will face 11th seed Boonsak Ponsana in his opener.

The Olympic bronze medallist cited illness as the reason behind her last-minute withdrawal.

Syed Modi International Badminton Championships 2016, Lucknow – India

Syed Modi International 2016

Day6, 31-Jan-2016:

Men’s Singles:

Kidambi Srikanth. (Image Courtesy: sports.ndtv.com).

Kidambi Srikanth.
(Image Courtesy: sports.ndtv.com).

  1. K. Srikanth won against HUANG Yuxiang of China 21-13, 14-21, 21-14.

Men’s Doubles:

  1. Pranaav Jerry CHOPRA\Akshay DEWALKAR lost to V Shem GOH\Wee Kiong TAN of Malaysia 14-21, 24-22, 21-8.

Day5, 30-Jan-2016:

Men’s Singles:

Kidambi Srikanth. (Image Courtesy: sports.ndtv.com).

Kidambi Srikanth.
(Image Courtesy: sports.ndtv.com).

  1. K Srikanth won against Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand 21-14, 21-7.

Men’s Doubles:

  1. Pranaav Jerry CHOPRA\Akshay DEWALKAR won against KIM Gi Jung [2]\KIM Sa Rang of Korea 25-23, 13-21, 21-17.

Women’s Doubles:

  1. Jwala GUTTA [6]\Ashwini PONNAPPA lost to JUNG Kyung Eun [2]\SHIN Seung Chan of Korea 21-14, 21-16.

Day4, 29-Jan-2016:

Men’s Singles:

Kidambi Srikanth. (Image Courtesy: www.zimbio.com).

Kidambi Srikanth.
(Image Courtesy: www.zimbio.com).

  1. K. Srikanth [1] beat Malaysia’s GOH Soon Huat 21-17, 18-21, 24-22.
  2. PARUPALLI Kashyap [4] lost to HUANG Yuxiang of China 21-16, 18-21, 21-15.
  3. Harsheel DANI lost to SHI Yuqi of China 21-14, 21-11.

Men’s Doubles:

pranaav jerry Chopra & akshay dewalkar. (Image Courtesy: www.badmintoninindia.com).

pranaav jerry Chopra & akshay dewalkar.
(Image Courtesy: www.badmintoninindia.com).

  1. Pranaav Jerry CHOPRA\Akshay DEWALKAR lost to Mads CONRAD-PETERSEN [3]\Mads Pieler KOLDING Denmark 22-20, 11-21, 23-21.
  2. Kapil CHAUDHARY\Singh VINAY KUMAR lost to Gideon Markus FERNALDI\Kevin Sanjaya SUKAMULJO of Indonesia 21-17, 21-13.

Women’s Doubles:

  1. Jwala GUTTA [6]\Ashwini PONNAPPA lost to Puttita SUPAJIRAKUL\Sapsiree TAERATTANACHAI Thailand 23-21, 21-17.

Day3, 28-Jan-2016:

Men’s Singles:

kashyap

Harsheel Dani.

Harsheel Dani.

  1. Shreyansh JAISWAL lost to Boonsak PONSANA [11] of Thailand 21-10, 21-18.
  2. K. Srikanth [1] beat Malaysia’s Iskandar Zulkarnain ZAINUDDIN 21-9, 21-12.
  3. PARUPALLI Kashyap [4] beat China’s ZHU Siyuan 21-19, 21-10.
  4. Harsheel DANI beat Korea’s LEE Dong Keun [7] 21-15, 21-10.

Women’s Doubles:

Ashwini & Jwala Gutta.(Image Courtesy: www.veethi.com).

Ashwini & Jwala Gutta.
(Image Courtesy: www.veethi.com).

  1. Aparna BALAN\Prajakta SAWANT lost to Eefje MUSKENS [3]\Selena PIEK Netherlands 21-17, 21-17.
  2. Jwala GUTTA [6]\Ashwini PONNAPPA won against Ningshi Block HAZARIKA\Harika VELUDURTHI 21-9, 21-10.
  3. K. Maneesha\NELAKURIHI Sikki Reddy lost to Puttita SUPAJIRAKUL\Sapsiree TAERATTANACHAI of Thailand 21-11, 21-17.
  4. S. Poorvisha Ram\Arathi Sara SUNIL lost to Shizuka MATSUO [5]\Mami NAITO of Japan 21-9, 21-11.
  5. K. Nandagopal\Shlok RAMCHANDRAN lost to Mads CONRAD-PETERSEN [3]\Mads Pieler KOLDING of Denmark 21-19, 21-6.

Men’s Doubles:

  1. M. Anilkumar Raju\Venkat Gaurav PRASAD lost to Vladimir IVANOV [6]\Ivan SOZONOV 21-14, 21-7.
  2. Pranaav Jerry CHOPRA\Akshay DEWALKAR India beat Indonesia’s Angga PRATAMA [5]\Ricky Karanda SUWARDI 21-13, 21-14.
  3. Vineeth MANUEL\S. Sanjeeth lost to Mathias BOE [1]\Carsten MOGENSEN 21-7, 21-12.

Mixed Doubles:

  1. Yogendran KHRISHNAN Malaysia\Prajakta SAWANT India lost to SHIN Baek Cheol [3]\CHAE Yoo Jung of Korea 21-11, 21-9.
  2. Pranaav Jerry CHOPRA\NELAKURIHI Sikki Reddy lost to Peng Soon CHAN [6]\Liu Ying GOH of Malaysia 21-14, 21-17.
  3. Arun VISHNU\Aparna BALAN lost to Praveen JORDAN [2]\Debby SUSANTO of Indonesia 21-13, 21-17.

Day2, 27-Jan-2016:

Men’s Singles:

Ajay Jayaram.(Image Courtesy: www.dnaindia.com).

Ajay Jayaram.
(Image Courtesy: www.dnaindia.com).

sameer verma. (Image Courtesy: www.india.com).

sameer verma.
(Image Courtesy: www.india.com).

Sai Praneeth. (Image Courtesy: www.newindianexpress.com).

Sai Praneeth.
(Image Courtesy: www.newindianexpress.com).

Anand Pawar.(Image Courtesy: sports.ndtv.com).

Anand Pawar.
(Image Courtesy: sports.ndtv.com).

  1. K. Srikanth [1] beat Iran’s Vatannejad-Soroush ESKANDARI 21-4, 21-10.
  2. Joo Ven SOONG of Malaysia beat Chinese Taipei’s Tzu Wei WANG 21-18, 21-17.
  3. Misha ZILBERMANof Israel beat Indonesia’s Ginting ANTHONY [16] 23-21, 22-20.
  4. Iskandar Zulkarnain ZAINUDDIN of Malaysia beat R. M. V. Gurusaidutt 21-10, 21-17.
  5. Sho SASAKI [8] of Japan beat Utkarsh ARORA 21-11, 21-6.
  6. GOH Soon Huat of Malaysia beat Aditya PRAKASH 21-11, 21-12.
  7. JEON Hyeok Jin [10] of Korea beat Kaushal DHARMAMER 26-24, 18-21, 21-10.
  8. K. Ajay Kumar beat Egypt’s Ali Ahmed EL KHATEEB 21-13, 21-18.
  9. SON Wan Ho [3] of Korea beat Siddharth JAKHAR 21-6, 21-12.
  10. Zulfadli ZULKIFFLI of Malaysia beat Indonesia’s Wibowo KHO HENRIKHO 21-9, 21-10.
  11. Giap Chin GOH Malaysia beat France’s Thomas ROUXEL 15-21, 21-9, 22-20.
  12. Aditya JOSHI beat Satinder MALIK also from India 21-10, 22-20.
  13. Ajay JAYARAM [6] beat India’s Rupinder SINGH 21-14, 21-13.
  14. Shreyansh JAISWAL beat India’s Talar LAA 21-18, 21-15.
  15. Boonsak PONSANA [11 of Thailand beat India’s Siril VERMA 21-8, 21-18.
  16. Pratul JOSHI beat Scotland’s Alistair CASEY 21-12, 19-21, 21-14.
  17. Christie JONATAN of Indonesia beat Sarang LAKHANEE 21-6, 21-16.
  18. HSU Jen Hao [9] of Chinese Taipei beat Subhankar DEY 21-13, 21-18.
  19. Sameer VERMA beat Thailand’s Pannawit THONGNUAM 21-14, 21-11.
  20. HUANG Yuxiang of China beat H. S. Prannoy [5] 21-12, 21-17.
  21. Anand PAWAR defeated Mohit KAMAT 21-10, 21-14.
  22. ZHU Siyuan of China defeated Japan’s Takuma UEDA [13] 21-14, 21-14.
  23. Zi Liang Derek WONG of Singapore defeated Ansal YADAV 21-18, 21-10.
  24. PARUPALLI Kashyap [4] defeated Oscar BANSAL 21-18, 21-11.
  25. Harsheel DANI beat Harshit AGGARWAL also from India 21-11, 21-9.
  26. B. Sai Praneeth [15] beat Iran’s Farzin KHANJANI 21-5, 21-7.
  27. Petr KOUKAL of Czech Republic beat Abhishek YELEGAR 21-13, 19-21, 21-19.
  28. LEE Dong Keun [7] of Korea beat Sachin RAWAT 21-7, 21-13.
  29. Wei Feng CHONG of Malaysia beat Kartik JINDAL 21-19, 21-17.
  30. Tanongsak SAENSOMBOONSUK [14]of Thailand beat Indonesia’s Wisnu Yuli PRASETYO 21-2, 21-15.
  31. SHI Yuqi of China beat Siddharath THAKUR 21-15, 21-4.
  32. Sourabh VARMA beat India’s Rahul Yadav CHITTABOINA 21-12, 21-15.
  33. K. Srikanth [1] beat Malaysia’s Joo Ven SOONG 21-18, 21-14.
  34. K. Ajay Kumar lost to JEON Hyeok Jin [10] of Korea 15-21, 21-13, 21-9.
  35. Shreyansh JAISWAL beat India’s Ajay JAYARAM [6] 21-18, 15-21, 21-15.
  36. Pratul JOSHI lost to Boonsak PONSANA [11] of Thailand 11-21, 21-13, 21-16.
  37. PARUPALLI Kashyap [4] beat Singapore’s Zi Liang Derek WONG 21-14, 26-28, 21-17.
  38. Sameer VERMA lost to HUANG Yuxiang of China 19-21, 21-12, 21-17.
  39. Anand PAWAR of India lost to ZHU Siyuan of China 20-22, 21-12, 21-16.
  40. Harsheel DANI beat India’s B. Sai Praneeth [15] 14-21, 21-17, 21-16.
  41. Aditya JOSHI lost to Giap Chin GOH of Malaysia 17-21, 21-16, 21-17.

Women’s Singles:

Sindhu
1 .Natalia PERMINOVA Russia defeated Iran’s Negin AMIRIPOUR 21-10, 16-21, 21-11.
2. HE Bingjiao of China beat Singapore’s Xiaoyu LIANG 21-17, 21-15.
3. Porntip BURANAPRASERTSUK of Thailand defeated Malaysia’s Yen Mei HO 21-19, 21-14.
4. P. C. Thulasi lost to Busanan ONGBUMRUNGPHAN [7] of Thailand 21-14, 21-23, 21-19.
5. Tanvi LAD lost to SUNG Ji Hyun [2] of Korea 21-9, 21-6.
6. VENKATA SINDHU Sindhu [3] beat India’s Mukherjee RIYA 21-6, 21-7.

Men’s Doubles:

Pranav Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar

Pranav Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar

  1. LEE Sheng Mu [8]\TSAI Chia Hsin of Chinese Taipei beat Alwin FRANCIS\KONA Tarun 21-10, 21-16.
  2. V Shem GOH\Wee Kiong TAN of Malaysia defeated Japan’s Hirokatsu HASHIMOTO\Noriyasu HIRATA 21-14, 21-12.
  3. M. Anilkumar Raju\Venkat Gaurav PRASAD defeated Iran’s Vatannejad-Soroush ESKANDARI\Farzin KHANJANI 21-8, 21-17.
  4. Pranaav Jerry CHOPRA\Akshay DEWALKAR defeated Krishna Prasad GARAGA\Satwiksairaj RANKIREDDY 21-16, 21-19.
  5. Bodin ISSARA\Nipitphon PUANGPUAPECH of Thailand defeated Indonesia’s Didit JUANG\Christopher RUSDIANTO 21-11, 21-13.
  6. K. Nandagopal\Shlok RAMCHANDRAN India defeated U.S.A.’s Phillip CHEW\Sattawat PONGNAIRAT 21-9, 16-21, 21-9.
  7. Mathias BOE [1]\Carsten MOGENSEN of Denmark defeated Thailand’s Puavaranukroh DECHAPOL\Kedren KITTINUPONG 21-13, 21-10.
  8. Gideon Markus FERNALDI\Kevin Sanjaya SUKAMULJO of Indonesia defeated Kapil CHAUDHARY\Singh VINAY KUMAR 21-17, 21-13.
  9. Angga PRATAMA [5]\Ricky Karanda SUWARDI of Indonesia defeated Egypt’s Ali Ahmed EL KHATEEB\Abdelrahman KASHKAL 21-7, 21-9.
  10. Vladimir IVANOV [6]\Ivan SOZONOV of Russia beat Germany’s Michael FUCHS\Johannes SCHOETTLER 21-14, 21-16.
  11. KO Sung Hyun [4]\SHIN Baek Cheol of Korea beat Manu ATTRI\B. Sumeeth Reddy 21-18, 21-16.
  12. Vineeth MANUEL\S. Sanjeeth beat G. Gopi Raju\Arjun Kumar Reddy MALGARI 30-29, 14-21, 21-16.
  13. K. Nandagopal\Shlok RAMCHANDRAN defeated Phillip CHEW\Sattawat PONGNAIRAT of U.S.A. 21-9, 16-21, 21-9.

Mixed Doubles:

Aparna & Arun.(Image Courtesy: english.manoramaonline.com).

Aparna & Arun.
(Image Courtesy: english.manoramaonline.com).

Pranav Jerry Chopra & Sikki Reddy. (Image Courtesy: www.ongcindia.com).

Pranav Jerry Chopra & Sikki Reddy.
(Image Courtesy: www.ongcindia.com).

  1. Ronald ALEXANDER [8]\Melati Daeva OKTAVIANI of Indonesia beat Aditya NAIR\Smriti NAGARKOTI 21-10, 21-6.
  2. Praveen JORDAN [2]\Debby SUSANTO of Indonesia beat Korea’s KIM Gi Jung\SHIN Seung Chan 21-18, 21-14.
  3. Sudket PRAPAKAMOL\Saralee THOUNGTHONGKAM of Thailand beat Chinese Taipei hi-Lin WANG\Chia Hsin LEE 21-16, 21-12.
  4. Phillip CHEW\Jamie SUBANDHI of U.S.A. beat Dinesh CHAUDHRY\Lalita DAHIYA 21-7, 21-9.
  5. Solgyu CHOI [4]\EOM Hye Won of Korea beat Kamaldeep SINGH\Komal ANTIL 21-7, 21-10.
  6. Peng Soon CHAN [6]\Liu Ying GOH of Malaysia beat Bhaskar CHAKRABORTY\Rachita SAHDEV 21-18, 21-15.
  7. Rodion KARGAEV\Ekaterina BOLOTOVA of Russia beat Egypt’s Abdelrahman KASHKAL\Hadia HOSNY 21-13, 21-11.
  8. Yogendran KHRISHNAN Malaysia\Prajakta SAWANT India beat France’s Ronan LABAR\Emilie LEFEL 21-7, 18-21, 22-20.
  9. Arun VISHNU\Aparna BALAN beat India’s Satwiksairaj RANKIREDDY\K. Maneesha 21-17, 21-18.
  10. Venkat Gaurav PRASAD\Juhi DEWANGAN lost to HE Jiting\DU Yue of China 21-10, 21-9.
  11. Pranaav Jerry CHOPRA\NELAKURIHI Sikki Reddy won against India’s Chandrabhusan TRIPATHI\D. Sudha Kalyani 21-3, 21-11.

Women’s Doubles:

Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa.(Image Courtesy: www.topnews.in).

Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa.
(Image Courtesy: www.topnews.in).

  1. CHANG Ye Na [1]\LEE So Hee Korea beat Pooja D.\Kuhoo GARG (Walkover).
  2. DU Yue\LI Yinhui of China beat Malaysia’s Amelia Alicia ANSCELLY\Fie Cho SOONG 21-13, 23-25, 21-18.
  3. Eefje MUSKENS [3]\Selena PIEK of Netherlands beat Sudha Kalyani\Juhi DEWANGAN 21-5, 21-11.
  4. Ekaterina BOLOTOVA\Evgeniya KOSETSKAYA of Russia beat Indonesia’s Della Destiara HARIS\Rosyita Eka PUTRI SARI 21-12, 17-21, 22-20.
  5. GO Ah Ra [7]\YOO Hae Won of Korea beat Gauri ASAJI\Saruni SHARMA 21-6, 21-6.
  6. Aparna BALAN\Prajakta SAWANT beat Chinese Taipei’s HSU Ya Ching\PAI Yu Po 21-13, 13-21, 21-17.
  7. Jongkolphan KITITHARAKUL\Rawinda PRAJONGJAI of Thailand beat Bulgaria’s Gabriela STOEVA [8]\Stefani STOEVA 21-13, 21-8.
  8. Johanna GOLISZEWSKI\Carla NELTie of Germany beat Egypt’s Nadine ASHRAF\Menna ELTANANY 21-7, 21-5.
  9. JUNG Kyung Eun [2]\SHIN Seung Chan of Korea beat Teenu DAHIYA\Seema PANCHAL 21-2, 21-2.
  10. K. Maneesha\NELAKURIHI Sikki Reddy beat Sara NAQVI\Riya PILLAI 21-7, 21-11.
  11. Puttita SUPAJIRAKUL\Sapsiree TAERATTANACHAI of Thailand beat Malaysia’s Vivian Kah Mun HOO [4]\Khe Wei WOON 21-18, 16-21, 21-13.
  12. Jwala GUTTA [6]\Ashwini PONNAPPA beat England’s Heather OLVER\Lauren SMITH 21-6, 21-14.
  13. Ningshi Block HAZARIKA\Harika VELUDURTHi beat Smriti NAGARKOTI\Parssa NAQVI 21-15, 21-10.
  14. Anggia Shitta AWANDA\Mahadewi Istirani NI KETUT of Indonesia beat Akanshi BALIYAN\Mukherjee RIYA 21-7, 21-14.
  15. S. Poorvisha Ram\Arathi Sara SUNIL defeated Farha MATHER\Karishma WADKAR 21-9, 21-14.

Day 1, 26-Jan-2016 (Qualification Rounds):
Mixed Doubles:

Pranav Jerry Chopra & Sikki Reddy. (Image Courtesy: www.ongcindia.com).

Pranav Jerry Chopra & Sikki Reddy.
(Image Courtesy: www.ongcindia.com).

1. Satwiksairaj RANKIREDDY\K. Maneesha beat Utkarsh ARORA\Mohita SAHDEV 21-16, 21-17.
2. Satinder MALIK\Teenu DAHIYA beat Kashish SHARMA\Daksha GAUTAM 21-14, 21-15.
3. Brijesh YADAV\Sraddha TIWARI beat Vishal THAKRAN\Seema PANCHAL 21-19, 21-14.
4. Pranaav Jerry CHOPRA\NELAKURIHI Sikki Reddy beat Saurabh SHARMA\Pooja D. (Walkover).
5. HE Jiting\DU Yue of China beat Shlok RAMCHANDRAN\Kuhoo GARG 21-16, 21-13.
6. Kapil CHAUDHARY\Akanshi BALIYAN beat Rushikesh MALI\Rucha NIKAM 21-12, 21-10.
7. Yogendran KHRISHNAN Malaysia\Prajakta SAWANT India beat VINAY KUMAR singh\Mukherjee RIYA 21-16, 21-15.
8. K. Nandagopal\J. Meghana beat B. Sumeeth Reddy\S. Poorvisha Ram 21-18, 21-13.
9.  Satwiksairaj RANKIREDDY\K. Maneesha beat Satinder MALIK\Teenu DAHIYA 21-10, 21-10.
10. Pranaav Jerry CHOPRA\NELAKURIHI Sikki Reddy beat K. Nandagopal\J. Meghana 21-12, 21-14.
11. HE Jiting\DU Yue beat Kapil CHAUDHARY\Akanshi BALIYAN 21-12, 21-9.
12. Yogendran KHRISHNAN\Prajakta SAWANT beat Brijesh YADAV\Sraddha TIWARI 21-6, 21-16.
13. Satwiksairaj RANKIREDDY\K. Maneesha beat Satinder MALIK\Teenu DAHIYA 21-10, 21-10.
14. Pranaav Jerry CHOPRA\NELAKURIHI Sikki Reddy beat K. Nandagopal\J. Meghana 21-12, 21-14.
15. HE Jiting\DU Yue beat Kapil CHAUDHARY\Akanshi BALIYAN 21-12, 21-9.
16. Yogendran KHRISHNAN\Prajakta SAWANT beat Brijesh YADAV\Sraddha TIWARI 21-6, 21-16.

Men’s Doubles: 

Alwyn Francis & Tarun Kona. (Image Courtesy: www.thehindu.com, www.badmintoninindia.com)

Alwyn Francis & Tarun Kona.
(Image Courtesy: www.thehindu.com, www.badmintoninindia.com)

1. Arun GEORGE\Santosh RAVURI beat Abhinav PRAKASH\Ravinder SINGH 22-20, 22-24, 21-14.
2. Didit JUANG\Christopher RUSDIANTObeat K. Dilshad\P. H. Suraj21-17, 21-18.
3. Mayank BEHAL\Tanveer GILL beat Harinder MALIK\Satinder MALIK21-16, 21-19.
4. HE Jiting\TAN Qiang beat Utkarsh ARORA\Vighnesh DEVLEKAR21-11, 22-20.
5. Arjun M.R.\Chirag SHETTY beat Chandrabhusan TRIPATHI\Brijesh YADAV21-15, 21-8.
6. Krishna Prasad GARAGA\Satwiksairaj RANKIREDDY beat Rohan KAPOOR\Saurabh SHARMA22-20, 21-17.
7. Alwin FRANCIS\KONA Tarun beat Dinesh CHAUDHRY\Rushikesh MALI21-6, 21-10.
8. Alwin FRANCIS\KONA Tarun beat Arjun M.R.\Chirag SHETTY21-14, 21-11.
9. Didit JUANG\Christopher RUSDIANTO beat Mayank BEHAL\Tanveer GILL 21-18, 21-10.
10. HE Jiting\TAN Qiang beat Jishnu SANYAL [4]\Shivam SHARMA 21-18, 21-12.
11. Krishna Prasad GARAGA\Satwiksairaj RANKIREDDY beat Arun GEORGE\Santosh RAVURI21-14, 21-19.

Women’s Doubles:

Poorvisha S. Ram &Arthi Sara Sunil.(Image Courtesy: www.thehindu.com).

Poorvisha S. Ram &Arthi Sara Sunil.
(Image Courtesy: www.thehindu.com).

1. Ningshi Block HAZARIKA\Harika VELUDURTHI beat Komal ANTIL\Lalita DAHIYA 21-3, 21-13.
2. Ningshi Block HAZARIKA\Harika VELUDURTHI beat Amolika SINGH SISODIYA\Sraddha TIWARI21-8, 22-20.
3. S. Poorvisha Ram\Arathi Sara SUNIL beat Prabhjyot KOUR\VADDEPALLY Pramada21-10, 21-7.

Women’s Singles:

Ruthvika. (Image Courtesy: sportsrediscovered.com).

Ruthvika.
(Image Courtesy: sportsrediscovered.com).

  1. GADDE Ruthvika Shivani beat Rasika RAJE21-12, 21-5.
  2. Jin Wei GOHbe at Riya PILLAI21-10, 21-6.
  3. Mugdha AGREY beat Harika VELUDURTHI21-16, 21-19.
  4. Negin AMIRIPOUR beat Seema PANCHAL21-13, 21-6.
  5. Sara NAQVI beat Rucha NIKAM21-16, 21-14.
  6. Lekha SHEHANI beat Lalita DAHIYA21-13, 21-12.
  7. Mukherjee RIYA beat Teenu DAHIYA21-1, 21-7.
  8. Kuhoo GARG beat Komal ANTIL21-14, 21-7.
  9. Negin AMIRIPOUR beat Kuhoo GARG18-21, 21-18, 21-13.
  10. Mukherjee RIYA beat Mugdha AGREY21-17, 21-15.
  11. Lekha SHEHANI beat Sara NAQVI21-16, 21-9.

Men’s Singles:

Karan Rajan.(Image Courtesy :www.djarumbadminton.com).

Karan Rajan.
(Image Courtesy :www.djarumbadminton.com).

  1. Vipul SAINI beat Abhishek SINGH (Walkover).
  2. N. V. S. Vijetha beat Arun Kumar ASHOK KUMAR 21-14, 21-14.
  3. Ansal YADAV beat Ameya OAK (Walkover).
  4. Mayank BEHAL beat Jaswinder SINGH (Walkover).
  5. Rupinder SINGH beat Saurav KAPOOR 21-15, 21-18.
  6. Satinder MALIK beat Aman KUMAR (Walkover).
  7. Utkarsh ARORA beat Ahmad Faheem YARI (Walkover).
  8. Karan Rajan RAJARAJAN beat Siddharth PRATAP SINGH (Walkover).
  9. Siddharth JAKHAR beat Saurav AGRAWAL 21-8, 21-9.
  10. Kartik JINDAL beat Chirag SEN 26-24, 21-19.
  11. Sachin RAWAT beat Parteek MAHAJAN (Walkover).
  12. Ashish SHARMA beat Rajat JOON 21-9, 23-21.
  13. Abhyansh SINGH beat Manish GUPTA 21-19, 22-20.
  14. Ankit MALIK beat Siddhant SALAR 21-18, 22-20.
  15. Rupinder SINGH beat Karan Rajan RAJARAJAN 22-20, 21-18.
  16. Mohit KAMAT beat Vipul SAINI 21-10, 17-21, 21-16.
  17. Ansal YADAV beat N. V. S. Vijetha 19-21, 21-18, 21-18.
  18. Kartik JINDAL beat Abhyansh SINGH 21-16, 21-13.
  19. Satinder MALIK beat Ankit MALIK 21-16, 16-21, 21-16.
  20. Utkarsh ARORA beat Mayank BEHAL 3-2 (Retired).
  21. Sachin RAWAT beat Gurpartap Singh DHALIWAL 23-21, 21-14.
  22. Siddharth JAKHAR beat Ashish SHARMA 21-10, 21-9.
  23. Jin Wei GOHGADDE beat Ruthvika Shivani 21-14, 24-22.

List of Indian Participants:

Men Singles:

  1. Kidambi Srikanth (1).
  2. Parupalli Kashyap (4).
  3. H. S. Prannoy (5).
  4. Ajay Jayaram (6).
  5. B. Sai Praneeth (15).
  6. Harshit Agarwal.
  7. Saurav Agarwal.
  8. Utkarsh Arora.
  9. Oscar Bansal.
  10. Harsheel Dani.
  11. Subhanker Dey.
  12. Adithya Joshi.
  13. Pratul Joshi.
  14. Mohit kamat.
  15. Abishek Yelegar.
  16. Aazad Yadav.
  17. Ansal Yadav.
  18. Siril Verma.
  19. Sameer Verma.
  20. Sourab Verma.
  21. Siddharth Thakur.
  22. Rupinder Singh.
  23. Jaswinder Singh.
  24. Abyansh Singh.
  25. Abishek Singh.
  26. Abhimanyu Singh.
  27. Ashish Sharma.
  28. Chirag Sen.
  29. Siddhant Salar.
  30. Vipul Saini.
  31. Karan Rajan Rajarajan.
  32. Sachin Rawat.
  33. R. M. V. Gurusai Dutt.
  34. Aneet Kumar Repudi.
  35. Aditya Prakash.
  36. Anand Pawar.
  37. Shubham Prajapati.
  38. Ameya Oak.
  39. Arsalan Naqvi.
  40. N. V. S., Vijetha
  41. Kiran Kumar Mekala
  42. Satinder Malik.
  43. Prateek Mahajan.
  44. Ankit Malik.
  45. Talar Laa.
  46. Arun Kumar.
  47. Amar Kumar.
  48. Saurav Kapoor.

Women Singles:
1. Saina Nehwal (1).
2. P. V. Sindhu (3).
3. Mugdha Agrey.
4. Antil.Komal
5. Gauri Asaji.
6.Ruthvika Shivani Gadde.
7. Kuhoo Garg.
8.Vrushali Gummadi.
9.Vaishnavi Iyer.
10. Vaishnavi Kaari.
11.Reshma Karthik.
12.Preethi Konadam.
13.Prabhjyot Kour.
14. Sri Krishna Priya Kudaravalli.
15. Tanvi Lad (4).
16. Shruti Mundada.
17. Smriti Nagarkoti.
18. Sara Naqvi.
19. Rucha Nikam.
20. P. C.Thulasi
21. Seema Panchal.
22. Riya Pillai.
23. Anura Prabhudesai.
24. Rasika Raje.
25. Saili Rane.
26. Riya Mukherjee.
27. Ira Sharma.
28. Pardeshi Shreyanshi.
29. Amolika Sisodiya Singh .
30. Shraddha Srivastava.
31. Sraddha Tiwari.
32. Harika Veludurthi.
33. Karishma Wadkar.

Men Doubles:

  1. Utkarsh Arora\Vighnesh Devlekar.
    2. Manu Attri\B., Sumeeth Reddy.
    3. Mayank Behal\Tanveer Gill.
    4. Kapil Chaudhary\Vinay Kumar Singh (1).
    5. Dinesh Chaudhry\ Rushikesh Mali.
    6. Pranaav Jerry Chopra\Akshay Dewalkar.
    7. Guru Prasad D.\Adarsh Kumar.
    8. Alwin Francis\Tarun Kona.
    9. Gopi Raju G.\Arjun Kumar Reddy Malgari.
    10. Krishna Prasad Garaga\Satwiksairaj Rankireddy.
    11. Arun George\Santosh Ravuri.
    12. Manish Gupta\Pavan Malik.
    13. Dilshad K.\Suraj P. H.
    14. Nandagopal K.\Shlok Ramchandran.
    15. Rohan Kapoor\Saurabh Sharma.
    16. Anilkumar Raju M.\Venkat Gaurav Prasad.
    17. Arjun M.R.\Chirag Shetty.
    18. Harinder Malik\Satinder Malik.
    19. Vineeth S.Manuel\Sanjeeth (3).
    20. AbhinavPrakash\Ravinder Singh.
    21. Jishnu Sanyal\Shivam Sharma (4).
    22. Tushar Sharma\Harsh Singh.
    23. Kamaldeep Singh\Neeraj Vashist.
    24. Chandrabhusan Tripathi\Brijesh Yadav

Women Doubles:

  1. Jwala Gutta\Ashwini Ponappa (6).
  2. Komal ANTIL\Lalita DAHIYA
  3. Gauri ASAJI\Saruni SHARMA.
  4. Aparna BALAN\Prajakta SAWANT.
  5. Akanshi BALIYAN\Mukherjee RIYA.
  6. Pooja D.,\Kuhoo GARG.
  7. Sudha Kalyani D., \Juhi DEWANGAN.
  8. Teenu DAHIYA\Seema PANCHAL.
  9. GHORPADE, Sanyogita\J., Meghana (1).
  10. Ningshi Block HAZARIKA\Harika VELUDURTHI.
  11. K., Maneesha\NELAKURIHI Sikki Reddy.
  12. Prabhjyot KOUR\Pramada VADDEPALLY.
  13. Farha MATHER\Karishma WADKAR.
  14. Shruti MUNDADA\Anura PRABHUDESAI.
  15. Smriti NAGARKOTI\Parssa NAQVI.
  16. Dhanya NAIR\Mohita SAHDEV.
  17. Sara NAQVI\Riya PILLAI (2).
  18. Poorvisha Ram S.,\Arathi Sara SUNIL .
  19. Amolika SINGH SISODIYA\Sraddha TIWARI.

Mixed Doubles:

  1. Venkat Gaurav PRASAD\Juhi DEWANGAN.
  2. Aditya NAIR [PFQ]\Smriti NAGARKOTI.
  3. Kamaldeep SINGH [PFQ]\Komal ANTIL.
  4. Manu ATTRI\Ashwini PONNAPPA.
  5. Bhaskar CHAKRABORTY [PFQ]\Rachita SAHDEV.
  6. Chandrabhusan TRIPATHI\D. Sudha Kalyani.
  7. Dinesh CHAUDHRY [PFQ]\Lalita DAHIYA.
  8. Arun VISHNU\Aparna BALAN.

Name of the Tournament: Syed Modi International Badminton Championships.

Tournament dates: 26-Jan-2016 to 31-Jan-2016.

Category: Grand Prix Gold.

Venue: BBD U.P. Badminton Academy.

City: Lucknow.

Country: India.

Prize Money: USD120,000/-.

Academies Mandatory In Every State To Match China: Prakash

Prakash

Prakash Padukone.
(Image Courtesy: luvpoemz.blogspot.com).

MUMBAI: India needs to set up a badminton academy in every state to tap the amount of talent the country has and to match with powerhouse China, feels shuttle legend Prakash Padukone.

India, currently, has less number of academies, the Prakash Padukone Academy in Bengaluru, Pullela Gopichand Academy, Chetan Anand Badminton Foundation (CABF), Vijayawada and the Nikhil Kanetkar Badminton Academy in Pune are some of the renowned academies in our country.

“But we need more. We need 30 academies in the long run in order to compete with China. That’s the sort of talent we have. Each state should have one academy, run by dedicated and properly qualified coaches who are prepared to put in the hard work,” the 60-year-old told PTI in an interview here.

“Players come from all over the country, but there’s no academy in the north barring the one in Lucknow. The government is also spending on foreign coaches.

“If each state cannot have an academy, SAI (Sports Authority of India) should have one in each of the six zones including north east. But the key is to find the right personnel to manage them. There are good SAI coaches. The need is to identify them and give support and recognition. That’s the key,”.

Prakash said that these zonal academies can act as feeder lines to his academy, the academy of national coach Gopichand and the one in Lucknow which can be treated as national academies.

“SAI has centres. Some are doing well and some are not. Once they produce results it’s important to give recognition. From there (the zonal or state academies) we can pick up talent to be further trained Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Lucknow which are like national academies. That’s the right way (to go about),” he said.

Prakash said there was a number of talented juniors now in the country, especially in the boys, who can rise up to the world level in the near future with proper grooming.

“There are a lot of juniors, especially among boys, with a lot of potential to do well at the world level in, may be 5-8 years. Siril Verma is doing well and reached the final in World Juniors (in Lima, Peru, in November).

“Then there are Lakshya Sen and Chirag Sen. There are also others from Hyderabad or Bangalore. They have a fairly good potential. There are a few girls too. Ruthvika Shivani Gadde is one who has the height, but needs to work hard.”

He welcomed the revival of the badminton league in its new avatar – Premier Badminton League – and hoped it’s held regularly and at a specific period during the year.

“It’s good for the game. I hope it happens and happens every year and there is no break in between. In the initial year it was a grand success – marketing and popularity-wise – and also helped the game a lot.

“I don’t know why for two years it did not happen. There were some issues between the (previous) organisers and the federation (Badminton Association of India). I hope such issues do not come up and even if they come up they are sorted out.

“International players were asking when it’s coming up, if there is a break — it got postponed 5-6 times – players lose interest. Most of the foreign players plan their calendar well in advance, especially in an Olympic year. They (PBL organisers) should have a fixed slot, like in IPL. If they can convince BWF (Badminton World Federation), that will be a great help.”

Asked why an Olympic sport like badminton has not really prospered around the world and has been largely confined to the Asian continent and some parts of Europe, Prakash felt it could be because of lack of funds.

“There’s a need to popularise the sport. It’s slowly happening. There may not be enough funds. Being an Olympic sport a lot more countries are playing badminton, like Uzbekistan.”

“The standards may not have gone up or are going up slowly. There may not be a bunch of players coming up from say Spain, France, Germany, Nertherlands etc. These countries’ federations need more funds,” said the former badminton great.

“In USA they are trying (to popularise) by holding World Championships. In Australia, tournaments have been upgraded but players have not come up. Lack of funds is one of the major reasons for not able to develop the sport the way they want.”

Asked about the point-rally system, “Stroke-play has come down to a great extent. Now they only smash. They like to be on the attack most of the time as they are not confident. If you clear (toss high) or play a defensive stroke you may lose the point.

“To some extent it’s true and taken some sheen off the game. But it’s evolution of the game, like in cricket where you have T20 now. You have to adapt and players are doing so.”

BWF-Junior World Championships 2015, Lima – Peru

BWF Junior World Championships 2015

Day 6, 15-Nov-2015, (Finals):

Men’s Singles:

Siril verma

Siril Verma @ The prize distribution ceremony.

1. Siril Verma lost to Chia Hung Lu [6] of Chinese Taipei 17-21, 21-10, 21-7.

Day 5, 14-Nov-2015, (Semi Finals):

Men’s Singles:

Siril verma. (Image Courtesy: www.newzview.com).

Siril verma.
(Image Courtesy: www.newzview.com).

1. Siril Verma won against Adulrach Namkul [14] of Thailand 21-15, 21-14.

Day 4, 13-Nov-2015, (Quarter Finals):

Men’s Singles:

Siril verma. (Image Courtesy: www.dnaindia.com).

Siril verma.
(Image Courtesy: www.dnaindia.com).

1. Siril Verma won against Satheishtharan R. [10] of Malaysia 21-15, 21-14.

Day 3, 12-Nov-2015:

Men’s Singles (Round Three):
1. Chirag Sen [15] defeated Denmark’s Mikkel Enghøj 21-16, 21-19.
2. Siril Verma defeated Thailand’s Kantaphon Wangcharoen [9] 21-13, 21-13.

Men’s Singles (Pre-Quarter):

Siril Verma.(Image Courtesy: timesofindia.indiatimes.com).

Siril Verma.
(Image Courtesy: timesofindia.indiatimes.com).

1. Siril Verma won against Anders Antonsen [3] of Denmark 21-12, 18-21, 21-15.
2. Chirag Sen [15] lost to Koki Watanabe of Japan 21-18, 21-9.

Women’s Singles:
1. Gadde Ruthvika Shivani [7] lost to Natsuki Nidaira [11] of Japan 13-21, 21-11, 21-10.

Day 2, 11-Nov-2015:

Men’s Singles (Round Two):

chirag Sen.(Image Courtesy: dehradun.amarujala.com).

chirag Sen.
(Image Courtesy: dehradun.amarujala.com).

1. Siril Verma won against France’s Thomas Baures 21-5, 21-13.
2. Chirag Sen [15] defeated Fethican Degirmenci of Turkey 21-13, 21-10.

Men Doubles (Round One):

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Krishna Prasad Garaga & Satwiksairaj Rankireddy.
(Image Courtesy: www.youtube.com).

M.R Arjun & Chirag Sen.(Image Courtesy: www.thehindu.com).

M.R Arjun & Chirag Sen.

1. Arjun M.R./Chirag Shetty won against Brian Duong/Gokul Kalyanasundaram U.S.A 21-13, 21-18.
2. Krishna Prasad Garaga/Satwiksairaj Rankireddy won against Justin Lee/Huaidong Tang of Australia 21-7, 21-10.

Men’s Doubles (Round Two):
1. Krishna Prasad Garaga/Satwiksairaj Rankireddy lost to Yahya Adi Kumara [4]/Yantoni Edy Saputra of Indonesia 21-18, 21-16.
2. Arjun M.R./Chirag Shetty lost to He Jiting [1]/Zheng Siwei of China 21-17, 21-12.

Women’s Singles (Round Two):

Ruthvika Shivani.)Image Courtesy: www.mid-day.com)

Ruthvika Shivani.
(Image Courtesy: www.mid-day.com).

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1. Ruthvika Shivani Gadde [7] defeated Devi Yunita Indah Sari of Indonesia 21-14, 21-12.
2. Vrushali Gummadi lost to Pornpawee Chochuwong [5] of Thailand 21-16, 21-17.
3. Pardeshi Shreyanshi won against Daniela Macias [16] of Peru 21-12, 21-14.

Women Singles (Round Three):

Ruthvika. (Image Courtesy: sportsrediscovered.com).

Ruthvika.
(Image Courtesy: sportsrediscovered.com).

1. Gadde Ruthvika Shivani [7] won against Ga Eun Park of Korea 21-17, 21-12.
2. Pardeshi Shreyanshi lost to Moe Araki of Japan 21-10, 21-11.
3. Anoushka Parikh/Sanjana Santosh lost to Rawimon Iamratanamaetheekul [11]/Supamart Mingchua of Thailand
21-8, 21-13.

Women’s Doubles:

Anoushka Parikh & Sanjana Santhosh.(Image Courtesy: www.badmintoninindia.com, thefangarage.com).

Anoushka Parikh & Sanjana Santhosh.
(Image Courtesy: www.badmintoninindia.com, thefangarage.com).

1. J. K Malavika/Karishma Wadkar lost to Ha Na Baek/Ye Rim Shim of Korea 21-6, 21-8.
2. Anoushka Parikh/Sanjana Santosh won against Ines Castillo/Valeria Carolina Wong Lam of Peru 21-5, 21-11.

Mixed Doubles:
No Match.

Day 1, 10-Nov-2015:

Men’s Singles:
1. Siril Verma won against Niels Veenstra of Netherlands 21-7, 21-9.
2. Ansal Yadav lost to Kean Yew Loh [13] of Singapore 21-17, 21-11.

Women’s Singles:

Vrushali Gummadi. (Image Courtesy: www.polkacafe.com).

Vrushali Gummadi.
(Image Courtesy: www.polkacafe.com).

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1. Vrushali Gummadi won against Fatima Beatriz Centeno Fuentes of El Salvador 21-8, 21-4.
2. Pardeshi Shreyanshi won against Chinese Taipei’s I-Ting Lai 21-15, 15-21, 21-7.

Women’s Doubles:

Anoushka Parikh & Sanjana Santhosh.(Image Courtesy: www.badmintoninindia.com, thefangarage.com).

Anoushka Parikh & Sanjana Santhosh.
(Image Courtesy: www.badmintoninindia.com, thefangarage.com).

1. Anoushka Parikh/Sanjana Santosh won against Joy Lai/Alice Wu Australia 21-16, 21-19.

Mixed Doubles (Round One):
1. Saurabh Sharma/Ningshi Block Hazarika won against Kevin Nupan/Brenda Gil of Columbia 21-5, 21-6.
2. Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Ahilya Harjani won against Gregor Dunikowski/Margot Lambert of France 21-7, 21-15.
3. Arjun M.R./Kuhoo Garg lost to Fan Qiuyue/Chen Lu of China 21-16, 21-16.

Mixed Doubles (Round Two):
1. Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Ahillya Harjani lost to Su Min Lim/Ah Yeong Seong of Korea 21-17, 21-10.

List of Indian Participants:

Men Singles:
1. Chirag Sen.
2. A.S.S. Siril Verma.
3. Ansal Yadav.

Women Singles:
1. Ruthvika Shivani Gdde (7).
2. Vrushali Gummadi.
3. Pardeshi Sheryanshi

Men Doubles:
1. Krishna Prasad Garaga/Satwiksairaj Ranki Reddy.
2. Chirag Shetty/M.R. Arjun.

Women Doubles:
1. J.K. Malavika/Karishma Wadkar.
2. Anoushka Parikh/Sanjana Santhosh.

Mixed Doubles:
1. Kuhoo Garg/M.R. Arjun.
2. Ahillya Harjani/Satwiksairaj Ranki Reddy.
3. Ningshi Block Hazarika/Saurab Sharma.

About the Tournament:

Tournament Name: BWF-Junior World Championships 2015.

Category: BWF Major Event.

Venue: CENTRO DE ALTO RENDIMIENTO “LA VIDENA”.

City: Lima.

Country: Peru.

Events: MS, WS, MD, WD, XD.

Tournament Dates: 10-November-2015 to 15-November-2015.

Prize Money: Not Listed.

Siril loses In The Finals Of The Junior World C’ships 2015

BWF Junior World Championships 2015

FUZHOU: Siril Verma’s dream run to clinch the Gold at the BWF World Junior (U-19) Badminton Championships came to an end in the finals of the BWF Juniors World Championshps at Lima, Peru.

Siril verma. (Image Courtesy: www.newzview.com).

Siril verma.
(Image Courtesy: www.newzview.com).

In the finals, Siril was defeated by Chia Hung Lu [6] of Chinese Taipei 17-21, 21-10, 21-7 in 50 minutes. Siril gave his best here to outwit the Chinese Taipei player but could not make it.

In the first game, Siril was playing one of his best games, where he started to take an initial lead 0f 2-0 and had a consecutive lead till Hung levelled the scores at 6-6. Again Siril managed to move ahead and was equalled at 12-12. This scenario was progressing until the scores were levelled at 17-17 for the last time, after which Siril straight away won the first game 21-17 against the Chinese Taipei player.

In the second game, Hung played a different game, which made Siril clueless and managed to take only 10 points as Hung was flyer in the second won 21-10 and pushed Siril for a decider.

The deciding game also witnessed the same effects of the second game, where Siril managed to hung on till 4-4 with Hung. Bur Hung played a fast as well as a tactical game who constsntly scored points in clusters. For the final time, Hung was leading 15-7. From here Hung took 6 straight points to pocket the boys singles championship.

Siril loses In The Finals Of The Junior World C’ships 2015

BWF Junior World Championships 2015

FUZHOU: Siril Verma’s dream run to clinch the Gold at the BWF World Junior (U-19) Badminton Championships came to an end in the finals of the BWF Juniors World Championships at Lima, Peru.

In the finals, Siril was defeated by Chia Hung Lu [6] of Chinese Taipei 17-21, 21-10, 21-7 in 50 minutes. Siril gave his best here to outwit the Chinese Taipei player but could not make it.

In the first game, Siril was playing one of his best games, where he started to take an initial lead 0f 2-0 and had a consecutive lead till Hung levelled the scores at 6-6. Again Siril managed to move ahead and was equalled at 12-12. This scenario was progressing until the scores were levelled at 17-17 for the last time, after which Siril straight away won the first game 21-17 against the Chinese Taipei player.

In the second game, Hung played a fifferent game, which made Siril clueless and managed to take only 10 points as Hung was flyer in the second won 21-10 and pushed Siril for a decider.

The deciding game also witnessed the same effects of the second game, where Siril managed to hung on till 4-4 with Hung. Bur Hung played a fast as well as a tactical game who constsntly scored points in clusters. For the final time, Hung was leading 15-7. From here Hung took 6 straight points to pocket the boys singles championship.

Siril, The First Indian Boy In Junior World C’ships 2015 Final, Assures Silver Medal

BWF Junior World Championships 2015

NAGPUR: Siril Verma’s dream run continued at the BWF World Junior (U-19) Badminton Championships as he became the first Indian boy to reach singles final at Lima, Peru.

In the U-19 boys singles semifinal Siril defeated Adulrach Namkul of Thailand 21-15, 21-14 in just 35 minutes, a 14th seed player in the tournament.

Siril verma. (Image Courtesy: www.dnaindia.com).

Siril verma.
(Image Courtesy: www.dnaindia.com).

It is remarkable to note that in six matches Siril played so far in this tournament so far, the 17-year-old Telangana shuttler had upset four seeded players including third seed Anders Antonsen of Denmark.

Before Siril, no Indian boy has ever entered the final of junior worlds. In the final slated to be played later on Sunday night, Siril, a trainee of Hyderabad-based Pullela Gopichand Academy, will clash with sixth seed Chia Hung Lu of Chinese Taipei.

Here Siril is assured of a Silver Medal if he loses in the finals summit.

So far, only four Indian boys have won bronze medals. HS Prannoy and B Sai Praneeth won bronze medal in Mexico (2010). R.M.V. Gurusai Dutt won bronze in Pune (2008), while Sameer Verma won in Chinese Taipei (2011). In the girls section, Saina won the gold medal in 20018 at Pune.

It is noteable Siril could not participate at the Asian Junior U-17 & U-15 Championship in Indonesia as he was declared overage by the doctors at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, following an age determination tests conducted by the instructions of SAI. Later he was cleared by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

Siril Verma In Semi Finals Of The BWF Junior World Championship 2015, Assures Bronze Medal

BWF Junior World Championships 2015

NAGPUR: The dream run of Siril Verma continues in the progressing BWF World Junior (U-19) Badminton Championships at Lima in Peru.

Siril defeated Satheishtharan R. [10] 21-15, 21-14 to enter the men’s singles semifinals on Friday. The match lasted for 37 minutes.

Siril Verma. (Image Courtesy: www.thehindu.com).

Siril Verma.
(Image Courtesy: www.thehindu.com).

It was Siril who started the game with a nearly lead of 3-0. He progressed well until the Malaysian followed Siril and equalled the scores at 10-10. From here the game was a neck to neck affair until the score was 15-15. After which Siril opened up a huge gap by giving no chance to score for the Malaysian, to move straight to 21 to claim the first game 21-15.

The second game started off the same way like the first game, where Siril opened the account and took the lead 2-0. Until the scores 9-9, it was a neck to neck to battle for both as each surging for a big lead. After 9-9, the Malaysian did not get his rhythm correct and was stranded at 14 while Siril notched up high and comfortably pocketing the game and the match in his favour.

Since, Siril has moved to the semi finals and surpassed the quarter finals stage, he is assured of a bronze medal.

The 17 year old Siril Verma can be one of the prospects in the boys section along Chirag sen in the boys singles, In the boys doubles, it can be Krishna Prasad and Satwiksairaj Raniki Reddy. while in the girls section India may depend on Ruthvika Shivani, the current senior national champion as far as Indian badminton is concerned.

All of them train at the Pullela Gopichand Academy, Hyderabad.

Siril Verma In BWF Junior World Championship 2015 Quarters

BWF Junior World Championships 2015

NAGPUR: The dream run of Siril Verma continued in the progressing BWF World Junior (U-19) Badminton Championships at Lima in Peru.

Siril Verma.(Image Courtesy: timesofindia.indiatimes.com).

Siril Verma.
(Image Courtesy: timesofindia.indiatimes.com).

Siril defeated third seed Anders Antonsen of Denmark 21-12, 18-21, 21-15 to enter the men’s singles quarterfinal late on Thursday. The match lasted for 58 minutes.

Siril had the chance to win the second game, but got lost somewhere which made the Danis h player cliam the second game in his favour. However, Siril overcame this situation and registered a thrilling victory over the Danish player.

Earlier in the third round, Siril had upset ninth seed Kantaphon Wangcharoen of Thailand in straight games.

Siril will now clash with the tenth seed R Satheishtharan of Malaysia on Friday for a spot in the semifinals. If Siril wins his quarterfinal match then he is assured of a bronze medal.

Siril trains at the Pullela Gopichand Academy, Hyderabad.

The other Indian singles competitors, Chirag Sen and G Ruthvika Shivani run ended in the pre-quarters.

G Ruthvika Shivani lost to the Eleventh seed Natsuki Nidaira of Japan 13-21, 21-11, 21-10.

Chirag Sen was defeated by another Japanese player Koki Watanabe, seeded No. 15 here 21-18, 21-9.

Siril, Chirag Sail Into Pre-Quarterfinals Of Junior World Championships 2015

BWF Junior World Championships 2015

NAGPUR: A.S.S. Siril Verma and Chirag Sen booked their men’s singles pre-quarterfinals berth respectively in the progressing BWF World Junior (U-19) Badminton Championships at Lima, Peru, on Thursday.

Siril Verma.(Image Courtesy: timesofindia.indiatimes.com).

Siril Verma.
(Image Courtesy: timesofindia.indiatimes.com).

Siril beat France’s Thomas Baures 21-5, 21-13 in his second round encounter on Wednesday and continued his tremondous form where he caused a big upset of the day, by defeating the ninth seed Kantaphon Wangcharoen of Thailand 21-13, 21-13 in 31 minutes.

Siril will now clash with third seed Anders Antonsen of Denmark for a spot in the quarterfinals.

It is noteable that Siril, trains at the Pullela Gopichand Academy, Hyderabad.

 

chirag Sen.(Image Courtesy: dehradun.amarujala.com).

chirag Sen.
(Image Courtesy: dehradun.amarujala.com).

Similarly, Chirag, defeated Fethican Degirmenci of Turkey 21-13, 21-10 in his first round encounter on Wednesday. In the second round Chirag, seeded 15 here gave a fight back and defeated Denmark’s Mikkel Enghoj in straight games.

Chirag will face Koki Watanabe of Japan in the pre-quarters match.

 

 

 

 

Ruthvika Shivani.)Image Courtesy: www.mid-day.com)

Ruthvika Shivani.
)Image Courtesy: www.mid-day.com)

In the women’s singles category, Ruthvika Shivani, seeded 7th here will meet eleventh seed Natsuki Nidaira of Japan in the pre-quarters.