NAGPUR: The young and talented bunch of Indian shuttlers started their campaign in the Junior Asian Badminton Championship in style at the CPB Badminton Training Center in Bangkok, Thailand, on Sunday. The national U-19 squad won both
their Group D matches to virtually
book their spot in the quarterfinals
of this mixed team event format.
Indians had to stretch themselves
fully to get the better of strong
Phillipines 3-2 in their opening
league encounter in the morning
session. Few hours later, relaxed
Indian colts mauled Turkmenistan
5-0 to make it a perfect day.
Lee's ranking dropped to 180 after the ban, and currently he is on 99 after the win New York. (Source: AP) An eight-month doping ban has taken a toll on the mind of former badminton world number one Lee Chong Wei, Malaysia’s national team coach said.
HYDERABAD: When Pullela Gopichand decided to help some young shuttlers in 2004, he only had a group of about 20. He started training them at makeshift venues at a club in Jubilee Hills and later at the Gachibowli indoor stadium. When he shifted to his own academy in 2008, there were about 50 odd. Until 2010, whoever approached him got admission without much difficulty. But everything has changed now and it's more or less impossible to get into the academy.
Haryana police had warned of taking action against Vijender if he fails to seek permission from the state government for turning professional.Drawing flak from some quarters for turning professional, Olympic bronze-medallist boxer Vijender Singh met Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in Chandigarh on Thursday.