The defending Olympic champion had rushed home to Huelva after the All England when her father suffered a fall at work. Marin Sr had been hospitalized at a Huelva facility and undergone a surgery.
Pullela Gopichand said when he started coaching in 2004 with 25 trainees, including Sindhu, Saina, and Srikkanth in Hyderabad, nobody thought India would produce such world class players.
China's General Administration of Sport on Friday said the country will not host any of its planned international events this year except the trials for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing to stop the spread of coronavirus.
The Lingshui China Masters was earlier scheduled to be held from February 25 to March 1 but was postponed twice due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Carolina Marin spent the lockdown in Huelva with her mother, perhaps the first long spell spent at home since she moved to Madrid at the start of her teens.
Retirement of badminton’s greatest player, Lin Dan, leaves a void as an era of excellence ends.
The 37-year-old, who won the Olympics singles titles in Beijing in 2008 and the 2012 London Games, has won all the sport’s major titles, including five world championships’ gold medals.
The three months away from court spent at home in Guntur due to lockdown has reignited the desire to return to badminton with a new zest in Kidambi Srikanth.
Gopichand recalls how his 2001 All England triumph brought badminton into limelight after two decades.
With COVID-19 cases surging in Hyderabad, the Telangana government, as a precautionary measure, extended the lockdown till June 30 but it meant the resumption of the sport got further delayed for the top players in the state.
Confidence steered Jwala and Ashwini, and in turn India, towards their first-ever doubles World Championship medal for badminton in 2011 at Wembley and kicked off a decade in which singles stars PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal would follow the trailblazing duo onto the Worlds podiums every single Championship year.
PV Sindhu on Monday urged everyone to make physical activity an integral part of their lives.
Prannoy, who has been served a showcause notice by BAI asking him to respond for his outburst against the badminton federation, has received Gopichand's backing. The chief national badminton coach has nominated Prannoy for the Arjuna Award in his personal capacity as a Khel Ratna Award recipient.
The champion player is not only worried about those he coaches but also small-scale participants in sports who have made the most losses this lockdown
Srikanth's application has been forwarded to the Sports Ministry, Prannoy has been ignored and instead been asked to respond for his outburst against BAI within 15 days.
In his bid to help raise funds for academics and sports foundations, Gopichand along with Arjuna award-winning athletes Ashwini Nachappa and Malathi Holla have joined hands with IDBI Federal Life Insurance and NEB Sports to launch a unique run called 'Run to the Moon'.
The Swiss Open, a Super 300 event on the HSBC BWF World Tour, was scheduled to take place from March 17 to 22 and was earlier suspended due to the spread of the contagious disease
HS Prannoy says that shuttlers from Kerala do not have a representation in the federation because of which they miss out on recognition. He also talks about playing once tournaments resume.
Hyderabad Open was part of the BWF's revised calendar to restart the sport after the pandemic-forced cancellations since March.
India's star shuttler H S Prannoy expressed his displeasure at being overlooked for the prestigious Arjuna Award.
BAI has recommended renowned National Institute of Sports (NIS)-certified coaches -- S Murlidharan and Bhaskar Babu -- for the Dronacharya Award.
The Badminton Olympic qualification will resume in 2021 and the existing points earned will be retained. The cancelled tournaments from 2020 will be completed in the first 17 weeks of the year.
While BWF went ahead to announce 22 tournaments in 5 months from August to December, shuttlers were left scratching their heads about how they were going to resume blitzing around the world.
Sports authority’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) allows restricted training but athletes across sports are not ready to return just yet.
The BWF unveiled a revised international calendar to salvage the remainder of the season, but it received widespread criticism from shuttlers like Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap, and B Sai Praneeth.