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    Girish Sharma: The inspiration

    Blog by: Raj Kishan Girish Sharma: The inspiration We expect life to throw lemons at us, because we have planned to make lemonade, but what if your lemonade plans are hindered by life, because it throws stones at you? What would you rather do, stop? Or find a way around it! “Jump! And you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fly.” Courage is what we need! Here is someone who would encourage you to jump and try to extend your wings and motivate you to fly. Girish Sharma, the great badminton player is an inspiration to millions of people in India and around the world; 2…

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    Saina Nehwal : The Champion

    Blog by : Khusboo Kothatri Saina Nehwal : The Champion “You can’t put a limit on anything . The more you dream ,the farthest you get.” Saina Nehwal was born on 17 March 1990,is an Indian professional badminton singles player. She won gold at 2018 Commonwealth Games in women’s singles after defeating  P. V. Sindhu after which she became the first Indian to win 2 singles gold in commonwealth games. Saina Nehwal, the former world no. 1 has won over twenty three international titles, which include ten Superseries titles. In 2015, she was able to attain the world no. 1 ranking, thereby becoming the only female player from India and overall…

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    APARNA POPAT

    Blog by : Anuradha Guha APARNA POPAT Aparna Popat is an Indian ex-badminton player. She was born in Mumbai on 18th January,1978. Her parents were Lalji Popat and Heena Popat. She finished her schooling in J.B. Petit High School and pre-university course in Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. She got a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the Mumbai University. Anil Pradhan, a National Champion, was the first to recognize the spark of talent in the 8-yr old Aparna. He was approached by her parents for her training. She started playing from 1986. She was taught many essential skills under his tutelage. To further expand her capabilities, she shifted to the Prakash Padukone…

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    P V Sindhu – An Olympic Medalist

    Blog by : Zainab Suratwala P V Sindhu – An Olympic Medalist   Pusarla Venkata Sindhu or popularly known as PV Sindhu is a professional Indian badminton player who has earned huge fame after winning the silver medal in Rio Olympics 2016. By winning this, she became a youngest Indian woman who won the silver medal in Olympics. After Saina Nehwal, she became the second Indian badminton player to win an Olympic medal. Her father and mother both were the professional volleyball players. Sporty beginning Although both her parents were the volleyball players, but Sindhu started playing badminton at an age of 8 and got motivation from Pullela Gopichand’s win in…

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    Aparna Popat : The Winner of Senior Nationals for 9 years in a row

    Blog by : Anuradha Guha Aparna Popat is an Indian ex-badminton player. She was born in Mumbai on 18th January,1978. Her parents were Lalji Popat and Heena Popat. She finished her schooling in J.B. Petit High School and pre-university course in Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. She got a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the Mumbai University.   Anil Pradhan, a National Champion, was the first to recognize the spark of talent in the 8-yr old Aparna. He was approached by her parents for her training. She started playing from 1986. She was taught many essential skills under his tutelage.   To further expand her capabilities, she shifted to the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy, Bangalore in 1994. Here, she received training under the acclaimed badminton player, Prakash Padukone himself. To enrich…

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    Girish Sharma: The inspiration

    Blog by: Raj Kishan We expect life to throw lemons at us, because we have planned to make lemonade, but what if your lemonade plans are hindered by life, because it throws stones at you? What would you rather do, stop? Or find a way around it! “Jump! And you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fly.” Courage is what we need! Here is someone who would encourage you to jump and try to extend your wings and motivate you to fly. Girish Sharma, the great badminton player is an inspiration to millions of people in India and around the world; 2 gold medals at The…

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    PV Sindhu to lead charge at Japan Open

    Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi Newly-crowned Korea Open champion, PV Sindhu will take aim at a third Super Series title this season even as Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal return to action at the USD 325,000 Japan Open starting with the qualifiers on September 19. Sindhu, who had dropped the second game before defeating Minatsu Mitani last week in the Korea Open, will once again take on the Japanese in the opening round this week. The 22-year-old shuttler avenged her World Championship heart-break by beating Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in a pulsating summit clash of Korea Open to claim her second Super Series title of the season. Sindhu might meet world…

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    PV Sindhu beats Nozomi Okuhara to win Korea Open Super Series

    Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi India’s PV Sindhu won her third Super Series title beating Nozomi Okuhara 22-20, 11-21, 21-18 in the women’s singles final of the Korea Open in a thrilling encounter in Seoul on Sunday. Sindhu, who had lost to Okuhara in an epic World Badminton Championships final three weeks back, got the better of the eighth seed in an encounter that lasted one hour and 24 minutes. After Okuhara dominated the proceedings early on, Sindhu managed to save two game points and won the first game before being trounced by a ten-point margin in the second. Sindhu, seeded fifth in the tournament, got her act together in the third and the final game to…

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    PV Sindhu enters Korea Open final, faces Okuhara

    Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi Three weeks after the heart-breaking loss in the World Championships final, PV Sindhu will get a chance to avenge that defeat as she squares up against world champion Nozomi Okuhara in the summit clash of the Korea Open Super Series in Seoul. The two 22-year-olds, who were involved in the second longest match of women’s singles at the Worlds final, are expected to entertain the crowd once again at another major final. The young shuttlers, who are tipped to dominate world badminton in the next couple of years, have registered contrasting victories in the semi-finals on Saturday. While fifth seed Sindhu needed three games to get past sixth seed He Bingjiao of China in…