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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…

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    World Badminton Championships: PV Sindhu settles for silver

    Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi India’s wait for a World Champion in badminton was extended in Glasgow after its biggest hope PV Sindhu went down in the final of the World Badminton Championships on Sunday. The Indian, who had reached her first final of this tournament, suffered a 19-21 22-20 20-22 loss in a thrilling, energy snapping match. Sindhu now has three World Championships medal as she had won two bronze medals at the previous two editions. Her silver is also an addition to the same medal won at the Rio Olympics where she had lost to Carolina Marin in the final. Back in her “yellow” outfit, Sindhu looked comfortable playing…

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    World Badminton Championships: Sindhu beats Chinese opponent to reach final

    Blog by: Suryakanr Tripathi PV Sindhu put in a dominating performance to completely outclass her Chinese opponent and march into her maiden women’s singles final at the World Badminton Championships being held in Glasgow. Sindhu destroyed Chen Yufei of China 21-13, 21-10 on Saturday night in a match lasting just 48 minutes, thereby assuring herself of at least a silver medal. Sindhu had won the bronze at the World Championships in 2013 and 2014. Sindhu’s all round game proved too much for the 19-year-old Chinese to handle. India’s star shuttler was in top form and apart from a slow start, she put in a perfect display. Know more about us at http://www.bfysportsnfitness.com  BFY…

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    World Badminton Championships: Saina Nehwal loses in semis

    Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi Saina Nehwal settled for a bronze medal as her impressive run at the World Badminton Championships came to an end after a heartbreaking loss against Rio Olympics bronze medallist Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the women’s singles semi-finals. After battling for an hour and 14 minutes, it was the World No. 12 Japanese who managed to eke out a come-from-behind 12-21, 21-17, 21-10 win over the Indian to become the first shuttler from her country to reach the finals of World Championship. Know more about us at http://www.bfysportsnfitness.com  BFY provides training for Personal Trainers and courses in Sports nutrition and Diet in cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, Dehradun, Jaipur,…

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    Badminton World Championships: Saina Nehwal outclasses Kirsty Gilmour to reach semi-finals

    Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi Saina Nehwal dished out a gritty performance to stave off the challenge from local favorite Kristy Gilmour and assure herself of a bronze by entering the semifinals of the World Championship in Glasgow on Friday. The 27-year-old Indian, who won a silver medal at the last edition at Jakarta, dug deep into her reservoir to eke out a 21-19 18-21 21-15 win over the World No. 31 Gilmour in a match that lasted an hour and 14 minutes. Saina thus joined compatriot and two-time bronze medallist P V Sindhu into the semifinals. The London Olympics bronze medallist will next play seventh seed Nozomi Okuhara of Japan,…