Badminton could really use a data revolution, from broadcast to coaching

Tennis and badminton are two racquet sports that have serves, backhand, forehand… but the similarity almost ends there. They vary greatly in the way they are run, the structures in place, the global spread, and the money associated with the sport. But we will not go into all these aspects. In my previous column on … Read more

Exclusive! Thomas Cup triumph one of the biggest ever wins for Indian badminton: Pullela Gopichand

The Indian men’s badminton team made history in Bangkok, Thailand on Sunday (May 15) when they clinched their first Thomas Cup title after defeating 14-time champions Indonesia 3-0 in the final. It was a dominant performance by India in the all-important clash at the summit as they clinched the final with three games won. India … Read more

HS Prannoy: ‘You can’t just be fooling around’; HS Prannoy on how the Indian team pulled out all the stops to win the Thomas Cup | Badminton News

NEW DELHI: India’s Thomas Cup victory is one for the ages. Individual badminton in India has become a force to be reckoned with in the 21st century, but a top tier team event has never really been viewed as one that could be won outright. The pundits aren’t afraid to admit it, which is why … Read more

H.S. Prannoy on India’s Thomas Cup victory

In recent years, Olympic medalists Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu have written the narration for Indian Badminton. But the men’s team added to the laurels earlier this month when they won the Thomas Cup, known as the World Cup of Badminton. On May 15, the Indian team defeated Denmark in the semifinals and overwhelmed 14-time … Read more

How India could build on Thomas Cup success in quest to become a badminton powerhouse

March 1980 when Prakash Padukone won the All England. March 2001 when Pullela Gopichand won the All England. August 2011 when Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa won bronze at the World Championships to end a 28-year wait. August 2012 when Saina Nehwal took the bronze medal at the London Olympics. August 2016 when PV Sindhu … Read more

Aparna Popat after India’s Thomas Cup win: ‘Inspiration is gender independent

It’s been a wonderful week for Indian sport. First it was the villains who did the unthinkable to unseat 14-time champions Indonesia and win the country’s first-ever Thomas Cup title, and then Nikhat Zareen made us all doubly proud by breaking the stereotypes and eliminated her opponents to win world championship gold in women’s boxing. … Read more

Badminton Asia Championships: Sen, Sindhu eye medals

Two-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu and World Championships bronze medalist Lakshya Sen will be the center of attention as they lead India’s challenge at the Badminton Asia Championships, which begins here on Tuesday. Much hope will be pinned on Sen and Sindhu as the duo has been in fine form ahead of the Continental Championships … Read more

Badminton’s History Makers: The Push To Podium

A glorious cross-court smash by Kidambi Srikanth sealed the moment of joy for the blue billion. This was perhaps the most important point of Srikanth’s entire career, the win came 23-21. Celebrations broke out in the Impact Arena. The entire team danced with joy and the Indian fans in the tricolor bathed in the ring. … Read more

Prakash Padukone: Bigger than any individual achievement, India will now be considered a badminton superpower | Badminton News

NEW DELHI: The Indian team’s historic Thomas Cup win will make them a ‘badminton superpower’ as they have arrived on the world stage with a feat far greater than any individual achievement, Prakash Padukone feels legendary . On Sunday, India dethroned the defending champion and 14-time winner Indonesia with a commanding 3-0 victory in the … Read more

Indian men badminton players never had it so good | Badminton News

The new millennium has witnessed two divas calling the shots in Indian badminton. Sania Nehwal and PV Sindhu have carved a niche for themselves by winning so many World Championship, Olympic and Super Series titles that – aside from Kidambi Srikanth’s four consecutive Super Series titles in one year – they surpass the men’s effort … Read more