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Kidambi Srikanth is the highest ranked Indian men’s singles badminton player in the world at No.8.(AFP)

Five Indians find themselves in the top-20 of the BWF men’s singles rankings with HS Prannoy being the biggest gainer after his quarterfinal showing at the Japan Open last week.

Prannoy has jumped four places to be world no.15 while Kidambi Srikanth, who too lost in the quarterfinals in Japan, remains the highest-ranked Indian male player at eighth.

 

 

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Starting next year, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) will choose 20 junior players for monthly scholarships of up to Rs 50,000, depending on the age category, which is likely to be expanded to 100 players over the next 18 months with help from government and corporate sponsors.

“We will have four summer camps in different parts of India for the benefit of deserving players who haven’t been able to make a mark,” BAI president Himanta Biswa Sarma, present at the Karnataka Badminton Association in Bengaluru, said on Friday. Also, state associations across the country will be asked to nominate five players each, who have not been able to produce remarkable results but enjoy good potential.

 

 

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KUALA LUMPUR: Rio Olympic silver medallists Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong are ready to put their differences behind as they begin a “new” journey with their junior partners.

V Shem will pair up with Teo Ee Yi while Wee Kiong will combine with Ong Yew Sin at the French Open in Paris from Oct 24-29.

The new pairs have also have been named for the Bitburger Open in Germany from Oct 31-Nov 5.

Actually, the two so-called new pairs have played together before and won titles.

V Shem-Ee Yi bagged the Malaysian International Challenge title at the 2012 edition in Kuching while Wee Kiong-Yew Sin emerged champions at the National Grand Prix Finals in Ipoh this year.

V Shem is pumped up to start afresh with Ee Yi.

 

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QUORN Badminton Club is actively looking for new members.

The club, which has been running for more than 25 years, meets every Monday at Rawlins Academy, Quorn, at 7:45pm and is keen to welcome new players of all abilities.

Ability ranges from beginner through to league standard, with some players competing in the Leicestershire Badminton Association competitions, alongside the likes of Loughborough and Huncote.

Jason Tuckwood, one the club’s players, said: “We play generally for the benefits of the exercise and meeting people.

 

 

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KUALA LUMPUR: Former world junior doubles champion Teo Ee Yi is eyeing a quarter-final berth with new partner Goh V Shem at the French Open.

The 24-year-old Ee Yi hopes that they can hit the ground running in their first tournament together – in Paris from Oct 24-29.

“I’m excited about this new partnership and I’ll do everything I can to make it work. There’s no time to waste,” said Ee Yi after training with V Shem for the past four days at the Academy Badminton Malaysia (ABM).

Before partnering with V Shem, Ee Yi was ranked 18th in the world with former partner Ong Yew Sin.

The 22-year-old Yew Sin has been teamed up with Tan Wee Kiong.

“Yew Sin and I did well as a pair. We broke into the top 20 in the world in a short period. We won a Grand Prix title in Germany and reached the final of the New Zealand Open recently,” said Ee Yi.

 

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PETALING JAYA: Viktor Axelsen (pic) of Denmark has become the world No. 1 men’s singles shuttler for the first time.

The 23-year-old Axelsen has moved up one rung to the top spot in the ranking list released by Badminton World Federation (BWF) yesterday.

His rise to the top spot comes in the wake of his remarkable performances since winning the world title for the first time in Glasgow, Scotland, last month.

The Dane followed it up by winning the Japan Open on Sunday.

Lee Chong Wei (men’s singles) and Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing (mixed doubles) are the only Malaysians in the top 10 of the world ranking.

The 34-year-old Chong Wei stayed as world No. 7 after reaching the final of the Japan Open on Sunday.

 

 

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KUALA LUMPUR: It meant more than just bragging rights for Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai Jemie who upset world No 10 Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing in the second round of the Korea Open on Thursday.

The Malaysian second-ranked mixed doubles duo showed great maturity as they clawed back from a game down, to see off their higher-ranked teammates 24-26, 21-18, 21-18 to reach their maiden Super Series quarter-finals.

“It feels great because our win also proves that we are improving,” said Shevon when contacted in Seoul.

“For Soon Huat and I, this is a huge encouragement because Kian Meng-Pei Jing are far superior to us.”

The Kuala Lumpur Sea Games (KL2017) silver medallists will play German qualifiers Marvin Emil Seidel-Linda Efler next for a place in Saturday’s semi-finals.

 

 

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Several funding requests will be debated during Wednesday evening’s senate meeting, including a $21,200 request from Cyclone Stampede for their annual rodeo.

Among other items up for discussion include a $750 funding request from ISU Badminton Club to attend tournaments as well as a $1,000 funding request from the Multicultural Business Network for an organization trip.

 To be introduced as new business during the senate meeting is funding requests from Iowa State Sparkles Squad, Odyssey of the Mind, ISU Weight Club and Chess Club.

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A smash hit Irvine sports club are celebrating news of some major funding.

Irvine Junior Badminton Club (IJBC) have been successful in receiving £4,000 in grant funding from Awards for All – the Big Lottery Fund.

The funding is to support Irvine Primaries Sports Project by supplying badminton coaches into local Primary schools to offer taster sessions and start up after-school badminton clubs, followed by a badminton festival at Irvine Royal Academy, bringing all player at local schools to attend a half court competition.

Irvine Royal Academy active schools co-ordinator Stephen Fraser will arrange the sessions at Woodlands, Castlepark, Loudoun Montgomery, St Marks, Annick and St John Ogilvie Primaries.

IJBC will supply coaches, rackets and shuttles.

 

 

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PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth won their respective openers in Tokyo to advance in the Japan Open Superseries badminton.

PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth won their respective openers in contrasting fashion to enter the second round of the $325,000 Japan Open Superseries in Tokyo on Wednesday.

Korea Open champion Sindhu had to dig deep before prevailing 12-21, 21-15, 21-17 in an hour and four minutes against local player Minatsu Mitani at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.

After sharing the first two games, Sindhu led throughout the decider to reach matchpoint with ease. World No.19 Minatsu, who was egged on by the home crowd, tried fighting back by saving four matchpoints but the Indian closed on the game and match on her fifth attempt.

 

 

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