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When you lose a game, you don’t storm out or abuse: Pullela Gopichand

In ‘Shuttler’s Flick’, Pullela Gopichand writes that losing badminton games for him is almost academic, you break down areas of improvement and work on them.
File photo of Krishna Nagar | Twitter/@ANI

Krishna Nagar wins gold in men’s singles SH6 class at Paralympics, secures India’s 5th

Nagar saw off his rival Hong Kong's Chu Man Kai in the final to retain his unbeaten run at the Games and join compatriot Pramod Bhagat in the gold medal-winning list.

India’s Suhas Yathiraj bags silver in men’s singles badminton at Tokyo Paralympics

The 38-year-old Noida district magistrate lost 21-15 17-21 15-21 to two-time world champion France's Lucas Mazur in the 62-minute SL4 class final Sunday.
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Pramod Bhagat wins historic badminton gold in Paralympics, Manoj Sarkar claims bronze

Bhagat beat Great Britain's Daniel Bethell in the summit clash while Sarkar defeated Japan's Daisuke Fujihara in the third place play-off.
Gautam Buddh Nagar DM and para-badminton player Suhas L. Yathiraj | Photo: ANI

Badminton is a ‘spiritual experience’ for this IAS officer. Now, he’s in Tokyo Paralympic semis

Suhas Yathiraj went from hobbyist to pro after attending a badminton tournament as chief guest in 2015, and is just two wins away from a gold medal at Tokyo 2020.
Olympic medalist P.V. Sindhu and her coach Park Tae Sang arrive at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, in Hyderabad, from Tokyo, on 4 August | ANI

Tokyo Olympics was more pressure than Rio, but coach helped me take it ‘aaraam se’, Sindhu says

In an interview with ThePrint, badminton champ PV Sindhu talks about importance of mental health, the difference between training under Gopichand and Park, and how she trained for Tokyo.

Shuttler P V Sindhu bags bronze, India’s second medal at Tokyo Olympics

Sindhu defeated China's He Bing Jiao in straight sets in the women's singles third-place play-off to add a bronze medal to her silver that she had secured at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

PV Sindhu beats Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi to storm into badminton semis in Tokyo Olympics

India's star shuttler Sindhu beat Japan’s number four seed Akane Yamaguchi 21-13, 22-20 in the quarterfinal match that lasted 56 minutes.

Pakistani shuttler Mahoor Shahzad reached Tokyo Olympics. Now she’s serving apologies

After her defeat on 27 July, the badminton player accused other Pakistani shuttlers of being jealous, and passed a bigoted comment, calling them Pathans.
Indias Pusarla V. Sindhu in action in the women’s singles badminton match against Hong Kong Chinas Ngan Yi Cheung at the Summer Olympics 2020 in Tokyo, on 28 July 2021 | PTI

PV Sindhu beats Hong Kong’s NY Cheung, enters pre-quarterfinals in Tokyo Olympics

World No. 7 Sindhu, who had claimed a silver medal in the last edition in Rio, prevailed over world No. 34 Cheung 21-9 21-16 in a 35-minute match to top the group.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.