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Tokyo Olympics Badminton: World number one Kento Momota knocked out, Tai Tzu Ying moves...

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World number one Kento Momota was stunned by number 38 South Korea's Heo Kwanghee on Wednesday, going down 15-21, 19-21 and looking visibly despondent at each lost point.Badminton's comeback kid Momota has faced tremendous obstacles to get to the...

Prakash Padukone: Style and grace came naturally to Nandu Natekar

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Nandu came one generation before me. I’ve seen him play during the later stages of his career. He was one of the most stylish badminton players in the world, alongside Suresh Goel and Trilok Nath Seth.In his era —...

Tributes pour in for Nandu Natekar

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An inspiration to many stalwarts of Indian badminton, the legendary Nandu Natekar's death on Wednesday was mourned by his fraternity.Natekar, who played a bit of cricket and tennis at the national level before becoming an international shuttler, died in...

Nandu Natekar passes away at the age of 88

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Indian badminton legend Nandu Natekar has passed away. He was 88.One of the earliest names to make a mark in Indian badminton, Natekar was the first Indian player to win an overseas tournament, when he clinched the Sellanger International...

Tokyo Olympics: Satwik-Chirag win match but lose out on quarterfinal berth

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The gallant men’s doubles team of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty won their last league match against Great Britain’s Ben Lane and Sean Vendy 21-17, 21-19 but lost out on an Olympic quarterfinal berth following a dramatic three-way tie...

Satwik-Chirag lose to top seeds; door shut for Sai Praneeth at Tokyo Olympics

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Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty lost 21-13, 21-12 to top-ranked Indonesians Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo in their Group A encounter at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Monday. The match lasted just 31 minutes.Satwik and Chirag will...

Badminton in Tokyo 2020: Top shuttler Momota shines on Games debut

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In his long-overdue Olympic debut, men's singles number one Kento Momota of Japan easily beat the United States' Timothy Lam 21-12 21-9 on Sunday, even making the occasional trick shot behind his back during their warm-up.Though Lam had his...

Tokyo Olympics LIVE Updates July 25 Day3: All eyes on Sindhu, Mary Kom; When...

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Hello and welcome to Sportstar's Live coverage of the Tokyo Olympics where we will take you through the events of the day with stars like P.V. Sindhu and Mary Kom in action. A day after Mirabai Chanu won India's...

Tokyo Paralympics para shuttler Pramod Bhagat amed Differently Abled Sportsman of the Year

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World No. 1 para shuttler Pramod Bhagat was on Saturday named Differently Abled Sportsman of the Year at Indian Sports Honours for 2019.The delay in announcement was due to COVID-19 pandemic, a release said."I am really honoured to receive...

Tokyo 2020: Satwik-Chirag duo win group opener against Lee Yang and Chi-Ling Wang

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Men's doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy on Saturday won their opening Group Stage match here in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.The Indian duo defeated Lee Yang and Wang Chi-Lin 21-16, 16-21, 27-25 in the Group A game...

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