Badminton Current Affairs, GK & News

PV Sindhu: First Indian Woman to win Two Olympics medals

PV Sindhu, a 26-year-old badminton player, has become first Indian woman to win two Olympic medals after defeating ‘He Bingjiao’ of China. Highlights Sindhu defeated ‘He Bingjiao’ by 21-13, 21-15 in women’s singles bronze medal match at Tokyo Olympics 2020. She is the first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver and also the first ..

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Chinese Badminton Legend Lin Dan announces retirement

On July 4, 2020, the two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan announced retirement at the age of 36. Highlights Lin Dan who won gold medal at Beijing Olympics in 2008 and London Olympics in 2012 will not be participating at 2020 Tokyo Olympics that has been pushed to next summer due to COVID-19. About Lin Dan ..

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Sunil Chhetri, PV Sindu to launch Fit India talks

On July 2, 2020, the flagship programme of Indian Government, Fit India announced that it is to launch Fit India Talks. It is an interactive session of top sports stars of India with school children. Highlights The Fit India talks was jointly launched by Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijju, Indian Football team skipper Sunil Chhetri ..

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PV Sindhu named as ambassador in the Badminton World Federation campaign

On April 22, 2020, the World champion P V Sindhu was named the ambassador of the campaign  “I am Badminton”. The campaign was launched by Badminton World Federation (BWF). About the Campaign The campaign provides platform for the badminton players to advocate and commit to honest and clean play. It also helps the players to ..

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Viktor Axelsen wins All England Open Badminton Championships

In the recently concluded All England Open Badminton Championships, Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen won his first singles title. He defeated Taiwanese top seed Chou Tien-chen in straight sets in the summit clash. Last year, Axelsen was the runner-up in the tournament after losing to Kento Momota. Taiwan’s Tai Tzu Ying is the women’s champion for the third time in ..

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