Monthly Archives: July 2011

Jr ABC: Zulkiffli outclasses Sameer

Lucknow: Sameer Verma had to settle for the silver medal as he lost to the superior second-seeded Malaysian Zulfadli Zulkiffli in the boys’ singles final of the Badminton Asia youth under-19 championships at the U.P. Badminton Academy courts, Gomti Nagar, here on Saturday. Continue reading

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Sameer powers into Asian Jr final

Sameer Verma became only the second Indian ever in the final of the Badminton Asia Youth Under-19 Championships, defeating Liu Kai of China at the UP Badminton Academy hall at Lucknow on Friday. However, compatriot PV Sindhu fell in the semis, to Sun Yu, also of China. Continue reading

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Sindhu, Sameer crash Chinese party

Lucknow: PV Sindhu and Sameer Verma did India proud by entering the semifinals of Badminton Asia Youth Under-19 Championships. Remarkably, both beat Chinese opponents to make the last four. Continue reading

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Athletes knowingly take dope: Saina

Mumbai: Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal on Wednesday gave a stunning twist to the raging dope scandal by saying that many athletes and weightlifters had told her in the past that they knowingly consume banned drugs. Continue reading

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Bonanza for Malaysian badminton

Kuala Lumpur: Sponsors have given Malaysian badminton a $13.6 million cash injection in a bid to win a first Olympic gold medal in London next year and build for the future, local media reported on Wednesday. Continue reading

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