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Prannoy has to settle for silver

His son’s campaign didn’t quite end in a fairytale, but Sunil Kumar is hoping Prannoy can at least make his other wish come true. Prannoy’s sister will be married on August 28th – and, well – “she’s his only sister, after all”.
Still, the silver medal would do. HS Prannoy’s remarkable run at the Youth Olympics in Singapore ended just short of a gold medal; the Indian fell at the final hurdle to Thailand’s Pisit Poodchalat in straight games, 21-15 21-16 on Thursday. Continue reading

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Praneeth, Prannoy favourites for title

Indian junior badminton players Sai Praneeth and HS Prannoy go in to the Youth Olympics with a distinct shot at a gold medal. Without principal contender Viktor Axelsen of Denmark, the World Junior Champion, it’s a fair bet that either Praneeth or Prannoy can go all the way to the title. Both had won bronze medals in the singles of the World Juniors, with Praneeth falling to Axelsen in the semifinals. The inaugural edition of the Youth Olympics begin in Singapore on August 14. Continue reading

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