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Badminton News : Will Indian shuttlers qualify for Tokyo Summer Games 2021?

Since the beginning of this year, Indian shuttlers are searching for their long-lost form, something which they have not been able to regain till date. On-court struggle, injury woes, and many other factors are creating major hurdles for them ahead of one of the biggest events in the history of sports, the Olympics. Shuttlers like PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, and Kidambi Srikanth, who are the country’s best bets when it comes to bringing medals from the mega event, are unable to cross round of 16, semis of even low-ranked tournaments like Orleans Masters. This situation is worrisome if going by the perspective of the Olympics. The question is where we stand when it comes to badminton when other countries like Spain, China, and Japan are excelling in a dynamic fashion in almost every tournament they play. Another bone ofof contention is, what will happen when senior shuttlers who are currently in the fray will depart, we certainly do not have any other shuttler who can take their place and perform up to the expectations. More than anyone, it’s high time for the Badminton Association of India should put in proper planning which may include promoting junior and sub-junior-level players and hunting talents from grassroots. If even after this the BAI doesn’t take any countermeasures, the Indian badminton may see its toughest time in the future.

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  • Released : 31-Mar-2021

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