Badminton team arrives in Delhi enroute to London




The badminton team from India is all set to leave for the Olympic capital. They reached New Delhi on the morning of Monday. The team is led by Saina Nehwal and the leader is confident that they will perform to bring back those shining medals home. The team consists of Saina, Ashwini Ponnappa, Jwala Gutta, Parupalli Kashyap and V. Diju. They will depart to London on Tuesday morning. The team  has been coached by Pullela Gopichand.

Saina Nehwal led team arrives in Delhi enroute to London

Saina Nehwal led team arrives in Delhi enroute to London

In total, the members who represent India in the Olympics come to a number of 81 and most of those players have already reached the destination. The badminton team said that they wanted to stay longer in India because they wanted to practice. It is better and more adaptable to play with our own players whom we have been practicing with rather than go to London early and play with other international players said Ashwini. This would have not only had wasted ample amount of time but also wouldn’t have polished their skills. Ashwini will play doubles with Gutta.

Saina Nehwal is currently world number five and in high hopes of performing to high levels at the games. She agrees that the Chinese will be a difficult challenge to compete to but they are no new news. Saina has been mentally as well as physically prepared to dodge and attack their tactics.

Kashyap will play for the Men’s singles. He is currently world number 21. The mixed doubles will be played by Gutta and Diju. Gutta and Ashwini have both won medals in world class competitions last year and are big hopes for India to come back with more from the Olympics. Interviewing Gutta, she said that she had put in her mightiest efforts and practice into preparing for her game and is looking forward to get playing now!

It is said the Saina’s group, the pool she is in, is particularly easy for her. She should have little difficulty in overcoming those players. Saina will play at fourth position for the Olympics. There are sixteen groups in total and only the winners will go on to the next rounds. The doubles, on the other hand, has four groups and only the best two will qualify for further play.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Author:

Cricket

Preview: South Africa likely to come hard on India as improved side for Centurion Test

Preview: South Africa likely to come hard on India as improved side for Centurion Test

Posted by: Sudipto Biswas on January 11th, 2018

South Africa will lock horns with the visiting side India in the second Test at Centurion, starting on January 13. The hosts are currently leading the series 1- ..

Football

FFCI Football Monthly Achievement Awards

FFCI Football Monthly Achievement Awards

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on January 10th, 2018

Federation of Football Coaches in India (FFCI), an Organization formed in 2011 and approved by the All India Football Federation (AIFF ) organized its Monthly A ..

Tennis

Australian Open Round 1: Maria Out, Sharapova Progresses

Australian Open Round 1: Maria Out, Sharapova Progresses

Posted by: Mahalakshmi Murali on January 16th, 2018

Well, the 5-time Grand Slam champion, Maria Sharapova is through to the second round of the 2018 Australian Open after seeing off Germany’s Tatjana Maria in ..

F1

Life Lessons learned from Sports & Fitness #TOSBDay

Life Lessons learned from Sports & Fitness #TOSBDay

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on September 26th, 2016

Held on Sept 1st, The Outstanding Speakers’ Bureau (TOSB) Twinterview consisted of sports panelists such as Mark Gallagher (Public Speaker on F1 race), Shayam ..

Boxing

Rajasthan Rumble – Vijender Singh’s double-title defense against Ghana’s Ernest Amuzu

Rajasthan Rumble – Vijender Singh’s double-title defense against Ghana’s Ernest Amuzu

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on December 22nd, 2017

Undefeated Indian knockout king, Vijender Singh is set to defend his WBO Oriental and Asia Pacific Super middleweight titles against African Champion Ernest Amu ..

Other Sports

Rajasthan Rumble – Vijender Singh’s double-title defense against Ghana’s Ernest Amuzu

Rajasthan Rumble – Vijender Singh’s double-title defense against Ghana’s Ernest Amuzu

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on December 22nd, 2017

Undefeated Indian knockout king, Vijender Singh is set to defend his WBO Oriental and Asia Pacific Super middleweight titles against African Champion Ernest Amu ..

One stop guide to all the latest sports news, reviews, opinions, fixtures and live scores from India and around the world.

Copyright © 2017 | The Sports Mirror