Browse Day: August 9, 2017

What next for Indian women’s badminton after Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu? Not much

What next for Indian women’s badminton after Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu? Not much

Indian men enjoy a purple match at the badminton circuit in the world. An Indian has won three Superseries titles and recorded two men’s singles finalists since the Rio Olympic Games.

Indian men also showed the depth in number in recent years. India currently has four passers in the top 25 and six in the top-35 singles singles. Four of them will play in the world championship in August.

On the women’s side, however, it’s a completely different story. Olympic medalists Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu are the only two Indians in the top 40. The difference between the number 15 and the highest ranked Indian Nehwal is huge. In fact, there are only five other Indians in the top 100.

Nehwal and Sindhu lifted the flag of India in the badminton world for most of the last decade. While Nehwal, at 27, is not going to be there for long, Sindhu was only 21 years old, among the top five in the world and maybe not even touched the ceiling. India looks straightforward on the side of women for at least the next five years with Sindhu. But what after that?

Rituparna Das, aged twenty, is the national champion, but has had problems making a big impact on international tournaments. Regarded as the most talented of the second level, Rituparna has constantly fought against his fitness and is very prone to injury. In addition to winning the title of the Polish International 2016, he has gained nothing.

She came to the Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold Rooms in January, before playing her first tournament at the Superseries Open India, where she lost in round 16 in the Olympic champion Carolina Marin.

During the Singapore Open Superseries, he was beaten in the first round by Hsu Ya Ching of China Taipei. She lost in the first round again to open the Thai Grand Prix to eventual champions Ratchanok Intanon.

Tanvi Lad was first highlighted for winning the Bahrain International Challenge in 2014, after finishing the last winner of the tournament in 2012 and again at Swiss International a year later. He also did well in the team events, winning bronze at the Asian Games in 2014 and the Uber Cup in 2014 and 2016.

However, despite his age of 24, he never entered the top 50 in the world and is struggling to overcome the first rounds of the Superseries and Gold Grand Prix. Lad has qualified for the 2017 World Cup in Glasgow, but his loss of record record win would indicate another early exit.

Ruthvika Shivani Gadde won the national championship in less than 10, 13, 15, 17, 19 and the elders, but his biggest claim fame is beat PV Sindhu in the final of the South Asian women’s women’s tournament in 2016 .

Another important victory was at the Russian Grand Prix Open last year when he was only 19 years old. Another herb prospect of the National Academy of India P Gopichand, Gadde has the age of his side for an assault on the ranking, in his highest position so far was 49 years in the last 12 months, who fought against jaundice And injuries that affected his progress.