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Indonesia Masters: Saina Nehwal wins title after Carolina Marin retires hurt



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Former world number one Saina Nehwal lifted the Indonesia Masters title as her Spanish opponent Carolina Marin retired hurt during the first game of the summit showdown here on Sunday.
Carolina injured her right foot after a hard landing and, despite trying hard, she could not continue playing. Eventually, she decided to pull out of the match.
Saina did not make the best of the starts in the final match as her three-time world champion opponent raced ahead with a four-point lead in the first game. Carolina further consolidated her lead over the Indian shuttler as she was now leading the game 9-2.
With the first game scoreline reading 4-10 in Carolina’s favour, the match was brought to a forced end.
This is Saina’s first-ever Indonesia masters title.
Nehwal had defeated China’s He Bingjiao on Saturday to enter the finals of the USD 350,000 Indonesia Masters. The 28-year-old from Hyderabad, who had reached the finals at the last edition, notched up a come-from-behind 18-21 21-12 21-18 triumph over sixth seed Bingjiao, who had won a bronze medal at the World Championship last year.
Marin, three-time World Champion and reigning Olympic champion, had bested China’s Chen Yufei to set up the final clash with Nehwal.
In men’s singles event, Danish badminton player Anders Antonsen defeated Kento Momota of Japan 21-16, 14-21, 21-16 in the final match to win the Indonesia Masters trophy.

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Manasi Joshi celebrated for winning gold at Para-Badminton World Championships



Para badminton Gold Winner Manasi Joshi
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The para-badminton World Gold medalist Manasi Narayan Joshi brought laurels for the nation by winning the Para World Badminton Championship. Two days ago, para-badminton gold medalist in international event Manasi Nayana Joshi tweeted under the title of Tournament update: Wonderful few days at the BWF Para-Badminton World Championships. Stoked to have won Gold with exactly # one year to go for # Tokyo 2020 Para Olympics.

Manasi Joshi really happy to share that she won a Gold in The BWF Para-Badminton World Championships 2019

Ushy Mohan Das, one of the motivational speakers had yesterday tweeted: ‘In the high of PV Sandhu getting Gold in world championships, we forgot to wish Manasi Joshi, who won Gold in World Para-Badminton championship creating a sort of furore in the Badminton fraternity and the sports’ media circles who had literally forgotten to give her due coverage under the powerful influence of PV Sindhu’s popularity and media blitz’.

Manasi Joshi happy after the win

It may be recalled that an exceptionally outstanding para-badminton Indian player  Manasi Joshi had lost her left leg in an accident with a truck in a busy junction. In the deadly accident, Manasi also broke her arms and suffered from multiple injuries. She was ferried to a hospital and an operation was conducted which later on led to the amputation of her left leg since it had developed gangrene. She was in the operating room for 22 protracted hours suffering from acute pain and unbearable trauma.

Manasi Joshi right after the win with the medal

In 2012, a highly determined and ebullient sportsperson Manasi Joshi learnt hard to walk with a prosthetic limb for four months and also participated in inter-company badminton championships where she won the gold medals. She won this time as well inculcating in her a tremendous sense of confidence to play badminton incessantly. In the meanwhile, she also learnt Scuba diving as well. Such was her determined spirit to move forward with immense confidence and dedication.

When she had initially decided to participate in Para Asian games, she wasn’t successful initially. However, thereafter, she did win several medals in various international competitions.  Highly determined and full of sporting spirit Manasi made it this time when along with World champion PV Sindhu she also roped in a Gold medal in the para-badminton World championships bringing laurels for the country.
The thirty-year-old Manasi defeated three times SL 3 World Champion Parul Parmar and won Gold, raising the country’s name high in the World Para-Badminton championships.  “I worked really hard for this one and I am super happy that all the sweat and hard work has paid off. This is my first gold at the World Championships,” wrote Manasi on her Facebook page.
PM Modi had lauded Indian Para-Badminton players for their performance in the recently concluded BWF World Championships. Taking pride in Manasi’s achievement PM Modi also tweeted, “130 crore Indians are extremely proud of the Indian Para-Badminton contingent, which has brought home 12 medals at BWF World Championships 2019. Congratulations to the entire team, whose success is extremely gladdening and motivating. Each of these players is remarkable.”

Yesterday, Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju had handed over cheques worth Rs 1.82 crore to para-badminton world championship winners. The gold medal winners were awarded Rs 20 lakh each while silver and bronze medallists were awarded Rs 14 lakh and Rs 8 lakh respectively. Winners in doubles events were given Rs 15 lakh each for gold, Rs 10.5 lakh each for silver and Rs 6 lakh each for bronze.
Sports minister Rijiu had said that the para-badminton team brought glory to the nation and tweeted “We want to ensure that all athletes are meted out the same facilities by the government. The para-badminton team has performed very well and brought glory to the country. They deserve to be rewarded for their hard work.”
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PM Modi congratulates PV Sindhu on becoming World Badminton Champion



Prime minister Narendra Modi congratulating PV Sindhu for her outstangly exemplary feats in World Badminton Championships
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The prime minister Narendra Modi personally and heartily congratulated the world-class international badminton player PV Sindhu in New Delhi after returning from G 7 summit by blessing her for bringing laurels for the country, winning the BWF World Championships, the first-ever Indian shuttler to do so. After wishing her good luck and blessing Sindhu on her outstanding feat Prime minister Modi tweeted: India’s pride, a champion who has brought home a Gold and lots of glory! Happy to have met @Pvsindhu1. Congratulated her and wished her the very best for her future endeavors.

PM Modi congratulating PV Sindhu

Earlier yesterday night while PV Sindhu landed at the Palam International Airport she was accorded a tumultuous welcome by her supporters, fans, badminton fraternity and family members with media gathered in large numbers. According to her tweet, Sindhu wrote: I could not hold back my tears when I saw the Indian flag and heard the National Anthem playing. Words can’t express my feelings about yesterday’s win at the World championship. Had been preparing for it for so… added Sindhu in her tweet. Earlier the sports ministry had announced a cash reward of ten lakhs for PV Sindhu on her outstanding international achievement at the world badminton championship.

PM Modi heartily congratulating PV Sindhu

While meeting the prime minister Narendra Modi, Sindhu was joined by the legendary badminton star of India and the present chief coach Pullela Gopichand and a new foreign coach Kim Ji Hyun, a former South Korean international. Both Pullela Gopichand and Kim Ji Hyun had immensely contributed by training and acutely sharpening the attacking prowess of PV Sindhu turning her into an ebullient and aggressive player.

PM Modi congratulating PV Sindhu in the presence of sports minister Kiren Rijiju, coaches Pullela Gopichand and Kim Ji Hyun and her father PV Ramana

Her father PV Ramana, a recipient of coveted Arjuna Award and former volleyball player also accompanied her. The Sports and Youth Affair minister hailing from the North East Kiran Rijiju was the happiest person who accorded Sindhu full respects and encouragement. He had immediately announced a cash gift INR 10 lakhs cash gift to the Badminton World Champion.

Union sports and youth affairs minister Kiran Rijiju who had personally congratulated Sindhu on her exemplary achievement tweeted: honored @Pvsindhu1 created history and made India proud by winning the World Badminton Championship for the first time. My best wishes to her in her pursuit to bring more glory to India. The entire country is indeed proud of her. Good luck Sindhu.

PM Modi has called her as India’s pride.

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Sania Nehwal appointed to IOC Athletes Commission



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IOC President, Thomas Bach has sent a letter to Indian Badminton Player, Sania Nehwal which states that she has been appointed as a member of the International Olympic Committee’s Athletes Commission which is  a matter of pride not just for her but for India also.

This letter has come at the time when she is about to resume her badminton practice after a long time as she was recovering from a knee injury which she had during the Olympics and lost the chance of winning a medal.

She received latter last night which stated “Following your candidature for the elections of the IOC Athletes’ Commission during the Olympic Games Rio 2016, it is with great pleasure to appoint you in consultation with the Chair, as Member of the Athletes’ Commission.”

The IOC is chaired by Angela Ruggiero and this committee consists of 9 Vice Presidents with ten other members. The next is also expected to be held on 6th November and Nehwal may have to attend this meeting.

She is a great Badminton player who has played a great role in making India proud and now this decision of the IOC has again proved that Indian sports player are no way behind from anyone and deserves to be the members of the International committee other than cricket.

Sania had a major knee injury when she was attending a match during the Olympics, she sustained an intra-articular injury to her right knee and few days back she gave an interview to PTI in which told that she hoped to play tournaments in November if everything went well.

As expected her family is happy after receiving the letter from IOC and especially her father has expressed happiness over her appointment to the panel.

Her father feels that it is a matter of great privilege for them because his daughter has finally been recognized by the panel and took a decision to make her a part of the panel and she will definitely prove to be of use to them. They are very proud of her and wish her good success.

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Health benefits of playing badminton



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Badminton has become a popular sport among all ages and it is fun to play this game which will make you shed those extra pounds and become fit and the best part is that you can play it anywhere with or without net. Here some benefits of playing badminton which will it your favourite sports activity and you might also quit other sports activities and gym to enjoy this awesome game.

It is the easiest way to lose weight

When you play badminton for an hour then you will burn nearly 480 calories which is highest count of calories burnt as compared to any sports and if you will play on daily basis then you can lose upto 4 kg in a month. This sport allows your body to use all muscles in the body and due to this fact calorie burning is more.

Tone up your body and muscles

Whenever you play badminton you use all muscles in the body so in turn a regular playing of this port will tone all body muscles and will help you in maintain your physique. If you want to cut the extra fat then this is the game for you as after shedding the extra you can work on your abs hamstrings, calves and quads.

Increased rate of metabolism

It is one of the best cardio exercises which make you sweat a lot naturally and the harmful toxins leave the body through sweating and make you feel light and free of toxins which results in increased rate metabolism.

Increases concentration

It helps you to focus and concentrate on the work at hand  so you start doing better in personnel and professional life as your mind get used to complete the task at hand and succeed in that.

Good for heart

By playing badminton heart muscles strengthen and cholesterol level decreases by burning extra fat. Even people who already have some heart problem can play this sport but under supervision of doctor.

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