The 13th seeded Indian will next face world number 29 Mark Caljouw of the Netherlands.
The pandemic had hit the Olympic qualification process, forcing the cancellation of most
Sindhu has been drawn with Hong Kong's Cheung Ngan Yi (ranked 34th) and Israel's Ksenia Polikarpova
In women's singles, Sindhu may not break much sweat in topping her group but the problems will
Olympic hopeful Praneeth squandered the first-game advantage, losing 21-15, 12-21, 12-21 to second
Meanwhile, four Indian male shuttlers, including Olympic hopeful B Sai Praneeth, advanced to the
HS Prannoy, Parupalli Kashyap, Sameer Verma, Manu Attri were among others who left for Bangkok from
The training is being held under strict safety protocols at the SAI Pullela Gopichand Badminton
Confined to the four walls due to the lockdown, Praneeth said it will take at least six weeks to
Praneeth was to make his Olympic debut in July but with the Games pushed back by a year,
Chief national coach P Gopichand was the last Indian to win the championship, in 2001.
The London Olympic bronze medallist Saina is racing against time to qualify for her fourth straight
India lost both their doubles matches and one singles contest while registering stunning wins in
India lost their opening two matches before winning the remaining three to secure at least bronze.
In the singles event, world no. 11 B Sai Praneeth and giant-killer HS Prannoy suffered straight
Both Saina and Sindhu cruised to the second round of the women's singles event after registering
Another top Indian shuttler B Sai Praneeth made a first-round exit after going down to Denmark's
With the Olympics less than seven months away, Sindhu will look to iron out the flaws and hit the
Decked up in a maroon Shyamal & Bhumika saree with the right amount of makeup Tamanna Rooz and