Jwala Gutta

We gave our best, we were just unlucky: Jwala Gutta

We gave our best, we were just unlucky: Jwala Gutta

Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Aug 17 : Ace shuttler Jwala Gutta has defended the sad medal run of the Indian contingent in the Rio Olympics saying that they had prepared superbly but were just unlucky.

"Overall, we really worked hard for the Olympics, we trained a lot and gave our best but I think we were little unlucky," Jwala told ANI.

Following the early elimination of Saina Nehwal and women's doubles pair of Jwala and Ashwini Ponnappa, India have now pinned their dwindling hopes on shuttlers Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth, who will play his men's singles quarterfinal later in the day.

Indian eves beaten 0-3 by China in semis, settle for bronze in Uber Cup

Indian eves beaten 0-3 by China in semis, settle for bronze in Uber Cup

Kunshan: Indian women's team settled for a bronze medal after suffering a 0-3 defeat at the hands of defending champions China in the semifinals of the Uber Cup badminton championship, here on Friday.

After top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu went down narrowly against their respective opponents in the two singles match, Jwala Gutta and N Sikki Reddy also bit the dust in the first doubles, ending India's campaign.

Indian eves had scripted history in the last edition when they won a historic bronze in New Delhi and they repeated the feat this time at Kunshan Sports Center Stadium.

BWF rankings: Srikanth slips to No.12, Jwala-Ashwini rise to 14

BWF rankings: Srikanth slips to No.12, Jwala-Ashwini rise to 14

New Delhi, May. 6 : Olympic-bound men's singles shuttler K Srikanth of India slipped a place to be ranked World No. 12 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings.

2010 Commonwealth Games champion duo of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa, who made the cut for their second Olympics, rose one rung to be World No. 14 in women's doubles.

In women's singles, Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu, who will be representing India at the Rio Games, were static at No. 8 and No. 10.

New Zealand Open: Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponappa lose as India's campaign ends

New Zealand Open: Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponappa lose as India's campaign ends

New Delhi: India's campaign ended at the New Zealand Open badminton tournament in Auckland, with women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa suffered defeat in straight sets to bow out of the USD 120,000 Grand Prix Gold event here.

Jwala and Ashwini, saw themselves fighting hard in the opening game, but went down in a close affair. In the second set, they were ripped apart to bow out. They lost the tie 22-24 8-21 against the local combo of Setyana Mapasa and Gronya Somerville in the women's doubles competition.

Shuttlers Jwala-Ashwini win 2015 Canada Open

Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa

Calgary (Canada), June 29 - Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa clinched the 2015 Canada Open badminton title after beating top pair Eefje Muskens and Selena Piek in their women's doubles event in Calgary.

The Commonwealth Games silver medalist pair overcame the Dutch duo 21-19, 21-16 in a thrilling final showdown that lasted over 35 minutes.

Although the Indian pair had to face stiff competition from their opponents to secure the first set, the second game began on a promising note as they were 15-6 at one stage.

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