P V Sindhu: The future of World Badminton

Name: Pusarla Venkata Sindhu

Date of Birth: 5 July 1995

City: Hyderabad

Top Achievement: Sindhu became the first ever Indian woman to win a medal in singles at the World Championships in badminton.

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Saina Nehwal: India’s badminton ace

Name: Saina Nehwal

Date of Birth: 17 March 1990

City: Dhindar, Uttar Pradesh

Top Achievement: Bronze medal at 2012 Beijing Olympics

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Top Selling Li-Ning Badminton Racquets

Li-Ning is a Chinese gymnastic champion and entrepreneur who founded the Li-Ning brand. He won 6 medals in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, inspiring a nation with his innovative moves and game changing skills. Today, the Li-Ning brand follows in his footsteps by creating world-class sportswear that works with the body’s natural movements and inspires athletes of all levels.

Li-Ning is one of the established sport firms known worldwide for their superior quality gear and accessories. They have made their mark in the field of badminton by producing the best badminton sports gear. Their shoes have been famous all over because of the excellent bounce, cushioning, shock absorption and breathability. As a leader in the worldwide market, their name is a trusted brand by numerous badminton stars. Millions of loyal customers prefer their products as far as badminton is concerned.

The brand is associated with top badminton players such as Lin Dan who is a two time Olympic Champion, five times World Champion and five times All England Champion, Jan Jorgensen who has a  Men’s Singles World Ranking # 5 and Wang Yihan who is the reigning women’s singles world champion with a current Women’s Singles World Ranking # 5.

Li Ning HC 1350 Badminton Racquet:

The Li Ning HC 1350 S2 Badminton Racquet is meant for senior players who play at the intermediate level. The racquet has a body made of carbon fibre which is sturdy and long lasting and yet is not too heavy. It incorporates the Rigid Carbon Fibre technology which helps to decrease the racket weight and improve its strength. In this racquet, the sweet spot is extended upwards moving the hitting area higher up the frame to increase power. Since the racket has an isometric shape, it results in increase of the overall size of the sweet spot which aids in off centre hits. The Li Ning HC 1350 also comes with the Inner Wave System technology which eliminates stress points around the racket head and increases aerodynamics.


Li Ning HC 1500 Badminton Racquet:

This badminton racket is suitable for intermediate level of play. Flexibility and low weight make this a good racket for a defensive player. The Li Ning HC 1500 is based on the Aerotec beam system which means that the structure and shape of the rackets frame section have extreme low drag coefficient and high intensity, to enable the player’s performance in various shots. The racket shaft flexes are closer to the racket head which produces improved smash and drop shot performance. This carbon fiber badminton racquet incorporates top technology and advanced design which makes the force deployed evenly on the frame and lowers the air resistance for a stable and prompt return stroke.


Li Ning Windstorm 680 Badminton Racquet:

This badminton racquet is suitable for an advanced level of play. Made of ultra strong material, the racquet has optimum rigidity to bear higher tension for exact and steady strokes. It is a super-light weight racquet (78-80g) which is ideal for a flexible type of user. In the Li Ning Windstorm 680, high tech and light weight shock absorption materials are used to fill the racket head cavities. This racquet incorporates the Ultrafine High Tensile Biometric technology which provides low wind resistance with high-flexibility & strength for superior smashing. Another innovative feature of this racquet is the Aviation Technology design that releases the metal performance memory and improves control on strokes.


Li Ning G-Force 300 Super Light Badminton Racquet:

G-Force Technology optimises the use of the gravity force to produce exceptional power and speed. The reduced frame top edge minimises distortion while maximising its play’s control. The Li Ning G-Force 300 Super Light racquet has a lightweight construction with a heavy head resulting in a larger sweet spot and is suitable for advanced play. The racquet is provided with an all-round optimized design which improves racket mechanical structure for more efficient attack and defense system. The effective defense area is enlarged for severe drop shot and a dropping strength that bursts in a blink. The hitting velocity is improved considerably with widened stringing area and increased bounce strength.


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Indian women shuttlers at the international level

Badminton is a moderately popular sport in India, and after Saina Nehwal has taken India to the Top Ten World rankings it is gradually gaining recognition. Earlier badminton was synonymous with erstwhile players like Prakash Padukone and Pullela Gopichand. Currently there are three Indian women who feature in the Top 100 World Rankings.

Saina Nehwal is a Khel Ratna badminton player and she has moved up in the rankings to be World No. 3 currently. Saina has the privilege of achieving many firsts in her career. One of her greatest achievements was being the first Indian to win a medal in Badminton at the Olympics. She achieved this feat by winning the Bronze medal at the London Olympics 2012. She is also the first Indian to win the World Junior Badminton Championship. Saina has had an illustrious career so far, and keeping in mind her excellent performance, it looks like there are more laurels to come.

Saina Nehwal

PV Sindhu is ranked World no. 24. In the international circuit, she was a bronze medalist at the 2009 Sub-Junior Asian Badminton Championships which was held in Colombo. Sindhu also reached the quarterfinals of the 2010 Junior World Badminton Championships that was held in Mexico. Sindhu is a much talked about badminton star, after her performance in the China Masters Super Series, which earned her the nickname Dragon Slayer!

PV Sindhu

Neha Pandit is another one of India’s very talented badminton players. She was the runner-up at the National Games in 2007, and this is one of her most notable achievements. She has also participated in some international level competitions. Neha was also a semi-finalist in the Iran Fajr international challenge held earlier this year.

Neha Pandit

When it comes to Women’s Doubles there are three teams that make it in the World Top 100.The team that comprises Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa is ranked 21. Both players have participated in the Olympics 2012 as well as the Li Ning Singapore open 2012. They also won gold medals at the Commonwealth Games, 2010.

Ashwini Ponnappa & Gutta Jwala

As we know, apart from the competitive side of the sport, badminton is also widely played a recreational game in India. For any badminton equipment that you might require visit www.sports365.in and choose from an extensive range of products from top brands. The online sports shop helps you buy sports goods by making available a live chat which aids in buying the right sports goods. You can buy badminton shoes, apparel and badminton equipment online.