B Sai Praneeth
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BAI also on Sunday named a 12-member Indian team for the Sudirman Cup, which is slated to take place from September 26 to October 3 in Finland.
Praneeth has failed to qualify for the next stage as he lost both his group stage matches.
Following is the complete schedule of Indian action on Wednesday
The Indian doubles duo upset third seed Lee and Wang; Praneeth loses
PV Sindhu, and compatriot B Sai Praneeth hit the training facilities in Tokyo early on Monday for their first practice session
The shuttler is disappointed that coach Santoso will go as extra official to Tokyo
While Sindhu has been seeded sixth and drawn in Group J of women's singles, Praneeth was seeded 13th in Group D of men's singles competition.
The 47-year-old Gopichand opted out to ensure Agus Dwi Santoso could be accommodated who has been training with B Sai Praneeth since the pandemic, according to BAI General Secretary Ajay Singhania.
Praneeth, who won a bronze medal at the 2019 World Championship, is the only men's singles shuttler to have qualified for the Tokyo Games.
The Minister lauded Sai Praneeth for making it to Tokyo Games and presented a cheque for Rs 5 lakh as a token of appreciation.
"It is tough. With tournament after tournament being cancelled or postponed, it is a big challenge to be motivated and play. We are having training but no tournaments.
Young Saina was a dream come true for any coach and the perfect fit for Gopichand’s philosophy of high intensity training when she joined the former’s All England champion’s academy
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