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Indian Sports Live Updates: March 18 — Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, and Sutirtha Mukherjee qualify for Olympics, Sindhu reached All-England Open Badminton 2021 quarters

Latest updates on Indian sports news and features from All England Open Badminton Championships, Manika Batra qualification etc.

All England Badminton Open 2021

The Bridge Desk

Updated: 18 March 2021 5:25 PM GMT

Welcome to The Bridge's live blog for your latest news and interesting features on Indian sports.

India had a mixed start to the prestigious 2021 All-England Badminton Open with PV Sindhu sailing to the Round of 16. However, the men's singles draw saw Kidambi Srikanth, Parupalli Kashyap knocked out in Round of 32. Late in the night, Saina Nehwal had to retire from her match against Denmark's Mia Blichfeldt due to an injury.

Meanwhile, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran has beaten Sharath Kamal 4-3 in Round 1 of the Olympic Table Tennis Qualification tournament in Doha. He is one win away from Tokyo Olympics.

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