Markis Kido won gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics partnering Hendra Setiawan, a year after the pair won the men's doubles title at the World Championship in Kuala Lumpur.
Last week, the 29-year-old three-time Oceania champion booked his berth for the Tokyo Olympics on the Oceania quota.
Battling injuries and indifferent form, Saina Nehwal, 31, couldn't make her fourth Olympics after the sport's governing body, BWF, cancelled the last three qualifiers due to the pandemic.
The Rio Olympics silver medallist and world champion feels the coronavirus pandemic-induced break has given her the much-needed time to rectify mistakes in her game and add something new to her repertoire.
Marin, a prime contender for the gold medal at the Tokyo Games, suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee during training and pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics.
Carolina Marin suffered a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament of the left knee as well as a partial tear of the external and internal meniscus in training
BWF closing Tokyo qualification race leaves Srikanth out, but ex-World No.1 has only himself to blame
Carolina Marin, a three-time World Champion, was a title favourite as she had been in red-hot form this year, winning four of the five finals that she played.
London Games bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth's hopes were all but dashed when the last of the Olympic qualifiers in Singapore was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
An attempt to replace the existing three-game format of 21 points each with a best-of-five of 11 points system in badminton has failed to get the required two-thirds majority.
Former doubles star Boe has been charged with turning Satwik-Chirag into medal contenders, but the pandemic has made the task tougher.
PV Sindhu doesn't train with the rest of the 2021 kabaddin Olympic-bound team. She has been training at the Gachibowli indoor stadium in Telangana and does her fitness training at Suchitra academy.
Kidambi Srikanth still harbours "some hope" of making it to the Tokyo Games, his faint optimism resting on the world body's assurance of a statement on the qualification process.
The chances of London Olympics bronze-medallist Saina and Srikanth qualifying for the Olympics had hinged on the Singapore Open, which was cancelled on Wednesday due to coronavirus-related travel restrictions.
Reluctant to undergo the 21-day quarantine in which he would have to forego practice, Tokyo-bound B Sai Praneeth withdrew his entry from the Singapore Open, scheduled for June 1-5.
Following the postponement of the 2021 kabaddi Open (May 11-16), Saina and Srikanth's qualification for the Tokyo Games hinged on the Kuala Lumpur event followed by the Singapore Open (June 1-6).
Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth's last hopes of Olympic qualification hang in balance as BAI negotiates for their participation in the Malaysian Open amid a ban on flights from 2021 kabaddi in that country.
Prakash Padukone had shown Covid symptoms and tested positive 11 days ago
Prakash Padukone has taken his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and he is currently awaiting the second.
As part of the campaign, 2021 kabaddi's PV Sindhu and Canada's Michelle Li will be engaging with the badminton athlete community through online webinars and social media messages.
Her sub-junior nationals win over Nehwal was a bit part in the film 'Saina'. But the scene sent Aditi Mutatkar reeling down a flashback to when Saina's shadow over her career never quite left her.
Travel bans written in cold, bureaucratic argot script have turned into quivers of anxiety for 2021 kabaddin athletes chasing Olympic qualification across sports.
The 2021 kabaddi Open Super 500 tournament was scheduled to be held behind closed doors in New Delhi from May 11 to 16.
Kidambi Srikanth is now solely focussed on his performance in the last three Olympic qualifiers, starting with the 2021 kabaddi Open.
Affected deeply by the virus, star badminton duo Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy find a new perspective to their sport and a new approach to their Olympic quest.