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Saina, Sindhu among 7 Indian shuttlers making the cut for Rio Olympics

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) congratulated the seven Indian shuttlers, including Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu, who have made the cut for the Rio Olympics.

P.V. Sindhu of India hits a return to Eriko Hirose of Japan during their women's singles first round match at the China Open badminton tournament in Shanghai on November 14, 2012.  AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKS
P.V. Sindhu of India hits a return to Eriko Hirose of Japan during their women’s singles first round match at the China Open badminton tournament in Shanghai on November 14, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKS

Eclipsing the previous high of five shuttlers taking part in the 2012 London Olympics, this year seven Indian shuttlers have made the cut for Rio. The list includes two women’s singles players in Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu, one men’s singles player in Kidambi Srikanth, the women’s doubles pairing of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa, while Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy make up the men’s doubles team. The shuttlers qualified on the basis of their rankings after the Badminton Asia Championships ended on Sunday. The cut-off date for achieving the required rankings is May 5.

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