Has the grease­paint started to run?

Sportstar - - LONG READ BADMINTON -

In­dian bad­minton, these days, is at­tract­ing at­ten­tion. But the year 2018 has served a warn­ing in that there has not been a sin­gle ma­jor ti­tle in sin­gles. If this sig­nal is not taken se­ri­ously by the au­thor­i­ties, the per­for­mances in the com­ing year could get worse.

THE HINDU PHOTO LI­BRARY

The pi­o­neer: Prakash Padukone, on ar­rival in Bom­bay on March 26, 1980, af­ter his tri­umph in the All­eng­land Cham­pi­onships. Ad­mir­ing the hand­some tro­phy is his fi­ancee Ujjwala Karkal.

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