Saina Nehwal second highest earner in women’s singles badminton in first quarter

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiMarch 30, 2019UPDATED: March 30, 2019 13:48 IST Saina Nehwal is placed fourth in the HSBC Race to Guangzhou Rankings (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSaina has seen saw USD 36,825 added to her career earnings in 2019 so farReigning All England Champion Chen Yufei (USD 86,325) of China holds the top positionKento Momota tops the men’s singles list after adding USD 94,550 to his career earningsLondon Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal has the second highest earnings in women’s singles in the first quarter of the new badminton season.The 28-year-old from Hyderabad, a winner of the Indonesia Masters, semifinalist at Malaysia Masters and quarterfinalist at All England Championship, saw USD 36,825 added to her career earnings.Reigning All England Champion Chen Yufei (USD 86,325) of China holds the top position in the highest earnings list in women’s singles, while Chinese Taipei’s world no 1 Tai Tzu Ying is in third place with an earning of USD 36,100.Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu, who crashed out in the opening round of the USD 1,000,000 All England Championship, will hope to improve her standing with a title win at the ongoing USD 350,000 India Open and grab a prize money of USD 24,500.In men’s singles, Kento Momota, who cliched the German Open and the All England while finished runner-up at the Indonesia Masters, tops the list after adding USD 94,550 to his career earnings.The next highest singles earner is Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen with USD 44,150.Saina is placed fourth the HSBC Race to Guangzhou Rankings, while Axelsen leads the HSBC Race to Guangzhou Rankings, just ahead of Momota.The top eight players and pairs at the end of the season will qualify for the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals in December.Top five earners:Women’s Singles: 1.Chen Yufei US$86,325, 2.Saina Nehwal US$36,825, 3.Tai Tzu Ying US$36,100, 4.Ratchanok Intanon US$35,050, 5.Carolina Marin US$26,600.Men’s Singles: 1.Kento Momota US$94,550, 2.Viktor Axelsen US$44,150, 3.Shi Yuqi US$28,575, 4.Son Wan Ho US$27,250, 5.Anders Antonsen US$27,250.advertisementMen’s Doubles: 1.Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan US$44,850 (each), 2.Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo US$28,150, 3.Aaron Chia/Soh Wooi Yik US$20,775, 4.Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto US$14,850, 5.Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda US$12,387.Women’s Doubles: 1.Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan US$39,356, 2.Mayu Matsumoto/Wakana Nagahara US$23,450, 3.Yuki Fukushima/Sayaka Hirota US$21,875, 4.Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi US$19,625, 5.Greysia Polii/Apriyani Rahayu US$12,768.Mixed Doubles: 1.Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong US$50,825, 2.Yuta Watanabe/Arisa Higashino US$34,318, 3.Dechapol Puavaranukroh/Sapsiree Taerattanachai US$13,825, 4.Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying US$12,450, 5.Tontowi Ahmad US$10,712.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Saina NehalFollow Chen YufeiFollow PV Sindhu Next Saina Nehwal second highest earner in women’s singles badminton in first quarterSaina Nehwal, a winner of the Indonesia Masters, semifinalist at Malaysia Masters and quarterfinalist at All England Championship, saw USD 36,825 added to her career earnings.advertisementlast_img read more

Future of former child soldiers in Sierra Leone at risk – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today that the future of thousands of Sierra Leonean children who once fought one of the world’s most vicious civil wars has now been thrown into doubt by a shortfall in funding for on-going education re-integration programmes.The agency’s two-year long educational courses for former child soldiers in Sierra Leone had scored many notable successes before donor support began to dwindle, UNICEF said, stressing the need for almost $1.4 million immediately and another $2.5 million in the near future.“We are now going to close these courses less than half-way through. We will have thousands of youth on the streets, many of whom have toted guns, who have had a taste of success in school, and to whom we are handing the bitter pill of failure,” UNICEF Representative to Sierra Leone Aboubacry Tall said from the capital Freetown.A total of almost 100,000 children would be affected by the pending cuts, a setback to the promises made during the 2000 peace settlement to make education a cornerstone of the demobilization process. “If we can’t show proof of the dividends of peace to children, how can we prove the dividends of peace to adults?” UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy said. “We’re faced this month with literally shutting down re-education and re-training programmes, and disengaging with thousands of young people who trusted us to deliver.”Ms. Bellamy warned that this was a dangerous development for peace in West Africa as a whole. “Many of the children who fight in these armies join because their parents have been killed, and they have no alternative survival structure,” she said.The warning comes at a time when a spate of fresh attacks in recent months, involving the use of child soldiers, has emerged in sub-Saharan Africa. UNICEF said the phenomenon is not limited to that region alone – some 300,000 children involved as soldiers, guerrilla fighters, porters and spies are embroiled in conflicts in 30 countries around the world. read more