newsbadminton7 days ago

Don’t think Indian badminton’s future sustainable, says Pullela Gopichand

Pullela Gopichand has quite surprisingly stated that the future of Indian badminton would be unstable if they kept following this model, where the next generation hasn’t been given much time. He also said that while the Sports Authority of India is supportive, they lack knowledge about badminton.
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newsbadminton18 days ago

India have not invested enough in coaches, reckons Pullela Gopichand

Pullela Gopichand has said that the country is facing a dearth of coaches who are skilled enough to help the upcoming players prepare and strategize for the international arena. He further expressed his wish of seeing the current players coaching in the future to help maintain the sport’s progress.
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featurebadminton21 days ago

Should unbridled rage be PV Sindhu's only way forward

A maddening frown on her face as she walked across the court, accompanied with occasional, raving yells and almost no eye-contact with her opponent, who has always cut across a pleasant figure both on and off the court. That was PV Sindhu at the St. Jakobshalle on Sunday, before she won.
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newsbadminton21 days ago

BWF World Championships | Pullela Gopichand lauds the manner of PV Sindhu’s victory

Long-time coach of PV Sindhu, who has been beside her in all the major finals that she has reached, Pullela Gopichand was all praise for the absolute dominance that the shuttler showed in the final on Sunday. He also revealed that the Olympics would be tough for Indian badminton this time.
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newsbadminton4 months ago

Sudirman Cup 2019 | The draw is very tough, believes Pullela Gopichand

Ahead of India’s campaign at the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship, chief national coach Pullela Gopichand has mentioned that the draw for the Indians is “very tough”. However, he has further added that the Indian shuttlers have trained hard and their target is to bag a medal.
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newsbadminton5 months ago

Pullela Gopichand supports ban on players who indulge in age manipulation

National coach Pullela Gopichand believes Badminton Association of India should ban players who indulge in age manipulation in order to set “examples” to avoid future occurrences. Meanwhile, former India coach Vimal Kumar opined that banning the players is something that is too extreme.
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newsbadminton5 months ago

India Open 2019 | Pullela Gopichand satisfied with Kidambi Srikanth’s technical improvement

After the final day of action at the India Open badminton championship, Pullela Gopichand has stated that he is happy with Kidambi Srikanth’s improvement in technique. The national coach also opined that B Sumeeth Reddy was unfortunate to get decisions against him during the men’s doubles match.
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newsbadminton6 months ago

Reports | India’s doubles badminton coach Tan Kim Her resigns

According to a report by Scroll.in, India’s doubles badminton coach Tan Kim Her has stepped down around 18 months before the completion of his tenure. His tenure was to end only after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics but he has resigned from the position citing personal reasons behind the decisions.
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newsbadminton7 months ago

Reports | Multiple foreign coaches to be appointed to ease load on Pullela Gopichand

Indonesia’s Flandy Limpele, South Korea’s Kim Ji Hyun and Park Tae Sang will join up with Pullela Gopichand to work at the national academy in Hyderabad in the coming months. Kim and Park, will be coaching the singles players while Limpele will help Kim Tan Her in coaching the doubles candidates.
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newsbadminton7 months ago

I hope that one of our players win the All England Open this year, says Pullela Gopichand

Pullela Gopichand had hoped that India can shake off their All England Open jinx and that one of the three Indian players can win the premier tournament this year. Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, and Kidambi Srikanth will be participating in the international competition later this year.
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