newsbadminton25 days ago

All my life I have struggled to get basic sports facilities, says Pullela Gopichand

Pullela Gopichand has shared that he had to endure a lot of hardships during his career to acquire basic sports facilities. The badminton coach also mentioned that now the time has changed and he feels happy that the current generation of players doesn't have to struggle like him.
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newsbadminton2 months ago

It is always great to come back with a medal, says Saina Nehwal

As Indian badminton player Saina Nehwal went on to acquire a bronze at the Asian Games 2018, she shared that it is a matter of great happiness to come back with a medal. The players arrived back at Gopichand Academy, where silver medalist PV Sindhu and Nehwal celebrated their achievement.
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newsbadminton2 months ago

Asian Games | This was not my last final, says PV Sindhu

PV Sindhu has stated that Asian Games was not her last final and she shall learn from her mistakes and try to make a strong comeback in the upcoming tournaments. Pullela Gopichand mentioned that Tai Tzu Ying has a psychological advantage and they are trying to find better ways to beat her.
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featurebadminton2 months ago

Know Your Heroes | Sameer Verma - the small-towner who made it big

Though Sameer Verma’s World Championships campaign ended after an early defeat against the legendary Lin Dan in the pre-quarterfinals, the match will be remembered for his audacious no-look shot that stunned the crowd. Ahead of Asiad, the World No. 21 talks about his preparation and chances.
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newsbadminton2 months ago

Asian Games 2018 | We hope that we come back with medals, says Pullela Gopichand

Despite agreeing to the fact that this year has been quite tough for Indian shuttlers, Chief Coach Pullela Gopichand is hopeful that the squad will bring in medals from the quadrennial event. Following the CWG, the Indian shuttlers have not won a single tournament in the top 3 BWF brackets.
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newsbadminton2 months ago

I hope that I move forward and do well, says PV Sindhu ahead of Asian Games

Despite the shortage of time for thorough preparations due to the recently concluded World Championships, PV Sindhu has hoped that she can perform well at the upcoming Asian Games. She expects that the team to be able to retrieve more than a single bronze they claimed in Incheon in 2014.
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newsbadminton3 months ago

Gopichand controversy was not required, insists Prakash Padukone

Prakash Padukone has insisted that the controversy of P Gopichand favoring his daughter, Gayathri Gopichand, for selection in Asian Games was not required. He stated that he was in favor of selection tournaments and insisted that selection committee did the right thing by excluding senior players.
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newsbadminton4 months ago

Prajakta Sawant lashes at BAI for her withdrawal from Badminton World Championships

Prajakta Sawant has come out and rebuked Badminton Association of India (BAI) for withdrawing her name without consent from the mixed doubles category of Badminton World Championships. Jwala Gutta extended her support to Sawant in the whole fiasco and stated that she has been through this as well.
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newsbadminton4 months ago

Sai Vishnu Pullela challenge at Senior Ranking Badminton tournament ends in last qualifying round

Pullela Gopichand’s son Sai Vishnu Pullela made it to the last round of qualifiers for Senior Ranking Badminton tournament in Hyderabad where he lost to Alap Mishra 15-13, 15-11. The 13 year old, who has been ranked third in the U-15 singles, was playing the first senior tournament of his career.
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newsbadminton5 months ago

Pullela Gopichand trains Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu at different academies

The National badminton coach Pullela Gopichand has been training Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu at two different venues as the players are no longer comfortable with each other. Gopichand has insisted that the decision was taken by the coaching team and was in the best interest of both the players.
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