newsbadminton4 days ago

Jwala Gutta slams Pullela Gopichand for neglecting her

Indian badminton star Jwala Gutta has lashed out at Pullela Gopichand, saying she deserved to be treated better for the numerous titles she has won for the country. The 33-year old also stated that the reason behind the success of singles players is the support they get, which was unlike her case.
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newsbadminton22 days ago

Kidambi Srikanth credits his terrific run of form to Pullela Gopichand

Kidambi Srikanth, who recently won the Australian Open Super Series title beating Olympic champion Chen Long in the final owing to his attacking play, has credited his former coach Pullela Gopichand for the success. Srikanth will next represent India in the World Championships scheduled in August.
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featurebadminton24 days ago

Kidambi Srikanth's recent success argues well for Indian dominance in World Badminton

India's Twitter trends received an almighty stir when the news of Kidambi Srikanth, winning his second successive Superseries title broke out. But by then, the new Australian Open champion had well and truly created a niche for himself as the new poster boy of Indian badminton.
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newsbadmintona month ago

Australian Open | Srikanth beats Sai Praneeth to enter semi-finals

Kidambi Srikanth continued his impressive run of form at the ongoing Australian Open with a win over compatriot Sai Praneeth 25-23, 21-17 in the quarterfinal. Srikanth had defeated world no.1 Son Wan Ho yesterday following up on his impressive victory at the Indonesia Open.
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newsbadminton7 months ago

Sindhu must learn that it's okay to lose sometimes, says coach Gopichand

Olympics Silver medallist PV Sindhu's coach Pullela Gopichand feels that his protege can do even better despite enjoying a stupendous run in 2016. Gopichand also wished that his former pupil Saina Nehwal can get back to her best in the next year after struggling with a knee injury this year.
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newsbadminton8 months ago

Gopichand's 'super' Sunday as Sindhu and Sameer look for HK Open title

Coach Pullela Gopichand has remarked that it will be a busy Sunday today as PV Sindhu and Sameer Verma take to court for the title at the Honk Kong Open superseries. Gopi also expressed his happiness at how his work with Sameer Verma over the last few weeks has yielded results almost immediately.
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newsbadmintona year ago

Gopichand says school-level sports key to India winning more Olympic medals

While the rest of India has been busy finding issues with the sport at the top levels, Pullela Gopichand may have hit on the most important one yet – school-level sports. Gopichand pointed to India's lack of a sports culture and believes we can win medals only if India brings in a sports culture.
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newsbadmintona year ago

In time, Sindhu will be head and shoulder above the rest of the world: Gopichand

Although she has an Olympic medal to her credit at the age of 21, Pullela Gopichand believes PV Sindhu is “far from a complete transformation” and may take time. Gopichand, however, believes that she will be head and shoulders above the field once she realizes her own potential.
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newsbadmintona year ago

Sindhu is special because she has Gopi for support: Gopi's wife PVV Lakshmi

A former National champion herself, Pullela Gopichand's wife PVV Lakshmi has been a pillar of support for the Chief coach of Indian badminton. Lakshmi singled out Gopichand's contribution as an important reason for Sindhu's success and also talked about Gopi's sacrifices in his coaching journey.
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newsbadmintona year ago

5000+ crowd waits to give grand welcome to PV Sindhu at Hyderabad

After her silver-medal winning performance at the Rio Olympics, PV Sindhu will receive a grand welcome in her home city when she returns to Hyderabad on Monday. The 21-year-old will be felicitated at an event in Gachibowli stadium after she arrives from Rio tomorrow.
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