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newsbadminton18 days ago

With good preparations, we will perform better in 2020 Olympics, says Pullela Gopichand

Pullela Gopichand, who has produced two Olympic medallists, expressed that his team is hoping for better performances with some good preparations before the quadrennial event. The 46-year-old added that the Khelo India Youth Games is a unique competition from an overall sporting culture perspective
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newsbadmintona month ago

Won't mind healthy competition with Pullela Gopichand’s academy, reveals Jwala Gutta

Ace shuttler Jwala Gutta has said that she wouldn’t mind a healthy competition forming between national coach Pullela Gopichand’s academy and her new project — the Jwala Gutta Academy of Excellence — in Hyderabad. Jwala’s academy is set up on a 55-acre land near Gachibowli and is family funded.
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newsbadminton3 months ago

Trying to achieve as coach what I missed as a player, says Pullela Gopichand

Head coach of the Indian badminton, Pullela Gopichand has stated that his aim as a coach has always been to win all the things that he couldn’t achieve as the player during his playing days. He also shed light on the varying training methods he has to come up with for PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal.
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newsbadminton4 months ago

Odisha to see new Badminton High Performance Centre

The Odisha state government has been all hands in constructing a multi-purpose indoor hall inside the Kalinga Stadium campus, which would serve as a Badminton High Performance Centre and would be ready before February 2020. The government has been getting support from Dalmia Bharat Group.
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newsbadminton4 months ago

Will win better medals at Tokyo Olympics, says Pullela Gopichand

National Badminton coach Pullela Gopichand is confident that Indian shuttlers will put up a good show at the Tokyo Olympics, bettering their performance from the previous editions. Gopichand has advised the children to work towards their goal and not completely forget our own age-old culture.
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newsbadminton4 months ago

No movement on PV Sindhu’s new coach yet, says Pullela Gopichand

India's badminton chief coach Pullela Gopichand has denied reports claiming Park Tae Sang is in line to take up the women’s singles coaching job saying that there has been no movement on that front. PV Sindhu was knocked out early from the China Open and the Korea Open in two weeks successively.
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newsbadminton4 months ago

India’s foreign badminton coach Kim Ji Hyun steps down

India’s women’s singles badminton coach Kim Ji Hyun has put down her papers as he decided not to continue with the Indian contingent any more for personal reasons. Her husband has suffered a neuro stroke and the South Korean has now decided to travel to New Zealand to attend him.
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newsbadminton4 months ago

PV Sindhu prime contender for gold at Tokyo, says Pullela Gopichand

National coach Pullela Gopichand believes PV Sindhu will be a strong contender for gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics but will also become a target after her World Championships triumph in Basel, last month. Gopichand was very impressed with Sindhu’s aggressive game which won her the title.
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newsbadminton4 months 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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newsbadminton5 months 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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