newsbadmintona month 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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newsbadminton2 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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newsbadminton5 months 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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newsbadminton5 months 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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newsbadminton5 months 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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newsbadminton5 months 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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featurebadminton5 months ago

Pullela Gopichand | The untold story of India’s badminton Dronacharya

The name on everyone’s lips today is PV Sindhu. An Olympic Silver medal at the age of 21 has made her an overnight sensation, and she would have inspired the next generation to take up the sport. But, the man who was behind her transformation into a world beater was Pullela Gopichand.
Arun S Kaimal