Pullela Gopichand

Indian badminton is not dependent on one or two players now: Pullela Gopichand

Indian badminton is not dependent on one or two players now: Pullela Gopichand

Chief national coach Pullela Gopichand on Tuesday hailed the depth Indian badminton has achieved over the years, saying the team is no longer dependent on one or two players.

Apr 17, 2018, 18:20 PM IST
Commonwealth Games 2018: We could have won more badminton medals with favourable scheduling, says Pullela Gopichand

Commonwealth Games 2018: We could have won more badminton medals with favourable scheduling, says Pullela Gopichand

A historic gold medal in the team event was the highlight of India's outstanding show at the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG), says the chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand but was critical of scheduling, which he feels prevented them from winning more medals.

Apr 15, 2018, 15:30 PM IST
PV Sindhu fit for CWG 2018 singles: Pullela Gopichand

PV Sindhu fit for CWG 2018 singles: Pullela Gopichand

Forced out of the gold medal winning mixed team campaign due to an ankle injury, top shuttler PV Sindhu has recovered to be fit for the singles event of the ongoing Commonwealth Games, national coach Pullela Gopichand said on Monday.

Apr 09, 2018, 22:42 PM IST
Don't understand the logic of proposed new badminton rules: Pullela Gopichand

Don't understand the logic of proposed new badminton rules: Pullela Gopichand

Chief national coach Pullela Gopichand said he doesn't have any idea how the on-court reduction of coaching would be implemented and neither does understand the logic behind it.

Feb 27, 2018, 13:06 PM IST
India shuttler HS Prannoy credits PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal for positive change in mindset

India shuttler HS Prannoy credits PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal for positive change in mindset

According to Prannoy, when Saina and Sindhu started winning big tournaments and started beating Chinese players, the other players too started believing that they could also achieve a similar feat.

Feb 18, 2018, 16:13 PM IST
PV Sindhu's defeats can't be termed failures: Pullela Gopichand

PV Sindhu's defeats can't be termed failures: Pullela Gopichand

He is known to be a demanding coach but Pullela Gopichand is of the opinion that Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu's odd defeats can't be termed serious failures. 

Feb 01, 2018, 16:44 PM IST
Sania Mirza, Mithali Raj build case for women's sportspersons at Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017

Sania Mirza, Mithali Raj build case for women's sportspersons at Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017

Participating in a session on sports at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) here, Indian women's cricket team captain Mithali made a pitch for upgrading sports infrastructure at schools so that more and more girl students can get a chance to play.

Nov 29, 2017, 20:25 PM IST
Badminton guru Pullela Gopichand's biopic announced on his birthday

Badminton guru Pullela Gopichand's biopic announced on his birthday

A biopic on former badminton player and chief national coach Pullela Gopichand was announced on his birthday on Thursday. Fox Star Studios in collaboration with Abundantia Entertainment is set to present the biopic. 

Nov 16, 2017, 13:25 PM IST
Biopic on ace badminton champ Pullela Gopichand announced

Biopic on ace badminton champ Pullela Gopichand announced

Bollywood seems to have developed a strong inclination towards sports biopics. After the huge success of Chak De India, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Mary Kom and Dangal, now a biopic based on the life of ace badminton champ and coach Pullela Gopichand has been announced. 

Nov 16, 2017, 13:10 PM IST
Kidambi Srikanth hails rivalry with HS Prannoy, says it's good for Indian badminton

Kidambi Srikanth hails rivalry with HS Prannoy, says it's good for Indian badminton

Ace shuttler K Srikanth on Thursday said that Indian badminton is on the rise and much better results will be in the offing if the hard work is sustained.

Nov 09, 2017, 22:43 PM IST
Too optimistic to call India dominant force in badminton: Gopichand

Too optimistic to call India dominant force in badminton: Gopichand

"We as a system are not ready for that sort of a thing. Unfortunately, there are not many people who understand world level sport. There is immense potential but I think a lot still needs to be done," he said.

Oct 23, 2017, 14:12 PM IST
Haseena Parkar: Shraddha Kapoor as Aapa will entice you in new dialogue promo

Haseena Parkar: Shraddha Kapoor as Aapa will entice you in new dialogue promo

The quintessential girl-next-door Shraddha Kapoor will now be seen as Aapa in 'Haseena Parkar' biopic. This role will present Shraddha in a never-seen-before avatar breaking her stereotypical image.

Sep 09, 2017, 13:30 PM IST
Virat Kohli, Sanjiv Goenka join hands to launch sport scholarships

Virat Kohli, Sanjiv Goenka join hands to launch sport scholarships

The shortlisted athletes/initiatives will be tracked through the year and their progress monitored. National badminton coach Pullela Gopichand will be heading the jury.

Sep 08, 2017, 22:19 PM IST
Saina Nehwal eyes Superseries Final qualification after reuniting with Pullela Gopichand

Saina Nehwal eyes Superseries Final qualification after reuniting with Pullela Gopichand

After spliting with Gopichand following a loss at the Copenhagen World Championship in 2014, Saina had said that her off-court planning was not fructifying as she was losing to top players such as China's Li Xuerui.

Sep 05, 2017, 16:02 PM IST
On Teachers' Day, PV Sindhu tweets 'I hate my teacher, Gopichand' - Here's why

On Teachers' Day, PV Sindhu tweets 'I hate my teacher, Gopichand' - Here's why

The film, an ode from Sindhu to Gopichand, will tell the story of the Hyderabadi as a young girl in search of a normal childhood and how her life was transformed by a formidable force, someone responsible for her meteoric rise to success.

Sep 05, 2017, 10:10 AM IST
Saina Nehwal, Pullela Gopichand reunite, bury the hatchet after three years

Saina Nehwal, Pullela Gopichand reunite, bury the hatchet after three years

Saina had left Gopichand's academy and started training under Vimal Kumar in Bangalore from September 2, 2014. 

Sep 04, 2017, 12:56 PM IST
Players need to get used to scheduling: Pullela Gopichand

Players need to get used to scheduling: Pullela Gopichand

Gopichand said players sometimes lose out when it comes the television requirements and what fans want.

Aug 29, 2017, 23:34 PM IST
Fought hard against Nozomi Okuhara but it was just not my day: PV Sindhu

Fought hard against Nozomi Okuhara but it was just not my day: PV Sindhu

When asked about whether she would tweak her playing style a bit in order to climb a step further and become a champion next time, the shuttler said everyone has a different style of player and she doesn't feel a need to make changes.

Aug 29, 2017, 13:02 PM IST
Set up 24x7 helpline for athletes: Pullela Gopichand on doping

Set up 24x7 helpline for athletes: Pullela Gopichand on doping

The former All England champion came up with the suggestion during the sixth meeting of the All India Council of Sports (AICS) chaired by Vijay Kumar Malhotra.

Jul 23, 2017, 18:52 PM IST
Sudheer Babu kicked about Pullela Gopichand biopic

Sudheer Babu kicked about Pullela Gopichand biopic

To be directed by Praveen Sattaru, the project will roll from October.

Jul 17, 2017, 15:03 PM IST