Big challenge awaits Indian shuttlers pre Rio Olympic Games: Pullela Gopichand
Big challenge awaits Indian shuttlers pre Rio Olympic Games: Pullela Gopichand

A very big challenge awaits the Indian shuttlers ahead of next year's Rio Olympic Games in their quest to improve their world rankings before the cut-off date of May, 2016, according to chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on Friday.

Kidambi Srikanth is World No. 4 in BWF ranking
Kidambi Srikanth is World No. 4 in BWF ranking

Young Kidambi Srikanth continued his meteoric rise in world badminton as he ended the season by becoming only the third Indian male shuttler to break into the top-five, reaching a career-high fourth after hovering in the 40s in the beginning of the year.

I have seen everything in the last ten years: MS Dhoni
I have seen everything in the last ten years: MS Dhoni

Young Kidambi Srikanth continued his meteoric rise in world badminton as he ended the season by becoming only the third Indian male shuttler to break into the top-five, reaching a career-high fourth after hovering in the 40s in the beginning of the year.

I believed I could beat Lin Dan: K Srikanth
I believed I could beat Lin Dan: K Srikanth

 Having created history by defeating Lin 'super' Dan of China in his own backyard at the China Open Super Series Premier, K Srikanth has revealed that he always believed in his abilities and had backed himself to go all the way against the two-time Olympic gold medallist.

Kidambi Srikanth returns home to warm welcome
Kidambi Srikanth returns home to warm welcome

Young Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, who created history by winning the China Super Series Premier title, returned home on Monday to a warm welcome from family members, friends and colleagues.

Kidambi Srikanth arrives in Hyderabad to a warm welcome
Kidambi Srikanth arrives in Hyderabad to a warm welcome

Kidambi Srikanth, the newly-crowned China Open champion, returned here in the early hours of Monday to a warm welcome by his coach, relatives and friends.

Best minds don't get into coaching, make it lucrative: Pullela Gopichand
Best minds don't get into coaching, make it lucrative: Pullela Gopichand

Indian badminton may be basking in glory with Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal winning the China Open but chief coach Pullela Gopichand warned that it would be difficult to produce next level of world-class shuttlers if the country fails to attract great coaches.

Saina, Srikanth wins fantastic for Indian badminton: Gopichand
Saina, Srikanth wins fantastic for Indian badminton: Gopichand

Chief national coach Pullela Gopichand Sunday said the feat of his two proteges -- Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth -- winning the China Open Super Series Premier titles is "fantastic for Indian badminton".

Olympic sports can learn a lot from cricket: Rahul Dravid
Olympic sports can learn a lot from cricket: Rahul Dravid

Batting on a different wicket as member of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOP) initiated by the Ministry of Sports to increase India's medal tally, former captain Rahul Dravid said that Olympic sports can learn a lot from cricket and vice versa.

Pullela Gopichand joins GoSports Foundation Board
Pullela Gopichand joins GoSports Foundation Board

 Indian badminton coach Pullela Gopichand has joined former cricket stalwart Rahul Dravid and ace rifle shooter Abhinav Bindra on the advisory board of non-profit GoSports Foundation.

Pullela Gopichand's badminton academy to open in Rajasthan next month
Pullela Gopichand's badminton academy to open in Rajasthan next month

 National badminton coach Pullela Gopichand is all set to expand his network of coaching facilities by opening an academy in Rajasthan next month.

Saina Nehwal wants Vimal Kumar as badminton coach for Incheon Asian Games
Saina Nehwal wants Vimal Kumar as badminton coach for Incheon Asian Games

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal, who has been training under Vimal Kumar for the last one week, wants the former chief coach to travel to Incheon, Korea with her for the upcoming Asian Games.

Parupalli Kashyap hopes to do well in Asian Games
Parupalli Kashyap hopes to do well in Asian Games

Fresh from his gold medal winning feat in the Commonwealth Games, ace Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap on Saturday said he is hopeful of a good show in the upcoming Asian Games as well.

Focused on training Asiad medal contenders: Pullela Gopichand
Focused on training Asiad medal contenders: Pullela Gopichand

Seemingly undeterred by Saina Nehwal's decision to part ways, Chief National badminton Coach Pullela Gopichand says his priority now is the upcoming Asian Games and he is focussed on training India's medal contenders for the prestigious multi-sport event.

Pullela Gopichand mum over split with Saina Nehwal
Pullela Gopichand mum over split with Saina Nehwal

National badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on Tuesday remained tightlipped about his split with Saina Nehwal, saying he doesn't want to talk about the issue as the Asian Games is just round the corner.

Saina Nehwal splits with Pullela Gopichand; to train under Vimal Kumar
Saina Nehwal splits with Pullela Gopichand; to train under Vimal Kumar

Just ahead of the Asian Games, star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal split with the national head coach Pullela Gopichand as she has decided to train under former India coach Vimal Kumar.

Telangana govt plans `sports city` around Hyderabad

The Telangana government plans to develop a `sports city` around the state capital which would host top level tournaments and help in training sports persons, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said here on Wednesday.

China defend crown, win 13th Uber Cup title

World number one Li Xuerui and All England champion Shixian Wang led badminton powerhouse China to their 13th Uber cup title as they defeated five-time champions Japan 3-1 in the finals of the prestigious tournament here on Saturday.

Saina, Sindhu likely to miss Japan Open

The tough and energy sapping Uber Cup campaign will probably force Indian badminton sensations Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu to miss the $250,000 Japan Open Super Series to be held in Tokyo from June 10-15.

Indian coaches don`t have freedom to groom doubles: Gopi

India`s chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand says a lot of work needs to be done in doubles event and stressed on the importance of a tougher system in place.