Improvement in consistency after Gopichand split is evident, says Saina Nehwal
Improvement in consistency after Gopichand split is evident, says Saina Nehwal

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal, who won the Indian Open title on Sunday beating former world champion Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon praised her current coach Vimal Kumar for her consistent performances.

K Srikanth is a fighter, says Pullela Gopichand
K Srikanth is a fighter, says Pullela Gopichand

Chief national coach Pullela Gopichand has lavished praise on K Srikanth after his India Open triumph, describing him as a fighter with a great range of strokes but said he still needs to improve "mental aspects" to win more laurels for the country.

Dream come true: Pullela Gopichand on India's rapid rise in world badminton
Dream come true: Pullela Gopichand on India's rapid rise in world badminton

Praising Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal for their success at the India Open Super Series, chief national coach Pullela Gopichand on Sunday said it was a 'dream come true' before stressing that consistency will be the key for Indian players to bring more laurels in future.

Thought of quitting badminton after last year's worlds: Saina Nehwal
Thought of quitting badminton after last year's worlds: Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal, who created history by reaching the pinnacle of world badminton ranking, on Saturday said she had contemplated "quitting badminton" after last year's World Championships.

Saina Nehwal was in tears after losing close matches: Vimal Kumar
Saina Nehwal was in tears after losing close matches: Vimal Kumar

A series of losses against top shuttlers had left Saina Nehwal in tears but the Indian ace showed tremendous drive and hunger to achieve the World No.1 status, former national coach Vimal Kumar said here on Saturday.

Kidambi Srikanth hopes for India Open final against Lin Dan
Kidambi Srikanth hopes for India Open final against Lin Dan

Top Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth is hoping for a men's singles final against two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan at the $275,000 India Open Superseries, which commences here on Tuesday.

India rolls out Target Olympic Podium Scheme, Seema Punia gets offer
India rolls out Target Olympic Podium Scheme, Seema Punia gets offer

The government has rolled out its ambitious TOP (Target Olympic Podium) Scheme, under which 2016 Olympics medal prospects will be funded for their specialised world class training and top-level competition, and offered ace discus thrower Seema Punia a budget of Rs 75 lakhs till the Rio Games next year.

All England Championship final: Saina Nehwal ​vs Carolina Marin - As it happened...
All England Championship final: Saina Nehwal ​vs Carolina Marin - As it happened...

On International Women's Day, Carolina Marin became the first Spanish player to win the Wimbledon of badminton, All England Championship. Heart-break from the Indians as Saina Nehwal failed to live-up to the huge expectations. Marin won in three sets 17-21; 21-15; 21-7. It's her first BWF Superseries title, and many more to come. She is also the reigning World and European champion.

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.