A series of injuries might have derailed his plans but a fit-again RMV Gurusaidutt is putting in the hard yards to earn his place at the top and is aiming to regain his position in the world top-25 by year end.
As part of its Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Scheme, the Sports Ministry on Tuesday decided to provide financial assistance to the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy in Hyderabad, where four shuttlers are currently training under the programme.
Commonwealth Games bronze medallist RMV Gurusaidutt and mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Ashwini Ponnappa reached the main draw of the USD 750,000 Australian Open badminton tournament here on Tuesday.
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.
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.
Saina Nehwal and K Srikanth reached their maiden semifinals at the India Open Super Series badminton tournament but giant-killer H S Prannoy and RMV Gurusaidutt failed to capitalise on early advantages and went down fighting in the quarterfinals here on Friday.
Saina Nehwal sailed past Indonesia's Hana Ramadhini to make her maiden semifinals at the India Open Super Series while giant-killer H S Prannoy and RMV Gurusaidutt went down fighting in the quarterfinals here on Friday.
Finding their way back after a string of injuries left them on the sidelines, RMV Gurusaidutt and young Sameer Verma today received a big confidence-boost following their stunning victories in the opening round of the India Super Series here.
Top seed H S Prannoy and fourth seed R M V Gurusaidutt entered the men's singles final of the Tata Open India International Challenge badminton tournament with straight-game semi-final victories here on Saturday.
Indian shuttler H S Prannoy says the success of winning the Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold has erased his fears of defeat and fuelled a dream of working harder than ever to qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics.
A high-intensity training for last three weeks has boosted his confidence and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap says he is looking to maintain the rhythm as he sets out to achieve his dream of winning an Asian Games medal in Incheon, South Korea.
Shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap and the pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa assured India`s presence on the last day of the Commonwealth Games by reaching the finals of their respective categories but P.V. Sindhu had to be content with the women`s singles bronze at the Emirates Arena here Saturday.
Indian medal contenders, P V Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap notched up easy victories in the women`s and men`s singles events respectively to storm into the prequarterfinals of the badminton competition at the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Wednesday.