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A look at PV Sindhu's journey from badminton prodigy to BWF World Champion

The Padma Shri Awardee is currently ranked at number 6 by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). 


Aug 26, 2019, 15:03 PM IST

Olympic qualification system is unfair, putting strain on players: Pullela Gopichand

The Olympic qualification period for the Tokyo Games starts April 29 this year with the Badminton World Federation (BWF) considering the ranking list, to be published on April 30, 2020, to allocate spots and Gopichand feels that the BWF needs to have a relook at the qualification system.

Mar 31, 2019, 17:34 PM IST

All England Championship: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal look to snap 18-year-old jinx

It was Sindhu and Saina's mentor and current chief national coach P Gopichand, who was the last Indian to win the championship back in 2001.

Mar 05, 2019, 13:15 PM IST

Indian shuttlers get tough draw at All England Championship

India's top shuttlers PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal, are currently playing the Senior National Championships and will head straight to Birmingham for the prestigious tournament, starting from March 6.

Feb 13, 2019, 13:45 PM IST

Expecting a better badminton medal haul at 2020 Olympics: Pullela Gopichand

Saina Nehwal had clinched a bronze at the 2012 Olympics in London while P.V. Sindhu got a silver in the women`s singles final at the 2016 Rio Games.

Feb 08, 2019, 17:18 PM IST

Hope no one will question me about my final losses anymore: PV Sindhu

After losing seven successive summit clashes, Olympic silver medallist Sindhu finally settled her finals blues with a 21-19 21-17 win over Japan's Nozomi Okuhara to lift the prestigious season-ending trophy.

Dec 16, 2018, 19:37 PM IST

All England Championships will be our target next year: Chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand

Gopichand was the last Indian to win the All England Championship in 2001, achieving the coveted feat after 21 years of Prakash Padukone's 1980 title.

Dec 16, 2018, 19:29 PM IST

Glad today's generation doesn't struggle for basic sports facilities: National Badminton coach Pullela Gopichand

Gopichand feels that Indian athletes no longer have to worry about the basic facilities that he had to struggle for in his playing days

Sep 27, 2018, 18:06 PM IST

Bharat ke Veer trust established to assist families of martyred CRPF personnel

Citizens can contribute to the trust which would help families of slain heroes of CRPF live with dignity and with their heads held high.

Sep 06, 2018, 10:12 AM IST

Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu are precious diamonds: Coach Pullela Gopichand

India's chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on Saturday called PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal -- his two most successful pupils -- as "precious diamonds".

May 05, 2018, 16:33 PM IST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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