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PV Sindhu primed for Tokyo gold, says coach P Gopichand

Sindhu won India's first-ever title at the world badminton championships when she defeated Japan's Nozomi Okuhara 21-7 21-7 to win the women's singles in Basel last month.

Last year was a disaster because we had random coaches travelling, says Pullela Gopichand

The Indian Express speaks with Gopichand on the need to have a well-defined structure for the nation to become a shuttle powerhouse


We haven't invested in coaches: P Gopichand worried about Indian badminton's future

Gopichand feels the country needs to wake up to the fact that there aren't enough coaches to handle the talent that is rising. "...we have not invested enough in coaches," he said here with Sindhu by his side at a press conference on Tuesday night.

‘Being with Sindhu doesn’t mean it is to beat Saina’: Pullela Gopichand

Stressing that it was important for a coach to be fair as well as to be seen as fair, he said he ran the risk of spreading himself thin, and his trainees routinely demanded more of his time.

My gold will come: PV Sindhu

Others may be fretting her epic World Championships final loss, but P V Sindhu is back on the court, in practice, readying for Tokyo, determined to make every muscle, every shot count. The Indian Express meets a 22-year-old confident of her place in history, and enjoying her moment in the sun

PV Sindhu will have many golds by the end of her career, says Pullela Gopichand

P Gopichand said, "At 22, she has won medals for four consecutive years and by the end of her career, she will have many golds. We are very fortunate that we have players like Sindhu and Saina, who have gone up and raised the bar of fitness."


In the footsteps of her father, a 12-yr-old P Gayatri aims to rule the courts

Gopichand’s daughter Gayatri's career will be closely followed because her father is one of the sharpest brains in mentoring singles shuttlers.

Saina Nehwal moves out of comfort zone, opts for Vimal over Gopi

Also, Saina will travel to Bangalore with physio Johnson in the absence of regular C Kiran.

Short isn’t always sweet

Now badminton’s got the itch to turn short and snappy so it can prove it’s snazzy.

Old boy Arvind Bhat strikes gold at Germany

At 34, Bhat became the first Indian since P Gopichand to win a Grand Prix Gold-level title in Europe.