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P Gopichand


Tokyo 2020: Indians will return with medals in double digits, says P Gopichand

July 21, 2021 1:54 pm

National badminton coach P Gopichand said the Indian contingent will return home with at least 10 medals from the Tokyo Olympics.

Training in UK is PV Sindhu’s decision: Father Ramana

October 21, 2020 2:22 pm

World Champion PV Sindhu's father Ramana said it was 'her decision' to head to Leicester in the United Kingdom for 8 weeks to get a diet - nutrition assessment done at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute.

When P Gopichand brought shuttle back on track

June 28, 2020 11:12 am

Gopichand recalls how his 2001 All England triumph brought badminton into limelight after two decades.

PV Sindhu primed for Tokyo gold, says coach P Gopichand

September 19, 2019 1:42 pm

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

September 15, 2019 8:48 am

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

August 28, 2019 1:07 pm

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

December 06, 2018 7:07 am

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

June 26, 2018 12:00 pm

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

August 29, 2017 2:54 pm

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

April 16, 2015 4:12 am

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