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Pullela Gopichand


Pullela Gopichand opens up about Saina Nehwal's decision to leave his academy

January 12, 2020 3:56 pm

In an upcoming book 'Dreams of a Billion: India and the Olympic Games', national head coach Pullela Gopichand spoke about how Saina Nehwal had left his academy to join Prakash Padukone's facility.

Pullela Gopichand on Indian badminton’s ailments: They need a structure, earlier I was the structure

December 20, 2019 9:35 am

The 46-year-old, a former world no 5 who became only the second Indian (after Prakash Padukone) to win the prestigious All England Championships in 2001, has had a telling impact on Indian badminton.

Jwala Gutta launches academy, promises to produce players with personalities

December 11, 2019 8:17 am

Gutta has expressed her unhappiness that the national badminton camps are held at Gopichand's academy in Hyderabad. That Gopichand was also a selector led her to raise the conflict of interest issue.

Ministry forms an expert committee to review Sports Code

November 28, 2019 1:13 pm

The panel will also feature a representative from the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), which has rejected the document in the current form as it seeks to put an age and tenure cap on sports administrators.

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

If I travel with players all the time, we won't have another Sindhu: Pullela Gopichand

July 17, 2019 5:52 pm

Pullela Gopichand hasn't been travelling with the likes of PV Sindhu on the international circuit this year and he doesn't intend to change that until next year.

Improve fitness and stay injury free: Pullela Gopichand

June 26, 2019 5:09 pm

Chief national coach Pullela Gopichand wants his wards to improve their fitness and stay injury free as they look to put up a good show in the upcoming tournaments this season.

‘Trained 33 international players, coaching is a passion for me’: Syed Mohammed Arif

May 01, 2019 10:59 am

76-year-old Syed Mohammed Arif has seen the growth of Indian badminton from close. The former Sports Authority of India coach, who retired in 2005, still trains players at some of the badminton academies run by his trainees in Hyderabad and keeps track of his wards.

Pullela Gopichand: Hope we get the 2020 Olympics slots at the earliest, so there’s no mad rush at the end

April 01, 2019 2:06 pm

Judging by the performances at the India Open, Kidambi Srikanth, Parupalli Kashyap, B Sai Praneeth, Sameer Verma and HS Prannoy could realistically get on the plane to Tokyo.

All England Badminton Championship: PV Sindhu to follow Prakash Padukone, Pullela Gopichand?

March 06, 2019 3:42 pm

18 years after her coach won the prestigious All England championship, Olympic silver-medallist Sindhu in shape to end drought.


Sports Minister Vijay Goel felicitates PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal on return from World Badminton Championships

August 31, 2017 6:19 pm

World Badminton Championships medallists Sania Nehwal, PV Sindhu were felicitated by Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel in New Delhi on Thursday. Vijay Goel had also invited P Gopichand and Vimar Kumar for the ceremony that took place in New Delhi.