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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

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

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

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

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

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?

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


Abhinav Bindra, Pullela Gopichand in jury for Indian Sports Honours

Abhinav Bindra and Pullela Gopichand have been named jury members for the second Indian Sports Honours to be presented here on February 16.

Hope we'll break All-England title jinx this year, says Pullela Gopichand

Pullela Gopichand on Monday hoped that one of the three prodigal talents he has shaped will end the 18-year-old title drought at the event this year.

Pullela Gopichand hopes India will get badminton gold at Tokyo Games

Pullela Gopichand heaped praise on Sindhu, saying the 2016 Rio Olympics silver medallist has at least 2 more Olympics left.

Target is to go to Tokyo 2020 with biggest team: Pullela Gopichand

The men's team have not done well in 2018 but Gopichand pointed out that three of their players, Kidambi Srikanth, H S Prannoy and B Sai Praneeth are among the top 20.

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

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.