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Former World No. 1 Padukone to mentor Saina for Asian Games

Sep 02, 2014

Former World No. 1 Padukone to mentor Saina for Asian Games

After discussion with national badminton coach, Gopichand and Saina, it has been decided that Saina will train with Vimal at Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy in Bangalore for two weeks. #Sports #India #Badminton #Saina Nehwal #Prakash Padukone #Pullela Gopichand #Asian Games #Asian Games 2014
Saina to train under former coach Vimal Kumar in run up to Asian Games

Sep 02, 2014

Saina to train under former coach Vimal Kumar in run up to Asian Games

It's still a mystery whether there is a long-term arrangement in place for Saina to train under Kumar even after the Asiad. #Badminton #Saina Nehwal #Pullela Gopichand #Asian Games #Vimal Kumar
Dravid, Gopichand on govt committee to identify Olympic medal hopefuls

Jul 25, 2014

Dravid, Gopichand on govt committee to identify Olympic medal hopefuls

Sports Ministry has decided to start a "Target Mission Olympic Podium Scheme" which will include Rahul Dravid and Abhinav Bindra among others. #India #NewsTracker #Pullela Gopichand #Rahul Dravid #Abhinav Bindra #2020 Olympics #2016 Olympics #National Sports Development fund #Olympics medals
Gopichand wants young shuttlers to focus on big tournaments

Jan 29, 2014

Gopichand wants young shuttlers to focus on big tournaments

Chief national coach Pullela Gopichand on Tuesday said that young shuttlers would be focussed to do well in the major tournaments like Commonwealth Games and Asian Games scheduled to be held later this year. #Sports #Badminton #Saina Nehwal #TheySaidIt #Pullela Gopichand #K Srikanth
Leander Paes, Gopichand to get Padma Bhushan, Yuvraj to get Padma Shri

Jan 25, 2014

Leander Paes, Gopichand to get Padma Bhushan, Yuvraj to get Padma Shri

Squash player Dipika Pallikal, former Indian women's cricket captain Anjum Chopra, Sunil Dabas (Kabaddi), Love Raj Singh Dharmshaktu (Mountaineering), H Boniface Prabhu (Wheel Chair Tennis) and Mamta Sodha (Mountaineering) were the other sports persons, selected for this year's Padma Shri awards. #Sports #NewsTracker #Leander Paes #Yuvraj Singh #Pullela Gopichand #Padma Shri #Dipika Pallikal #Padma Bushan

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Don't blame Gopichand, the selectors are at fault

Dec 12, 2012

Don't blame Gopichand, the selectors are at fault

If the High Court's order in the case filed by Prajakta Sawant against chief national coach Pullela Gopichand, is to be implemented to the T, then only a foreigner can become a national coach at this juncture. #Badminton #InMyOpinion #Pullela Gopichand #Prajakta Sawant
The familiar, yet intriguing tale of Prajakta Sawant

Nov 08, 2012

The familiar, yet intriguing tale of Prajakta Sawant

The media is going overboard with the story but the badminton fraternity is just amused. Interestingly, the reasons behind this indifference are largely Prajakta's well known history of making allegations at people. #Badminton #ConnectTheDots #Pullela Gopichand #Prajakta Sawant

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The familiar, yet intriguing tale of Prajakta Sawant

Sep 02, 2014

Saina Nehwal splits with coach Gopi, to train under Vimal Kumar

New Delhi, Sep 2: Olympic medallist Saina Nehwal has parted ways with long-time mentor Pullela Gopichand and will be training under former chief coach Vimal Kumar, a development which did not go down well with the national badminton coach, who prefer... #New Delhi #Saina Nehwal