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Chief national coach Pullela Gopichand is hopeful that the country's male shuttlers will be able to reclaim the gold in men's singles and better their record in doubles event at the upcoming Commonwealth Games following India's epic Thomas Cup win.
A portal, modistory.in, has been launched to bring together "inspiring" stories related to Prime Minister Narendra Modi from those who have interacted with him during his life journey over the decades.
Pullela Gopichand files nomination for BAI vice-president's post, Sanjay Mishra set to be general secretary
Gopichand on Friday filed his nominations for one of the vice-president's post, while Mishra threw his hat in the ring for the general secretary's position.
Pullela Gopichand, one of the most successful coaches of the country, is known to wear multiple hats and it has often drawn him into conflict of interest debate over the years.
Book Review | 'Shuttler’s Flick: Making Every Match Count' offers peek into mind of Pullela Gopichand
The book would appeal to various kinds of people – those who enjoy reading about sports, those who like books on leadership, those who are curious about the lives of famous personalities, and those who thrive on self-help.
BWF World Championships: Kidambi Srikanth will need to curb errors to be more consistent, says Pullela Gopichand
Gopichand has lauded Srikanth for winning a historic silver medal at the world championships but said he will need to cut down on his errors to remain consistent through a busy 2022.
Prakash Padukone’s commandments: Focus on results, not rankings; find youngsters who are physically gifted
Prakash Padukone’s commandments for Indian badminton: Focus on results, not rankings; find youngsters who are physically gifted; hire full-time professionals to work at BAI.
Gopichand, who had guided Saina Nehwal and Sindhu to a bronze and silver respectively in the last two Olympics, believes Indian badminton players have a good opportunity to better their performance.
Praneeth, who had ended India''s 36-year-long wait for a men''s singles medal at the world championship with a bronze in 2019, has reasons to get anxious having returned false positive during the Thailand Open in January.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Pullela Gopichand opts out of travelling with Indian team to make way for Agus Dwi Santosa
Gopichand, under whose guidance Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu claimed a bronze and a silver medal at London and Rio Games respectively, opted out after the IOA cleared only five-members support staff, that includes three coaches and two physios.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Pullela Gopichand says Indian sport at crossroads of a big jump in ‘very different and tough’ Games
Gopichand said he can see many "great starting points" in the sporting eco-system in India and a big haul of medals in the Tokyo Olympics can be the springboard in making the country a sporting powerhouse.
Sindhu will be the only player to represent India in the women’s category at the upcoming Games.
The Dronacharya Awardee feels there is a need for programs that turn former players into coaches
Indian Badminton at Olympics: PV Sindhu’s 2016 silver, Saina Nehwal’s 2012 bronze constitute total medal haul
Sports like athletics have featured in the Olympics since they were launched in 1896, but badminton was included in the Games only 29 years ago in Barcelona, and hence boasts a far smaller community of Olympians, particularly in India.
Several proposals from member associations will be discussed during the AGM, the most important being a joint proposal from Badminton Indonesia and Badminton Maldives, and seconded by Badminton Asia, to "amend the Laws of Badminton relating to the Scoring System."
Swiss Open 2021: After loss in final, what PV Sindhu must do to return to her World Championship form
Strangely, Sindhu's overall physical fitness is also not what it was on the eve of the 2019 World Championships, and she seems to lose her breath more frequently during the longer rallies.
'The Gopichand Factor' by Abhijeet Kulkarni has a chapter on Saina Nehwal where he chronicles her relationship with India coach and former player Pullela Gopichand.
India badminton coach Pullela Gopichand says ‘lag from players’ side’ causing delay in sport’s return to action
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) was forced to postpone the Thomas and Uber Cup after multiple teams pulled out due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 26-year-old Sikki, a Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist, and Kiran had, on Thursday, tested positive for the highly contagious disease at the SAI Pullela Gopichand academy, which was immediately closed down for sanitisation and the camp suspended for a few days.
Shuttler N Sikki Reddy, physio Kiran C test positive for COVID-19 enforcing closure of Pullela Gopichand academy
Women's doubles specialist Sikki and Kiran, who have been attending the national camp at the academy, are both asymptomatic, according to a SAI statement