PULLELA GOPICHAND

  • Best minds don't get into coaching, make it lucrative: Pullela Gopichand 2 days ago

    Hyderabad: Indian badminton may be basking in glory with Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal winning the China Open but chief coach Pullela Gopichand warned that it would be difficult to produce next level of world-class shuttlers if the country fails to attract great coaches. The former All England Champion reckoned that...
  • Never thought could beat 'Super' Dan, says Kidambi Srikanth 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Newly-crowned China Open champion Kidambi Srikanth on Monday said he never took the victory for granted and never believed that he could pull it off until he won as he knew that his opponent in the final - two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China - could make...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay 1 week ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Kidambi Srikanth 'gifts' title to coach Pullela Gopichand November 16, 2014

    Fuzhou: Newly crowned China Open champion Kidambi Srikanth on Sunday "gifted" his Super Series Premier title to India's chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on his 41st birthday. Sunday turned out to be a watershed moment in Indian badminton's history as for the first time two titles are coming home from...
  • Coach Gopichand elated at Saina and Srikanth's China Open success November 16, 2014

    Olympic bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal clinched the China Open Super Series Premier tournament after beating young Akane Yamaguchi of Japan. ...
  • Olympic sports can learn a lot from cricket: Rahul Dravid October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Batting on a different wicket as member of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOP) initiated by the Ministry of Sports to increase India's medal tally, former captain Rahul Dravid said that Olympic sports can learn a lot from cricket and vice versa. "Sport is sport and performance at elite...
  • Focused on training Asiad medal contenders: Pullela Gopichand September 3, 2014

    Hyderabad: Seemingly undeterred by Saina Nehwal's decision to part ways, Chief National badminton Coach Pullela Gopichand says his priority now is the upcoming Asian Games and he is focussed on training India's medal contenders for the prestigious multisport event. Gopichand, who has remained tightlipped about Saina's decision to train under Vimal...
  • Badminton coach Gopichand mum over split with Saina Nehwal September 2, 2014

    Hyderabad: National badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on Tuesday remained tightlipped about his split with Saina Nehwal, saying he doesn't want to talk about the issue as the Asian Games is just round the corner. Struggling with her form, India's top shuttler Saina has sought the help of former chief coach Vimal...
  • Saina Nehwal to train under Vimal Kumar for Asian Games September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Struggling with her form, India's top shuttler Saina Nehwal has split with National coach Pullela Gopichand and sought the help of former chief coach Vimal Kumar to prepare for the prestigious Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. Saina had broken her 20month long Super Series title draught, winning the...
  • Saina Nehwal splits with Pullela Gopichand? September 2, 2014

    Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal is reportedly splitting with her coach Pullela Gopichand to train under Vimal Kumar for Asian Games. ...
  • Dravid, Bindra, Gopichand to select Olympics medal hopes July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: With an aim to increase India's medal tally in 2016 and 2020 Olympics, the Sports Ministry has decided to start a "Target Mission Olympic Podium Scheme" and an elite athletes identification committee, which will include sporting greats Rahul Dravid and Abhinav Bindra among others. The scheme will be promoted...
  • Indian coaches don't have freedom to groom players for doubles: Gopichand May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: India's chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand says a lot of work needs to be done in doubles event and stressed on the importance of a tougher system in place. He rued that Indian coaches don't have the necessary freedom to groom doubles specialists in the country. "A lot of work...
  • We pulled off wins from difficult situations: Pullela Gopichand May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: India's chief coach Pullela Gopichand on Thursday said he is happy that his wards, including Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu, have been able to pull off matches from difficult situations in the Thomas and Uber Cup Finals. "I'm happy that both Saina and Sindhu and also Jwala and Ashwini...
  • Momentum key in Thomas, Uber Cup: Gopichand May 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand believes that momentum will be the key at the prestigious Thomas and Uber Cups to be held at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here May on 1825. "In team matches the momentum is very important. If we go 20 up in a tie...
  • Pullela Gopichand confident of making last-8 of Thomas and Uber Cup March 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian men have been drawn alongside heavy-weight Malaysia and Germany, while women's pool features Thailand in the Thomas and Uber Cups to be held from May 18-25. India have a slightly tough draw in the men's section, which include Korea besides Malaysia and Germany while the women group include...
  • German Open win will instill new life in Arvind's career: Gopichand March 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian chief national coach Pullela Gopichand on Monday described shuttler Arvind Bhat's performance in German Open as "phenomenal" and said the title victory has handed a new lease of life to his international badminton career. Two-time former national champion, Arvind Bhat, 34, became the second Indian male shuttler after...
  • Shuttler Arvind Bhat clinches German Open title March 2, 2014

    Mulheim an der Ruhr: Seasoned campaigner Arvind Bhat reached a new high in his badminton career when he defeated Danish Hans-Kristian Vittinghus to clinch the men's singles title of the $120,000 German Open Grand Prix Gold here on Sunday. The Indian veteran struck the form of his life at the age...
  • Hope to see many more SainaSindhu finals: Pullela Gopichand January 27, 2014

    Lucknow: Chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand hopes his two most famous proteges Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and World Championship bronze medallist P V Sindhu play many more finals against each other like they did here at the India Grand Prix Gold. Gopichand, who was named for the...
  • Saina Nehwal dedicates title to Gopichand, parents January 27, 2014

    Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal on Sunday dedicated her first title in 15 months the India Grand Prix Gold to her parents and chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand. The World No. 9, who had last won a title at the Denmark Open Super Series Premier in October 2012,...
  • Paes, Gopichand get Padma Bhushan; Yuvraj Padma Shri January 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Tennis star Leander Paes and badminton playerturnedcoach Pullela Gopichand were on Saturday selected for the prestigious Padma Bhushan awards while cricketer Yuvraj Singh was among the seven sportspersons chosen for this year's Padma Shri award. Squash player Dipika Pallikal, former Indian women's cricket captain Anjum Chopra, Sunil Dabas (Kabaddi),...
  • I am expecting Saina Nehwal to do well: Pullela Gopichand January 21, 2014

    Lucknow: After going without a single title in the 2013 season, Saina Nehwal is hungry for success and chief national coach Pullela Gopichand is hoping that the Indian ace will be able to snap her poor streak at the Syed Modi International tournament, starting Wednesday. Gopichand hoped it will be a...
  • Hectic schedule affected Saina's performance: Gopichand November 21, 2013

    Hyderabad: National Coach Pullela Gopichand feels the "hectic" international and domestic schedule has taken a toll on Saina Nehwal's fitness and form this season but exuded confidence that "solid training" will make the Indian ace battleready for next year. The 23yearold Saina had a poor run this season as she failed...
  • I am surprised why Gopichand is quiet: Jwala Gutta October 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Embattled shuttler Jwala Gutta Friday said she is surprised that India's chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand is still silent on the proposed life ban on her by BAI for an alleged disciplinary breach. "I am really surprised why the chief coach is quiet. Why he has nothing to say?,"...
  • Saina will play in Denmark Open, says Gopichand September 6, 2013

    Hyderabad: Saina Nehwal, who has decided to skip the Japan Open Super Series tournament this month, will play in the Denmark Open in October, chief national coach Pullela Gopichand said here on Friday. "She will be playing in Denmark and France," he told reporters here on the sidelines of inauguration of...
  • Saina Nehwal to skip Japan Open September 5, 2013

    New Delhi: World No.4 Saina Nehwal and a few other Indian doubles shuttlers will skip the Japan Open Super Series in Tokyo from Sep 17-22 to concentrate on the European circuit in October. "A few players have been withdrawn from Japan Open following their request and advice of chief national coach...
  • Gopichand delighted with good start to IBL August 18, 2013

    Mumbai: Indian badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on Sunday said the IPLstyle Indian Badminton League (IBL) has got off to a good start and generated a lot of interest in people. "It is important to get a good start and the IBL has got a good start. It has created a phenomenal...
  • It is exciting time for Indian Tennis: Gopichand August 16, 2013

    National badminton coach Pullela Gopichand is happy with India's performance at the World Championships and feels that IBL is a good opportunity for young players....
  • Many more medals to come in future: Pullela Gopichand August 13, 2013

    National coach Pullela Gopichand expressed his satisfaction over India's performance in the World Championships hopes that IBL will help in improving the Indian Badminton. ...
  • P V Sindhu can improve further, feels Pullela Gopichand August 9, 2013

    Guangzhou: National coach Pullela Gopichand expressed satisfaction after P V Sindhu's superb show ensured India a bronze medal at the World Championship here today but at the same time reminded that Saina Nehwal would make a comeback despite her quarterfinal loss. "It is good to have a win after two losses,"...
  • Semifinal is our next target, says Pullela Gopichand August 8, 2013

    Guangzhou: India's chief coach Pullela Gopichand on Thursday commended the stunning performances of his wards, including PV Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap, but asked them to step up the gas and reach the semifinals of the ongoing World Badminton Championships. India's rising shuttler Sindhu registered a stunning 2118, 2321 victory over defending...