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Indian Badminton coach Pullela Gopichand(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Second-best foreign coaches will make us second best and not the best: Gopichand

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2021 05:01 PM IST
Speaking at the virtual inauguration of the High-Performance Coach Education Programme, the national badminton coach highlighted the role of coaches in Indian sports.
P.V. Sindhu (IND) of India plays against Carolina Marin (ESP) of Spain.(Action Images / Reuters)
P.V. Sindhu (IND) of India plays against Carolina Marin (ESP) of Spain.(Action Images / Reuters)

London stint: PV Sindhu denies rift with family, Gopi

NEW DELHI | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 10:43 AM IST
When Sindhu, 25, announced on Monday that she is in England for a few weeks for recovery and assistance in nutrition, it whipped up a controversy on social media.
Indian Badminton coach Pullela Gopichand(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Indian Badminton coach Pullela Gopichand(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Players unsure about resumption of international calender, causing lag in training: Gopichand

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 03:41 PM IST
Gopichand feels lack of training is not a concern as players will get back to work once they start competing at the international events.
Indian badminton player Sikki Reddy.(Getty Images)
Indian badminton player Sikki Reddy.(Getty Images)

N Sikki Reddy, physio Kiran C test Covid positive at national camp

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 09:43 PM IST
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.
PV Sindhu in action.(Getty Images)
PV Sindhu in action.(Getty Images)

PV Sindhu ends long wait, resumes training at Pullela Gopichand academy

Hindustan Times | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 07:19 PM IST
India’s elite badminton players began practice sessions on Friday after over four months, due to the Covid-19 crisis.
Representational image.(Getty Images)
Representational image.(Getty Images)

Shuttling between restart conundrums

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 06:27 AM IST
But with a surge in Covid-19 cases and strict lockdowns being enforced again, their wait seems endless even as competitors in other countries have commenced training.
File Image of Kiren Rijiju.(Getty Images)
File Image of Kiren Rijiju.(Getty Images)

Ministry removes pay cap for Indian coaches

New Delhi | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2020 11:58 PM IST
There are 45 foreign experts—coaches, high performance directors and support staff—on contract with Sports Authority of India (SAI) and drawing salaries between $4,000-$15,000 (approx. ~2.98 lakh-~11.2 lakh).
Man tying jogging shoes.He is running outdoors on a sunny day.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Man tying jogging shoes.He is running outdoors on a sunny day.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Over 14,000 to take part in run to raise money for coaches, support staff hit by COVID lockdown

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 06:27 PM IST
Championed by celebrated national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand, and Arjuna Awardees Ashwini Nachappa and Malathi Holla, ‘Run to the Moon’ will conclude on July 21 to coincide with the 51st anniversary of man’s first landing on the moon.
HS Prannoy in action.(Getty Images)
HS Prannoy in action.(Getty Images)

HS Prannoy apologises for outburst against BAI

By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 11:59 PM IST
BAI president Himanta Biswa Sarma has accepted Prannoy’s apology and general secretary Ajay Singhania hoped the incident won’t be repeated.
Pullela Gopichand along with HS Prannoy and Ajay Jayaram.(PTI)
Pullela Gopichand along with HS Prannoy and Ajay Jayaram.(PTI)

P Gopichand recommends HS Prannoy for Arjuna Award

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 04:10 PM IST
It has emerged now that Prannoy’s name was recommended by Gopichand on June 3 in his capacity as a Khel Ratna Award recipient.
According to the government’s June 18 bulletin, 5,400 of its 10,900 Covid-19 beds were vacant, and roughly 5,000 beds were available (out of 6,300) in Covid care and health centres.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo)
According to the government’s June 18 bulletin, 5,400 of its 10,900 Covid-19 beds were vacant, and roughly 5,000 beds were available (out of 6,300) in Covid care and health centres.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo)

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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2020 09:00 AM IST
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Pullela Gopichand during India Open in March, 2019.(MOHD ZAKIR/HT)
Pullela Gopichand during India Open in March, 2019.(MOHD ZAKIR/HT)

‘There is some apprehension about how things will open up’: Pullela Gopichand

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2020 07:58 AM IST
Players eager to start practice and play; two or three good performances can help Saina and Srikanth qualify for Olympics.
Pullela Gopichand(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Pullela Gopichand(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Coaches and support staff hit hard during lockdown: Gopichand

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 03:08 PM IST
“Coaches and sports staff have been hit the most during the lockdown, with virtually no income during the last three months. We hope to raise funds with this initiative to support and sustain the most important link in the sports chain,” Gopichand said.
Representational image.(Getty Images)
Representational image.(Getty Images)

BWF unlikely to introduce synthetic shuttlecocks next year

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2020 03:56 PM IST
In January this year, the world body had approved the use of synthetic feather shuttlecocks at sanctioned international tournaments of all levels from 2021.
File photo of Pullela Gopichand.(File)
File photo of Pullela Gopichand.(File)

Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth’s schedules could have been planned better: Gopichand

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2020 08:16 PM IST
The 46-year-old also admitted that with tournaments getting cancelled due to coronavirus and with just over two months left for the Tokyo 2020 qualification period to end, the Indian badminton contingent is in a tight spot.
Indian tennis great Leander Paes(Tata Open)
Indian tennis great Leander Paes(Tata Open)

We need Dravids and Gopichands for Indian tennis to flourish: Leander Paes

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2020 06:36 PM IST
The veteran feels the tennis has to be reinvented like other sports to attract more kids and said the competition is huge with the league such as IPL, Premier Badminton League, Ultimate Table Tennis.
Indian badminton coach P Gopichand with PV Sindhu andSaina Nehwal.(PTI)
Indian badminton coach P Gopichand with PV Sindhu andSaina Nehwal.(PTI)

‘It’s tough times,’ Gopichand admits Sindhu has struggled a bit while Saina and Srikanth need to buck up

Kolkata | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 06:35 PM IST
Gopichand also stressed the need to work on opponents being able to read “certain strokes and game patterns” of Indian shuttlers ahead of Tokyo 2020.
Kidambi Srikanth of India(Getty Images)
Kidambi Srikanth of India(Getty Images)

Kidambi Srikanth searches for old spark

Hindustan Times | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 03:24 PM IST
India’s chief coach Pullela Gopichand says Srikanth has to play “really well” to nurture hopes of qualifying for the Olympics.
A file photo of Sachin Tendulkar.(Getty Images)
A file photo of Sachin Tendulkar.(Getty Images)

Sachin Tendulkar, Vishwanathan Anand dropped from government advisory panel

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2020 09:54 AM IST
The two other big names who were not included in the panel were badminton’s chief national coach Pullela Gopichand and former Indian football team captain Bhaichung Bhutia.
File image of Saina Nehwal.(AP)
File image of Saina Nehwal.(AP)

‘Solely Saina Nehwal’s decision’ - Prakash Padukone academy rebuts Gopichand criticism

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2020 11:11 PM IST
The statement comes in the wake of India’s chief coach Pullela Gopichand’s comments in an upcoming book, ‘Dreams of a Billion: India and the Olympic Games’ that how miserable he felt when Saina shifted to PPBA.
File photo of Pullela Gopichand.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
File photo of Pullela Gopichand.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

I am hopeful of best-ever Olympics in Tokyo: Pullela Gopichand

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2020 03:04 PM IST
Sindhu is currently the reigning women’s singles world champion having clinched the title by beating Nozomi Okuhara of Japan at Basel, Switzerland in August last year.
PV Sindhu(PTI)
PV Sindhu(PTI)

Every year I am improving step by step: PV Sindhu

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2020 09:09 AM IST
PV Sindhu says Korean coach Park Tae-sang and chief coach Pullela Gopichand are helping her hone new techniques and work on her strokes for the big season ahead.
Pullela Gopichand at his badminton academy in Hyderabad.(Raj K Raj/ht photo)
Pullela Gopichand at his badminton academy in Hyderabad.(Raj K Raj/ht photo)

Gopichand backs coaches’ criticism of shuttlers’ attitude

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2019 11:21 AM IST
After Indonesian doubles expert, Flandy Limpele, currently with the India team, gave an interview a few days back about a “lack of gratitude and discipline” among Indian players for their coaches, he got the backing of Gopichand.
Indian badminton coach Pullela Gopichand and Athlete Hima Das.(PTI)
Indian badminton coach Pullela Gopichand and Athlete Hima Das.(PTI)

Sen showed he is made for the big league: Pullela Gopichand

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Rutvick Mehta
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2019 11:46 PM IST
The Almora-born shuttler has had a tremendous run of form in the latter half of this year, winning five out of seven tournaments since September.
File image of former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia.(PTI)
File image of former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia.(PTI)

Bhutia, Gopichand, Narang & Anju in ministry body to review National Sports Code

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 12:18 PM IST
The experts will review the code vis-a-vis the present code and will examine the comments received by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and various National Sports Federations (NSF) related to the new draft.
A file photo of PV Sindhu.(REUTERS)
A file photo of PV Sindhu.(REUTERS)

PV Sindhu’s recent lean run down to hectic scheduling: Pullela Gopichand

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2019 06:53 PM IST
PV Sindhu has fallen in the early stages at all tournaments except the French Open since winning her maiden World Championship title in August.
Pullela Gopichand after winning the junior national championship at 18, realised the importance of professional training.(ILLUSTRATION: MOHIT SUNEJA)
Pullela Gopichand after winning the junior national championship at 18, realised the importance of professional training.(ILLUSTRATION: MOHIT SUNEJA)

Pullela Gopichand: From champion to ace mentor

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2019 04:13 PM IST
This top flight sportsman who excelled in badminton, became the second Indian to win the All-England Open Championship and then turned into a world-class coach. He trained top shuttlers like Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and Srikanth Kidambi.
Indian Badminton coach Pullela Gopichand during India Open 2019, at KD Jadhav Indoor Stadium, in New Delhi.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Indian Badminton coach Pullela Gopichand during India Open 2019, at KD Jadhav Indoor Stadium, in New Delhi.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

I continue to coach as there is still no succession plan in place: Gopichand

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 13, 2019 06:38 PM IST
The image of a “calm and composed” Gopichand sitting court side during matches is quite familiar and he revealed that he never intends to put additional pressure on shuttlers when they are already under pressure.
Indian Badminton coach Pullela Gopichand during India Open 2019.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Indian Badminton coach Pullela Gopichand during India Open 2019.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

‘There is no respite,’Pullela Gopichand criticises badminton schedule

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2019 08:58 PM IST
“There is no respite. You are actually playing way too many tournaments. If you look at world badminton, a number of players have withdrawn (from tournaments) from Tai (Tzu Ying) to Carolina Marin,” said Gopichand.
File photo of PV Sindhu.(REUTERS)
File photo of PV Sindhu.(REUTERS)

No movement on PV Sindhu’s new coach yet, says Pullela Gopichand

New Delhi | By Indo-Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 03:35 PM IST
Kim Ji Hyun, who played a pivotal role in PV Sindhu’s march to the world title recently, last week resigned as India’s women’s singles coach citing personal reasons.
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