Pullela Gopichand: News

06 Jul 2022

Abhinav Bindra

Pullela Gopichand and Abhinav Bindra-backed start-up launches new smart ring

Pullela Gopichand and Abhinav Bindra-backed wellness wearable start-up Dhyana has unveiled the second iteration of its smart ring.

07 Jul 2021


Gopichand won't travel with India's Olympic-bound badminton team to Tokyo

Chief National Badminton Coach Pullela Gopichand, who guided India to two Olympic medals, has opted out of India's Olympic-bound badminton contingent to create space for Indonesian Agus Dwi Santosa, who trains singles shuttler B Sai Praneeth.

17 Jun 2021


Gopichand announces national badminton scholarship program in Bengaluru

Indian badminton head coach Pullela Gopichand on Thursday announced a national scholarship program at The Sports School in Bengaluru.

27 May 2021


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

Pullela Gopichand says a good mix of foreign and Indian coaches is important for the development of the system but strongly believes that "second best" overseas recruits will only produce the second-best players.

20 Oct 2020


PV Sindhu quashes reports of 'rift' after leaving national camp

Indian badminton star PV Sindhu recently left the national camp for Olympic-bound players, and came to London.

04 Apr 2020


Coronavirus outbreak: Indian badminton goes online amid lockdown

National Badminton coach Pullela Gopichand gave tips to Indian shuttlers in an online program in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

21 Jan 2020

Sachin Tendulkar

Tendulkar and Anand dropped from AICS advisory panel: Details here

Indian sports legends, Sachin Tendulkar from cricket and Viswanathan Anand from chess, have been dropped from the advisory panel of the All India Council of Sports (AICS).

18 Oct 2019

Arjuna Award

Here are some interesting facts about PV Sindhu

PV Sindhu is one of the top shuttlers, across the globe.

24 Sep 2019


PV Sindhu's coach Kim Ji Hyun quits: Details here

In what comes as a setback for Indian badminton star PV Sindhu, her long-time coach Kim Ji Hyun of South Korea has resigned, citing personal reasons.

02 Sep 2019


Happy Teachers Day: Ranking the best coaches in sports history

Coaches are considered to be the best teachers in the world and even vice versa.

09 Feb 2019


Badminton: Foreign coaches to help out Gopichand- Details here

This year is going to be massive for Indian badminton, as the focus has already shifted to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and its preparations are on full swing.

14 Dec 2018

Saina Nehwal

Just married: Saina Nehwal ties knot with Parupalli Kashyap

Ace badminton player Saina Nehwal got married to Parupalli Kashyap on Friday in an intimate ceremony in Hyderabad.

14 Nov 2018

Deepika Padukone

'Zila Ghaziabad' director announces biopic on Bhaichung Bhutia

Director Anand Kumar, best known for Sanjay Dutt-Vivek Oberoi starrer 'Zila Ghaziabad', is working on ex-football captain of India, Bhaichung Bhutia's biopic.

26 Feb 2018


Sameer Verma lifts Swiss Open title

Young Indian shuttler, Sameer Verma put in one of the best performances of his career to outclass former world number two, Jan O Jorgensen to clinch the men's singles title at the Swiss Open Super 300 tournament on Sunday.

16 Nov 2017


Biopic to be made on badminton coach, Pullela Gopichand

Fox Star Studios, the makers of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's biopic, are all set to make another movie. This time, it would be on badminton coach, Pullela Gopichand's legendary life.

16 Nov 2017


Revisiting Pullela Gopichand's contributions to Indian badminton on his birthday

As the Indian badminton super coach Pullela Gopichand turns 44 today, a bilingual biopic about his life journey has been announced and will be presented by Fox Star Studios in collaboration with Abundantia Entertainment.

15 Sep 2017


Why did Kohli refuse to extend his association with Pepsi?

Virat Kohli turned down a multi-crore offer to endorse carbonated soft drink Pepsi as he does not consume aerated drinks and doesn't believe in preaching what he doesn't practice.

05 Sep 2017


Sindhu pays tribute to Gopichand by co-producing a new film

It is under Pullela Gopichand's guidance and dedication that PV Sindhu has become one of the best badminton players India has ever produced.

04 Sep 2017

Saina Nehwal

Saina and Gopichand bury hatchet, shuttler back at Hyderabad academy

Three years back, star shuttler Saina Nehwal and national coach Pullela Gopichand had parted ways.

02 Sep 2017


Sania, Sindhu, Srikanth believe India can dominate the sport

The improved badminton facilities have certainly helped the Indian shuttlers to make a mark on the global stage.

11 May 2017


I don't mind the Sindhu-Saina rivalry, says Pullela Gopichand

India's national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand said that he doesn't mind the on-court rivalry between his current protege PV Sindhu and the former mentee Saina Nehwal.

06 Apr 2017


PV Sindhu becomes the badminton World No 2 player

India's ace shuttler PV Sindhu reached the badminton World No 2 ranking, after her recent performances.

21 Aug 2016


Gopichand, the Dronacharya of Indian badminton

PV Sindhu, the current Olympic silver medallist and Saina Nehwal, the 2012 bronze winner have one thing in common.