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.

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.

05 Mar 2017

Sachin Tendulkar

Sakshi Malik unhappy with govt

Olympics bronze medallist wrestler Sakshi Malik has expressed disappointment toward the government of Haryana, saying the incentives promised to her by the Haryana government have yet to be received.

25 Feb 2017

PV Sindhu

PV Sindhu an IAS? Takes up govt job

21-year old ace badminton player PV Sindhu has accepted a Group-I officer's job offered to her by the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu after her 2016 Rio Olympics triumph.

26 Sep 2016

Sachin Tendulkar

Sakshi's coach yet to see any reward from govt

Kuldeep Malik, coach of India's Olympic bronze medalist Sakshi Malik said he was handed a photocopied cheque by the Haryana government, and was yet to see any actual reward.

31 Aug 2016

PV Sindhu

PV Sindhu to be ambassador of CRPF

Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu has been made the brand ambassador of the Central Reserve Police Force.

28 Aug 2016

Sachin Tendulkar

Sakshi, Sindhu, Dipa, Gopichand presented with BMWs by Sachin

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who was also India's goodwill ambassador to the Olympics, presented PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar and badminton coach Pullela Gopichand with BMW cars for their performances.

24 Aug 2016

Sachin Tendulkar

Sakshi Malik appointed 'Beti Bachao' ambassador

Rio Olympics bronze medalist Sakshi Malik has been appointed the 'Beti Bachao' ambassador of Haryana in a rousing welcome after her return from Rio.

21 Aug 2016

PV Sindhu

Pizza Hut offers free pizza to all Sindhus

In celebration of PV Sindhu's historic silver medal at the women's singles badminton event at the Rio'16 Olympics, Pizza Hut has decided to offer free pizzas to anyone named Sindhu.

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.

19 Aug 2016

PV Sindhu

PV Sindhu storms into finals, wins Silver

India's P V Sindhu stormed into the finals of the 2016 Rio Olympics women's singles badminton, losing against world No.1 Carolina Marin from Spain.

18 Aug 2016

Sachin Tendulkar

Sakshi Malik brings in India's first victory at Rio Games

23-year old wrestler, Sakshi Malik in the early hours of 18th August, 2016, won India's first medal at the Rio Olympics, 2016.