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From the amount of newsprint and daily discussions dedicated to cricket, it is not tough to identify India’s favorite sport! Even though hockey is the official Indian sport and football enjoys a fair degree of popularity, the Indian cricket team is the most loved, often despised and debated group of players in the subcontinent. Aside from cricket, football and hockey – Indians follow lawn tennis, badminton, athletics, weightlifting and boxing. Sports like car racing and [...]

Saina Nehwal, an Indian badminton player, was born on 17 March 1990 in Hisar District, Haryana. She is currently ranked number 1 in the world by the Badminton World Federation and is the first Indian woman to achieve this feat. She is also the first Indian to win the World Junior Badminton Championships and a medal in Badminton at the Olympics. She won a Bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics, becoming the second Indian [...]

Pulella Gopichand, born in the year 1973, is considered as one of the finest badminton players India has ever seen. Gopichand started his career in the year 1989 when he became the National Badminton Champion in a tournament in Goa. After this win, he never had to look back. In the year 1997, he made his mark as one of the world class badminton players. He made it to the finals of the Indian Open, which [...]

Prakash Padukone is a renowned badminton player of Indian origin who has created the record of being the National Champion from the year 1970 to 1978. Prakash Padukone was born in Bangalore city, Karnataka in the year 1955. Having a keen interest in badminton, Prakash Padukone used to watch the tournaments played by famous players with great curiosity. This very interest and his personal zeal made him the National Junior Champion at the tender age [...]

Parupalli Kashyap is an Indian badminton player. He is currently the top ranked badminton player in the male singles in India. He made India proud by winning the gold medal in men’s singles tournament at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014. He also reached the quarter-final of the London Olympics 2012, but missed to bag a medal. A right handed player, Parupalli is also a receiver of the Arjuna Award 2012. Early Life of Parupalli Kashyap [...]

P. V. Sindhu or Pusarla Venkata Sindhu is an ace shuttler and silver medalist at 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. This young badminton player from Andhra Pradesh was born to volleyball players P. V. Ramana and P. Vijaya in the year 1995. Her father was honoured with Arjuna Award for having displayed excellence in his sport. One of the youngest and talented badminton players of the contemporary times, Sindhu has featured in top 10 in the [...]

Anup Sridhar, the 23 years old National Badminton Champion, made a triumphant mark in the year 2005 in the 30th Hungarian International. Winning this prestigious international tournament, Anup Sridhar attracted the attention of many a famous badminton personalities. Anup Sridhar reached the quarter final of BWF World Championships in the year 2007 where he played against Lin Dan – one of the top seeds. Being a National Champion for two times, Anup Sridhar has become [...]

Dipankar Bhattacharya is one of the most outstanding Indian badminton players. He was born and brought up in Guwahati, Assam. At an early age of two, Dipankar started playing badminton. He is the first men’s badminton player to represent India at the Olympics. He has represented India twice at Olympics: Barcelona Olympics (1992) and Atlanta Olympics (1996). He has won the Indian National Badminton Championship thrice and was runner-up on two occasions. He was placed [...]

Chetan Anand is a renowned badminton player of India who took birth in the year 1980. One of the greatest achievements of Chetan Anand is the Arjuna Award which he received in the year 2006 for his outstanding performance. He started his glorious career from a very early age. However, it was only in the year 2004 that Chetan Anand came into the forefront of international badminton championships. From national to international level, he proved [...]

Aparna Popat, who was born in the year 1978 in the month of January in Mumbai, Maharashtra had been ranked 16th among the world badminton players in 1999. Although she was born in Mumbai she shifted to Bangalore, which boasts of better training facilities. The Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy is the place where Aparna Popat got her training. Before joining this Academy in the year 1994, She was training under Anil Pradhan who was a [...]