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12-22-2013, 06:48 AM #426
Unexpectedly, Junior national champion Rituparna Das booked a ticket to finals in WS and she will be meeting Sindhu.
01-14-2014, 10:00 AM #427
BAI shortlists players for national camp
BAI had recently announced 57 probables, including 22 women, for the Asian Games (Sept. 19 to Oct. 4, 2014 at Incheon, South Korea) and the next Olympics (Rio, Brazil, in 2016). Now they have planned a series of camps for these two mega events.
The probables have been divided into three groups - 33 (Gopichand Academy, Hyderabad), 9 (BBD Uttar Pradesh Academy, Lucknow) and 15 (Prakash Padukone Academy, Bangalore). The first camp will be held simultaneously at all three centres from Jan. 15 to Mar. 10.
While chief national coach Pullela Gopichand will be overall in-charge of these camps, the ones in Bangalore and Lucknow will be co-ordinated by U Vimal Kumar and BAI general secretary Vijai Sinha, respectively.
The BAI has also announced a huge support staff which includes two foreign coaches - Hendra Mulyono, Dwi Kristiwan of Indonesia - who will be assisted by a host of Indian coaches.
While selecting the probables, the BAI selectors have kept youngsters in mind as several talented teenagers found the place in the 50-plus list.
Junior world No. 1 Aditya Joshi, U-19 world No. 8 Harsheel Dani and national junior champion Chirag Shetty are expected to do well in the senior section too and so does Rituparna Das.
The promising shuttler had surprised everyone by storming into the women's singles final at the Senior Nationals in New Delhi last month.
The BAI has also included Jwala Gutta and Prajakta Sawant for the women's doubles, which is a heartening thing for the duo. The two doubles specialists were at loggerheads with the national federation in the last year.
Men: P Kashyap, RMV Gurusaidutt, K Srikanth, HS Prannoy, Sourabh Verma, B Sai Praneeth, Sameer Verma, Pranav Jerry Chopra, Akshay Dewalkar, B Sumeeth Reddy, Alwin Francis, Arun Vishnu, Manu Attri, Hema Nagendrabadu, K Nanda Gopal, Shlok Ramchandran, Sanyam Shukla, Saurabh Sharma, Rohan Kapoor (all to be trained at Hyderabad); V Diju, Surender Rathee, Neeraj Vashisth, Gopi Raju, Shivam Sharma, PH Suraj, Bennet Antony, Kapil Chaudhary, Chandra Bhushan Tripathi (to be trained at Lucknow); Ajay Jayaram, Anand Pawar, Aditya Joshi, Harsheel Dani, Kona Tarun, Chirag Shetty, MR Arjun (to be trained at Bangalore).
Women: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Arundhati Pantawane, PC Thulasi, Tanvi Lad, Ruthvika Shivani, Rituparna Das, Sikki Reddy, Aparna Balan, Pradnya Gadre, Sanyogita Ghorpade, K Maneesha, Poorvisha S Ram, J Meghana (to be trained at Hyderabad); Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa, Prajakta Sawant, Aarathi Sara Sunil, GM Nischita, Sayali Gokhale, Neha Pandit, Saili Rane (to be trained at Bangalore).
Chief National Coach: Pullela Gopichand. National coach: Madhumita Bisht. Foreign coaches: Hendra Mulyono, Dwi Kristiwan. Coaches: Siddharth Jain, Anil Kumar, Siyadutt Ullah, Vijaydeep Singh, Umender Singh Rana.
01-23-2014, 06:43 AM #428
Does that still hold true about Dwi? I may have heard that he was 'moving'...and I assumed, out of India. I know he was associated with the team for a while now...wasn't he with PGBA earlier?
01-23-2014, 11:16 AM #429
Nevermind my previous message, i had a mix-up. I meant someone else, not Dwi Kristiwan :[. Dwi
02-24-2014, 02:16 PM #430
Akhilesh Das Gupta elected president of BAI
Lucknow | Friday, Feb 21 2014
Newly Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Dr Akhilesh Das Gupta for the second time today announced that four more National Badminton Academies would be coming up in the country very soon and the BAI has constituted a fund of Rs 25 lakh for giving financial assistance to the old and senior players.
"The new National Badminton academies were coming up in Manipur, Pondicherry and Chennai besides one would be set up in Rajasthan," announced Mr Gupta after being elected unopposed for the president of the BAI here today.
He said Manipur would be the thrust of the BAI to develop badminton activity. The country has already 3 national academies in Hyderabad, Bangalore and Lucknow.
"The BAI president also disclosed that recently Badminton World Federation has informed that India has the highest number of badminton viewers in the world. India has the highest viewership of badminton after cricket," he claimed.
"We have now concentrated on giving specialised training to doubles shuttlers in the country by sending them abroad or training them by calling special coaches and even holding doubles training camps," he added.
02-24-2014, 09:56 PM #431
Nice to hear that BAI is trying to improve badminton in some of the non-traditional regions of india (that includes my place).. Thanks to BAI .
03-03-2014, 12:14 PM #432
German Open win will instill new life in Arvind Bhat's career: Pullela Gopichand
"It is a fantastic victory. I think it is one of the best wins for men's singles. I think the quality of the tournament was fantastic and Arvind having won it out of nowhere is an amazing performance," Gopichand told PTI.
"I think he had some matches against good players. He was leading against Srikanth during Indian Open. He also had some bad luck. But to come out of it and to win such an important tournament is phenomenol," he added.
The 2001 All England champion said it is "tough" on the body to go through the rigours and recover during such a top class tournament.
"It is tough. Winning one match is okay but to actually win all of them is excellent. I am very happy his body lasted the entire tournament and he recovered well. I feel he has a couple of years more and he can get a couple of big wins under his belt," said Gopichand, who had reached the final of the same event way back in 1999.
"I definetely think it is a big boost to his career. He doesn't have any more injuries and I think the confidence that such a win gives is remarkable. I think the entire men's singles brigade will take positives out of this victory," he added.
Asked about the upcoming Commonwealth Games and Asian Games, Gopichand said: "This victory will hold him in good stead."
03-03-2014, 01:05 PM #433
I'd like to have some of whatever it is that Gopi is smoking...
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