Badminton in Hyderabad
From the yester-year badminton hero Pullela Gopichand to the latest badminton sensation Saina Nehwal, the bond between Hyderabad and badminton has been pretty strong throughout the years. It will continue to be so in the future as well, since budding badminton talents are never a scarce in this southern city.
Badminton Players from Hyderabad
He is the second Indian to win the All England Championship in 2001, after Prakash Padukone, who did it in 1983. He also won a silver medal in the 1998 Commonwealth Games. He is the founder of Gopichand Badminton Academy in Hyderabad which has coached several eminent players from the city.
She is the proud record-holder of being the first Indian to win a medal in the Olympics. She achieved this in the London Olympics 2012 by winning a bronze medal. She was also the first Indian to win the World Junior Badminton Championships and the Super Series Tournament at the Indonesia Open 2009. She was ranked 2nd by the Badminton World Federation in December 2010. At the young age of 23, she stands as a huge inspiration to many aspiring badminton players throughout the world.
P. V. Sindhu
She became the first ever Indian woman to win a medal in singles at the World Championships. She was ranked one among the top 20 in the rankings released by the Badminton World Federation in September 2012. She is also ranked 3rd in the BWF Junior Rankings.
Badminton Coaching and Stadiums in Hyderabad
Here is a list of famous Badminton stadiums in the city:
- Kotla Vijayabhaskar reddy Indoor stadium
- Pullela Gopichand Badmintion Academy
- Sports Authority of ANDHRA, Lal Bahadur Stadium Complex
- YMCA NARAYANAGUDA
Hyderabad will always hold a special place in the Badminton history of India. The stars from this city who have made it big in the badminton world will always be a huge inspiration to every youngster who finds his/her passion in the sport of Badminton. It is a sport that requires a lot of perseverance and dedication and Hyderabad has its own means to develop the sport and produce good sportsmen.