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Badminton in Hyderabad

Hyderabad goes a long way back in its contribution to the sport of badminton in India. The city of Hyderabad  has its fair share of eminent badminton players, who have done the nation proud. Badminton, being the second most-played sport in India next to Cricket, has a huge number of fan following throughout the nation. Hyderabad in particular has a major part in it, as it is the birthplace of some legendary players and famous Badminton institutions.

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 in Hyderabad

Badminton Players from Hyderabad

Hyderabad boasts many great players throughout the decades and here are a few who have become house-hold names to every badminton fan all through the world.
Pullela Gopichand
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.

Saina Nehwal
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 center Hyderabad

Badminton Coaching and Stadiums in Hyderabad

Hyderabad is known for the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy, which has trained quite a handful of badminton players from the city. They include Saina Nehwal, P.V.V Sindhu, Gurusai Dutt, Parupalli and Parupalli Kashyap. It was founded by the Former badmiton player Pullela Gopichand in the hope of giving quality training to aspiring Badminton players in India. There are several other institutions and coaching centers which provide badminton training as well.
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

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.

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