Lord's, London ,9/5/2015, 15:00 (IST)
Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast ,8/27/2015, 15:15 (IST)
Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo ,8/28/2015, 10:00 (IST)
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff ,8/31/2015, 19:30 (IST)
Pullela GopichandI is an Indian Badminton player. He won the All England Open Badminton Championships in 2001 defeating Chen Hong of China in the finals by 15-12,15-6. He became the second Indian to achieve this feat after Prakash Padukone, who won it in 1980. He was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for the year 2000-2001. But later on, his game was affected due to injuries and his ranking dropped to 126 in the year 2003. In the year 2002, he refused to endorse a soft drink major as it meant that he would be encouraging people to consume a product which he himself thought was unsafe. In 2005, he was awarded the Padma Shri. Now, he runs the Pullela Gopichand badminton academy. He is now a very renowned coach who is the main force behind the emergence of new star in Indian Badminton Saina Nehwal.
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