• Jwala Gutta: We need a chief coach for doubles

    Hyderabad: Jwala Gutta does not see a great future for doubles in the country unless immediate steps are taken by the authorities. Essentially, she seeks a new independent coach in place of Pullela Gopichand, who also handles doubles.Jwala Gutta's relationship with India's national coach Pullela Gopichand has deteriorated ever since Gopichand chose to remain silent on the proposed life ban on her by the Badminton Association of India for alleged breach of discipline on October 2013.

    Jwala Gutta's relationship with India's national coach Pullela Gopichand has deteriorated ever since Gopichand chose to remain silent on the proposed life ban on her by the Badminton Association of India for alleged breach of discipline on October 2013.

  • Jwala Gutta lashes out at coach Gopichand

    Rupam Jain

    When the Commonwealth Games players returned home on Tuesday a hero's welcome awaited only a few - P Kashyap, Guru Saidutt and PV Sindhu.Jwala Gutta (right) and Ashwini Ponnappa wave after winning gold in the women's badminton doubles event of Commonwealth Games in New Delhi on October 14, 2010.

    Jwala Gutta (right) and Ashwini Ponnappa wave after winning gold in the women's badminton doubles event of Commonwealth Games in New Delhi on October 14, 2010.

    They then headed to the city's badminton academy to meet well-wishers. However, CWG silver medalist, Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa, were not part of this welcome. And Jwala Gutta made no bones of it. Lashing out at chief national coach, P Gopichand, Jwala said, "We were not even informed about it while he (Gopichand) is supposed to be our chief national coach. He is supposed to include all, and not just a few of his favourites," said Jwala. But the shuttler says she knows she wouldn't be 'invited' to the (proverbial) party. "This is something I have gotten used to. It was evident that we wouldn't be called there. Things have become so bitter that perhaps, even if we were invited, we wouldn't have gone."

  • Glasgow 2014: Sindhu, Kashyap,Gurusaidutt reach semis

    Glasgow: Second seed Parupalli Kashyap and PV Sindhu, RMV Gurusaidutt as well as defending champions Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa notched up quarter-finals wins at the Emirates Arena on Friday. But fourth seed Kidambi Srikanth and sixth seed P.C. Thulasi had to bite the dust as their campaigns came to an end.RMV Gurusaidutt upsets top seed Chong Wei Feng to reach semi-finals

    RMV Gurusaidutt upsets top seed Chong Wei Feng to reach semi-finals

  • Glasgow 2014: England vs Malaysia in the mixed team final

    Glasgow: England will face Malaysia in the badminton mixed team event final on Monday after a hard-fought 3-0 win over India in the semifinals at the Emirates Arena on Sunday evening.England celebrates after 3-0 win over India (left); Chris kisses wife Gabby after their victory in mixed doubles

    England celebrates after 3-0 win over India (left); Chris kisses wife Gabby after their victory in mixed doubles

  • India thrash Kenya 5-0 to top badminton mixed team group

    Glasgow: After thrashing Ghana and Uganda with the exact scoreline of 5-0 Thursday, Indian shuttlers continued their good showing at the 20th Commonwealth Games as they blanked Kenya 5-0 on the second day of the mixed team competition to top group B.

    Scratch pair of K. Srikanth and Jwala Gutta were the ones to start the proceedings for India as they mauled Mercy Joseph and Patrick Mbogo 21-8 21-8 in just 18 minutes.Jwala Gutta was playing against Kenya

    Jwala Gutta was playing against Kenya

  • India ready for Uber Cup challenge

    For the first time in recent memory, Indian Uber Cup team is capable of reaching the knockout stage in the Thomas-Uber Cup finals that kicks-off at the Siri Fort Sports Complex on May 18. This year, India has been clubbed with Thailand, Canada and Hong Kong.Jwala Gutta exude confidence ahead of Uber Cup

    Jwala Gutta exude confidence ahead of Uber Cup

    Even though she is only 19 years old, PV Sindhu almost defeated Wang Shixian of China in the Asian Championship two weeks ago. She has proven that she can put up a fight in a potentially crucial match.

  • Jwala Gutta still upset over her legal battle with Badminton Association of India

    New Delhi: Six months ago, in a surprise decision, the Badminton Association of India's disciplinary committee has recommended a life ban on top Indian doubles shuttler Jwala Gutta for trying to Jwala Gutta, set aside those nightmares, and start focusing on badminton. We all love you!

    Jwala Gutta, set aside those nightmares, and start focusing on badminton. We all love you!
    stop some players of her franchise Delhi Smashers from playing a match against Banga Beats in the India Badminton League.

  • Bronze for PV Sindhu and Jwala-Ashwini in Asian Badminton Championships

    Korea: P.V. Sindhu and women's doubles pair Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa of India all settled for bronze medals in the Badminton Asia Championships as they all lost the semi-finals to teir Chinese opponents on Saturday.

    The 18-year-old Sindu fought hard for one hour and 18 minutes before losing to the two-time reinging All England champion 18 years old PV Sindhu is the first female from India to win a bronze medal in World Badminton Championship

    18 years old PV Sindhu is the first female from India to win a bronze medal in World Badminton Championship
    Shixian 21-15 20-22 12-21 in the women's singles competition. The World No.10 started the encounter on a positive note by clinching the first game 21-15. The second game went right till the end and Sindhu had victory in her sights but Shixian wasn't going to give it
  • Malaysian crash out, while Lin Dan cruises into semi-finals of Asia Championships

    Korea: Malaysian ended their journey at the Badminton Asia Championships on Friday when Low Juan Shen/Nelson Heg Wei Keat went down to Shi Longfei/Chen Zhuofu of China 21-18, 21-13; while Anscelly Amelia Alicia/Soong Fie Cho faltered against Indian pair Ashwini Ponnappa/Jwata Gutta 21-12, 21-12.I wish I can replace my beer belly with Lin Dan's six pack abs

    I wish I can replace my beer belly with Lin Dan's six pack abs

    In the men's singles, Lin Dan took 34 minutes to defeat Wei Nan of Hong Kong 21-10, 21-7 to cruise into the semi-finals of the men's singles at the Badminton Asia Championships.

  • Sindhu, Jwala-Ashwini are in Asian Badminton Championships semis

    P.V. Sindhu and the pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa won their quarterfinal matches respectively to reach semifinals in the women’s singles and women’s doubles events of Asian Badminton Championship on Friday.Wish Jwala Gutta good luck in Asian Badminton Championships

    Wish Jwala Gutta good luck in Asian Badminton Championships

    PV Sindhu lost the first game 14-21 but came back strongly to win the next two games 21-13, 21-10 in close to an hour match against Ongbumrungpan Busanan of Thailand.

  • Asia Badminton Championships: India's Sindhu, Gurusaidutt advance to quarter-finals

    Gimcheon, Korea: The 18 year-old sensation P.V. Sindhu and R.M.V. Gurusaidutt led India’s charge into the singles quarter-finals of the Badminton Asia Championships with hard-fought three-game wins respectively in the women’s and men’s singles competition of the $200,000 event today.Sidhu's mom is very proud of her.

    Sidhu's mom is very proud of her.

    World number 10 Sindhu, finally won her match up against Japan’s Eriko Hirose for the first time in four meetings with 14—21 21—13 21—18 win in an hour and 13 minutes.

  • Kidambi Srikanth benefits by learning from the master - Lin Dan

    The seventh seed player in the $200,000 Badminton Asia Championships being held in Gimcheon, Korea, Kidambi Srikanth of India knew his first match against Lin Dan would not be easy. Playing a game against Lin Dan would be a good learning experience fro Kidambi Srikanth.

    Playing a game against Lin Dan would be a good learning experience fro Kidambi Srikanth.
    And he was right, 'Super' Dan needed only 32 minutes to beat the Indian 21-7, 21-14.
  • The China Factor: Top Indian badminton player with Chinese-Indian lineage (pic)

    Jwala Gutta is one of India's top badminton players, but what's unique is her Chinese-Indian lineage. Born to a Chinese mother and an Indian father, Jwala excelled in the field of badminton.

    Hyderabad is the home of Indian badminton players….many successful players come from this South Indian city.Jwala Gutta is one of India's top badminton player

    Jwala Gutta is one of India's top badminton player

    One who stands out is Jwala Gutta. It was in the year 2000 when Jwala won the national junior championship when she was 17…but later she became iconic as a doubles player.

    Born to a Chinese mother and an Indian father, Jwala Gutta first came into limelight when she won the Under-13 national championship in 1996. Jwala credits her parents and her coach for her success.

  • Jwala Gutta cleared of all charges by Badminton Association of India (pic)

    The long-standing deadlock between India's ace doubles shuttler Jwala Gutta and the Badminton Association of India (BAI) has ended. The national federation has dropped all the charges against the 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist.

    It was last week in New Delhi when the impasse is reported to have ended when she met BAI president Akhilesh Das Gupta after the 78th senior national championships.

    "I am very happy with the decision BAI has taken. I will be playing as a part of the Indian team in future tournaments too. It will be an honour to represent the country as always," Jwala was quoted as saying to the Times of India on Friday.

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