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The quality of the Academy's program and the, hard work put in by the trainees and coaches has produced excellent results. A few of our success stories are reported below, while many more are in the pipeline.
At the time of joining the academy in July, 1996, Gopi was already a prodigious talent. He was incredibly quick by Indian standards and had very sharp strokes. For him, it was in the matter of putting-everything together. After joining the academy, Gopi learned the importance of consistency of stroke-making at a good speed and also worked extra hard on endurance. He went on to win his first three national titles and carved a name for himself in the international arena with impressive wins over Olympic Champions Alan Budi Kusuma, Poul Erik Hoyer and top shuttlers like Chen Hong etc.

Pullela Gopi Chand

He also trained at the Langenfeld Club in Germany and the Sports Authority of India, Kengeri afterwards and went on to win the prestigious All England Men's Singles Crown in 2001.
  • All England Champion in 2001
  • Bronze Medallist in Commonwealth Games 1998
  • Silver Medallist in Commonwealth Games team event 1998
  • Scottish Open Champion 1999
  • Twice Asian Satellite Champion
  • Member of Indian Team which played the Thomas Cup Finals in 2000
  • Olympian in Sydney 2000
  • Career Best World Ranking of four in 2001
  • Five time National Champion - 1997 to 2001


Aparna was already the Junior National Champion when she decided to move over to Bangalore to join the academy at the tender age of 15. She learned the value of physical fitness here and added speed and strength to her rich repertoire of fine strokes and Badminton acumen. This enabled her to win the silver-medal in the World Junior Championships in 1996; win her first four Senior National titles in succession; win the French Open Championships; bag a silver and bronze medals in the Women's Singles event of the Commonwealth Games 1998 and 2002 respectively and rise as high as 16 in the World Women's Singles rankings.

Aparna Popat


  • World Junior Championships Silver Medallist 1996
  • Commonwealth Games Silver Medallist in 1998 and Bronze Medallist in 2002
  • Twice Olympian i.e. Sydney 2000 & Athens 2004
  • French Open Champion in 1999
  • Career Best World Ranking of 16 in 1997
  • 8 time consecutive National Champion 1998 to 2005



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