Gayatri Gopichand (Badminton) Height, Age, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Hyderabad, Telangana
Age: 19 Years
Father: Pullela Gopichand

Bio/Wiki
Full name Gayatri Gopichand Pullela [1]BWF
Profession Badminton Player
Known for Being the daughter of the former Indian badminton players Pullela Gopichand and P. V. V. Lakshmi
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters– 168 cm
in meters– 1.68 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 6”
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Badminton
Handedness Right
Coach(es) • Pullela Gopichand
• Anil Kumar
Medal(s) Gold
2018: Kerala State Junior Junior State Ranking Badminton Championship
2021: Infosys International Challenge
2021: India International Challenge (Women’s doubles) with Treesa Jolly

2022: Odisha Open (Women’s doubles) in Super 100 with Treesa Jolly

Silver
2019: BWF International Challenge/Series Nepal International (Women’s singles)
2019: South Asian Games (Women’s singles), Badminton Covered Hall, Pokhara, Nepal
2021: Polish International (Women’s doubles) with Treesa Jolly
2021: India International Challenge (Mixed doubles) with K. Sai Pratheek
2021: Welsh International (Women’s doubles) with Treesa Jolly
2022: Syed Modi International (Women’s doubles) in Super 300 with Treesa Jolly

Personal Life
Date of Birth 4 March 2003 (Tuesday)
Age (as of 2022) 19 Years
Birthplace Hyderabad, Telangana
Zodiac sign Pisces
Nationality Indian
Hometown Hyderabad, Telangana
School Glendale Academy, Hyderabad
Controversy Denounced of Favouritism
In 2017, she used to play with another badminton player Vaishnavi in women’s doubles. At that time, Vaishnavi’s parents accused Gayatri Gopichand’s father Pullela Gopichand that he was partial towards his daughter and picked Gayatri for the 2018 Asian Games instead of Vaishnavi. Later, parents of a few other badminton players accused Gayatri and his father of nepotism. [2]The Indian Express
Relationships & More
Marital Status Unmarried
Family
Parents Father– Pullela Gopichand (former badminton player and chief national coach for the India national badminton team)
Mother– P.V.V. Lakshmi (former badminton player)

Siblings Brother– Sai Vishnu Pullela (badminton player; image in parents’ section)
Other Relative(s) Grandfather- Pullela Subash Chandra
Grandmother- Pullela Subbaravamma

Favourites
Badminton Player(s) Chen Long, Tai Tzu Ying, Kento Momoto
Subject English

Some Lesser Known Facts About Gayatri Gopichand

  • Gayatri Gopichand Pullela is an Indian badminton player, who mainly participates in the women’s double and mixed doubles category in various badminton tournaments. In 2022, she qualified for the Commonwealth Games organised in Birmingham, England.
  • She followed the footsteps of her parents, and at the age of 7, she started playing badminton. In an interview, she shared how she thought of making a career as a badminton player. She said,

    At first I used to play only for fun, but then I started liking it. And my parents also wanted me to play.”

  • She then participated in various junior badminton tournaments and won various matches.
  • By the age of 15, she became India’s no. 1 in the under-17 age group. She then participated in the Asian Games (2018) held in Jakarta.
  • In 2019, she won her first silver medal in the women’s singles category at the South Asian Games (2019) in Nepal.
  • In the early 2020s, she met Treesa Jolly at Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy, Hyderabad. After watching the game style of Treesa and Gayatri, Pullela and Arun Vishnu (badminton coach) decided to team up the girls for women’s mixed doubles. The duo participated in various badminton tournaments and bagged many medals.

    Gayatri Gopichand with Treesa Jolly

  • Some of the tournaments in which she has participated are:
  • 2018: Asian Games
  • 2022: Yonex-Sunrise India Open
  • 2022: Perodua Malaysia Masters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 2022: Totalenergies BWF Thomas and Uber Cup Finals, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2022: Yonex Swiss Open, Basel, Switzerland
  • 2022: Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships, Birmingham, England
  • 2022: Yonex Gainward German Open, Muelheim An Der Ruhr, Germany
  • 2022: Odisha Open, Cuttack, India
  • 2022: Syed Modi India International, Lucknow, India
  • 2022: Yonex-Sunrise India Open, New Delhi, India
    • During an interview, while talking about her parents, she said,
      He is very strict with everyone, even me, when on court. However, off the court, he is very nice. We laugh a lot together. Mom is strict off the court. I used to go with dad for matches and that’s how I started. Then, I slowly took a liking to it and began playing it seriously.”
    • In her leisure time, she loves to watch Hindi & English films, listen to music, sing, and dance.
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    References/Sources:

    ↑1 BWF
    ↑2 The Indian Express

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