Gayatri Gopichand

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Gayatri Gopichand
The six medallists in the women's doubles (Gayathri Gopichand).jpg
Personal information
CountryIndia
Born (2003-03-04) 4 March 2003 (age 19)
Height1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)[1]
Weight56 kg (123 lb)[1]
Women's singles & doubles
Highest ranking197 (WS 14 January 2020),
34 (WD with Treesa Jolly 22 March 2022),
132 (XD with K. Sai Pratheek 22 March 2022)
Current ranking303 (WS),
37 (WD with Treesa Jolly),
154 (XD with K. Sai Pratheek) (9 August 2022)
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  India
Commonwealth Games
Silver medal – second place 2022 Birmingham Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2022 Birmingham Women's doubles
South Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2019 Kathmandu–Pokhara Women's team
Silver medal – second place 2019 Kathmandu–Pokhara Women's singles
BWF profile

Pullela Gayatri Gopichand (born 4 March 2003) is an Indian badminton player who has been selected to be a part of India at the 2018 Asian Games. She is the daughter of former badminton players P. V. V. Lakshmi and Pullela Gopichand.[2][3][4] She was part of the national team that clinched the women's team gold medal at the 2019 South Asian Games, also won the silver in the singles event.[5] Gayatri became the first woman Indian doubles specialist to make the semi-finals of All England Open 21 years after her father's feat.

Achievements

Commonwealth Games

The six medallists in the women's badminton doubles at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Left to right: Chloe Birch and Lauren Smith (England), Pearly Tan and Thinaah Muralitharan (Malaysia), Treesa Jolly and Gayathri Gopichand (India).

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2022 National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England India Treesa Jolly Australia Chen Hsuan-yu
Australia Gronya Somerville
21–15, 21–18 Bronze Bronze

South Asian Games

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2019 Badminton Covered Hall, Pokhara, Nepal India Ashmita Chaliha 18–21, 23–25 Silver Silver

BWF World Tour (1 title, 1 runner-up)

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[6] is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour is divided into levels of World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[7]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2022 Syed Modi International Super 300 India Treesa Jolly Malaysia Anna Cheong
Malaysia Teoh Mei Xing
12–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2022 Odisha Open Super 100 India Treesa Jolly India Sanyogita Ghorpade
India Shruti Mishra
17–21, 16–21 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

BWF International Challenge/Series (1 title, 4 runners-up)

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2019 Nepal International India Malvika Bansod 14–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2021 Polish International India Treesa Jolly France Margot Lambert
France Anne Tran
10–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2021 India International Challenge India Treesa Jolly India Tanisha Crasto
India Rutaparna Panda
23–21, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2021 Welsh International India Treesa Jolly France Margot Lambert
France Anne Tran
20–22, 21–17, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2021 India International Challenge India K. Sai Pratheek India Ishaan Bhatnagar
India Tanisha Crasto
16–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament
  BWF Future Series tournament

References

  1. ^ a b "Gayatri Gopichand Pullela". 2022 Birmingham Organising Committee. Archived from the original on 12 August 2022. Retrieved 12 August 2022.
  2. ^ "Pullela Gopichand's daughter Gayatri included in badminton squad for Asian Games". New Indian Express. 28 June 2018. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  3. ^ Rozario, Rayan (1 February 2018). "Gayatri Gopichand showing signs of a champion". The Hindu. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Badminton in her blood". Deccan Chronicle. 29 June 2018. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  5. ^ "SAG 2019: Siril, Ashmita lead India to 6 badminton golds". Outlook India. 6 December 2019. Archived from the original on 10 December 2019. Retrieved 10 December 2019.
  6. ^ Alleyne, Gayle (19 March 2017). "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  7. ^ Sukumar, Dev (10 January 2018). "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 13 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.

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