Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Gopichand who?

Sport Minister M S Gill on Tuesday failed to recognise former All England Champion and National Badminton Coach Pullela Gopichand when along with Olympian Saina Nehwal he went to meet him in his office.While Gill greeted Saina heartily, he could not recognise Gopichand who was standing next to Saina and asked him who he was."Who are you?" Gill asked Gopichand, leaving him with no other option but to spell out his name. Gopichand is only the second Indian after Prakash Padukone to win the All England Open Champion in 2001 and we hope Gill was only joking when he asked him his name.More here

Here is the video of his semi finals against Peter Gade at the 2001 All England Championship

Part 1

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His Finals against chen Hong at the 2001 All England Championship

part 1

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Interview in rediff

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