Parupalli Kashyap

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Parupalli Kashyap

Born: 8 September 1986

  • He is a badminton player from India.
  • He trains at Gopichand Badminton Academy.
  • He was awarded the Arjuna Award by the Government of India in 2012.
  • He created history by reaching the quarter-finals of men’s singles at the 2012 London Olympics, is the first male player from India to do so.
  • At the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, he won the gold medal in men’s singles.
  • He was the Icon Player for the Indian Badminton League team, Banga Beats in the 2013 edition.
  • He married fellow badminton player, Saina Nehwal in a private ceremony on 14 December 2018.
  • In 2005, he represented Andhra Pradesh and won the boys’ singles title at the National Junior Open Badminton Championships.
  • From 2006 onwards, he started to appear at international tournaments.
  • In that year’s Hong Kong Open, he caused an upset by defeating the then world number 19 Przemysław Wacha in the pre-quarterfinals; he lost the next round though.
  • A few months later, he defeated Wacha again at the Bitburger Open to reach the semifinals.
  • In 2006, his world ranking improved from outside 100 to 64.
  • Coach Gopichand was happy at the win and felt that it was a good sign that he was winning his important matches against higher-ranked players.

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