Gayatri Gopichand, the 19-year-old Indian badminton playerbecame one of the talking points at the All England Open 2022 tournament, by reaching the semi-final of the women’s doubles event in the tournament alongside partner Treesa Jolly. The duo became the first Indian doubles pair to reach the semifinals of the All England Open.
Gayatri is the daughter of former All England champion Pullela Gopichand, who is also the Chief National Coach for the Indian national badminton team. Pullela won the All England Open Badminton Championships in 2001 and became the second Indian to achieve the feat following Prakash Padukone. He has also won the Arjuna Award in 1999, the Dronacharya Award in 2009, and India’s third-highest civilian award, the Padma Bhusan in 2014. Gayatri used to compete in both the singles and doubles event before she chose to compete only in doubles after not enjoying the heightened physical rigours required in the singles. She then found her partner in Treesa, who has a perfect fit because of her attacking game from the back-court.
Date of Birth (Age) : 4 March 2003
Birthplace : Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Nationality : Indian
Star Sign/ Zodiac Sign : Pisces
Hometown : Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Religion : Hindu