|Born||10 June 1955|
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Highest ranking||1 (1980)|
|Honours||Padma Shri (1982)|
Prakash Padukone (born 10 June 1955) is a former Indian badminton player. He was ranked World No. 1 in 1980; the same year he became the first Indian to win the All England Open Badminton Championships. He was awarded the Arjuna award in 1972 and the Padma Shri in 1982 by the Government of India. He is one of the co-founders of Olympic Gold Quest, a foundation dedicated to the promotion of Olympic sports in India.
Padukone was born on 10 June 1955 in Bangalore in Karnataka.His native is Padukone,Kundapur,Udupi. His father, Ramesh, was a secretary of the Mysore Badminton Association.
Prakash was initiated into the game by his father Ramesh Padukone, who was the Secretary of the "Mysore Badminton Association" for many years.
Padukone's first official tournament was the Karnataka state junior championship in 1962. Though he lost in the very first round, two years later he managed to win the state junior title. He changed his playing style into a more aggressive style in 1971, and won the Indian national junior title in 1972. He also won the senior title the same year. He won the National title consecutively for the next seven years. In 1978, he won his first major international title, the men's singles gold medal at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Canada. In 1979, he won the "Evening of Champions" at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
In 1980, he won the Danish Open, the Swedish Open and became the first Indian to win the men's singles title at the All England Championship with a victory over Indonesian rival Liem Swie King. He spent much of his international career training in Denmark, and developed close friendships with European players such as Morten Frost.
After his retirement from competitive sports in 1991, Padukone served as the chairman of the Badminton Association of India for a short while. He also served as the coach of the Indian national badminton team from 1993 to 1996. He co-founded Olympic Gold Quest with Geet Sethi, a foundation dedicated to the promotion of Olympic sports in India.
Padukone married Ujjala. They have two daughters, Deepika and Anisha.
|1983||Brøndbyhallen, Copenhagen, Denmark||Icuk Sugiarto||15–9, 7–15, 1–15|
|1980||Kyoto, Japan||Liem Swie King||12–15, 6–15|
|1981||Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Han Jian||15–0, 18–16|
|1981||San Jose Civic Auditorium, California, United States||Chen Changjie||14–18, 16–18|
|1976||Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, Hyderabad,
|Liem Swie King||8–15, 3–15|
|1978||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada||Derek Talbot||15–9, 15–8|
|1979||India Open||Dhany Sartika||15–10, 11–15, 12–15||Runner-up|
|1979||English Masters||Morten Frost||15–4, 15–11||Winner|
|1980||Copenhagen Cup||Morten Frost||Runner-up|
|1980||Denmark Open||Morten Frost||15–7, 18–13||Winner|
|1980||All England||Liem Swie King||15–3, 15–10||Winner|
|1980||Swedish Open||Rudy Hartono||9–15, 15–12, 15–1||Winner|
|1981||Denmark Open||Morten Frost||7–15, 5–15||Runner-up|
|1981||All England||Liem Swie King||15–11, 4–15, 6–15||Runner-up|
|1981||English Masters||Luan Jin||9–15, 8–15||Runner-up|
|1981||India Open||Han Jian||9–15, 15–5, 15–12||Winner|
|1981||Scandinavian Open||Morten Frost||4–15, 11–15||Runner-up|
|1982||Dutch Open||Ray Stevens||5–15, 15–2, 15–2||Winner|
|1982||Denmark Open||Morten Frost||7–15, 8–15||Runner-up|
|1982||Scandinavian Open||Morten Frost||3–15, 4–15||Runner-up|
|1983||Chinese Taipei Open||Icuk Sugiarto||10–15, 8–15||Runner-up|
|1983||Japan Open||Han Jian||15–6, 8–15, 9–15||Runner-up|
|1983||Dutch Open||Morten Frost||11–15, 4–15||Runner-up|
|1983||Scandinavian Open||Morten Frost||17–18, 2–15||Runner-up|
|1983||India Open||Morten Frost||7–15, 13–15||Runner-up|
|1984||Thailand Open||Icuk Sugiarto||15–13, 5–15, 4–15||Runner-up|
|1985||Chinese Taipei Open||Lius Pongoh||15–5, 9–15, 10–15||Runner-up|
|1981||Japan Open||Flemming Delfs|| Christian Hadinata
|1988||U.S. Open||Liem Swie King|| Christian Hadinata
|15–7, 11–15, 13–15||Runner-up|
|1978||Asian Invitational Championships||Capital Indoor Stadium
|Syed Modi|| Lin Shiquan