H.S. Prannoy
Personal information
Birth namePrannoy Haseena Sunil Kumar
Country India
Born (1992-07-17) July 17, 1992 (age 31)
Delhi, India
ResidenceThiruvananthapuram (Kerala)
Height5’ 9”
HandednessRight
CoachIndia Pullela Gopichand
Men's Singles
Highest ranking18 (22 January 2015)
Current ranking18 (22 January 2015)
Medal record
Representing  India
Mens' Badminton
Youth Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2010 Singapore Boys' Singles
Indonesia Open Grand Prix Gold
Gold medal – first place Indonesia Open Grand Prix Gold Mens' Singles
BWF profile

Prannoy Haseena Sunil Kumar also known as HS Prannoy was born on July 17, 1992. He is an Indian badminton player and currently trains at the Gopichand Badminton Academy in Hyderabad.[1] Prannoy originally hails from Delhi and is the Indian number 3 (as of November 18, 2014) in badminton[2] Prannoy is supported by the GoSports Foundation, Bangalore and has been part of their scholarship programme since 2011.

Career

Early career

Prannoy came to prominence after winning the silver medal in Boys' singles at 2010 Summer Youth Olympics.[3] He didn't stop there and followed it up with another silver, this time at the Bahrain International Challenge, 2011.[4] Struggling for form and injuries a bit of a barren spell followed Prannoy following these achievements.

2013

In 2013, he managed to reach the final of the Tata Open International Challenge in Mumbai, eventually losing to fellow GoSports Foundation athlete Sourabh Verma in the final.

2014

In 2014, he claimed two All India Senior National Ranking Championships: Manorama Indian Open All India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament, Kerala[5] and the V.V.Natu Memorial All India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament, Pune.[6] However it was his exploits at the international circuit that caught everyone's attention. He was a semi-finalist at the 2014 India Open Grand Prix Gold,[7] Bitburger Open Grand Prix Gold,[8]2014 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold and the Sri Lanka Open International Badminton Challenge in Colombo[9]

Prannoy surprised one and all by reaching the final of the 2014 Vietnam Open Grand Prix where he lost to number one seed and tournament favourite Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka of Indonesia.[10] In the very next tournament, the Indonesia Open Grand Prix Gold Prannoy went one better, this time beating local favourite Firman Abdul Kholik of Indonesia in straight sets.[11] Prannoy managed to end the year as the third highest ranked Indian at 21.

Record against selected opponents (as of December 25, 2014)

Includes results against Olympic quarterfinals, Worlds semifinalists, and Super Series finalists, as well as all Olympic opponents.[12]

References

  1. ^ Prannoy training at the Gopichand Academy
  2. ^ Badminton India Rankings
  3. ^ Savaliya, Gautam. "Prannoy Haseena Sunil Kumar Singapore Youth olympics 2010". Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  4. ^ Bahrain International Challenge
  5. ^ Manorama Indian Open 2014
  6. ^ V.V.Natu Memorial All India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament
  7. ^ Indian Grand Prix Gold, 2014
  8. ^ Bitburger Badminton Open
  9. ^ Sri Lanka Open International Badminton Challenge, 2014
  10. ^ Vietnam Open, 2014
  11. ^ Indonesian Masters, 2014
  12. ^ Tournaments of HS Prannoy

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