Pranav Chopra

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Pranaav Chopra
Personal information
Nickname(s) Jerry
Birth name Pranaav Jerry Chopra
Country  India
Born (1992-09-06) 6 September 1992 (age 26)
Mullanpur Dakha, Ludhiana, India
Residence Hyderabad, India
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Years active 2007
Handedness Right
Coach Pullela Gopichand
Tan Kim Her
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking 28 (MD 24 November 2016)
13 (XD 23 March 2017)
Current ranking 24 (XD 6 September 2018)
BWF profile

Pranaav Jerry Chopra (born 6 September 1992) is an Indian badminton player. He joined the India national badminton team in 2007.[1] In the year 2018, at the Commonwealth Games held in Gold Coast, Queensland, he won the gold medal in mixed team as being a member of the Indian mixed team.[2]

Childhood and early training[edit]

Pranab picked up a badminton racket at an age of 7. In U-13 and U-19, he became the national champion twice in the boys doubles event. At the U-19 level, he won a record nine titles in a year. If he is in the city, he used to train at Badminton Academy in the Shastri Hall, at Ludhiana. He lived in South City and later he joined Gopichand Badminton Academy, Hyderabad. He practiced eight hours and like to play doubles and mixed doubles instead of singles matches. His father, M. K. Chopra, feels that Pullela Gopichand, the best coach in India and had helped Pranab to become a good player. Pranab's achievements are endless, he had won medals in several national ranking tournaments, like in Youth Commonwealth Games, Pune he won a bronze medal, at Fajr Senior International Challenge Cup in Tehran, Iran he won a gold medal and at Tata International Challenge in Mumbai he ended up winning a gold medal and in Bern, Switzerland at The Swiss International Challenge he has to be happy with a silver medal.[3]

Career[edit]

2007[edit]

In 2007, Pranab made his international debut in the Milo Junior Tournament held in Bandang, Thailand.[1]

2008[edit]

In 2008, Belwali Sports Complex, Pune, Pranab won the bronze medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games in the boys' doubles event partnered with B. Sai Praneeth.[4]

2010[edit]

In 2010, Pranab became the national champion in the mixed doubles event in the National Games.

2011[edit]

In 2011, Bern, Switzerland, Swiss International Challenge Pranab won a silver medal in men's doubles event.[3]

2013[edit]

In 2013, Pranab became the national champion in men's doubles event in the National Games.

2014[edit]

Pranab competed at the 2014 Asian Games and in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, in the mixed team bronze medal match, Indian mixed team went down to the Singapore mixed team by a score of 2-3 and eventually Indian mixed team lost the bronze medal.[5]

2016[edit]

In 2016, Pranab won two Grand Prix titles with his mixed doubles partner N. Sikki Reddy in the form of Brasil Open and Russian Open. Later in the same year, he married his playing companion and an indian badminton player, Pradnya Gadre.[6]

2018[edit]

In the Commonwealth Games held in Gold Coast, Queensland, Pranab paired with his mixed doubles partner, Gorda Rathvika Shabani defeated Sri Lankan mixed doubles team led by Sachin Dias and Thilini Pramodika Hendahewa by 21-15, 19-21, 22-20 and gave Indian mixed team a lead for the run for the Gold medal. Lastly, Indian mixed team defeated Sri Lanka's mixed team by 5-0 in all the five matches and thus Pranab won the gold medal in mixed team as being a member of the Indian mixed team.[7]

Achievements[edit]

Asian Junior Championships[edit]

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Stadium Juara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia India Prajakta Sawant China Lu Kai
China Bao Yixin
12–21, 15–21 Bronze Bronze

BWF World Tour[edit]

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[8] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour are divided into six levels, namely World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[9]

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Hyderabad Open Super 100 India N. Sikki Reddy Indonesia Akbar Bintang Cahyono
Indonesia Winny Oktavina Kandow
21–15, 19–21, 23–25 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

BWF Grand Prix[edit]

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels: Grand Prix Gold and Grand Prix. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Syed Modi International India Akshay Dewalkar Malaysia Goh V Shem
Malaysia Tan Wee Kiong
21–14, 22–24, 8–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Syed Modi International India N. Sikki Reddy India B. Sumeeth Reddy
India Ashwini Ponnappa
22–20, 21–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Scottish Open India N. Sikki Reddy Malaysia Goh Soon Huat
Malaysia Shevon Jemie Lai
21–13, 18–21, 16–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Russian Open India N. Sikki Reddy Russia Vladimir Ivanov
Russia Valeria Sorokina
21–17, 21–19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Brasil Open India N. Sikki Reddy Canada Toby Ng
Canada Rachel Honderich
21–15, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Tata Open India International India Akshay Dewalkar Thailand Wannawat Ampunsuwan
Thailand Tinn Isriyanate
14–21, 9–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Bangladesh International India Akshay Dewalkar Malaysia Tan Chee Tean
Malaysia Tan Wee Gieen
21–16, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Tata Open India International India Akshay Dewalkar India K. T. Rupesh Kumar
India Sanave Thomas
19–21, 21–17, 23–21 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Swiss International India Akshay Dewalkar Poland Lukasz Moren
Poland Wojciech Szkudlarczyk
21–17, 16–21, 12–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Iran Fajr International India B. Sai Praneeth Iran Ali Shahhosseini
Iran Mohammadreza Kheradmandi
21–17, 21–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Players: Pranaav Jerry Chopra". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  2. ^ "CWG 2018: Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal give India winning start in Mixed Team badminton at Commonwealth Games". www.financialexpress.com. February 5, 2018. Retrieved May 27, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Pranav Chopra: The next big thing in Indian Badminton". www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. March 6, 2013. Retrieved May 27, 2018.
  4. ^ "India on top of world". www.dnaindia.com. Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Pranaav Chopra Biography". results.glasgow2014.com. Glasgow 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Men's Team - Entry List by Event". Incheon 2014 official website. Archived from the original on 11 July 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  7. ^ "CWG 2018: Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal give India winning start in Mixed Team badminton at Commonwealth Games". www.financialexpress.com. February 5, 2018. Retrieved May 27, 2018.
  8. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.

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