KASHYAP Parupalli < Back  
Sport Badminton
CGA India   
Gender Men
Born 08 Sep 1986 in Hyderabad, IND
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Bangalore, IND
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began the sport at age 11 in Hyderabad, India.
Why this sport? He played badminton recreationally at a summer camp.
Club / Team Awadhe Warriors: Lucknow, IND
Name of coach Anup Sridhar [club], IND; Pullela Gopichand [national], IND
Handedness Right
International Debut
Year 2005
Competing for India
Tournament Asian Championships
Location Hyderabad, IND
General Interest
Nicknames Kashy (badzine.info, 26 Jul 2010)
Most influential person in career His parents, and coach Pullela Gopichand. (mid-day.com, 08 Aug 2014)
Hero / Idol Indian badminton player Pullela Gopichand, Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi. (olympicgoldquest.in, 01 Aug 2013; thehindu.com, 05 May 2012)
Injuries He was unable to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, due to an injury he sustained to his right knee in March that year. He underwent surgery to repair the medial collateral ligament in his knee. (mykhel.com, 08 Aug 2017)

He dislocated his left shoulder in December 2013. The injury continued to trouble him in early 2014, requiring it to be strapped for matches. (sportskeeda.com, 21 Mar 2014)

In August 2013 he sprained his ankle while playing in the Indian Badminton League [IBL]. The injury kept him out of action for one month. (sportskeeda.com, 21 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Life is on the wire, the rest is just waiting." (Facebook profile, 04 Jun 2012)
Awards and honours In 2012 he received the Arjuna Award from the government of India. (sports.ndtv.com, 29 Aug 2012)
Other information NATIONAL FIRST
At the 2012 Olympic Games in London, he became the first Indian male badminton player to reach the quarterfinals of a singles event at an Olympic Games. (olympicgoldquest.in, 01 Aug 2013; SportsDeskOnline, 30 Apr 2018)