HS Prannoy: India’s Rising Badminton Star


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HS Prannoy was born in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India on July 17, 1992. He started playing badminton at the age of 8, and he quickly showed promise. He was selected to train at the Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad, one of the premier badminton academies in the world. Under the guidance of Pullela Gopichand, Prannoy honed his skills and rose through the ranks of the junior badminton circuit.

Recent Splendid Performances

Prannoy has been in excellent form in recent years. He has won several medals at international tournaments, including:

  • Silver medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games
  • Bronze medal at the 2019 World Championships
  • Semifinalist at the 2022 All England Open
  • Winner of the 2023 Malaysia Masters
  • Runners up in 2023 Australian Open

He has also reached the quarterfinals of the BWF World Tour Finals twice, in 2019 and 2022.

Here are some additional statistics and data points about Prannoy’s career:

  • He is currently ranked world number 9 in men’s singles.
  • He has won over 10 international titles.
  • He has beaten some of the top players in the world, including Axelsen, Momota, and Lee Zii Jia.
  • He is a recipient of the Arjuna Award, the second-highest sporting honor in India.

Contribution to the World of Sports in Badminton and for India

Prannoy is a rising star in Indian badminton. He has made significant contributions to the sport in India, both on and off the court.On the court, Prannoy has inspired a generation of young badminton players in India. He has shown them that it is possible to achieve great things in the sport if they work hard and believe in themselves. He is a role model for young badminton players in India, and he is an inspiration to all Indians.

Off the court, Prannoy is a vocal advocate for badminton in India. He has spoken out about the need for more investment in the sport, and he has worked to raise awareness of badminton in India. He is a tireless ambassador for badminton in India, and he is helping to grow the sport in the country.

Key Strengths and Weaknesses

Prannoy is a well-rounded player with a lot of strengths. He has a strong attack, a solid defense, and a good variety of shots. He is also a good mover and has a good stamina. However, Prannoy also has some weaknesses. He can be inconsistent at times, and he can make uncharacteristic mistakes. He also needs to work on his mental toughness.

Opponents He Should Be Better Prepared to Face

Prannoy has a good chance of beating most of the players in the world. However, there are a few opponents that he should be better prepared to face. These include:

  • Viktor Axelsen (Denmark): Axelsen is the current world number 1, and he is one of the most consistent players in the world. Prannoy has beaten Axelsen once, but he will need to be at his best to do it again.
  • Kento Momota (Japan): Momota is a former world number 1, and he is one of the most talented players in the world. Prannoy has never beaten Momota, but he will be confident of doing so if he can play his best badminton.
  • Lee Zii Jia (Malaysia): Lee Zii Jia is the current world number 5, and he is a rising star in badminton. Prannoy has beaten Lee Zii Jia once, but he will need to be wary of his opponent’s strong attacking game.


HS Prannoy is a rising star in Indian badminton. He has the potential to become a world champion, but he needs to work on his consistency and mental toughness. If he can do that, he will be a force to be reckoned with in the years to come.

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