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Prakash Padukone

Badminton player

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Prakash Padukone
Padukone at the Tata Open championship
Personal information
Birth namePrakash Padukone
Born (1955-06-10) 10 June 1955 (age 65)
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Men's singles
Highest ranking1[1] (1980)
Prakash Padukone
HonoursPadma 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.[3] He is one of the co-founders of Olympic Gold Quest, a foundation dedicated to the promotion of Olympic sports in India.

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Background and early life

Padukone was born on 10 June 1955[4] in Bangalore City in Karnataka. His father, Ramesh, was a secretary of the Mysore Badminton Association.[5]

Prakash Padukone with family

Padukone married Ujjala, as arranged by their parents in the Indian Hindu system.[6] He has two daughters, Deepika and Anisha. [7][8]

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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.[9] 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.[10]

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Other services

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.

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World Championships

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1983 Brøndbyhallen, Copenhagen, Denmark Icuk Sugiarto 15–9, 7–15, 1–15 Bronze

World Cup

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1981 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Han Jian 15–0, 18–16 Gold

World Games

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1981 San Jose Civic Auditorium, California, United States Chen Changjie 14–18, 16–18 Bronze

Asian Championships

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1976 Hyderabad, India Liem Swie King 8–15, 3–15 Bronze

Commonwealth Games

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1978 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Derek Talbot 15–9, 15–8 Gold

International Tournaments

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
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

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1981 Japan Open Flemming Delfs Christian Hadinata
Lius Pongoh
4–15, 5–15 Runner-up
1988 U.S. Open Liem Swie King Christian Hadinata
Lius Pongoh
15–7, 11–15, 13–15 Runner-up

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  1. ^ "Prakash Padukone Profile". iloveindia. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  2. ^ http://www.theworldgames.org/the-world-games/results-history#edition=0&category=0&country=IND
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ http://www.iloveindia.com/sports/badminton/players/prakash-padukone.html
  5. ^ "An exciting tournament". The Hindu. 5 January 2006. Archived from the original on 7 November 2017. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  6. ^ "I don't have an issue marrying an actor: Deepika Padukone". The Times of India. 8 April 2014. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  7. ^ "She's the model of success". The Star. 4 August 2008. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 29 August 2013. – via Highbeam (subscription required)
  8. ^ Kaura, Neha (11 June 2012). "Deepika's link-ups don't bother us, says sister". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  9. ^ "Shuttlers aim for gold in the upcoming Commonwealth Games, writes M. S. Unnikrishnan". The Tribune. 24 April 2010. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  10. ^ "PROFILE – Morten Frost". Badzine.net. 5 January 2007. Retrieved 18 May 2017.

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