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Pullela

GOPICHAND, Pullela

India
EquipoIndia
BádmintonBádminton
Participaciones1
Primera participaciónSídney 2000
Año de nacimiento1973
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Biografía

Only the second Indian to win the All England Open Badminton Championships, former Olympian Pullela Gopichand is the coach who helped both Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu to their Olympic medals.

Gopichand's triumph at the prestigious All England Open Badminton Championships in 2001 was the crowning moment in what was an injury-riddled career cut short due to chronic knee problems.

“Looking back, I am happy with what I have achieved. Given the circumstances, I don’t feel that I have left anything untried,” summed up the former Indian badminton player.

Despite the multiple operations on his knee, Pullela Gopichand was for years the bright hope of Indian badminton before his legacy-defining win at the turn of the millennium.

From 1996, he was Indian national badminton champion five years in a row and clinched silver and bronze for India at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in the men’s team and men’s singles respectively. He was consequently conferred the Arjuna Award the following year.

Known for his aggressive style, Pullella Gopichand made his only Olympic appearance at Sydney 2000.

Looking back, I am happy with what I have achieved. Given the circumstances, I don’t feel that I have left anything untried.

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