New Delhi: Badminton nationwide chief coach Pullela Gopichand has obtained an honourable point out within the 2019 Worldwide Olympic Committees Coaches Lifetime Achievement Award.
Gopichand has been integral within the rise of Indian badminton over the previous decade with the likes of Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth, all studying the ropes underneath him.
“I am pleased to inform you that an Honourable Mention is being awarded to Mr Pullela Gopichand for the male category of the 2019 IOC Coaches Lifetime Achievement Awards,” the IOC Athletes’ Entourage Fee stated in an announcement.
“The Panel wish to recognise his efforts in the development of Badminton in India, his efforts in supporting athletes across sports and his contribution to the Olympic Movement.”
The awards are an initiative of the Fee to recognise achievements of coaches in the direction of creating a sport of their nation consistent with the Olympic values. Athletics coach Malcolm Arnold from Nice Britain and inventive gymnastic coach Ulla Koch from Germany had been introduced because the winners.