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Pullela Gopichand receives honourable mention of IOC Coaches Lifetime Achievement Awards


Pullela Gopichand receives honourable mention of IOC Coaches Lifetime Achievement Awards
 

The Chief National coach for the Indian Badminton team Pullela Gopichand honour with Coaches lifetime achievement award by International Olympic Committee’s (IOC).

He is the 1st Indian coach to be Honoured with this Lifetime award by the Olympics Committee.

Gopichand is a former Indian Badminton player, Gopichand had won the All England Badminton Championship in 2001 and after that, he has been renowned for coaching major stars in the country.

Gopichand had received Government of India’s Arjuna award (1999), Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2001), Padma Shri (2005), Dronacharya award (2009) and Padma Bhushan (2014).

He founded the Gopichand Badminton Academy in 2008 where he trained, players like Saina Nehwal (Bronze medalist in 2012 summer Olympics), P.V. Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap, Srikanth Kidambi and etc.

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