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Pullela Gopichand

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Pullela Gopichand


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Australia vs England Test

Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba), Brisbane ,11/23/2017, 05:30 (IST)


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About Pullela Gopichand


Pullela GopichandI is an Indian Badminton player. He won the All England Open Badminton Championships in 2001 defeating Chen Hong of China in the finals by 15-12,15-6. He became the second Indian to achieve this feat after Prakash Padukone, who won it in 1980.   He was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for the year 2000-2001. But later on, his game was affected due to injuries and his ranking dropped to 126 in the year 2003.   In the year 2002, he refused to endorse a soft drink major as it meant that he would be encouraging people to consume a product which he himself thought was unsafe. In 2005, he was awarded the Padma Shri. Now, he runs the Pullela Gopichand badminton academy.   He is now a very renowned coach who is the main force behind the emergence of new star in Indian Badminton Saina Nehwal.

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