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This is the gritty story of badminton star, Pullela Gopi Chand, who brought laurels to the country when he won the coveted All England Championships in 2001. A player for whom losing was not an option, he broke many rules and conventions, and was awarded the Arjuna Award, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and the Dronacharya Award. A grievous injury in 1994 seemed to indicate that his career was over before it had even really begun, but Gopi Chand conquered his demons to become one of the country?s greatest sport champions, as well as an exemplary coach. This is the authorised biography of Pullela Gopi Chand, and traces his rise from humble beginnings to the achievements that made him a star on the horizon of Indian badminton, as well as his endeavours to produce more sports icons like himself through his one-of-a-kind badminton academy. It is also the story of the man behind the champion, who held on to the values and integrity of his childhood, despite the heights to which he rose. Printed Pages: 0. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97244
Inhaltsangabe: This is the gritty story of badminton star Pullela Gopi Chand, who brought laurels to India by winning the coveted All England Championships 2001. The player for whom losing was not an option, who went against all rules and conventions. The champion who achieved the unthinkable by being awarded the Arjuna Award, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and the Dronacharya Award in quick succession. Yet, seven years ago, a grievous injury at the 1994 National Games in Pune indicated that his career was over even before it had taken off, that he may never step onto a court again. But Gopi Chand conquered all his demons, and went on to become not only a badminton champion, but an exemplary coach as well. Pullela Gopi Chand: The World beneath his Feat, the authorised biography of Pullela Gopi Chand, is about his rise from humble beginnings to become a star on Indian badminton s horizon, as well as his endeavours to produce more sports icons like him through his one-of-a-kind badminton academy.
About the Author: Sanjay Sharma is a former badminton national champion and captain of the Indian National Badminton Team. He was also the coach of the Indian National Badminton team, as well as a well-known broadcaster and freelance badminton journalist. This is his first book. Shachi Sharma is a media student and a published writer with a Mumbai and Delhi-based newspaper.
Titel: Pullela Gopichand: The World Beneath Feat
Verlag: Rupa Publications India Pvt Ltd
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