Prakash Padukone to mentor Indian badminton squad at Paris Olympics

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Legendary Prakash Padukone is ready to mentor the 15-member Indian badminton squad for the Paris Olympics, beginning on July 26. Padukone, the primary Indian to win the All England Championship, retired in 1991 after badminton was launched to the Olympics on the 1992 Barcelona Video games. Whereas Lakshya Sen, a product of the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy (PPBA), Sindhu introduced Padukone as her mentor earlier than the Paris Video games after shifting her base from Hyderabad to Bangalore. He’s getting ready for his third Olympics.

“There are seven gamers and eight help workers together with coaches and physios,” a supply within the know informed PTI.

“Pullela Gopichand, RMV Gurusaidatta, Agus Santosa, Bimal Kumar, and Mathias Bowe would be the touring coaches in Paris, whereas Prakash Padukone will go as a advisor. Jinya Samar and Kiran Challagundla would be the two physiotherapists of the group.” Whereas Gopichand is India’s nationwide head coach, Gurusaidatta coaches HS Prannoy and Bowe coaches the lads’s doubles pair of Satviksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty and the ladies’s doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and Tanisha Crasto.

Former India coach Bimal Kumar is at present coaching Lakshad, whereas Agus is coaching Sindhu in Bengaluru.

Kiran has been the long-time physio of the Indian badminton group however has joined Sindhu’s camp after Jinia determined to go to Bangalore to win an unprecedented third straight Olympic medal.

Within the final Olympics, India’s head coach Gopichand determined to not journey to Tokyo in 2021 attributable to a cap on the variety of officers accompanying athletes in mild of the COVID-19 scenario.

In Paris, Indian shuttlers will purpose to proceed their medal hunt after the silver and two bronze the nation has gained within the final three editions.

Badminton occasions in Paris will start on July 27 and proceed till August 5.

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