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.
Key Selling Points:
First authorised biography of badminton star Pullela Gopi Chand
A gritty rags-to-riches story that is sure to appeal to everyone
A source of inspiration for youngsters to never give up their dreams
The inside story of how badminton players are treated by the official body
Contains a foreword by current badminton champ Saina Nehwal
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.
Author: Sanjay Sharma, Sachi S. Sharma
ISBN-13: 9788129119001, 978-8129119001
Publisher: Rupa Publications India
Condition: BRAND NEW
Shipping Method & Delivery Time:
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