Pullela Gopichand is a former Indian badminton player and presently the Chief National Coach for the Indian Badminton team. In 2008 he founded the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy where he has trained world-class badminton champions. He has served as the official Indian Olympic Badminton Team Coach at the 2016 Rio Olympics and 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
Gopichand is married to former Olympian PVV Lakshmi and they have two children, Gayathri and Sai Vishnu. He has been awarded the Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, Arjuna, Dronacharya, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Rashtriya Khel Protsaha awards.
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