Olympic Gifts to PV Sindhu, Dipa Karmakarm Sakshi Malik and Pullela Gopichand: gets BMW Cars as gifts from the hands of Sachin Tendular at Gopichand Badminton Academy. Gopi’s student Sindhu won the silver medal in women’s singles badminton while wrestler Sakshi won a bronze in women’s freestyle 58 kilogram. Dipa finished 4th in artistic gymnastics. These three and Gopichand received BMW car keys on the hands of Cricket God Sachin Tendulkar. hHe reached the stadium around 9 AM today and spoke to Gopichand some time and participated in the gifts distribution.

PV Sindhu, Dipa Karmakar, Sakshi Malik and Pullela Gopichand gets BMW Cars as gifts

PV Sindhu, Dipa Karmakar, Sakshi Malik and Pullela Gopichand gets BMW Cars as gifts from the hands of Sachin Tendular

Many Feminists are feeling sad why a man called Gopichand is getting so much credit for Sindhu’s win? This is about an Indian who mortgaged his home for 3 crores to build an academy. When govt had given him 5 acres land in Hyderavad for winning All England championship he didn’t use it for commercial purpose [land cost would be in billions in that area] he used it for sports. He took donation of 5 crore from a philanthropist with a promise that he will get at least one Olympic medal [he got two].

He lost in 2000 Sydney olympics as he didn’t have any coach to guide him in the match. So he felt he will give others what he didn’t get. He works from 4am to night for coaching. When he first became official indian coach there was a protest from players saying that his training is too hard for indians. But though he is very soft in real life he is the very hard master in coaching just like chinese coaches. Hence he has breached chinese wall through his proteges. He is worth all the praise he is getting. That is the reason Sindhu’s parents credited Sindhu’s victory to Gopi after all they know his contribution than any one else

We need 100 Gopichands for india who will find hidden diamonds like Sindhu and make them champions. You can’t become a champion with only your talent. You need infrastructure guidance and technology behind you. Govt has to do it – but Gopichand is doing it for Badminton in india. Australia spends about 600 crore per year and get atleast 50 medals in every olympics. We spend 900 crores on sports and virtually don’t get anything. It is not about lack of money for sports but about spending it in a right way.

Most of our sports money will go to paying babus doing nothing and conducting local sports tournaments which don’t produce any world class athletes. We need to focus on Olympic level infrastructure identifying talent and training them, rather than spreading it too thin and achieving too little.

Venkatesh is the co-founder and planning head of Galaxy Reporter. He is a digital entrepreneur and loves reading and writing about current affairs, startups, business and many more. He lives in Hyderabad, Telangana and likes to do adventurous things in life.


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