CWG bronze medalist RMV Gurusaidutt announces his retirement from badminton

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CWG bronze medalist RMV Gurusaidutt announces his retirement from badminton

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SportsCafe Desk

06/08/2022

RMV Gurusaidutt, a CWG bronze medalist who has struggled with ailments in recent years, announced his retirement from competitive badminton. Gurusaidutt, who hails from Bheemavaram, became interested in badminton after seeing All England Open champion Gopichand play at a community badminton court.

Gurusaidutt's first significant worldwide breakthrough occurred in 2008. In the same year, he won gold at the Commonwealth Youth Games, bronze at the World Junior Championships, and the seniors Bahrain International title. In 2010, Gurusaidutt reached the finals of the Indian Grand Prix Gold, and shortly afterward, he won the India International Challenge. In November 2013, the Indian badminton player achieved his career-high ranking of 19.

Gurusaidutt's crowning performance came in 2014 when he took bronze at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Since then, RMV Gurusaidutt has battled ailments that have seriously hampered his ability. As a result, Gurusaidutt's ranks have declined over time. “It is with teary eyes that I type this to share with you all the news that I am retiring from the sport I love the most!” RMV Gurusaidutt expressed himself on social media.

“I have played this sport for over two decades with utmost discipline and to the best of my abilities each time I got on the court. It has been an honor to represent the country.” RMV Gurusaidutt, who is 32-years-old, has stated that he will now devote his time to mentoring India's future badminton stars.

“I am glad to still remain with the sport and begin the next phase of my career in coaching as a part of the national team,” he added. He last competed on the BWF Tour in January, when he fell in the round of 32 to Kaushal Dharmamer at the Odisha Open 2022.

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