Danish legend Morten Frost to coach junior players at Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy

first_imgFormer world number one and four-time All England Badminton Championships winner, Morten Frost is all set to coach junior badminton players from India at the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy (PPBA) in Bengaluru for a year.The Danish legend, a BWF Hall of Famer, will be arriving in Bengaluru later this week and start working with the budding talents at the PPBA.Olympic Gold Quest has associated with the PPBA to land Morten Frost as the consultant coach for junior players at the popular badminton academy in Bengaluru.Morten Frost’s presence will be a huge boost to budding shuttlers: PadukoneGiving details about the visit of his friend and former rival and practice partner, former World No. 1 Prakash Padukone said, “We have been looking at getting a top foreign coach to guide the young players at PPBA. I feel that Morten’s presence will be a huge boost to many talented young players here at the academy. Besides coaching the players, Morten will also help implement a robust coaches development plan.” Padukone, who founded PPBA almost 25 years ago added,”Morten has tremendous experience as a player, coach and technical director. He has seen badminton over the years when we were playing and he is also very much in touch with the latest developments in world badminton. His experience, insight and technical knowhow will be invaluable for us.Delighted to work with NextGen shuttlers in India: Morten FrostMorten Frost said, “I am very excited to come to the PPBA, a very successful academy started by my friend Prakash. India is doing so well in badminton in the last decade with players like Saina, Sindhu and Srikanth excelling. I am delighted to get an opportunity to contribute to the next generation of young badminton talent in India.”advertisementViren Rasquinha, Director and CEO of OGQ shared more light on the arrangement with Frost, “The mission of OGQ is to help Indian athletes win Olympic gold medals. We are proud to have supported two Olympic medal winners in Badminton viz. London 2012 Bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and Rio 2016 Silver medallist PV Sindhu whom we started supporting since the time she was 14 years old.”We are thrilled to have a legend like Morten Frost coach the young badminton players at the PPBA where many talented young badminton players including Lakshya Sen currently train. Frost will be here in India at the Padukone-Dravid Centre for Sports Excellence in Bangalore for a total of 90 days spread over four trips. He will also be watching the Senior National Championship at Guwahati this week so that he can see the best badminton talent in the country in action.”Also Read | Malaysian badminton legend Lee Chong Wei aims for April return after nose cancer battleAlso Read | PV Sindhu’s deal is one of the biggest in world badminton: Li NingAlso See:last_img read more