File photo of RMV Grossedt.AFP
Commonwealth Games bronze medalist RMV Grossidat announced his retirement from international badminton on Monday, unveiling a decade-and-a-half-long professional career. The 32-year-old from Hyderabad, who won a bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, made the decision after battling multiple injuries over the past few years. “I was not able to give my 100%. I love the game and I felt I was not able to do it justice. My body was not able to take it. So I competed in badminton. “It’s a very emotional decision for me,” Grossidat told PTI.
Grossidat, a gold medalist at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games and a world junior bronze medalist, will embark on a new journey as a coach.
“I am really looking forward to the coaching job with the Indian team. I will learn a lot from working under Gopi Sir, who has been my mentor,” said Grossidat.
“I will be staying with the Indian team in Indonesia for 1000 events with the camp till CWG. I am grateful to BPCL for giving me the opportunity and I really look forward to working with the Indian team.” Grossidat finished second best in the 2010 India Open Grand Prix. He represented India in the South Asian Games and was part of the gold medal in the team category and won a silver medal in the singles event.
He won the title at the Tata Open India International in 2012 and Bulgaria International in 2015.
He also won a trophy at the Bahrain International in 2008. His biggest moment came in 2014 CWG when he won the bronze medal by defeating Rajiv Osuf of England.
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