Olympic Gold Quest, PPBA sign up Morten Frost as coach


Bengaluru, February 11: The Olympic Gold Quest in association with Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy has roped in international coach Morten Frost to train budding shuttlers.
OGQ and PPBA have signed up the legendary badminton ace for a one year stint as the consultant coach for junior players at the PPBA, here.
The Danish legend will arrive in the city nwxt week to begin his assignment.
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 Mortens 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.
He also 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.”
Morten 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.”
Viren 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 P.V. 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.”


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