Commonwealth Games Medal Winner Teacher Sai Dutt Retires –

Badminton News: Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Guru Sai Dutt announced his retirement from international tournaments on Monday, lifting the curtain on a professional career that spanned more than a decade and a half.

The 32-year-old Hyderabad-born, who previously won bronze at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, made the decision after battling multiple injuries in recent years.

“I can’t give 100% of my ability. I really love this sport and I feel like I can’t do it justice. My body can’t handle it. So I’ve decided to retire from competing in badminton. It was a super super emotional decision for me,” Guru Sai Dutt told PTI.

Guru Sai Dutt, gold medalist at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games and also bronze medalist at the Junior World Championships, will embark on a new adventure as a coach.

“I am really looking forward to coaching with the Indian team. Working under Mr. Gopi, who has been my mentor, I will learn a lot,” Guruutt said.

“I will be with the Indian team at the Indonesia Open Super 1000 and with the training camp, I thank BPCL for giving me the opportunity and I am very happy to work with the Indian team.”

Guru Sai Dutt finished second at the 2010 India Open. He represented India at the South Asian Games and won silver in singles as well as gold in the team category.

He won the Bulgarian International in 2015, in addition He also won the title in 2012 at the Tata Open India International.

He also won the trophy at Bahrain International in 2008, until the biggest moment came at the 2014 CWG when he beat England’s Toby Penty to win the bronze medal.

Article tags: Guru Sai Dutt, India, Commonwealth Games 2022

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