Badminton coach Mulyo Handoyo resigns from India
The Jakarta Post
Former Indonesian badminton coach Mulyo Handoyo has resign from the Indian national badminton team for personal reasons and has reportedly chosen the Singaporean squad to be his next journey.
Mulyo, who previously managed former Indonesian Olympian Taufik Hidayat to see him win gold at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, said he was dissatisfied with the remuneration package he received from the Indian Badminton Association, according to kompas.com.
Mulyo's family had also reportedly struggled to adapt to life in India.
Under his leadership, the Indian men's singles squad was transformed into one of the strongest competitors and achieved five Super Series titles in 2017. Indian men’s shuttler Srikanth Kridambi brought home four titles, namely the Indonesia and Denmark super series premiers and the Australia and French super series.
Mulyo resigned at a time when India is preparing for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, which will be held in the Gold Coast, Australia, in April. Kridambi is among the favorites expected to win a gold medal in the multisport event. Besides Kridambi, Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei and England’s Rajiv Ouseph are also strong contenders in the Gold Coast Games. (rdi)
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