Tokyo Olympics: Pulella Gopichand stated that ‘PV Sindhu has the ability to win gold this time’: National badminton coach Pulella Gopichand has high hopes for the Indian shuttlers and contingent at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, as he stated that PV Sindhu could turn silver into gold in the show event.
“Sindhu is someone who is constantly performing for us and he has the ability to win gold this time,” Gopichand said in an interview with ANI on the sidelines of a conference organized by the Heartfulness Institute in Hyderabad & Dhyana – an official meditation partner in India Tokyo. . Gopichand also has high hopes for the 2019 World Cup medalist Sai Pernet, who will aim to create unrest in the tournament.
“He ran well considering the last World Cup he won a medal. So I hope he does well. Having said that, he has tough games in his group, ”Gopichand said.
The former national champion also commented on the pair of men’s pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksayraj Rankireddi being placed in a very heavyweight division.
“Chirag Shetty and Satwiksayraj Rankireddi have trained well. They were supported by Matthias Boe, who had been here for the last three months. I believe in them, despite the hard draw, seeing them as potential. They have beaten talented players in the past and they also have the ability to win the Olympics. ”
Commenting on the Dhyana program, she said: “I hope the meditation can help our athletes as the Olympic Village (in Tokyo) hit the Covid-19. The Dhyana program will be useful for everyone and joining the IOA will be just the beginning for athletes. I think this helps them a lot. Players with COVID protocols spend a lot of time on their own. And rest and concentration are very important. ”
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