PV Sindhu: Gopi training Saina, Sindhu at separate venues | Badminton News
TOI has learnt that the coach has been coaching Sindhu and Saina at separate academies over the previous couple of days as they’re now not comfy coaching collectively.
Ever because the group got here again from CWG after successful a gold, Gopichand has been coaching them individually. When requested in regards to the delicate scenario, Gopichand mentioned it was a choice taken by the teaching group. “Within the curiosity of the gamers, our teaching group has taken this determination. I had earlier educated them in separate schedules. We do no matter fits the gamers finest,” Gopichand mentioned.
Below the brand new association, Gopichand has to divide his time between the 2 academies. “I’ve no downside. Every part goes nicely and the gamers are additionally doing fairly nicely,” Gopichand mentioned.
Gopichand has two coaching centres — half a kilometre aside. Ever because the new academy got here up just a few years again, the singles gamers have been coaching there. And when Saina returned to Gopi’s academy final September, each the ladies educated on the similar venue, however not anymore. Individuals within the know of issues will not be shocked by the event.
Many are of the opinion that the rise of Sindhu led to Saina’s exit from Gopichand’s Academy in Sept 2014. After a three-year stint with Vimal Kumar the place she achieved the world No. 1 rank, Saina returned to Gopi final yr. After her return, Saina rediscovered the spring in her step and has even defeated Sindhu. However all singles gamers observe on the different academy and Sindhu will miss sparring companions. Nonetheless, her group has no complaints. “We’re comfy with the schedule. Her observe goes nicely, Gopi is allocating plenty of time for her. What extra can we ask for?” mentioned Sindhu’s father PV Ramana.