Behind every successful player there is always a hard work of their coach. Recently PV Sindhu makes us proud on her victory for getting silver medal for India in Rio Olympics. But without right guidance and effective training this is not possible. If Sindhu had given her hard working sweat for this silver medal, her coach Pullela Gopichand had also given her hard core experience to her for making her shine in the sky of success.
Gopichand shared his views on the success of Sindhu to Times of India; I think a lot of people do a lot of hard work. God has just been kind. I can only say one thing. I started coaching Sindhu when she was very young. I’ve known her since then. When we started off in 2004, she was the youngest in the group. She was nearly eight years old then. And 2010 onwards, I would train her first thing in the morning. I used to start every morning with Sindhu. This was one relationship that I’ve always thought would produce a result. There were some times like in 2013, when we got a bronze at the World Championships, which was then followed by a few bad results. She lost in the first round of the Australian Open. That was two months before the Olympics. Some people even said, ‘Ispe time kyun waste kar rahe ho (Why are you wasting time on her?).’ But, I believed that hard work will produce results. I trusted that instinct and she has truly listened to whatever I have had to tell her.
Everyone is not able to evaluate a right quality of diamond, only few one can and Gopichand is one of them.
Today PV Sindhu won silver medal in the Rio Olympics 2016. Sindhu faced final match with Carolina Marin of Spain but she lost by 21-19, 12-21 in the gold medal match hence she secured silver medal. Sindhu won the first game against Carolina Marin by 21-19 but Carolina Marin won the second game against India’s Sindhu by 20-12 after Sindhu took the first game. In the deciding set, Carolina Marin won the match. Sindhu has made the entire nation proud with her silver medal in Rio Olympics.
Sakshi Malik has got India’s first medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She is the first Indian female wrestler to win an Olympic medal.
All Indians are celebrating success of two Indian girls; Sindhu and Sakshi Malik. They make all of us proud.
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The Olympics are adopting a new policy. According to this new policy, now transgender athletes can also take participate. The International Olympic Committee received proposed guidelines in November from its ‘Consensus Meeting on Sex Reassignment and Hyperandrogenism’, which allow for broader policies that would include transgender athletes.Olympic officials have not confirmed the new guidelines, which have already been adopted by other regulatory sports organizations, but the policy is available on the organization’s website. This policy change would be in line with NCAA standards in the United States, which allow male-to-female and female-to-male transgender athletes to compete without having gender reassignment surgery, according to ESPN. The current Olympic rules acknowledge transgender athletes’ right to compete, but with specific provisions under the Stockholm Consensus, which was adopted in 2004.The policies, adopted before the Athens Olympics, say transgender athletes have to have gender reassignment surgery and have legal recognition of the gender they were assigned at birth. They also have to have undergone at least two years of hormone replacement therapy after surgery. The proposed new rules would allow transgender athletes to compete after one year of hormone replacement therapy and no surgery is required.