Coach of Sindhu – Gopichand

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.

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