Who coached Saina Nehwal?

Who coached Saina Nehwal?

U Vimal Kumar
For her, Pullela Gopichand was her guru and a guardian away from home. But in 2014, the two split and Saina shifted base from Hyderabad to Bangalore. Saina chose former national champion U Vimal Kumar as her new coach.

Did Gopichand trained Saina Nehwal?

Saina, a student of the Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad, made it to the Olympic quarter-final only to lose to Indonesia’s Maria Kristin Yulianti in a match she should have won.

When did Saina leave Gopichand academy?

Saina Nehwal had also made a similar complaint after winning the bronze at London 2012 before moving out of the Gopichand academy only to return to her guru later on.

Who was Saina Nehwal coach in 2015?

Vimal Kumar
Vimal Kumar has worked extensively with Saina Nehwal. The former national champion and Olympian was Saina’s coach when she became world No. 1 in 2015.

Who was the first coach of Saina Mirza?

Saina was mentored by a number of coaches who helped perfect her skills over the years. Her first coach was Nani Prasad Rao who had first spotted her talent at the Lal Bahadur Stadium.

Why Sindhu changed her coach?

While a lot was made out of her decision to leave the academy, in an interview to Times of India, Sindhu had put to bed all speculations surrounding her rift with Gopichand and explained her decision to move to the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium was based on the facilities and the arena’s familiarity with those used at the …

Why is Gopichand not Sindhu’s coach?

Her father PV Ramana had later claimed that Sindhu decided to head to London as Gopichand was not able to focus on her alone. His comments further added fuel to the fire before the shuttler decided to issue a clarification herself and said she had no issues with Gopichand or the facilities at his academy.

Who is better PV or Saina?

The Saina Nehwal vs PV Sindhu matches have led to some close results in the past. That match didn’t go as per Sindhu’s plans as Saina Nehwal comfortably won 21-14, 21-17 to clinch the title. Three years later at the India Open Superseries, PV Sindhu returned the favour.

Who was Saina Nehwal coach in 2017?

Currently the director of the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy, Kumar has worked extensively with 2012 London bronze medallist Saina Nehwal during her formative years. He also coached Saina from 2014 to 2017 – a period which saw the Indian badminton ace become world No.

What happened Saina Nehwal?

“Saina had to withdraw from World Championship as she is still recovering from the groin and a knee injury. She won’t be able to regain fitness in time to play the tournament,” Saina’s husband and fellow shuttler Kashyap told PTI .

Is Sania Mirza won any Olympic medal?

Sania Mirza, with mixed doubles partner Rohan Bopanna, came close to winning India’s second-ever Olympic medal in tennis but lost in the playoffs for the bronze at Rio 2016….Sania Mirza’s Olympic results.

Edition Tokyo 2020
Women’s singles NA
Women’s doubles (partner) Round 1 (Ankita Raina)
Mixed doubles (partner) NA

Why is Saina Nehwal not in Olympics?

Saina Nehwal After losing in the quarterfinals on her Olympic debut in 2008 as a teenager, Saina went on to win bronze in London in 2012, before exiting early in Rio in 2016 due to injury.

Did Sindhu split with Gopichand?

Pullela Gopichand was PV Sindhu’s coach during a large chunk of her playing career and was a constant court-side presence during her silver-medal run at Rio 2016. The two have split ways since.

Why Gopichand is not with Sindhu in Tokyo Olympics?

“With just one quota available, Gopichand decided to opt-out in order to ensure Santosa could be accommodated who has been training with Sai (Praneeth) since the pandemic,” Badminton Association of India (BAI) General Secretary Ajay Singhania told PTI.

Did Saina Nehwal retired?

Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal is not planning to retire anytime soon. An Olympic bronze medallist, Saina Nehwal has been struggling on the court to deliver results in the last two years and even missed the cut for Tokyo 2020.

Is Saina Nehwal qualified for Tokyo Olympics?

Saina Nehwal won’t be playing at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. She was the first female superstar of Indian badminton who won the bronze medal at the Olympics in 2012….The Bridge Desk.

Saina Nehwal’s performances in the Tokyo Olympics qualifying tournaments
Event Position
French Open 2019 Quarterfinals
China Open 2019 Round 1