Ace In­dian Shut­tler Saina Ne­hwal Re­u­nites With Pul­lela Gopic­hand

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Saina Ne­hwal has ended her as­so­ci­a­tion with coach Vi­mal Ku­mar and will be train­ing again with Pul­lela Gopic­hand. The World Cham­pi­onship bronze medal­ist took to Twit­ter to con­vey this in­for­ma­tion cit­ing, “Hi friends I wanted to share some news with every­one,” Saina tweeted.

Vi­mal Ku­mar was her coach when she went to the World Cham­pi­onships in Glas­gow last month, where Saina reached the semi-fi­nals be­fore go­ing down to the even­tual cham­pion, No­zomi Okuhara. Gopic­hand was PV Sindhu’s coach and his ward made it to the fi­nal. Sindhu went to make it to the fi­nal, where she too lost to Okuhara in three games. Saina had parted ways with Gopic­hand af­ter a quar­ter­fi­nal exit at the 2014 World Badminton Cham­pi­onships in Den­mark. That was the first time that the duo had split. In 2011, Saina started train­ing with Baskar Babu but within three months re­turned to Gopic­hand, re­gret­ting her de­ci­sion.

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