first_imgPusarla Venkata Sindhu has done what no other Indian woman has – won an individual Silver medal at the Olympic Games. The Indian shuttler achieved the feat when she went down after fighting a valiant battle against Spain’s Carolina Marin in the final of women’s singles badminton in Rio. (Rio Olympics – Full Coverage) The 21-year-old and her coach Pullela Gopichand, who also guided Saina Nehwal to a Bronze in 2012 London Games, have garnered a lot of praise after their Rio show. However, they aren’t done yet. The duo have shown hunger by saying they will try and better their result in 2020 Tokyo Games. (Also read: Classical dance, Hindi songs in PV Sindhu’s felicitation at Hyderabad Stadium)  And Telangana’s deputy Chief Minister Mahmood Ali, who was among the thousands who had gathered at the Indira Gandhi International airport in Hyderabad to welcome Sindhu, wants to pitch in by offering to bring in a better coach than the former All England champion Gopichand. “Sindhu is our daughter and she has made us proud. We will now provide her with an additional coach.WATCH VIDEO HERE  “Her current coach Gopi is good. But we want her to win Gold medals in the upcoming international competitions,” Ali said. While Sindhu herself and her parents are crediting the shuttler’s rise to stardom to coach Gopichand, Ali’s remarks might not go down well with them. Not just SIndhu, but Kidambi Srikanth, another protege of Gopichand, looked impressive in the group stages and gave former Olympic medallist Lin Dan a run for his money in the quarterfinal of the men’s singles event. advertisementlast_img

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