Saina Nehwal on 1 September 2014 decided to train under new Coach Vimal Kumar. She decided to split with the national head coach Pullela Gopichand.
She confirmed that her loss of form and the rise of other players like PV Sindhu and K Srikanth had made her rethink her coaching options as Gopi was forced to split his time between these top shuttlers
Incidentally, this is not the first split of their partnership. In 2011, Saina decided to train under Baskar Babu but returned to Gopichand within three months. She later regretted that decision and praised Gopi for helping her win the Olympic bronze.
Gopichand became the national Coach in 2006. Saina Nehwal became Indian girl to win the Grand Prix Gold, Super Series and Super Series Premier titles under the training of Gopichand.
About Sania Nehwal
Saina Nehwal is an Indian badminton player who attained a career best ranking in 2010 by Badminton World Federation. She belongs to Haryana.
She is the first Indian to win the World Junior Badminton Championships.
She is the first Indian to win a medal in Badminton at the Olympics and was also the first Indian to win a Super Series tournament, by clinching the Indonesia Open in 2009.
Who: Saina Nehwal
When: 1 September 2014
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