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Rio silver medallist P V Sindhu snubs minister's offer, says Gopichand is 'the best coach'

Her comments came after Telangana Deputy Chief Minister said that the shuttler may be provided a better coach

ANI  |  Hyderabad 

Olympic Silver Medalist P V Sindhu with her Coach Pullela Gopichand flaunts her medal after her arrival at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad.
Olympic Silver Medalist P V Sindhu with her Coach Pullela Gopichand flaunts her medal after her arrival at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad.

Ace Indian shuttler P V Sindhu, who captured the imagination of the entire nation by winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympics, has ignored Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali's offer for a 'better coach', saying that her current guru Pullela Gopichand is the 'best coach' for her.

"I feel Gopi sir is the best coach. I have been training under him since I was 10. I don't have to say anything about it (minister's comment)," Sindhu told ANI.

Her comments came after Ali triggered an outrage on social media with his statement that the 21-year-old lanky shuttler may be provided a 'better coach' so that so could fetch gold in the next Olympics at

Sindhu received a rousing welcome on her arrival in her home town and was felicitated by the government for her stellar performance at the Rio Games.

Considered as one of the country's finest shuttlers, Gopichand has produced an array of top-class shuttlers, including 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist and K Srikanth, a quarterfinalist in

Despite producing a spirited performance in the opening game, Sindhu lost the pulsating women's singles badminton final against Spain's 21-19, 12-21, 15-21 to settle for the silver medal.

With the feat, Sindhu has also become the fifth Indian woman to clinch a medal in Olympics history after Karnam Malleswari, Mary Kom, and

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Rio silver medallist P V Sindhu snubs minister's offer, says Gopichand is 'the best coach'

Her comments came after Telangana Deputy Chief Minister said that the shuttler may be provided a better coach

Her comments came after Telangana Deputy Chief Minister said that the shuttler may be provided a better coach
Ace Indian shuttler P V Sindhu, who captured the imagination of the entire nation by winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympics, has ignored Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali's offer for a 'better coach', saying that her current guru Pullela Gopichand is the 'best coach' for her.

"I feel Gopi sir is the best coach. I have been training under him since I was 10. I don't have to say anything about it (minister's comment)," Sindhu told ANI.

Her comments came after Ali triggered an outrage on social media with his statement that the 21-year-old lanky shuttler may be provided a 'better coach' so that so could fetch gold in the next Olympics at

Sindhu received a rousing welcome on her arrival in her home town and was felicitated by the government for her stellar performance at the Rio Games.

Considered as one of the country's finest shuttlers, Gopichand has produced an array of top-class shuttlers, including 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist and K Srikanth, a quarterfinalist in

Despite producing a spirited performance in the opening game, Sindhu lost the pulsating women's singles badminton final against Spain's 21-19, 12-21, 15-21 to settle for the silver medal.

With the feat, Sindhu has also become the fifth Indian woman to clinch a medal in Olympics history after Karnam Malleswari, Mary Kom, and
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Rio silver medallist P V Sindhu snubs minister's offer, says Gopichand is 'the best coach'

Her comments came after Telangana Deputy Chief Minister said that the shuttler may be provided a better coach

Ace Indian shuttler P V Sindhu, who captured the imagination of the entire nation by winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympics, has ignored Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali's offer for a 'better coach', saying that her current guru Pullela Gopichand is the 'best coach' for her.

"I feel Gopi sir is the best coach. I have been training under him since I was 10. I don't have to say anything about it (minister's comment)," Sindhu told ANI.

Her comments came after Ali triggered an outrage on social media with his statement that the 21-year-old lanky shuttler may be provided a 'better coach' so that so could fetch gold in the next Olympics at

Sindhu received a rousing welcome on her arrival in her home town and was felicitated by the government for her stellar performance at the Rio Games.

Considered as one of the country's finest shuttlers, Gopichand has produced an array of top-class shuttlers, including 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist and K Srikanth, a quarterfinalist in

Despite producing a spirited performance in the opening game, Sindhu lost the pulsating women's singles badminton final against Spain's 21-19, 12-21, 15-21 to settle for the silver medal.

With the feat, Sindhu has also become the fifth Indian woman to clinch a medal in Olympics history after Karnam Malleswari, Mary Kom, and

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