Saina Nehwal begins training, to join camp at after couple of weeks
First Published 9, Aug 2020, 4:30 PM
Sports persons Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Srikanth Kidambi, Ashwini Ponnappa, Sai Praneeth, Chirag Shetty, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and N Sikki Reddy, have been allowed by the SAI to resume training at the Pullela Gopichand Academy.
Saina Nehwal has resumed training at a separate facility in Hyderabad after the coronavirus-induced break.
The London Olympics bronze-medallist is likely to join the national camp at the SAI Pullela Gopichand Academy in a couple of weeks.
Saina is one of the eight Olympic hopefuls who have been allowed by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) to resume training at the SAI Pullela Gopichand Academy from August 7 following the Telangana government's approval on August 1.
However, the former world No.1 has, for the time being, decided to train with shuttler husband Parupalli Kashyap and 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist RMV Gurusaidutt at a different centre near the Gopichand academy.
Kashyap, a former Commonwealth Games champion, said Saina will probably start training at the Pullela Gopichand Academy in a couple of weeks.
He added that Saina has sought the permission of Gopichand sir and discussed it with new Indonesian coach Agus Dwi Santoso.