Tokyo Olympics: Pullela Gopichand rates PV Sindhu among favourites for badminton gold
PV Sindhu is the most prominent Indian draw among badminton players in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. While she is undoubtedly a medal prospect, coach Pullela Gopichand feels that she is a favourite for not just a medal but the gold medal.
The Tokyo Olympics 2020 would see many sports being contended by India/Indians for a medal. Meanwhile, badminton happens to be one such sport.
And, as far as Indian badminton is concerned, ace shuttler PV Sindhi happens to be the greatest player among the current players. The reigning world champion would be aiming for her best Olympic performance to date, as she eyes her second medal at the event, having won a silver in Rio 2016.
While Sindhu is sure to win a medal this term, winning just a medal would be an understatement for the seventh-ranked singles player in the circuit. On the same note, renowned badminton coach Pullela Gopichand feels that she is not just a favourite for any medal but also the gold, reports PTI.
Besides, Gopichand also backed three more athletes for medal-winning performances. Nevertheless, he also focused on the fact that this Olympics would be really stressful for the athletes due to the challenging circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
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