Saina Nehwal Wants Vimal Kumar as Coach for Asian Games

Battling with poor form, Saina Nehwal had decided to train under former chief coach Vimal Kumar to prepare for the prestigious Asian Games after returning from the World Championship in Copenhagen, Denmark where she lost in the quarterfinals.

updated: September 10, 2014 15:51 IST
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File photo: Saina Nehwal in action during the World Championship in Copenhagen, Denmark.


New Delhi: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal, who has been training under Vimal Kumar for the last one week, wants the former chief coach to travel to Incheon, Korea with her for the upcoming Asian Games.

"Saina has requested BAI to include Vimal Kumar in the list of coaches who would be travelling to Korea for the Asian Games. We have requested the authorities and are awaiting their decision," said a senior BAI official.

"Initially, three coaches -- Pullela Gopichand, Madhumita Bisht and Vijaydeep Singh -- were supposed to go but now we have included Vimal's name and dropped one sports analyst from the list. An additional coach will help when simultaneous matches of Indian players are held on adjacent courts," he added.

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