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The drought for win in PV Sindhu career has come to an end by winning a Gold at BFW


Becoming the first shuttler to win the Tour Final, the 23 years old PV Sindhu has finally achieved a gold medal after losing several major finals. She won at the BWF World Tour opposite to Nozomi Okuhara of Japan with a score of 21-19, 21-17.

After losing so many finals like 2016 Olympics, World Championships in 2017, Commonwealth games and Asian games in 2018, people started passing satirical comments on her. She surpassed those comments by trying even more hard.

After winning the title, she said, “I’m really proud, the year has ended on a beautiful note. People have been asking me the same question, Why I always lose in the final. It was good that people were asking me about losing because I had to ask myself why I was losing”.

PV Sindhu nominated for Padma Bhushan Award by Sports Ministry

Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu has been nominated for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award by the  Sports Ministry on Monday.  Sindhu has risen to the number two spot in the women’s singles ranking after her stupendous run in the World Championship in Glasgow in August.

The star player, who won the silver medal in Rio Olympic and became the first Indian shuttler to lift Korea Open Super Series title, is now the second athlete after former Indian skipper MS Dhoni to be nominated for the award. She joins the elite club comprising of Saina Nehwal & Pullela Gopichand.

For Sindhu, the honour adds to the illustrious awards she has already picked up this season. The 22-year old shuttler has been in spectacular touch, since she is winning Indian Open Super Series and the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold title, taking our country to touch the sky of success.

By: Aviral Nigam

Saina Nehwal decides to patch-up with Gopichand, decides to return after 3 years

aina Nehwal has reunited with her former coach Pullela Gopichand and has decided to shift base to Hyderabad for training immediately.

Nehwal took to Twitter to make the big announcement in a series of Tweets, saying: ‘For a while, I’ve been thinking about moving my training base back to the Gopichand Academy and I had a discussion about this with Gopi sir and I am really thankful to him for agreeing to help me again. At this stage in my career, I think he can help me achieve my goals. I’m also very thankful to Vimal sir for helping me for the last three years. He helped reach world no.1 in the rankings.And also helped me win two world championships medal silver in 2015 and bronze in 2017 along with many super series titles.I m very happy to b back home and train in Hyderabad 👍👍keep supporting friends 🙏🙏

Saina had left Gopichand’s academy and started training under Vimal Kumar in Bangalore from September 2014. Under Vimal, Saina reached the world No.1 spot, won two World Championship medals and also reached the All England final.

Saina had maintained distance from Gopichand but it was under him that Saina had became the first Indian shuttler to win a medal (bronze) at the Olympics. The duo were responsible for taking the game to the masses in the country.

It will be interesting to see how Gopichand fits Saina, considering he already has the likes of PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, Sai Praneeth, HS Prannoy, Parupalli Kashyap under his wings.