Latest Badminton News and Articles

Saina has already achieved targets for 2010: Gopichand (pic)

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Category: Badminton News Published: 28 June 2010
Written by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 628

With a hat-trick of international titles and a career-best world ranking of number three, ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has already achieved the targets that she had set for 2010, a jubilant national coach Pullela Gopichand said on Sunday.Sainal Nehwal


"We had set a target of reaching into top five by this year end. She has achieved this within six months," Gopichand, who has mentored Saina through her career said.
Gopichand, only the second Indian to win the All England  badminton championship, though insisted that his ward was not chasing the number one ranking and has set her sights on major international tournaments for 2010.


"We have three major tournaments lined up this year. Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and World Championship. Our aim is concentrate on these tournaments. So the number one ranking comes next," Gopichand said.


Saina defeated Japan's Sayaki Sato 21-19, 13-21, 21-11 in the summit clash of the Indonesia Open to complete a hat-trick of international titles.
He said winning three tournaments continuously is a great achievement for any player.


"It was possible for Saina because of the great performance she has shown."


Saina's father Harvir Singh said his daughter has made the country proud.


"This is really a fantastic win for Saina and the country. We were nervous in the second game. I know she had the determination. She made us and the country proud," Harvir Singh Nehwal said.

  • No comments found

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

Replays: World Champs 2014

playbutton-2014-square-world-championships
Watch Replays
  • Recent News
  • Popular
World Champs Day 4: Injured Jan Jorgensen exits

Copenhagen: On Thursday, Chou Tien Chen of Taiwan was handed

World Champs Day 3: Disappointing end to Goh V Shem/Lim Khim Wah

Copenhagen: On Wednesday, Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah marked the

World Champs Day 3: Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong advances

Copenhagen: Former world number one men's doubles pair, Koo

Lin Dan joins torch relay for 2014 Youth Olympics

Nanjing: Two times Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan was one of

Chan Peng Soon to split with Lai Pei Jing

Kuala Lumpur: Despite gradual progress towards stabilization

The love story of Derek Wong and Vanessa Neo

By Cheryl Tay The love story of Singapore badminton players

Recommended Videos

  • 2014 All England - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 India Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 India Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 Singapore Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Denmark Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 World Superseries Finals - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 Malaysia Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Hong Kong Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 World Championships - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Indonesia Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Japan Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 Korea Open - Badminton Videos
Previous Next