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National Badminton Coach Gopichand Calls Saina Nehwal And PV Sindhu ‘Diamonds’

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| May 5 , 2018 , 17:09 IST

Indian badminton coach Pullela Gopichand has called Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu as two precious diamonds.

Last month, Saina claimed her second individual Commonwealth Games gold medal by defeating world number 3 Sindhu 21-18 23-21 in a riveting women's singles final at Gold Coast, Australia.

"As a coach, I treat both Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu as precious diamonds. Winning or losing happens every day at the Academy in Hyderabad. Win or defeat in game encourages the winner and looser to raise the bar and reach higher," said Gopichand.

After winning the gold in the women’s single category of badminton at the recently concluded CWG 2018, Saina Nehwal took the head-to-head record between her and PV Sindhu to 3-1.

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Gopichand was speaking during a felicitation programme on Saturday organised by FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO), the women business wing of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry.

Gopichand also said that during competitions he takes away mobile phones, laptops of the players under his wing and raids the room to find if there is even a single piece of chocolate there.

"One has to be strict with them to win. My dream is my students winning gold in Olympics," he said.