SAI approves PV Sindhu’s request for travelling coach and physio


By: PTI |

Updated: December 18, 2020 2:37:04 pm

SAI approves Sindhu’s request for travelling coach and physio (Express File)

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Friday permitted Olympic silver-medallist and world champion P V Sindhu’s request to permit her physio and health coach to accompany her throughout three tournaments in January subsequent yr.

The 26-year-old Sindhu, who’s a part of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme core group, will return to aggressive motion in January subsequent yr after the coronavirus-induced break.

“The government has sanctioned her request to have her physio and fitness trainer accompany her for these three tournaments i.e. Yonex Thailand Open (January 12-17), Toyota Thailand Open (January 19-24) and the World Tour Finals in Bangkok, subject to qualification (January 27-31),” a SAI launch mentioned.

“The services of her physio and trainer for these three tournaments has been sanctioned at an approx cost of Rs. 8.25 Lakh.”

The 25-year-old from Hyderabad is at present in London working with sports activities nutritionist Rebecca Randell of the Gatorade Sports Science Institute and coaching with Badminton England’s Toby Penty and Rajiv Ouseph on the National Training Centre.

Sindhu had pulled out of the Denmark Open in October, which was the one occasion that occurred amid the pandemic since all tournaments had been both cancelled or postponed following the completion of the All England Championships in March this yr.

The BWF had rejigged the 2020 World Tour scheduled, suspending the 2 USD 1,000,000 Asia leg tournaments and the World Tour Finals to January resulting from logistic points.

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