The biggest sporting extravaganza is ready to set the fire as the Rio Olympics 2016 are going to start in less than 4 months. As far as the Indian Badminton team is concerned, As many as seven Indian badminton players will be participating in the quadrennial event, which is the biggest ever badminton contingent from the country to have qualified for the Olympics.
The Indian Badminton squad will be led by the world’s #8 Saina Nehwal, alongside PV Sindhu as the two form India’s representation in women’s singles. Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy will play men’s doubles whereas Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa will represent in the women’s doubles event. Kidambi Srikanth will be the lone representative in men’s singles as Parupalli Kashyap failed to make his qualification to the Olympics as he is suffering from a knee injury.
India’s chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand in an interview to TOI said that :- “It is a big achievement for us, a result of our consistent performances. I am quite happy… In fact, eight shuttlers could have qualified but Kashyap suffered an injury at the wrong time. Now that the qualification process is over, we will get around eight weeks to train. It will be enough for them. I am expecting more medals this time.”
Well, all we can contribute to them is by giving immense support. All the best team India! Bring more medals this time.
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