Hoping to get a new foreign coach after the Olympic postponement: Chirag, Satwik
NEW DELHI: The cracked pair of Indian men's doubles Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy now hopes to take advantage of the services of a new foreign coach in his Olympic preparation after the sudden departure of Indonesian Flandy Limpele.
Limpele was named until the Tokyo Olympics, which was postponed for a year due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
However, last month, Limpele stepped down as India's doubles coach, citing family reasons, becoming the fourth foreign coach to resign without completing the term.
Chirag said the postponement of the Olympics will now give them more time to deal with the departure of Limpele, who was specifically hired to prepare them for the Tokyo Games.
We will definitely have more time to prepare now. Since over a year has passed, I think we will get a new foreign coach. If the Olympics had happened this year, then we would not have been more than three years old. 4 months would not make sense. But now BAI could get one to help us, Chirag told PTI.
Satwik said Limpele's departure in the Olympic year was a major concern.
It is a concern for us because he (Limpele) left us before the Olympics. He is an experienced coach, he used to give us his opinion in every game and we trust him a lot. Since he left, we didn't know what to do. which program to follow.
But now we have a year, so hopefully we will get a new coach and again we will have to adapt to the new regime. So somehow we were lucky with this postponement.
Badminton Association of India (BAI) general secretary Ajay Singhania They said they will try to hook a new foreign coach once things return to normal.
With the Olympic postponement, we are looking forward to getting a stunt coach to strengthen the coaching staff. However, we have to wait for the closure to finish first before we can discuss the problem with UPS and the Sports ministry said Ajay K Singhania, Secretary General, BAI.
I already had a phone conversation with the national coach P Gopichand and once the COVID19 situation worsens, we will address it.
Chirag and Satwik, the Commonwealth games Silver medalists were the first pair of Indian men's doubles to win a Super 500 in Thailand and also reached the final of the Super 750 event at the French Open last year. It also helped them enter the top 10.
If an experienced trainer like him gets on board, it will make a big difference, said Chirag, who turned to painting to spend time during this 21-day blockade that has been implemented to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
Now we are almost there, it is a matter of 2-3 points, let's say that we are 90 percent there and a really good coach such as Rexy Mainaky Who is the head coach of Thailand would give us that extra 10 percent. A high caliber coach can help us reach the top 3 in the world.
Mainaky, 1996 Atlanta Olympic gold medalist, is one of the famous couples with the other being Ricky Subagja .
Satwik said: We have coaches like Dwi Kristiawan and Namrih Suroto, who can do a program for us. Namrih used to handle us when Flandy was not available and we have also been training with Dwi, so they are also well equipped to help us.
the International Olympic Committee (COI) ha dejado en claro que todas las calificaciones logradas por the Comités Olímpicos Nacionales y the atletas individuales permanecen en su lugar a pesar de que the Juegos se pospusieron.
Es un gran alivio. Ahora the atletas que se han clasificado para the Juegos Olímpicos, pueden relajarse y concentrarse en la preparación para the Juegos sin ninguna presión, dijo Satwik, de 19 años.
For us, we are not sharp enough, especially in the crucial situation, so we have to work in those areas.