PV Sindhu announces new coach in the build-up to the Paris Olympics 2024

PV Sindhu Hafiz Hashim

Mohammad Hafiz Hashim, a Malaysian, was named PV Sindhu new coach on Tuesday. The double Olympic medalist said he possessed all the attributes she was looking for in a coach before the Olympics in Paris in 2024, especially “pedigree” and “targeting mentality.” She added that her coach has exceptional speed and height, which will help her game style a lot.

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The Malaysian squad that won gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, bronze at the 2002 and 2006 Asian Games, and silver at the 2002 Thomas Cup included the 40-year-old Hafiz, who will now be part of the Olympics as an Indian coach. He also triumphed in Delhi’s male singles final in 2010.

In February, the 28-year-old Hyderabadi athlete and her Korean trainer, Park Tae-Sang, who had coached her to an Olympic bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics, split ways.

She finished in the final of the Madrid Spain Masters Super 300, and she also placed in the semi-finals of the Malaysia Masters Super 500 and the Canada Open Super 500 under his guidance and mentorship.

At the beginning of this year, she opted to withdraw from a number of activities. In the most recent BWF rankings released on Tuesday, Sindhu, the 2019 world champion, fell below the world’s top ten in April for the very first time since 2016. She is now ranked 17th in the world.

After the Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) granted her request to pay for his airfare to the All England Championships, Swiss Open, and Spain Masters, Sindhu began practicing with SAI coach Vidhi Chaudhary.

This is not her first time with her new coach, Hafiz, as she has worked with him previously in preparation for the Canada Open as well as at a badminton academy.

This is going to be a new journey for PV Sindhu, and we hope that she, along with her new coach, continues to bring more laurels to the country and has a shot at the Gold Medal in the Olympics this time around.