Saina resumes training for World Championships

Updated: 04 August 2009 08:47 IST

Desperate to be back in the court to prepare for the World Championships starting next week, Saina Nehwal resumed training under coach Gopichand.

Saina resumes training for World Championships

New Delhi:

Desperate to be back in the court to prepare for the World Championships starting next week, Indian ace shuttler Saina Nehwal on Monday resumed training under coach Pullela Gopichand in his academy in Hyderabad.

A mild chicken pox had threatened her participation in the World Championship but having almost recovered from the illness, Saina today rushed to the academy in the afternoon.

"I had a talk with the doctor and he said if I was feeling good then I can straightaway start my training. So I resumed my training today, played some matches," Saina said.

"There is no complication now. I felt all right after the training, in fact I enjoyed it. It is so boring at home and I am happy that I could start training today," she added.

Asked if Gopichand had given her a new training schedule, Saina said she was happy with whatever he decides for her and she is looking forward to giving her 100 per cent in the World Championships.

"I know he would ask me to do some light training for a couple of days and then heavy training for the next 2-3 days.

He doesn't need to give me any schedule, whatever he will ask me to do, I will just follow that," said the Arjuna awardee.

Her father Harvir Singh said Saina was desperate to be back to the court and just couldn't control herself, though Gopichand and her doctor Hariprasad had earlier planned for a Wednesday start to her training.

"Gopi had earlier planned for a Wednesday start to her training but Saina was so enthusiastic that she just couldn't control the urge to be back to the court," Harvir said.

"After I came back from office, I found that she had already left for the training in the afternoon," he added.

He said Saina has recovered and is fit to play the World Championships.

"All the rashes are almost gone, barring one or two and by God's grace she is fit now. She can take bath now and on her doctor's advice she had a shower last night after six days," he said.

Topics : Badminton
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