We stand a good chance to win medals at World Championship: Pullela Gopichand

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Confident about India’s preparation for the upcoming World Championship, chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand said the home shuttlers have the best chance of winning multiple medals at the prestigious tournament next month.

For the first time, India will have a World No 2 and World No 3 in Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth respectively participating in the World Championship when it gets underway at Jakarta in Indonesia from August 10-16.

“We stand a good chance to win medals at multiple events this time but having said that it is the World Championship, we have to deliver to win and it is important to perform on that particular day and ranking doesn’t matter. But we can say that we have a few players who can get into the medal slot,” said Gopichand.

“We had a good training camp for the event. There is (Parupalli) Kashyap, Srikanth, (PV) Sindhu, (HS) Prannoy. Of course Prannoy has just recovered from his injury but I am happy with the way he is progressing and he would be playing the event,” he added.