New Delhi: Indian badminton team’s foreign coach Park Tae Sang said that the reason for PV Sindhu’s poor performance this year was his weak defense and during the sabbatical due to Kovid, he had to overcome this weakness ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. helped to do. The 42-year-old coach was appointed to the men’s team in 2019 but is also working with Sindhu after Korean coach Kim Ji Hyun left after the Basel World Championships two years ago.
Sindhu completed her preparations
Park told PTI, ‘Sindhu’s defense is weak compared to his attack. That’s why I am focusing on his protection before the Olympics. “Last year when the Olympics were postponed, I thought it was an opportunity to work on his speed skills and net training. Top players like Akane Yamaguchi, Tai Tzu Ying know that Sindhu’s attack is strong and hence they look forward to her powerful smashes.
Park said, ‘So we tried to work on his defence, which is his weakness. For this, he had to make some changes in his game in the back of the court like playing more drop shots or half smashes.
performance was not good after covid
Sindhu (PV Sindhu) did not get much success after returning from leave due to Kovid-19. She was eliminated in the first two Super 1000 tournaments in Thailand in the first round and quarter-finals respectively. She could not even reach the knockouts of the World Tour Finals. Even after this his performance was not expected.
Park said, ‘I know that when she lost at the Thailand Open, a lot of people felt that her physical ability was not right but it was not so. She reached the final of the Swiss Open, the semi-finals of the All England. Fitness was not a problem. He said, ‘The only problem was with his protection, but now he has made a lot of improvement in this department as well.’
won silver last time
PV Sindhu was the second player to win a medal for India at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Sindhu won the silver medal in Rio. She was defeated by Carolina Marin of Spain in the final. But after Carolina Marin pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics due to injury, Park feels Tai Tzu Ying will be Sindhu’s toughest opponent at the Olympics.