Saina Nehwal's bronze medal in London Olympics is biggest moment in Indian badminton: Pullela Gopichand

Pullela Gopichand is quite hopeful to better the record this time around at Rio Olympics.

Last Updated: Dec 31, 2015, 09:56 AM IST
Saina Nehwal's bronze medal in London Olympics is biggest moment in Indian badminton: Pullela Gopichand

New Delhi: India's chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand feels that Saina Nehwal's bronze medal at London Olympics is the biggest moment in Indian badminton to date.

"For me personally, the medal we won in London was one of the biggest moments for Indian badminton,” Gopichand told DNA.

But former Indian shuttler is quite hopeful to better the record this time around at Rio Olympics, scheduled to take place in 2016.

“To better it (in Rio de Janeiro) would be great. Even otherwise, to have a bigger contingent gives us a chance of a medal because I believe all of our players who qualify will stand a (good) chance to win a medal," added Gopichand.

However, Gopichand simply refused to comment on the kind of pressure Saina might be facing while gearing up for Rio.

"I don't want to really comment on that. She has a different coach and I would let them handle that," said Gopichand.