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Badminton legend P Gopichand is in the city today for the selection of player

Bhubaneswar: 25/4/17;Badminton legend P Gopichand is in the city today for the selection of players for the upcoming SAI training Centre to be set up at Shahid Nagar. The players will be groomed for the upcoming Olympics.

Of the 51 players from across the Eastern India aged eight to 14, who showcased their skills at the Shahid Nagar Indoor Hall, 30 will be initially selected and later the rest will again be give a chance. The players will be given free coaching and residential and training facilities.

Team www.pragativadi.com spoke to the badminton great and Dronacharya award (2009) winning coach of the Olympic silver winner PV Sindhu, P Gopichand during the occasion.

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