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The News Minute| September 2, 2014| 6.00 am IST It was a partnership that brought India many laurels. The successful team of Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and her coach Pullela Gopichand won’t be working together for Asian Games reports the Times of India. The report says Saina has decided to move to Bangalore to train with former India coach Vimal Kumar. Saina’s decision comes just ahead of the Asian Games, and at a time when she has not been in good form. Saina Nehwal has confirmed that she will be moving to Bangalore for training and back to Hyderabad after Asian Games. Saina has been training with Gopichand since 2006 and moved out once in 2011 to train with Baskar Babu for a short period. The Gopichand academy has seen new rising stars recently, PV Sindhu being the most prominent. Vimal Kumar is chief coach at the Prakash Padukone academy. Though the report indicates that the arrangement could become permanent, sources say as of now it is just a decision for the next few weeks.
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