Keep expectations to the lowest: Pullela Gopichand’s advice to athletes for Tokyo Olympics

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Pullela Gopichand is of the opinion that athletes should not put undue pressure on themselves and just focus on doing the right things during their preparations for the Tokyo Olympics.

India badminton coach Pullela Gopichand said it’s important for athletes to give their best when it comes to preparation for the Olympics but said they must look at avoiding undue pressure.

“If you treat the Olympics like some super event then you are not going to be successful. Big tournaments need good preparation but if you put undue pressure on yourself then it’s not a great way of achieving success. It’s important to keep grounded, do the simple things right and consistently and hopefully the medal will come,” Gopichand told at the launch of Boria Majumdar and Nalin Mehta’s book – ‘Dreams of a Billion, India and the Olympic Games’ – in New Delhi. MORE>>

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