Anup Sridhar to assist Sen in pre-Olympic season


Olympian shuttler Anup Sridhar has been brought on board to help Commonwealth Games champion Lakshya Sen in his pursuit to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics, in a busy season which begins with the Malaysia Open Super 1000 on Tuesday.

Sridhar, 39, who competed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and also captained the 2007 Thomas Cup team, will be travelling with Sen in the Asian tournaments this month.

“I have been training with him [Anup Sridhar] for the last three weeks now. He and my dad [DK Sen] will be travelling with me for all three Asian events, starting with Malaysia,” Sen told PTI.

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“It is in an early stage, we are getting to know each other on the court. Overall, he will be a great help in planning the sessions and strategising. “He is immensely experienced and has played at the highest level. So Prakash [Padukone] sir and Vimal sir decided to have him join the team. There are lot of tournaments this season. It is also a pre-Olympic year. Malaysia Open is my first tournament with him. So really looking forward to it.”

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