After PV Sindhu defeated the 2017 world Champion Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in 2019 World Championship finals, her coach and former South Korean international player Kim Ji Hyun praised her performance, she called it as a ‘perfect execution’ of Strategy and ended the Indian ace’s tendency to be repetitive. Kim sat by the courtside as Sindhu defeated Nozomi by 21-7,21-7 in one of the most one-sided finals in the history of the tournament to lift her maiden World Championship title.
Kim said, “Perfect execution! I was so happy (with) how she played!” , Kim joined the Indian coaching staff set up in March 2019, was quoted by Badminton World Federation (BWF).
Kim had changed her name to Ji Hyun Marr, but she is better known for by her maiden name worldwide. She was given the responsibility to sharpen the skills of Olympic Silver medalist and former No.2 Sindhu with the World Championships and Olympics in mind. Kim said she got the job offer and I decided to go. Five months later, we’ve got a world champion in Sindhu,”, Kim was among the coaches sacked out last year by the Badminton Korea Association for the national team’s failure to win medals at the Jakarta Asian Games.
PV Sindhu had more individual training. Kim told they worked on sindhu’s net skills and deception for hours. Sindhu is a great player but she was repeating the same things over and over again.
We worked really hard sometimes we used to Video tape PV Sindhu’s rally and asked her to which shot she need need to anticipate more.
PV Sindhu, who had gone rigorous training under Kim ahead of the World Championships, heaped praise on her Korean coach.
PV sindhu said “It has been good. I am happy with my performance. With Kim, I have a good communication,”
“Every coach has a different approach and I got used to her quickly. It took some time to get used to as Kim joined after England Cup.Now we understand each other well.”