Prakash Padukone believes Indian shuttlers have good chance of winning multiple medals at 2016 Rio Olympics.
The Rio Games will be held from August 5 to 21 and the qualification for the tournament is on and will end on April 30, 2016.
A former All-England champion, Padukone added that India have a better and stronger team this time with star players like Saina Nehwal, P.V. Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap along with top doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa.
I am confident badminton will do well this time in Olympics compared to other editions. Chances are very high for our shuttlers to win medals this time. This is the best phase of Indian badminton. We have good players and so many options both in mens singles, womens singles and womens doubles, Padukone said here on Wednesday.
The 60-year-old is the co-founder of Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ), a programme founded to identify and support Indian athletes with a proven track record who have the potential to win Olympic medals.
It is important for the players to peak at the right time and give their best. Rankings here do not matter, what matters is how they perform on the given day, added Padukone, who won the 1983 Worlds bronze.