Gopichand would have traveled for the Olympics if IOA allowed more coaches. There was a restriction with few players qualifying and Japan also had a limit for support staff, based on number of players qualified citing COVID-19 restrictions. Gopichand will travel for the big tournaments on circuit once COVID restrictions ease. India doesn't have a strike force for the Thomas or Uber Cup. We had a MS strike force and one good MD pair in 2018 but blundered in sending the team for the Commonwealth Games. Everyone was injured and not fit to play in the 2018 Thomas cup. I believe that team had the opportunity to make the semis and get a Bronze medal at the very least. After Jwala Gutta we are still searching for a good WD pair, we just have Ashwini Ponappa and she is ageing. Future WS, WD will shape up as to which young talented players get the opportunities for regular tournaments (10 per year minimum).The excess talent in MS will lead to more MD and XD pairs in the long run. Satwik/Chirag will inspire more youngsters to train in doubles. India is a team in transition. Ageing MS, WD, WS, PV Sindhu will take inspiration from Zhang Ning, Kevin Cordon, Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei and look to play till 2028 Olympics! 2024-26 a better picture will emerge as to how India will shape up.