PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal won medals at the Asian Games (archive image) © NDTV
Badminton star players from India PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal intend to change the colors of their medals at the Tokyo Olympics to be held in 2020. Speaking exclusively for NDTV, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal said they aimed at glory in the next Olympic Games. PV Sindhu admitted that it was not easy to win a medal in the Asian Games. "A happy moment about it, a moment of pride for me and for the country, it's not easy to win a medal in Asia, the pressure is always present, it's very important to give your best," he said. On the other hand, Nehwal described his year as fantastic. "It's been a great year in general, this year has been fantastic for me, now I need to improve my results," he said.
Sindhu also emphasized the need for athletes to choose and choose tournaments. "We have to choose and choose tournaments, we do not have enough time, we have to choose and choose tournaments," he added.
Sindhu won a historic silver medal at the 2018 Asian Games to add to the bronze won by Nehwal. Sindhu could not break his final curse & # 39; in the main badminton events when he went down to world No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the gold medal match. However, the Indian star remained positive and promised to return stronger in future tournaments. Sindhu said the mistakes were a springboard and the lessons learned in each defeat will eventually help in his search for an elusive gold. Sindhu has lost the finals in the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games and two world championships before his defeat in the Asian Games before the main seed. Sindhu, 23, also played in five other finals this year without winning any of them.
(With the contributions of Rica Roy)