PV Sindhu won a historic silver medal at the Asian Games 2018 to add to the bronze won by Saina 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. Meanwhile, trainer Pullela Gopichand praised the mentality and tenacity of Sindhu and Saina.
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.
"Errors, a springboard, we have to come back stronger, this is not the end, there are many other matches and tournaments to prove their worth," Sindhu said at a press conference that included Saina and Gopichand.
Both Saina and Sindhu lost to the main seed of Chinese Taipei. Like Sindhu, Saina, who also lost in consecutive games with Tai Tzu, opted to look at the positive aspects and not exaggerate too much in the past.
"I was much faster in the Asian Games than in the previous tournaments, I am happy to be back with a medal and there are many positive aspects to overcome from my loss to Tai Tzu Ying in the semifinals," said Saina.
While Gopichand lamented near losses in men's doubles and mixed doubles matches, he was optimistic that India would return with a greater number of medals in the upcoming Asian Games.
"We had a lot of comparisons, like in the men's and mixed doubles matches, where they could have gotten more medals, happy to have come back with two medals, but we could have done much better, with luck in four years, they will come back with the gold," said Gopichand.
"Both Saina and Sindhu are mentally very strong and never give up," Gopichand added.