PV Sindhu, who was rested from the Thomas & Uber Cup, has stated that she is focusing on performing well at the upcoming Asian Games and the world championships. The ace shuttler also asserted that there is a good amount of time for Tokyo 2020, which gives her opportunity to take one step at a time.
Talking to the media on Sunday (May 20), India’s badminton star, PV Sindhu have talked about her future plans regarding the important upcoming events like world championships, Asian Games, and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The ace shuttler, who was in Ranchi to inaugurate a badminton and squash facility at the JSCA International stadium along with her coach Pullela Gopichand, have noted the fact that Tokyo Olympics is too far away to think about - which helps her focus on events like Asian Games and World Championships.
"There is a lot of time for Olympics. This year has a very hectic schedule and big tournaments such as the Asian Games, World Championships and several super series. The focus is on taking one step at a time," Sindhu said, as reported by TOI.
PV Sindhu, who won the silver medal in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games (CWG) at Gold Coast, insisted that though she narrowly missed the gold medal, competing with Indian counterpart Saina Nehwal, she needs to be more hard-working in order to get better.
"Though I achieved my dream, I was sad for missing out on gold. I need to work harder and get better," the lanky Hyderabadi said.
The 23-year-old arrived in the afternoon with her coach Gopichand and her father PV Ramana. The trio was felicitated at the JSCA International stadium by BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary and Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) president Kuldeep Singh.
The silver medalist from Rio Olympics talked briefly with young badminton players before taking to the court with a few and exchanging rallies at the new facility. She thanked her coach Pullela Gopichand for her achievements and advised youngsters to work hard and make sacrifices in order to bring more laurels to the country.