PV Sindhu hopes to win gold at World Championship

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PV Sindhu hopes to win gold at World Championship

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SportsCafe Desk

02/07/2019

P V Sindhu has mentioned that she is confident of striking gold at the World Championship later this year at St.Jakobshalle Basel. The Olympic silver medallist, who had finished second in the last two editions of the world championships, wants to give her best at the prestigious event this year.

Indian badminton player PV Sindhu exuded her confidence of making it big this time at the World Championship, after settling for silver twice in the last two editions of one of the biggest badminton events.

“Yes, last two times it was silver in the World Championship. I am hopeful of winning the gold this time, It is one of the biggest tournaments and nobody is going to give it away easily. It is just about giving my best. Everybody is aiming for Tokyo 2020 and there are many good players and it's not going to be easy," confident Sindhu told PTI.

The next big event for Sindhu will be the All England Championship, a tournament which was last won by her mentor and chief national coach Pullela Gopichand back in 2001. It would be a great chance for Sindhu to end India’s 18-year wait at the tournament, considering three-time World Champion Carolina Marin is not playing due to the knee injury that she sustained during the Indonesia Masters final last month.

“Even though Carolina is not playing, it is not going to be easy. There are very good players from China, Japan, Thailand. The top-15 ranked players are on the same level,” the Indian shuttler explained. 

“Sometimes you might play brilliantly, give more than 100 per cent, but might make few unforced errors. Sometimes your mind might not work, the strategy might not work."

Sindhu, who will next be playing in the Senior National Championship in Guwahati, said the event would bring to the fore the country’s badminton standard.

“I think we get to see a lot of young players and previously I have seen that there are many youngsters who have good skills,” she said.

“It will be a good opportunity for them to play against us and us getting to see them. I think the Nationals will help us to see the standard of badminton in India."

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