Heading for her first-ever Olympics, P V Sindhu called fellow shuttler and 2012 Olympics bronze-medalist Saina Nehwal an inspiration and hoped to learn from her fighting spirit. The 20-year old, however, said that there will be no love lost if she has to face Saina on court at the quadrennial event.
n an exclusive to DNAnaIndia, Sindhu said, "The fact that she's done it before is all the inspiration I need. She has a very good fighting spirit every time she sets foot on
Reminiscing about Saina's win four years back at the London Olympics and the glorious reception she received at home, Sindhu added, "I remember I didn't see the match live since I was playing
Sindhu talked about how she has come through as a top-level player and described her intentions going into the Olympics. "From
Placing the Olympics
However, she has had to contend with an injury after the initial successes and is yet to match them after the recovery. Speaking about the competitive fray at the quadrennial event, "Yes, I will definitely (play more Olympics) but I can't go there thinking that it's my first Olympics. (Carolina, 22) Marin and Ratchanok (Intanon, 21) are in the same age bracket as me, so I don't see that as a problem. Age doesn't matter when you consider the fact that these two are going to be the strongest medal candidates in our category," the Hyderabadi lass added.
Sindhu will be participating at Rio as part of the biggest badminton contingent India