Tokyo Olympics: Moments after winning her second successive Olympics medal in Tokyo, PV Sindhu, in an exclusive conversation with India Today, said that she would “definitely” challenge for Olympic gold again at the 2024 Paris Games.
PV Sindhu eyes gold in Paris after creating history at Tokyo Olympics. (Reuters Photo)
- PV Sindhu eyes gold in Paris after creating history at Tokyo Olympics
- I will be there in Paris, so definitely I will give my best: Sindhu
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Having clinched successive Olympic medals in Tokyo and Rio, India’s badminton star PV Sindhu has now set her eyes on the next Summer Games in Paris for that elusive gold medal.
It was Sindhu’s second medal at the Olympics after she bagged a silver at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She also became the first Indian woman to win two Olympics medals. Before her feat, wrestler Sushil Kumar was the only Indian to win two medals at successive Olympics.
In an exclusive interview with India Today, Sindhu said that she would “definitely” look to challenge for Olympic gold again at the 2024 Paris Games, and backed herself to continue improving.
“I will be there in Paris, so definitely I will give my best and play my best,” Sindhu told India Today’s Consulting Editor Boria Majumdar.
“We have gone through a lot of things, pandemic, lockdown and a lot of people have been suffering, so I hope this medal is dedicated to all of them and also to my family members, support staff and to my coach and all my sponsors because everybody has come to a standstill in this pandemic,” Sindhu told India Today in an exclusive interview.
The semi-final defeat was a tough pill to swallow but the Indian shuttler showed she can produce her best at the crunch moments by fending Bingjiao, the southpaw who has troubled her a lot in the past.
“I hope this medal changes and everything comes back to normal. Everyone should be careful and everyone should take care of themselves because we have to get used to the new normal,” Sindhu added.
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