2019’s world champion and Rio Olympics silver medalist feels that the long break due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has given her enough time to work hard and sort her game.
“Lockdown gave me an opportunity to spend some quality time with my family, every time I got back from a tournament it just took a few days off to rest and then get back into the routine,” the former world champion says spending time with her family had positive effects on her mental health.
In a virtual interaction with a leading news agency, Sindhu said, “Marin missing 2021 Olympics due to her injury is a piece of sad news. This Olympics will be the toughest as the top-10 players in the women’s circuit are at the same level. I have worked hard in acquiring a new set of skills and developed distinct playing style”.
India will be banking on Rio silver medalist heavily. Unlike previous years, the likes of Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal have failed to qualify. Sindhu will be a handful for all her opponents and we want her to get us that all elusive Olympic GOLD this time around.
Sindhu ranked No.7 in the world, aged 25yrs is in her prime. She says, “an extra year allowed me to get fitter, both mentally and physically”. This Olympics might well be the best bet for Indian badminton, by the next Olympics Sindhu will be 28yrs, and there are not many who can rise to her level.