Huge thing: PV Sindhu on winning back-to-back Olympic medals
- PV Sindhu has now shifted her focus to defending her World Championships title in Spain
- The World Championship will be held in Spain, starting December 12
- It is a dream come true for anyone, PV Sindhu on winning an Olympic medal
India's premier shuttler PV Sindhu, on Sunday, became only the first Indian woman to clinch successive Olympic medals after she took home the bronze at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Sindhu said that she is enjoying the moment and these are the moments that one "will remember forever". "It is a dream come true for anyone," she said during an interaction.
However, with the Summer Games done and dusted, the shuttler from Hyderabad has shifted her focus to defending her World Championships title in Spain.
"There are many international events lined up. Soon I will go back to practice and I just want to play well and give my best. There is also the World Championship in Spain and I hope to do well," Sindu said.
The World Championship, which was postponed due to the pandemic, is scheduled to be held from December 12-19 at Huelva, Spain.
She is hopeful that her Summer Games exploits will inspire others to take up the sport.
"It is a huge thing for me to win back-to-back medals at Olympics. I am sure it will inspire others and take sports to greater heights" Sindhu said.
"I will definitely play 2024 Paris Olympics but there is a lot of time. Now, I am just trying to cherish the moment."
Talking about the new and improved Sindhu at the Summer Olympics, she said: "I had promised earlier that you will see some new skills and strokes and I am happy I could show those at the Olympics. I'm thankful to my coach Park (Tae-sang), we worked hard a lot on the technique."
Her journey from being an underdog at Rio, to her emergence as a superstar of Indian badminton, the last five years have been nothing short of a dream.
"The last five years have been great, it has been a lovely journey. There have been lots of ups and down but I have learnt a lot, experienced a lot, improved a lot," Sindhu said.
"(The) 2016 Olympics was very different, it was my first Olympics, there was no expectations. It was a medal to remember because it changed my life. This time there were a lot of expectations, and getting a bronze is again different.
"Back then, I was a normal girl going to the Olympics but this time, everyone wanted me to win. So there was a lot more pressure this time," she said.