Hyderabad girl PV Sindhu is just one win away from winning India a medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Sindhu stunned the world by crashing into the semis after defeating World number two, Wang Yihan of China in the badminton women’s singles quarter-finals. Sindhu is the second Indian to reach this spot after Sania Nehwal. Experts say, Sindhu’s patience and calm won her the game against Wang Yihan in the Quarter-finals. When asked Sindhu what she had to say over the win, she said,
‘This is Rio Olympics, it’s a very different feeling. It’s one of the best moments. I hope there will be many more to come. I never thought I would lose this, because any moment anything can change. It was not so easy to get points, both of us fought for every point. It was very close. I was just thinking about the game. If you play really well you will automatically win the game, and a medal. I’m just focused on my match and the next match, the semis (against Okuhara). I hope I can give my best.’
Sindhu’s coach, Pullela Gopichand says Sindhu can do much better in terms of her defensive ability when she faces the semis.
‘It was good (the win against Wang Yihan) but in my book she can do a notch higher. There’s of course some chances of improvement in a couple of areas.’