India’s first world badminton champion P.V Sindhu said her next aim was to bag the gold in the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 and she would have to work much more harder.
Speaking on the sidelines of a reception accorded to her by the Kerala government and the state Olympic Association in Thiruvananthapuram, the ace shuttler said the upcoming Denmark Open and Paris Open events would be a sort of qualifiers for the quadrennial event.
“Definitely my ultimate aim is to get (Olympics) gold. But it’s not going to be easy. I need to work much more harder. Denmark Open and Paris Open are ahead of the Olympics. So this is like Olympic qualifiers,” she told.
“Winning and losing is part of life. Some days you win. Some day we lose. But I learnt from my mistakes and hope to do well at the Denmark Open,” she added.
Replying to the felicitation at the function, she said it was a great pleasure to be honoured by the Kerala government.
“I would like to thank everyone for honouring me and felicitating me. From Kerala, the support towards sports is fantastic. For Tokyo 2020, I would take the love and support and hope to get a gold,” she told the roaring crowd of students and youngsters.
Sindhu had missed the gold when she lost to Spain’s Carolina Marin in the final of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janerio.