Birmingham: Ace shuttler PV Sindhu has been participating in the Commonwealth Games(CWG) and is hoping to bag a gold medal here, which would give her confidence for next month’s world championship to be held in Tokyo, Japan. Her stunning performance in the CWG will set the perfect platform for her quest to improve her performance and regain the world championship crown.
Sindhu, who bagged silver and bronze medals in the previous two CWGs, is looking to win a gold medal at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Her ultimate goal, however, is to win a yellow metal at the Tokyo World Championships, which will get underway from August 22-28.
“She has been aiming to pocket a gold medal at the Paris Olympics in 2024, but the focus right now is on winning a CWG medal and then the World Championships,” Sindhu said.
She further added that “winning at the Commonwealth Games would be a great achievement.” The event is organised every four years. Representing my country is a moment of pride for me, and I’m hoping to settle with a gold in the Birmingham CWG.
The 27-year-old Hyderabad girl has the distinction of having won as many as five world championship medals; a silver and bronze medal at the Asian Games; two bronze medals at the Asian Championships; and silver and bronze at the Rio and Tokyo Olympics respectively. She also won the BWF World Tour Finals in 2018.
Sindhu is now being trained by Korea’s Park Tae Sang. The former Korean badminton player helped Sindhu bag an Olympic bronze medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games held last year.
Sindhu’s main focus is on her fitness to remain injury free so that she can cope with international tournament pressure. Fitness is the key to success in today’s cutthroat competition in any sport.