PV Sindhu has completed a set of medals in the Commonwealth Games (CWG 2022) after winning gold in Birmingham. The CWG 2022 gold was Sindhu’s first in the last three editions, having earlier won a bronze in the 2014 edition and followed it up with a silver in Gold Coast in 2018. The double Olympic medalist spoke exclusively to Republic TV about her recent achievement. He spoke about how his family has played a huge role in his career, along with the pressure.
Gold was awaited for last eight years and Sindhu finally managed to get it in Commonwealth Games 2022. At the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014, PV Sindhu lost to Michelle Li in the semi-finals and had to settle for a bronze, while in Gold Coast the shuttler lost to compatriot Saina Nehwal in the final. Sindhu’s ankle was tied during the final and she got injured before the big final. Recalling the whole episode, Sindhu said, “It was tough because it was in my leg and it was hurting but the match was important for me and I put the pain behind because I wanted to play for my country. Wanted a medal for a long time and finally got a medal for the country. A bit tense but rest should fix it.”
Talking about pressure and responsibility, Sindhu said, “The responsibility is always there, the pressure is always there but it is important that when you go on the court, you give your best and play your game instead of thinking that People’s expectations are very high and to meet the expectation you just have to go out there and play your 100 per cent and it’s not like you are playing for them but you are playing for yourself and you have to give your 100 per cent. It is not only good for you but also for those who are expecting too much”.
PV Sindhu had to fight through pain to beat Michelle Li to win the Commonwealth Games 2022 gold medal in the singles event. Sindhu told during the interview how the support of the people boosted her confidence. Sindhu said, “Before the match, everyone would be nervous and tense but it was a mixed feeling because it was the final and we both wanted to win. It was important that I had to concentrate and put that pain behind me despite my pain.” It was important to quit and focus on what to do. I had to give my 100 per cent and I gave my 100 per cent. Also the crowd was fantastic while playing the match they supported me the whole time even if I would lose 3 or 4 points But they gave me a boost that I can come back and that helped me a lot. I am glad the crowd was always there and I am grateful to them.”
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