Hyderabad, Aug. 19 : After P.V. Sindhu lost to world number one Spain's Carolina Marin in the women's singles final at the Rio Olympics, her father P.
V. Ramana on Friday said that under the guidance of her coach in coming years, the ace Indian shuttler will definitely perform well and keep the hopes of all the Indians high.
Marin, known as the 'Rafa Nadal' of badminton in Spain, closed out a 19-21, 21-12, 21-15 victory over the 21-year-old Sindhu who was absolutely ruthless in her Olympic debut.
"This being Sindhu's first Olympic game, we are happy with the performance she exhibited. She won the first game. Carolina was not an easy player, because the way she (Carolina) moved on the court was excellent. She truly deserved it," said Ramana. "Sindhu has to learn how to shout and scream against opponents to get them down," he added. Sindhu's mother P. Vijaya said, "We have spoken to Sindhu in the morning and she told us that she would give her 100 percent.
We are very happy. Sindhu is one of the youngest women players who bagged a silver medal at Olympics." Sindhu, despite losing an opportunity to bag a maiden gold in the Rio Olympics, created history by becoming the first woman Indian athlete to clinch a silver medal at the prestigious quadrennial event.
The 23-year-old lanky shuttler from Hyderabad has now become the second Indian player in badminton to win an Olympic medal after Saina Nehwal, who had clinched bronze in London four years ago.
With the feat, Sindhu has also become the fifth Indian woman to clinch a medal in Olympics history after Karnam Malleswari, Mary Kom, Saina Nehwal and Sakshi Malik.