“This is my answer to the people who have asked me questions over and over. I just wanted to answer with my racket and with this win – that’s all,” Sindhu was quoted as saying by the Badminton World Federation’s (BWF) official website after her win over Okuhara.
“I felt really bad after the first World Championships final and last year I was angry, I was sad. I went through all my emotions, asking ‘Sindhu, why can’t you get this one match?’ but today came and I told myself to play my game and not worry – and it worked out,” she added.
Sindhu, 24-year-old from Hyderabad became first Indian to win a Badminton World Championships gold by beating Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in one of the most lopsided finals ever.
“After a year I also thought what should I do for it and instead of thinking about others, I thought maybe I should just play for myself and give my 100 per cent and automatically I win because thinking about others would put extra pressure on me,” she expressed her joy.
“Olympics is not so far but right now it is step-by-step for me. I hope I do well, but right now I just want to enjoy it and don’t want to think anything else,” she told.