Sindhus China Open triumph is great achievement: Prakash

first_imgMumbai, Nov 29 (PTI) Describing P V Sindhus triumph in the China Open Super Series Premier womens singles recently as a “great achievement”, badminton legend Prakash Padukone expressed the hope that the lanky Hyderabad girl will continue to make waves next year also.”Its her first Super Series title and its definitely a great achievement because after you had done so well, expectations are high and to win the Super Series title coming from there – so close to the (Rio) Olympics (where Sindhu won the silver medal) – is a great achievement. I hope she continues doing well in the coming year as well,” said Prakash here today.The 21-year-old Sindhu became the third Indian, after fellow Hyderabadi Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth, to win the China Open singles crown.Sindhu had lost to Spains world champion Carolina Marin in the Rio Olympic Games final after winning the first game and Prakash felt perhaps she was overcome by pressure which he felt was quite normal as it was her first Olympic Games.”No one expected her to be in the final. It was probably the pressure which she was unable to handle. In badminton the Olympic Games are the most important as they come once in four years. They are the ultimate. Its normal,” he said.”There are sports psychologists available. They are the best people to suggest what can be done. Or if its normal (kind of pressure) some kind of meditation, yoga and breathing exercise will do the trick,” said the 1980 All England mens singles champion.advertisementAsked about Saina Nehwal, whose 2012 London Games bronze medal winning show was a path breaker for Indian womens badminton, Prakash was confident that the 26-year-old former world number one will be back to where she was before the leg injury during the Rio Games upset her plans.”She will come back, its just a matter of time. She is not playing in Dubai (Super Series finals). She will get a break. By early 2017, its possible for her to be back to where she was before her injury.” (More) PTI SSR RSY PDS PDSlast_img

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