Sindhu’s mother expresses happiness over daughter winning Asiad silver

Star Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu’s mother P. Vijaya on Tuesday expressed happiness over her daughter winning the silver medal in the 18th Asian Games.

Olympic medallist Sindhu (above) on Tuesday lost 13-21, 16-21 to Chinese Taipei’s world no. one Tai Tzu-Ying in just 34 minutes to claim India’s first badminton silver at the Asian Games.   -  PTI

Star Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu’s mother P. Vijaya on Tuesday expressed happiness over her daughter winning the silver medal in the 18th Asian Games.

Olympic medallist Sindhu on Tuesday lost 13-21, 16-21 to Chinese Taipei’s world no. one Tai Tzu-Ying in just 34 minutes to claim India’s first badminton silver at the Asian Games.

“On the whole, it’s good. It’s ok. One should win and one should lose (on Sindhu losing in the finals of women’s singles),” Vijaya said, here.

It was Sindhu’s third major final defeat this year, having lost the summit clashes at Commonwealth Games and World Championship as well.

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Vijaya said: “There is no such pressure. Reaching the finals is a great thing. Finals is played with the topmost players. They (players) get used to such pressure. Each and every match is important.”

No Indian had ever reached the final of a singles event at the Asian Games before the 23-year-old from Hyderabad. It is the first time that India has won two individual medals at the Asian Games, with Saina Nehwal clinching a bronze earlier. Saina was also conquered by Tai in the semifinals.

The Rio Olympic silver medallist had also lost the finals at India Open (to Beiwen Zhang) and Thailand Open (to Nozomi Okuhara) this year.