Rio de Janeiro, Aug 19 (PTI) P V Sindhu today said she is happy to win a silver in the womens singles badminton event after her gallant attempt to win a coveted gold for India ended in heart-break at the Rio Olympics here today. “I ended up with silver medal but am really happy,” said Sindhu moments after losing her final clash 21-19 12-21 15-21 against two-time World Championship Marin here. “Im really proud about it. Im really happy. I could not win the gold. But I really worked hard. It was anybodys game. “A day before a girl has got a bronze, its me now. We have all played well. There will be ups and downs in sport like in life. Losing one or two points. I would like to congratulate everyone. Its been a great week for me.” Sindhu also praised Marin on her Olymic gold. “I also congratulate Carolina. Its been a wonderful week for me. Its anybodys aim to win a medal at the Olympics.” Talking about the final match, Sindhu said: “In todays match both players were attacking and playing aggressive on court. One has to win and one has to lose. It was her day on centre court today.” The 21-year-old from Hyderabad said bright days are ahead for Indian badminton. “Future is good definitely. There are are many players coming up, and many more will succeed. Badminton is doing really well in India. In menss singles Srikanth lost very closely,” she said. PTI TAP ATK PDSadvertisement
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