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Really happy to win a silver: Sindhu

Last updated on: August 20, 2016 12:29 IST
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'There will be ups and downs in sport, like in life. Losing one or two points. I would like to congratulate everyone. It's been a great week for me."

IMAGE: Silver medallist P V Sindhu of India celebrates during the medal ceremony after losing to Carolina Marin of Spain in the women's singles badminton final. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

P V Sindhu had no regrets after losing out on gold to Spain's Carolina Marin in the women's singles badminton final at the Rio Olympics on Friday.

"I ended up with a silver medal, but am really happy," declared the Indian shuttler moments after her gallant attempt to win the coveted gold for India ended in heartbreak.

"I'm really proud about it. I'm really happy. I could not win the gold, but I really worked hard. It was anybody's game.

"A day before a girl has got a bronze, it's 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. It's been a great week for me."

IMAGE: Silver medallist P V Sindhu of India celebrates during the medal ceremony after losing to Carolina Marin of Spain in the women's singles badminton final. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Sindhu also praised Marin on winning the Olympic gold medal.

"I also congratulate Carolina. It's been a wonderful week for me. It's anybody's aim to win a medal at the Olympics."

Talking about the final, which she lost 19-21, 21-12, 21-15, Sindhu said: "In today's 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."

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 men's singles (Kidambi) Srikanth lost very closely," she said.

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