Wish to trade Olympic medal color: Sindhu

IMAGE: India’s P V Sindhu celebrates. : Elsa/Getty Photographs

Megastar India shuttler PV Sindhu, on Tuesday, mentioned she needs to switch the color of her Olympic medal from silver to gold on the 2020 Tokyo Video games.


“I wish to trade the color (of the medal) from silver to gold. I’d be chasing my dream for that and certainly I’m hoping I’d do it,” mentioned the Hyderabad-based badminton participant, who had completed 2d on the Rio Olympics.

Sindhu, who has accomplished a career-high world rating of two, used to be made the logo ambassador of the tyre corporate, which is related to the Olympic motion, ultimate yr.

Bridgestone added 4 extra Indian athletes – shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, London Olympics bronze medallist boxer MC Mary Kom and Rio Video games bronze medallist grappler Sakshi Malik and steeplechaser Lalita Babar – to its international emblem ambassadors’ listing.

Srikanth, who reached a career-best global rating of 2 ultimate yr after clinching as many as 4 titles, mentioned he too needs to win a medal at Tokyo after achieving the quarterfinals at Rio Video games.

“For me it used to be an overly shut quarter ultimate fit in 2016 (Olympics), so I wish to trade the situation now and move deep into the event – move to the overall and win that medal, so that is the dream I’ve and certainly I can chase that dream,” mentioned Srikanth, lately ranked fifth on the planet.

“As simply now Sindhu mentioned that she has to switch the color (of her medal), I’ve to get the color (medal within the Tokyo Olympics 2020). (Within the 2016) Olympics, I got here in the most productive (best) 10. I can combat for color (medal) within the 2020 Olympics and take a look at to do neatly,” mentioned Lalita.

Sakshi too sought after to beef up on her Rio show in Tokyo.

“In my weight class I’ve a powerful Eastern opponent. The dream which I’ve to chase is to defeat the Eastern and win the gold. After I began wresting, I used to be advised that Eastern wrestlers are sturdy.
“We have been status at the identical podium in Rio (Olympics) and my dream now’s to defeat her (Kaori Icho) and win a (gold) medal for the rustic,” she mentioned.

© Copyright 2018 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content material, together with via framing or equivalent approach, is expressly prohibited with out the prior written consent.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *