Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu eyeing top 7 in world rankings before 2016 Rio Olympics
Sindhu is hoping to do well in the 5-6 events prior to the Olympics in August.
New Delhi: Indian ace shuttler PV Sindhu stated that she wants to see herself breaking within top seven in the badminton world rankings ahead of the prestigious 2016 Rio Olympics.
Sindhu will enter Rio as a medal hopeful for India and the player is hoping to do well in the 5-6 events prior to the Olympics in August.
"Before going to the Olympics I would really like to see myself in top 10. Top seven is my aim, actually. There are five six events lined up before the Olympics (August 11-20)," the World No 12 stated.
The 20-year-old Sindhu, had a forgettable outing at the 12th South Asian Games losing to compatriot Ruthvika Shivani, who's ranked above 100, in the women's singles final.
Sindhu who was playing her first South Asian Games stated that it wasn't her day as her strokes weren't going.
"It was not my day and she was a bit lucky. My strokes were not going. Everything was going into net. Probably if I had taken the second, I would have won the third game as well," she said.
She also went on to add that the competition isn't up to the mark.
"Competition wise this was not really that up to the mark. You will see a very different standard outside. But here I don't feel it was up to the mark."
Sindhu is now looking forward to play well in the Badminton Asia Team Championship in Hyderabad from February 15-21.
"Those points are also counted in rankings. Even though it's a team event the singles would be really important. Top players are going to play. I'm not really worried about something. I just want to play well," she said.
In March Sindhu will see herself in action in the GP Gold event of German Open (March 1-6) and All-England Super series Premier slated from March 8-13.
(With PTI Inputs)