My aim is to perform better in int'l events, says Saina Nehwal in Indore

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Indore
  • Updated: Dec 22, 2014 23:01 IST

Fresh from her recent China Open title triumph and moving up to the fourth spot in the latest Badminton World Federation rankings, ace shuttler Saina Nehwal said she has enough time ahead of Rio Olympics 2016 and her sole aim is to perform better in international events.

Talking to the media during her brief halt at Indore Airport on Monday, Saina said she is focusing on maintaining her fitness level in the run up to the 2016 Olympics.

The star shuttler from Hyderabad won a bronze medal for the country in London Olympics.

Speaking about her training under new coach Vimal Kumar in Bangalore, she said with Vimal (sir), she is working on new tips, techniques and strategies ahead of big tournaments lined up in 2015 and in the Rio Olympics. "I wanted to do something different and see if I can improve," she said.

"We can beat the Chinese. It's not that we cannot beat them. But, it is always going to be tough. One time, if you beat them, second time, they will come prepared for your match," Saina replied.

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