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Need to be in top shape for Games: Saina

Her morale is sky-high after back-to-back titles but ace shuttler Saina Nehwal said apart from being confident she would also have to be in “top shape” physically to outwit the formidable Chinese in the Olympics.

other Updated: Jun 20, 2012 00:08 IST

Her morale is sky-high after back-to-back titles but ace shuttler Saina Nehwal said apart from being confident she would also have to be in “top shape” physically to outwit the formidable Chinese in the Olympics.

Saina won the Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament in Bangkok earlier this month before claiming the Indonesia Open Super Series title in Jakarta last week.

Just the right time

The Indian said the wins could not have come at a better time.

“I really needed to prepare hard before the Olympics and the two wins (in Bangkok and Jakarta) are a big boost for me. I am very happy to win the Indonesia Open for the third time,” Nehwal said during a felicitation function here on Tuesday.

Asked about the pressure of expectations, Saina said, “Olympics is Olympics and pressure will always be there.”