JULY 31, 2021
Sindhu was looking to reach a second consecutive Olympic final but ended up falling to a relentless Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan in straight games in the semi-final at the Musashino Forest Plaza in Tokyo. Sindhu, who was yet to drop a game throughout the tournament, said that she is said to have missed out on the gold medal match but is hoping to bring back at least a bronze from Tokyo.
“I’m a bit sad because it’s the semifinals, but I tried my best it was just not my day. I fought until the end,” Sindhu is quoted as saying by the Badminton World Federation (BWF).
Sindhu was unable to match Tai’s variations and said that she was prepared for the Taiwanese second seed. “I was prepared for her skills, so I don’t think that troubled me a lot. At the end of the day the level of the semifinals is going to be really high – you can’t expect easy points. I just couldn’t be on the winning side,” she said.
“I think it’s going to be a bit sad but I need to concentrate on that. It’s not over yet. I still have a chance. So I hope I give my best,” said Sindhu about the bronze medal match.
“It’s sad I couldn’t go to the finals. A lot of people from India have supported me and shown me their love but it just wasn’t my day and I’m going to try again tomorrow,” she said.