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‘Very less time to prepare but hope to do better at Asiad’

Sindhu hopes to win 1st medal for India in women's singles at event.

Hyderabad: PV Sindhu believes Indian shuttlers haven’t got enough time to prepare for the Asian Games but expects the team to deliver more than just the one bronze medal claimed in the 2014 edition. Indian women’s team had won a bronze medal at Incheon four years ago and Sindhu hoped they can change the colour of the medal this time when the multi-sport event gets underway on August 18.

“Definitely, it is going to be very different. Because, we have the team events and also the individuals. Very less time to prepare. But, as a team, last time we got bronze. This time, we would expect a better one,” said Sindhu, who clinched her second silver at the World championships last Sunday.

“Also, individuals, I hope that I do well. Taking the World Championship silver, taking it as a confidence, I hope that I move forward and do well,” the Hyderabad-based shuttler added.

Syed Modi the only Indian medalist

India haven’t won a medal in women’s singles at the Asian Games. Eight-time former national champion Syed Modi is the only individual medalist for India at the Asian Games, having won a bronze at the 1982 New Delhi edition.

(With inputs from PTI)

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