I shouldn't have gone to Rio Olympics
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 26-Aug-2017

Glasgow, August 26: "I should not have gone to play Rio Olympics”, said Saina Nehwal on Saturday after her quarterfinal match of badminton world championships. The 27-year-old Saina's second round defeat with Ukrainian Marija Ulitina was the lowest point for India in Rio.


"Only I know what I went through. I shouldn't have gone to Rio; I didn't know I had a major injury. The belief of my parents and coach helped me get back. I still have tendonitis in the knee," Saina said.

 

"I was expecting a tough fight, but I was surprised she was playing so quick," she said.

"There were a lot of difficult rallies. She was pepped up and motivated, she put up a great show. I didn't expect she would last so long in the third game."

Her second world championship semifinal appearance is different because she had struggled on court after returning from a career-threatening knee injury and a surgery that hampered her at Olympics last year.

Star Indian Badminton Player, who won a silver medal at the last edition at Jakarta, will next play seventh seed Nozomi Okuhara of Japan, who knocked out two-time defending champion Spain's Carolina Marin 21-18 14-21 21-15 in another match.