Badminton star Saina Nehwal has been one of the most well known Indian sportsperson outside cricketers. She has brought laurels to the nation on many occasions. It is time for athletes to deliver in the London Olympics. She would be under pressure to bring home an Olympic medal.
She would be under lots of pressure to perform. But, she has been performing well off late to stand up to this pressure and perform during the Games. She has already won three title this year, which includes 2012 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold, 2012 Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold and 2012 Indonesia Open Super Series Premier. Hence, the girl from Hyderabad would be confident when she walks in the badminton court at London. Even Peter Gade, former World
no 1 feels Saina has a chance to win a medal during the Olympics.
Apart form her recent accomplishments, she has been defeating top class players on a regular basis. She has been playing consistently for the last 4 years or so, hence it should keep her in good stead when the time comes to display her skills. The biggest threat that she is going to receive are from the Chinese players, against whom she does not enjoy a good record. But, she needs to fight against all odds and outclass the Chinese players, who will be representing their nation in huge numbers. It is going to be survival of the fittest and also the best.
London Olympics, which is going to start on 27 July is going to test Sania's temperament in one of the biggest sporting extravaganzas, which only takes place once in four years. In the 2008 Beijing Olympics, she lost in the quarter-finals, but she has come a long way since that defeat and has become a much improved player. Hence, expectations from the Hyderabadi girl have increased. The nation is looking upto Saina to bring laurels to the nation, which has very rarely seen an Olympic medal in an individual sport.
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