Hyderabad: Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal had promised her father that she would return with a medal and she fulfilled her promise when she bagged a bronze in the women's singles event at the London Olympics.
Speaking to mediapersons in Hyderabad, Saina disclosed she was confident that she would win a medal but never spoke about it. "I was confident that I would win a medal, but never said it because that adds to the pressure. I have seen many players doing it. I was playing well and I was feeling good. I had told my father that there is no way I am coming without a medal," Saina said.
The Indian badminton queen, as she is known now in media, returned home to a rousing reception, following her historic feat in London Olympics, where she won a bronze.