Not Thinking about Olympic Qualification: Saina Nehwal Trying to Improve Fitness
Saina Nehwal is currently concerned with maintaining fitness for competitions and tournaments next year and not thinking about the long road ahead of her to ensure a fourth appearance at the Olympic Games.
The 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist is currently ranked 22nd in the Badminton World Federation's (BWF) Race to Tokyo rankings and needs to be within the top 13 to seal qualification.
The 30-year-old former women's singles world No.1 is currently looking to get back to competitive badminton in January. "I have no plans as such," Saina told IANS in an exclusive interview, when asked about her plans to approach the qualification period next year.
"I am only trying to improve the fitness and [look after] my injuries during this period and would look forward to do well in competitions. I am not thinking much about qualifying for Olympics," she said.