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Expecting two medals in Paris Olympics 2024, says Indian shuttler Aparna Popat

Expecting two medals in Paris Olympics 2024, says Indian shuttler Aparna Popat

Aparna Popat, in an exclusive interview with Sportstar, has urged the Indian Badminton enthusiasts to not read too much into the results leading up to the Olympics considering the shuttlers will play tournaments according to their gameplan.

Indian Badminton ace Aparna Popat said she is expecting India to comeback with two Badminton medals in the Paris Olympics 2024. The Indian women’s team, captained by two-time Olympian PV Sindhu, won the Badminton Asia Team Championships (BATC) title in Shah Alam, Malaysia, recently, defeating Thailand 3-2 in an exciting match.

Medals for the Paris 2024 Olympics will be made from the original iron from one of the seven wonders of the world, the Eiffel Tower.

Aparna Popat, in an exclusive interview with Sportstar, has urged the Indian Badminton enthusiasts to not read too much into the results leading up to the Olympics considering the shuttlers will play tournaments according to their gameplan.

“I am expecting two medals, and maybe even three for India at the Paris Games. Three will be outstanding. This last leg ahead of Paris will be spent focusing on securing qualification for a few and peaking at the right time for others. Workload management will be an important consideration here. Prannoy and Satwik/Chirag might have a choice to skip a tournament or two if they want, but the same may not be true for Sindhu or our womens doubles pairs who want those ranking points and competition exposure,” Aparna said.

“One important thing that we as the ecosystem should remember is to not read too much into the performances over the next few months. From now until the Olympics, players will strategically prepare to ready themselves for the Games. It’s the process not the result, so hopefully critics, fans and the media are kind to the players through it all,” she added.

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