Saina Nehwal eyes on London Games

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{image-saina nalla padam_19082008.jpg}New Delhi, Aug 19: Her Beijing Olympic quarterfinal loss has not dampened her spirit. Instead, promising shuttler Saina Nehwal says she has now set her eyes on nothing less than gold in the 2012 London Games.

"I am a bit disappointed that I missed the semifinal berth by a whisker but I am more experienced now. I have lost many such matches so the defeat won't really haunt me," Saina said. "It was my first Olympics and I never even dreamt that I will come this far. Reaching quarterfinals was most overwhelming. I know I am playing well and I have learnt how to sustain and maintain myself by seeing the international players in the Beijing Olympics village.

"I hope I will be able to get gold in the next Olympics, which is my main aim now," said the Hyderabadi player, who is the first Indian to reach the quaterfinals in Olympics.

Saina, who was invited by Sports Minister MS Gill on her return from Olympics, did not offer any excuse for running out of steam in the crucial match and admitted that it was just her mistake.


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