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I want to focus on Rio now and win medal: shuttler Srikanth

Elated at securing his maiden berth at the Olympic Games, India’s top-ranked male shuttler Kidambi Srikanth is determined to make it count by winning a medal at Rio de Janeiro. “I am very happy to have qualified and I want to win a medal in Rio. Getting an Olympic medal is the ultimate dream for any sportsperson. I just want to win a medal at these Olympics. (If it happens) it will be the crowning achievement of my career,” said Srikanth at a press meet here on Saturday. “Qualifying is always a 
first step and now I am thinking only to win a medal. I am not saying I will definitely win but I have always said I want to win a medal at the Olympics. For that to happen, I have to match my opponent on the court, not just try my best,” said the 23-year-old Guntur-born player. Srikanth, who had beaten five-time world and two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan in the Chinese Open Super Series final in 2014, is the lone Indian shuttler to make it to Rio in men’s singles category. 

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