Rio de Janeiro: P V Sindhu on Friday said she is happy to win a silver in the women's singles badminton event after her gallant attempt to win a coveted gold for India ended in heart-break at the Rio Olympics in Rio De Janeiro on Friday.
"I ended up with silver medal but am really happy," said Sindhu moments after losing her final clash 21-19 12-21 15-21 against two-time World Champions Marin in Rio de Janeiro.
"I'm really proud about it. I'm really happy. I could not win the gold. But I really worked hard. It was anybody's game.
"A day before a girl has got a bronze, it's me now. We have all played well. There will be ups and downs in sport like in life. Losing one or two points. I would like to congratulate everyone. It's been a great week for me."
Sindhu also praised Marin on her Olymic gold.
"I also congratulate Carolina. It's been a wonderful week for me. It's anybody's aim to win a medal at the Olympics."
Talking about the final match, Sindhu said: "In Friday's match both players were attacking and playing aggressive on court. One has to win and one has to lose. It was her day on centre court Friday."
The 21-year-old from Hyderabad said bright days are ahead for Indian badminton.
"Future is good definitely. There are are many players coming up, and many more will succeed. Badminton is doing really well in India. In mens's singles Srikanth lost very closely," she said.