After Saina Nehwal won the bronze medal at the London Olympics due to her opponent's pulling out of the match due to injury, her father said he was confident she could still have won the match despite being a game down.
"Her opponent wasn't very strong and Saina had defeated her in two games in the past," Harvir Singh Nehwal told reporters after the victory.
"Saina was playing her game well and was stretching the game. The opponents stamina had been sapped by the last ten points of the first game," he said.
Nehwal said he was confident before and during the match that his daughter would win the match.
"If she didn't get this medal it would have been very bad for her," he said, adding that her sights had been on the gold medal.
"Luck was with Saina today and I am very thankful for it," Nehwal said.
He also spoke about the efforts she had taken to reach the Olympics and reach the medal.
Saina Nehwal today won the bronze medal in the Olympics after her opponent retired from the game due to injury.