Squash doubles gold winner Dipika Pallikal on Wednesday said that Joshna Chinappa and she went to the Commonwealth Games 2014 with a goal of winning medals and to achieve the target was a dream come true.
"We went in with a goal of winning a few medals. We dreamt of winning. We never thought it would actually happen. It is a dream come true," Pallikal told reporters on the sidelines of a function here.
She added that the CWG was like Olympics for squash players as the game does not feature in the Olympic sports. (Also read: The Man Behind Dipika Pallikal's Success)
Asked if the CWG events were challenging, she said "Any platform in a multi-sport event is tough".
On the Tamil Nadu government's announcement of a Rs.50 lakh cash award for her, she said, "It's great."
"The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister is always supportive of women and sports. When we heard it, Joshna and I were very happy and very thankful to her," said Pallikal.
On her future plans, Pallikal said she has taken a few days off before going to the court again.