I have no fear of losing in Olympics: Jwala Gutta

Updated: 29 June 2012 12:55 IST

Jwala Gutta knows competing at the London Olympics could be quite nerve-wracking but the Indian ace shuttler said she is ready for the challenge as she is not scared of losing and believes in working hard.

Hyderabad:

Jwala Gutta knows competing at the London Olympics could be quite nerve-wracking but the Indian ace shuttler said she is ready for the challenge as she is not scared of losing and believes in working hard.

"I don't fear anything. I am not afraid of losses, I am not afraid of losing to anybody. I am playing the Olympics for my country. I know, how hard I worked. I am sure results will come," Jwala said.

"Being a doubles player, without any support, we don't have any godfathers in doubles. It's me who started everything. I don't have anything to lose really. I will give my 100 per cent. I am sure things are going to come out really good," she added.

Jwala and Ashwini Ponnappa had won the bronze medal in women's doubles in 2011 World Championships at Wembley Arena in London, the same venue where next month's Olympics is going to be staged.

"I am confident. I played in the same venue, world championships. I feel, when I can win bronze medal in world championships, Olympics is no different," Jwala added.

The first Indian shuttler to qualify in two events - women's doubles and mixed doubles - at the Olympics, Jwala said the fact that the country is expecting a medal from her is in itself a big achievement.

"Expectations are high. That is an achievement for me. Expecting a medal from doubles player in India, is an achievement for me. I am happy for it. That is a good change," said Jwala.

"Till two years ago, nobody expected a medal out of me from Commonwealth games. So, everybody is expecting me to win a medal in Olympics. I think I achieved that. It is a good feeling. I am proud of that," she said.

Topics : Badminton Olympics 2012 Jwala Gutta Team India
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