Bangalore: Returning to action after more than two months, London Olympics bronze medallist shuttler Saina Nehwal on Wednesday said she is feeling fresh and good after five weeks of hard training. Saina Nehwal plans badminton academy in Bangalore
The world number five Indian, who skipped the China Masters, Japan Open and the Senior National Championship last month, will be back in competition at the Denmark Super Series beginning on October 16.
"Feeling good, been training hard for the last five weeks," said Saina, who is leaving for Denmark on Saturday.
"I am feeling fresh and I am feeling good. So, hopefully, these two tournaments should be good for me," she added.
The 22-year-old will be starting as the top-seed in Yonex French Open Superseries commencing on Octorber 23 following the absence of three top-ranked Chinese players.
"I am back in my proper condition," added Saina, who said she did not take part in the China and Japan Open championships recently as her training was insufficient.
Earlier, Saina and London Olympics bronze medallist boxer Mary Kom were presented with a three bedroom flat each here by real estate firm Commune India.
Saina Nehwal said on Wednesday she plans to set up a badminton academy as there is a lot of interest in the garden city.
The world No 4 shuttler said she is in discussion with real estate firm Commune India and sports company Target Games Facilities for such a venture.
"With their support, I hope to do something well for badminton in Bangalore. I can see the interest (in Bangalore)," the London Olympics bronze medallist said.
Bangalore has been a very good place for badminton, the 22-year-old said, citing the example of Prakash Padukone Academy.
"In future, I also hope to support badminton in an big way in Bangalore and hope youngsters get more motivated and do well," she said.
"I feel if I can do it, everyone of us can also do it," she concluded.
Bangalore: Returning to action after more than two months, London Olympics bronze medallist shuttler Saina Nehwal on Wednesday said she is feeling fresh and good after five weeks of hard training.
Saina Nehwal plans badminton academy in Bangalore