P.V SINDHU : The journey , The inspiration

Pusarla Venkata Sindhu , an Indian professional badminton player  has created history with her consistent hard work and determination. The 21-year-old player stunned the nation with her exceptional performance in the Rio Olympics 2016. She is entitled to the Silver Medal and undoubtedly, the entire nation is proud of her.

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Sindhu’s Journey

P. V. Sindhu received international attention as she broke into the Top 20 in the Badminton World Federation rankings released on 21 September 2012. She achieved this milestone at a very young age of 17!

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She started playing badminton from the age of eight after she drew inspiration from Pullela Gopichand’s victory in All England Open Badminton Championship in 2001. That’s the reason why she chose badminton over volleyball although her parents were professional volleyball players. Her initial apprenticeship started with Mehboob Ali at the badminton courts of Indian Railway Institute of Signal Engineering and Telecommunications in Secunderabad. Later, she joined Pullela Gopichand’s badminton academy to further enhance her sporting skills.

Inspiring Facts About The Player

  • The FIRST INDIAN PLAYER to reach the Finals of Badminton Singles in Olympics.
  • The 21-year-old player has been reporting at 4:15am sharp every morning for her training.
  • P. V. Sindhu was named 2014 NDTV Indian of the year. In the same year, she brought glories to the country by winning a bronze in 2014 Uber Cup held at New Delhi. In the preceding year, she had won a bronze medal in women’s singles event in 2013 BWF World Championships hosted by China.
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  • She scripted history by becoming the first Indian to have won two back-to-back medals in the World Badminton Championships.
  • The best endorsement of Sindhu has been Gopichand’s words about her dedication and commitment to the sport:

The most striking feature in Sindhu’s game is her attitude and the never-say-die spirit.”


Making around 1.3 billion Indians watch a sport other than cricket is probably one of the greatest victories!

She might come home with a silver but she has won million hearts worth that Gold! We are proud of her. The nation bows down to her in respect.

She depicted true sportsman spirit by composing herself after the match and congratulating her fellow contestant Carolina Marin of Spain.

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Moreover, Sindhu had defeated Marine twice in 6 matches before. The point is that facing World Number 1 player in the Olympic finale, beating her through the first round with an outstanding score of 21-19 is a great deal!She has set an example from all

She has set an example for all the young girls in the country who wish to fulfill their dreams.

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