P.V Sindhu is one of the best badminton player in the world and was highly appreciated the spirit and the never-dying attitude she showed in Rio Olympics, 2016 against Carolina Marin in the finals. Although she lost in the finals and had to satisfied with the silver, but also became the first Indian to win silvers in the Olympics.
Early life of PV Sindhu
Pusarla Venkata Sindhu was born in 2000 to P.V Ramana and P. Vijaya. PV Sindhu started playing badminton from the tender age of eight.
Her parents were professional volley-ball players, and her father is a recipient of Arjuna Award . Despite his parents in Volley-Ball, she chose badminton over. The reason behind this was that she was highly inspired from the success of Pullela Gopichand – the All England Open Badminton Champion of 2001.
Early training and achievements
Sindhu learned the basics of badminton under the guidance of Mehboob Ali at the badminton court of Indian Railway Institute of Signal Engineering and Telecommunications in Secunderabad. She later joined Pullela Gopichand’s Badminton Academy.
She started showing dedication in the sports in the academy and never ran away from hard work and daily practice session. She would travel a distance of 56 kms from her residence daily to reach the academy without even a break. Her parents told in an interview how she would take the whole world on her head whenever missed a single training.
Gopichand also said that, ” the most striking feature in Sindhu’s game is her attitude and the never-say-die spirit.”
Under-10 years category, she won the 5th Servo all India ranking championship in the doubles category. She also won the singles titles at the Ambuja cement all India ranking.
PV Sindhu also won the under-14 team gold medal at the 51st National school games in India.
Rio Olympics 2016
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Her determination and hard work paid her well in the Rio Olympics 2016, where she reached the final by defeating Japanese Nozomi Okuhara in the semi-finals. In the final, she played against Carolina Marin from Spain. Carolina beat Sindhu in three sets in the 83-minute match.
She won silver in the Rio Olympics and became the first and the youngest individual from India to bag any Olympic Silver medal representing India.
Career of PV Sindhu
- 2016: PV Sindhu won China Open by defeating Sun Yu by 21–11, 17–21, 21–11
- 2016: PV Sindhu won Malaysia Masters by defeating Kirsty Gilmour with the score of 21-15,21-9
- 2015: Sindhu won Macau open by defeating Minatsu Mitani with a score of 21-9, 21-23, 21-14
- 2014: Sindhu defeated Kim Hyo-min and won Macau open in a two round match of score 21-12, 21-17
- 2013: Sindhu won Macau open against Michelle Li in two rounds of games by 21-15, 21-12.
- 2013: The same year she also won Malysia Masters over Gu Juan by 21-17, 17-21, 21-19
- 2011: Sandhu won Indonesia International against Fransisca Ratnasari by 21-16, 21-11