As we all know PV Sindhu as Sindhu. But her full name is Pusarla Venkata Sindhu. PV. Sindhu is the most inventive badminton star in India. She is the first-ever young woman to win the Silver medal at Rio Olympics 2016. Other than this we have more interesting facts about Sindhu. Let’s get started and discuss some interesting facts.
PV Sindhu comes from a family-focused on sports
Sports is in the genes of PV. Sindhu’s family. If you are wondering, then you should. Because of Sindhu’s father PV. Ramana is a national level football player, who won Arjuna Award for his incredible contribution to volleyball. PV. Vijaya, Sindhu’s mother is also a volleyball player at the national level. And, Sindhu’ sister has also played national-level handball.
She made India proud
Yes, PV. Sindhu was just 21 years old when she cracked the 2016 Olympics. She can make it happen, because of her devotion to badminton and passion that gave her so much success at a very young age. She doubled her former teammate Saina Nehwal, who won bronze at the 2012 London Olympics. And now, Sindhu has won the Silver Medal at Rio Olympics 2016.
Mehboob Ali was PV. Sindhu’s first coach
Before taking training at Gopichand academy, Mehboob Ali was Sindhu’s first coach. It was him who taught her from the basics. She started her initial training in Secunderabad under coach Mehboob. Later she was inspired by Pullela Gopichand and continued her training at Gopichand Academy. And now, Gopichand is the coach of Sindhu.
Her dedication made her travel 56 km
Sindhu expressed enormous enthusiasm for the badminton and her desire to become a successful badminton star. She started badminton at the young age 8 and this dedication made her stand today. At that age, she decided to make goals. That’s why she chose to walk 56 km to make her goals come true. And she made it.
Pullela Gopichand, the man behind Sindhu’s goals
Pullela Gopichand, a great badminton player and was the second person to win the All India England Open Badminton Championship in 2001. Because of his dedication towards achievements and goals, Sindhu’s made him as her inspiration. He is the reason she has chosen badminton instead of volleyball, as her parents were from a volleyball background.
PV. Sindhu was awarded the Padma Bhushan
At a very young age, she started sowing seeds. And now, she is receiving all the fruits of success. For having excellency in badminton and for dedication towards her goals. Sindhu was awarded the Padma Bhushan Award.
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