P.V Sindhu a brief history, How she nearly became the first Indian woman to win Gold
Pusarla Venkata Sindhu, born in the beautiful city of Hyderabad in India on 5th July 1995 is an Indian Professional badminton player. She is the daughter of former volleyball players P.V Ramanaa and P.Vijaya.
Her childhood here, role model, inspiration and coach is Pullela Gopichand. A former Indian Badminton Player who won the All England Open Badminton Championships in 2001 and is currently the Chief National Coach for the Indian Badminton team.
He played a massive role in coaching Sindhu and was appreciated likewise by many.
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 19, 2016
Sindhu started playing badminton from the age of eight. She started coaching under the guidance o Mehboob Ali and used to travel 56km (35 miles) daily to her coaching camps. She was reported never to be late and was very willing, disciplined and had a great desire to become a good badminton Player. She is probably a perfect example of ‘Grit‘, a term made popular by the American Psychologist Angela Duckworth.
Injuries are every player’s nightmare, and Sindhu is no exception. She had many knee injuries. “I had injured my right knee last year, which affected my game. But this year I was fine till the Sudirman Cup where I hurt my other knee. I missed Thailand and Indonesia Open due to the injury but I hope to be fit for the prestigious World Championships,” Sindhu was quoted as saying. “This is the first time I would be playing the World Championships, and I would like to at least make it to the semifinals. This is my immediate target.” Reported by Deccan Chronicle a local newspaper in Hyderabad.
She first received international attention when she broke into the Top 20 in the Badminton World Federation Rankings back in September 2012. The then 20 years old stunned the world by beating the London Olympics gold medalist Li Xuerui.
In the 2013 World Championship, she became the first women’s single player to win a medal, where she won the Bronze medal. On August 18th, 2016 she created history to go for Gold, which if she had won, would’ve been the first Gold medal by an Indian Woman. She defeated Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the semi-finals to achieve this feat. She managed to win the Silver, this making her the first Indian woman to achieve the feat.
She is just 21 and has a long career ahead and is a serious candidate for Gold in the 2020 Olympics, and we at Zuleb hope that happens and wish her nothing but best lucks. As of now, she has achieved a tremendous feat and should relax and enjoy her achievement.
She is a family person, who likes to hang out with her mom and dad. She likes going out with friends and loves nature. Her Instagram profile is proof of that.
She has got a great following with #SindhuForGold already being the top twitter hashtag across the world. Take a sneak peak of the fans tweet.
Unable to count how many records she just created. This record that record and record and record and record. Women of Record #SindhuForGold
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SarJadeja) August 19, 2016
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 19, 2016
No Indian went as far as you did, Sindhu. You are a trailblazer. #HeadHeldHigh
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 19, 2016
— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) August 18, 2016
Sakshi….Sindhu…. Dono ko Salaam! pic.twitter.com/RFhfUkUpsS
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) August 18, 2016
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 19, 2016
Yes, you got that right. From the Prime Minister of India to SRK, that’s one fan following to have.