Star Indian professional badminton player PV Sindhu, has created history by gaining a bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics. Sindhu won against China’s Bingjiao to claim the bronze medal. PV Sindhu has become the first-ever Indian woman player to win two medals in an individual Olympic event.
Earlier in Rio Olympics 2016, Sindhu had won the silver medal while performing incredibly. Even though she did not win silver in this Olympics, she made history by winning the bronze. PV Sindhu has earned her own identity in the world of badminton in the last few years. She is well known all over the world as a star badminton player.
She has impressed everyone with her badminton skills and until now she has made many records. She has been awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2016 and Arjuna Award in 2013. Not only this, but she has also achieved Padma Shri in 2015 and Padma Bhushan in 2020.
Speaking about Sindhu’s badminton career, she has built and improved herself with time. After plenty of effort and struggle and a lot of work on techniques, she has developed her own style. PV Sindhu’s father PV Ramanna and her mother P Vijaya have played volleyball at the national level. Ramanna was even awarded the Arjuna Award for his accomplishments.
Sindhu decided to become a badminton player after Pullela Gopichand won the All England Championship title in 2001. Sindhu started to play badminton at the age of 8 and her enthusiasm and passion for the sport went on growing with time.
She started her initial training in Secunderabad under the supervision of Mehboob Khan. After this Sindhu began learning the tricks of badminton by enrolling in Gopichand’s academy. It is said that Sindhu used to reach Gopichand’s academy by covering a distance of 56 kms every day for training. She used to practice a lot to develop her skills.
With all the hard work and strength she put into learning badminton led to the success where she has reached today.
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