My parents’ support has made me what I am today says PV Sindhu

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My parents’ support has made me what I am today says PV Sindhu

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PV Sindhu has stated that since her parents were sportspersons too they totally supported her when she chose badminton as a career which ultimately led her to success. In recent years, Sindhu has excelled in many top International events like the recent Asian games where she won a silver medal.

PV Sindhu is one female athlete who in recent times has made a special place in the hearts of Indian sports lovers. Though she was successful as a professional shuttler before the year 2016, her fame reached peaks when she won the silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics and since then she has never looked back.

“I am lucky to have sportspersons as parents. They supported me in whichever sport I wanted to play. People ask me why not volleyball as both parents were volleyball players. My parents supported my decision to take up badminton. I have reached wherever I have because of the sacrifices of my parents,” Sindhu said at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit.

Before PV Sindhu there was another Hyderabad-based shuttler who made a name for herself. Though past her prime, Saina Nehwal is still going strong winning a bronze as recent as in the Asian Games. PV Sindhu also goes on to talk about the on the court rivalry between her and Saina Nehwal.

“Having a rivalry is not a bad thing as when you go on to the court, you play for yourself and you have to give your best. We play in different academies but we have a lot of people who play with us. When we play for the country, we are always together. It is not like that she is different and I am different. But when we are playing against each other, the rivalry is always there. But off the court, we are just normal friends,” she said.

Though PV Sindhu is winning a lot of medals for the country, she has made a dubious reputation for of losing the finals in recent times. The silver medal-winning performances at Rio Olympics in 2016, World Championships in 2017 and 2018, BWF Super Series Finals in 2017, Commonwealth Games in 2018 and Asian Games also goes on to prove the same.

“Every time I go or a tournament people expect me to win a medal. But it is not that easy. People also say that you always lose in finals. But I am very happy that I won a silver (at Rio Olympics). People should understand that reaching the final is one thing and playing in the final is another thing. On one hand, I am happy that I won a silver but one the other, I feel that I definitely will win the gold next time," she concluded.

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