PV Sindhu, the 27-year-old Badminton player from Hyderabad has won many medals- a silver and bronze medal at the Asian Games, two bronze medals at the Asian Championships, silver at Rio and bronze at Tokyo Olympics. She also won the BWF World Tour in the year 2018.
Sindhu lays a lot of emphasis on physical fitness and claims that as athletes, players train to overcome all injuries and blockades in their game. Sindhu, herself a fitness freak, has had an injury-free run in her international badminton career.
At the moment, Sindhu is aiming to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games and then the World Championship. Chasing an elusive gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, her next target will be the Tokyo World Championship.
Her ultimate target is the Paris Olympics, 2024, Sindhu says that playing and winning in the Commonwealth Games would be a great achievement.
In the recent events, Sindhu has not been able to defeat Taiwanese Tai Tzu-ying although she did win the Singapore Open. She was only able to get past World No.2 during the 2019 World Championships. Since then, Sindhu has had to face seven consecutive defeats.
Furthermore, Sindhu has also struggled against left-handed players like Spain’s Carolina Marin and Korea’s An Se Young. Denying any technical fault in her game, Sindhu says that playing on that particular day in a match is what matters.
Sindhu says that she needs to practice her stroked every day. The shutter trains under Korea’s Park Tae Sang. Sindhu feels proud of her success and representing India is a great feeling for her.