Pusarla Venkata Sindhu is the first lady women to win silver medal in Rio Olympics 2016 for single in badminton and also youngest women to win medal.
Achievements of Sindhu:
Sindhu came to international attention when she broke into the top 20 of the BWF World Ranking in September 2012 at the age of 17. In 2013, she became the first ever Indian women’s singles player to win a medal at the Badminton World Championships. In March 2015, she became the youngest recipient of India’s fourth highest civilian honor, the Padma Shri. Her silver medal win in the women’s singles event of the 2016 Summer Olympics made her the first Indian shuttler to reach the final of an Olympics badminton event and the youngest Indian to make a podium finish in an individual event at the Olympics.
Some call her Smashing Sindhu because of her smashing shots and impressive rallies at badminton court… some call her young sensation. Yes! The name of this new Indian badminton icon is PV Sindhu.
She had played 23 tournaments in the leadup to the Olympic qualification cut-off, and was desperately in need of propping up both her agility and fitness while peaking for the Olympics.
“Her daily schedule consists of three sessions, with the first one beginning at 4am. It continues till 6.30 or 7am. We can go through as many as a thousand shuttles per session,” says Gopichand, the coach with the Olympic medal touch. To put it in context, during the final, only 25 shuttles were used.
It goes on: “We come back by about eight for another couple of hours of group session. Then it’s back again around 11am for an hour and a half. In the evening she has a gym and court session or a gym and running session.” So how many hours a day is that? “Six to seven.” How many days a week? “Six”. Is your mind boggling yet? Hold on, it gets more intense.
Sindhu does at least a 100 push-ups and 200 sit-ups a day. The latter are not of a single type but different variations (seven to eight) of exercises that activate the core and abdominal muscles. Thrice a week she does 600 to 700 abdominal routines. By a conservative estimate, she does about 600 pushups and 2400 abdominal exercises each week.
About Her Family
Pusarla Venkata Sindhu was born in a Telugu family to P. V. Ramana and P. Vijaya – both former volleyball players. Well are you searching for her state or caste then this is not right place. she is our nation’s pride. That’s it , no more allegations on her caste and state.
Here is the full list of cash rewards and gifts announced for PV Sindhu:
1- Rs 5 crore from Telangana government; 1,000 sq yards house site in the city, government job.
2- Rs 3 crore from Andhra Pradesh government; 1,000 sq yard house site in the new capital city of Amaravathi.
3- Rs 2 crore from Delhi government.
4- Rs 50 lakh each from Badminton Association of India (BAI), Sports Ministry, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh governments.
5- Rs 75 lakh from Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL).
6- Rs 50 lakh from Kerala businessman Mukkattu Sebastian, based in UAE.
7- Rs 30 lakh from Indian Olympic Association (IOA).
8- Rs 5 lakh from All India Football Federation (AIFF).
9- Rs 1.01 lakh from actor Salman Khan.
10- Rs 6 lakh worth diamond necklace from NAC Jewellers.
11- BMW car from V Chamundeswaranath, president of Hyderabad Badminton Association of India. India’s cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar will present the car to Sindhu.
Some Lesser Known Facts About P. V. Sindhu
- Sindhu learned the basics of sports at the Indian Railway Institute in Secunderabad under the guidance of Mehboob Ali. Later she joined Pullela Gopichand’s badminton academy and is currently coached by him. Notably, Gopichand is also Indian Badminton team’s chief coach.
- Sindhu is a very hard working athlete. She has been following a stringent training schedule where in she starts practicing Badminton every morning at 4.15 A.M sharp.
- She was named the 2014 NDTV Indian of the year.
- Sindhu’s Parents are former Volleyball players.
- In the year 2000, her father P. V. Ramana was awarded with the Arjuna Award for his contribution towards national Volleyball.