PV Sindhu is an Indian badminton player. Sindhu was born in Hyderabad on 5th July 1995. She started playing badminton at the age of eight. She later joined coach Pullela Gopichand's academy. Sindhu started winning titles in the Under10 and Under13 categories. In 2012 she won a Gold at the Asian Junior Championship. Since then the 24-year-old PV Sindhu has been undefeatable. Recently she became the first Indian to secure a Gold at the Badminton World Championship in August 2019.
PV Sindhu's journey has not been easy. There were many hurdles but she never lost hope and stayed committed to her goals.
#1. Sindhu made this statement after winning a Silver Medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics. She was very happy at that moment because representing India itself is a dream for many and Sindhu not only made her dream come true but also made it to the finals and secured a Silver.
“I never thought I will ever play in an Olympic final. I am happy with the silver I got.”
#2. Sindhu feels that the road to success will not be easy. She had to juggle her training and education. It has not been easy for her but she still managed to do it all to be where she wanted to see herself.
“There will be many obstacles in the pursuit of your dreams. I had long hours of training, balancing studies and badminton.”
#3. In this quote by Sindhu, she wants to pass on a message, stating that winning and losing the game are two sides of the same coin. We should take winning and losing positively and never lose hope.
“You win some and lose some. It's all part of the game. You have to take it in a very positive way.”
#4. PV Sindhu thinks that periods are not supposed to make you weak. For Sindhu, periods were never an excuse to stop her from achieving her goals. In fact, according to her periods made her more determined.
"My period days didn't make me falter: they made me more determined to pursue my dreams."
#5. Not many people know the struggle of PV Sindhu. She used to travel 56 km every day to her training institute and back home. This shows how focussed and dedicated she was towards fulfilling her dreams.
“In my early years, I would travel 56 km from home to the training institute and back every single day.”
#6. Sindhu says that she did not become a world champion overnight. It took her years of practice and persistence to be the badminton champ that she is now.
"It takes years of practice to become a World No. 1 or 2."
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