What is Sindhu? This is the first time that Sindhu has broken into the top five. What many did not know was that it was also a subtle marketing campaign, as Sindhu represents Hindustan Unilever’s Nature Protect brand. On November 2, a social media post bearing this message on its cover went online and did what it was expected to: make people sit up and take notice. Any quick message for parents out there?  • 14 min read. Ever since she won the silver medal in the Rio Olympics, Sindhu has only gone from strength to strength. “While playing tournaments, I don’t get much time to undertake these tests. It was a sweet victory for PV Sindhu who had lost a heart-breaking but well-fought battle against Spanish shuttler Carolina Marin in last year’s final. Yes, Sindhu has been an inspiration for us throughout her career. The ace shuttler won the Badminton World Championship 2019 in a smashing finish. People often ask me whether I feel sad after a loos and how I recover. That is the ultimate aim.”. I am a jovial and a very sensitive person. As we celebrate the phenomenal success story of PV Sindhu, we meet the ‘champion team’ to underst... Rajesh Viswanathan That last remark is a reminder of how much she has grown as a sportsperson, and also a marker of the amount of hope this country will pin on her when she steps onto the courts in Tokyo. PV Sindhu: ‘Winning the Olympic gold is the ultimate aim’, Watch | India’s first batch of homegrown asafoetida, Archery selection trials from November 24, Anand thrilled with addition to medal collection, Cricketer Krunal Pandya detained at Mumbai airport for possession of undisclosed gold, Rent-a-car business faces challenges in Kochi, PM Modi unveils Vivekananda’s statue on JNU campus, 'Like a student eager to impress the teacher': Obama writes about Rahul Gandhi in his memoir, Fit and healthy Kapil Dev happy to be practising golf, Crossword blog #178 | Make a mark or two with a brace, Can the right to work be made real in India? My parents have played a key role in my life and I am very thankful as it is due to their motivation and support that I have achieved so much in life. The Hindu has always stood for journalism that is in the public interest. Both her parents are former Volleyball players. And it gets built because of good nutritional habits. As we fight disinformation and misinformation, and keep apace with the happenings, we need to commit greater resources to news gathering operations. It matters if a sportsperson wants to go abroad and train or play tournaments.

The reigning world champion also shed light on her decision to train in London as she prepares to return to competitive action in the Asian leg of the BWF tour in January, 2021. That is how I motivate myself. The Indian Express is now on Telegram.
With 69399 points, she overtook Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi (68149) to go fifth, as per the latest rankings released on Wednesday.

Written by Rajesh Vishwanathan on 26 September 2019. Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu jumped three places to achieve a career-best world number two ranking in the latest Badminton World … Any message for children who aspire to be the next Sindhu? Asked about her initial feelings, Sindhu said: "This is also Rio Olympics, it's a very different feeling.

Also, when you talk about junk food, I think occasionally is fine but not all the time, because it also might affect you when you play or when you train. Since Sindhu’s arrival on the scene, and especially after her gold medal clash with Spaniard Carolina Marín at the Rio Olympics, which the latter won, badminton’s popularity in the country has soared significantly, almost in parallel with the shuttler’s fortunes. For all the latest Sports News, download Indian Express App. We witnessed the lovely hug you gave to Carolina Marin and also the lovely selfie at the final of the World Championship. Subscribe to The Hindu now and get unlimited access. It’s a beautiful partnership I would say. However, it came from the Twitter and Instagram feeds of ace shuttler PV Sindhu, fuelling conjecture.

That is very important and they need to believe in themselves and keep working hard because hard work is the key to success.

Were you like that as a child as well? Earlier, I had won 2 bronze, 2 silver but not the top prize. He/she has to work really hard to become an elite athlete,” she remarks. Of course, everything is very important, mentally and physically you need to keep yourself fit. In an exclusive interaction with indiatoday.in, PV Sindhu opened up about her viral 'I retire' post. I know there still are people who may get fewer opportunities, but once somebody gets one, what they do with it is up to them. “It will be tough for the International Olympic Committee to pull off a bio bubble at the Games because it is a big event, and we must all take care,” she says.

I admit that I get aggressive on court but not off court.  • 13 min read. She considers the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as a blessing in disguise, as it has given her time to work on, improve and perfect her technique. She says she was only retiring “from the negativity, the constant fear, uncertainty” and “a complete lack of control over the unknown” — all of which she attributed to the pandemic outbreak in the post. This is the first time that Sindhu has broken into the top five. PV Sindhu has risen to a career best BWF ranking of no. “The top 10 players are all of the same standard from a competitive view point. However, we have a request for those who can afford to subscribe: please do. Badminton is my passion and wins on the big stage motivate me. Winning and losing is secondary and it is perfectly okay to lose as long as you learn from mistakes and come back stronger. How did you handle all those pressures? PV Sindhu has given many interviews where she talks, in length, about achievements in her career.

What has been the role played by your parents in this wonderful journey so far?

The pandemic will occupy a corner of her mind. Many genuinely, even if momentarily, believed that the 2016 Olympics silver medallist was calling time on her career. It’s sad at times, but that is when you need to be strong and think that there is always a chance for redemption. I think half of the credit will go to them because they’ve always supported and motivated me and I think I am here because of them.

Her dedication to the sport of badminton is impressive.  • 9 min read, #GadgetFreeHour: A Much-needed Social Awareness Campaign Is Here. We have been keeping you up-to-date with information on the developments in India and the world that have a bearing on our health and wellbeing, our lives and livelihoods, during these difficult times. But a very important attribute in racquet sport is physical strength. From your phenomenal Olympic silver till now, not much has changed about the qualities and attributes you bring to the table. At this difficult time, it becomes even more important that we have access to information that has a bearing on our health and well-being, our lives, and livelihoods. She has an elder sister, Divyaram Pusarla, who was a national-level handball player and later became a doctor. Everybody is travelling and stepping out. So, there is always life outside the badminton court? So what’s the key message you have for parents?