“A women is Unstoppable after She realises She deserves Better” 

She knew she could do it, and hence she did it. Such success and victory doesn’t take one or two days, it needs year of dedication and hardwork. P V Sindhu’s dedication started quite early. This 21 year old girl is winning hearts all over with her performance in the Olympic. She definitely is hard-working and it showed in her game. With the gleaming sportsman spirit Pusarla Venkata Sindhu has, she not only bagged a Silver medal in the Badminton Women’s Single finals at Rio Olympics, but won respect too.

P V Sindhu

While India is busy praising the Olympic medallist, here are some lesser known facts about PV Sindhu you must know:

1. PV Sindhu getting inspired by Gopichand’s success in 2001 at All England Open Badminton Championship, she took up the Sport at the young age of 8. 


2. Sindhu’s parents P.V. Ramana and P. Vijaya were both volleyball players and her father was an Arjuna Awardee and was a member of the Indian volleyball team that won the bronze medal in 1986 Seoul Asian Games. Sindhu’s elder sister P.V. Divya was a national-level handball player but she gave up Sports to become a Doctor.

 PV Sindhu

3. PV Sindhu won the Arjuna Award at the age of 18-years and she had to miss her elder Sister’s wedding( Who she is very close to) to attend the Grand Prix at Lucknow. 


4. She has received India’s fourth highest Civilian honour Padma Shri on 30 March 2015.


5. She has been hardworking and it clearly shows as she used to start her coaching everyday at 4 AM continuously for the last 3 years.  And to do this, she travel 27kms and always reported on time.

 PV Sindhu

6. Sindhu is the tallest player among the present crop of international women shuttlers with her height being  five feet and eleven inches. 


 PV Sindhu


7. Sindhu became the second Indian female shuttler to win an Olympic medal after Saina Nehwal’s Bronze medal at 2012 Summer Olympics at London.


8. When she was 7 years old, she wasn’t allowed to play with Seniors, on seeing this, Mehboob Ali, a renowned badminton coach, advised her to do wall practice and told her not to quit till the paint peeled off.

 PV Sindhu

9. She was also the winner of the under-14 team gold medal at the 51st National School Games in India.


10. She was named the 2014 NDTV Indian of the Year. 


 PV Sindhu

So next time, when you go down on inspiration, read this and let the young talent inspire you!