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Unseen Photos Of Sindhu And Her Family

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The greatest asset is a strong mind, If I know someone is training harder than I am, I have no excuses – PV Sindhu

P V Sindhu's spirited effort at the World Badminton Championship 2018 final against Carolina Marin of Spain, needs special mention. Even if it is heart-breaking for fans, Sindhu went down giving a tough fight to her opponent. 

Ups and downs are part and parcel of a sportsperson's career, what is more important is the attitude and Sindhu is known for her never-say-die attitude. 

Here we discuss her achievements and the role her parents played in making her the champion she is.

Sindhu’s tireless dedication and commitment to badminton is well-known. Her coach Pullela Gopichand says Sindhu is an epitome of hard work and discipline whose work ethic can inspire anybody. During major tournaments,  Sindhu does not use her mobile phone even once and stayed away from her favourite treats – sweet yogurt and ice-cream.

After her enormous feat at the World Championship 2018, we look at some rare and unseen photos of the champ while also looking at some important facets of her life and the role played by her parents.

Flip through the pages of the ClipBook to know more.

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Sindhu With Her Mother P Vijaya

Sindhu's mother, P Vijaya, a former national level volleyball player, has always supported Sindhu to chase her dreams. P Vijaya took voluntary retirement from the Indian Railways to dedicate time for Sindhu. The proud mother says she is extremely ...

Sindhu's Pursuit Of Excellence

Sindhu is a perfect example of how hard work and dedication pays off. Her coach Gopichand says how she used to be up and ready for her training session, the first of which used to start at 4:15 a.m. During her initial days, Sindhu used to commute ...

A Glimpse Into Her Childhood

PV Sindhu was born on 5 July 1995 in Hyderabad to PV Ramana and P Vijaya. Sindhu was inspired to play badminton at the tender age of six years after watching Gopichand's win at the All England Badminton Championship in 2001. Interestingly, Gopicha...

Sindhu's Instagram Shows How She Is Like Any Other Girl

Sindhu is a champion shuttler and an icon for millions of young men and women but at heart, she is like any other girl her age. One look at her Instagram posts reveals her love of taking selfies, making Dubsmash videos, Starbucks coffee, and eatin...

Sibling Love

PV Sindhu shares a special bond with her sister P Divya, who is older to her by seven years. Sindhu says her sister has always encouraged her to follow her dreams and provided unconditional support. Divya is a former national-level handball player...

Sindhu Is A Foodie, And Loves Her Mother's Biryani

Although she has to keep a strict watch on her diet due to her busy schedules, Sindhu is a self-confessed foodie. She is a huge fan of her mother's Hyderbadi dum biryani. She also likes mutton keema and fish prepared by her mother. Sindhu has a sw...

The Sporting Culture Of Hyderabad

Sindhu's ascension to the top of the badminton world is the result of her talent, hard work and dedication. That Hyderabad has given rise to several sporting icons like Sania Mirza, Jwala Gutta, Saina Nehwal, VVS Laxman and Pullela Gopichand meant...

Tradition And Customs Are An Integral Part Of Sindhu's Family

The family of Sindhu have witnessed unprecedented heights due to the achievements of their daughter but they believe traditions and customs are equally important. One way Sindhu’s parents managed to build great self-belief in their child was throu...

Sindhu's Father Is Her Pillar Of Strength

Sindhu's father, PV Ramana, a former volleyball player, is a bronze medal winner at the 1986 Asian Games. An Arjuna awardee, Ramana has supported Sindhu from the beginning. Ramana would wake up every day at 3 a.m. for nearly 12 years to take Sindh...

Gopichand Has Been A Mentor Cum Coach For Sindhu

Pullela Gopichand has been more than just a coach for Sindhu. He has been her role model and a mentor who has guided Sindhu in every step of her life. A man of principle, Gopichand has taught Sindhu to never give up no matter how difficult the cir...

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