12 Unknown Facts about Rio Olympics 2016 Silver Medal winner PV Sindhu : The whole India was disappointed at the start of the Rio Olympics but this Friday is the special Friday in the Indian calendar as India’s daughter PV Sindhu will play the final for the Gold medal in Badminton.
The 21-year-old Sindhu has thrashed Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara by 21-19, 21-10 in the semi-final match and now, will face World No 1 Carolina Marin on August 19, 2016, at the Rio Olympics.
PV Sindhu has already made in the history book, as with the place in the final as she has become first Indian Badminton player to enter Olympic finals. This girl has dragged the whole India to the edge of their seat and gave them hope that she could win a Gold for them.
Meanwhile, we ae here with all the unknown facts that every Indian should know about this 21-year-old badminton player.
1. Pusarla Venkata Sindhu hails from a volleyball player’s family, but she chooses Badminton over Volleyball after getting the inspiration from her coach Pullela Gopichand’s win in 2001 All England Badminton Championship.
2. Sidhu started playing Badminton at the tender age of 8 years.
3. Sindhu came into limelight in 2012, when she beat the gold medalist Li Xuerui in the 2012 Olympics in London.
4. Sindhu reached another achievement when she won the Arjuna Award at the tender age of 18.
5. Then, Sindhu reached the semifinal of Common Wealth Games in women’s single in 2014 and next year, she reached to final of a Super Series event at Denmark Open.
6. PV Sindhu’s achievement has not hidden from the whole world, but only a few knows that there is a lot of hard behind her success. Sindhu from last three years is waking up at 4 am early in the morning and began her training with traveling 50 kilometers in a day.
7. Sindhu had missed the wedding of her sister, with whom she share a special bond to attend Grand Prix at Lucknow.
8. PV Sindhu is the first Indian woman badminton singles player to win a medal at the world championship on 10th of august in 2013.
9. PV Sindhu was named as the “NDTV Indian Of The Year” in 2014.
10. Sindhu also won the bronze in bronze in 2013 BWF World Championship which was held in Guangzhou, China and Uber cup which was held in New Delhi in 2014 along with snatching.
11. The biggest achievement came in the life of PV Sindhu when, she received the fourth highest civilian honor ” Padma Shri Award,” on 30th March 2015.
12. The parents of the PV Sindhu , P.V. Ramana & P. Vijaya were the professional Volleyball players. And even, Sindhu’s dad was rewarded with the Arjuna Award.
Well, PV Sindhu has been the real daughter of India and her achievements speak for the greatness of this 21-year-old Badminton player. Meanwhile, we would like to wish PV Sindhu for her next final match on August 19 and would hope that she will make this country proud by winning the first gold medal in tonight’s match.