PV Sindhu opens up about her career and life

Session Highlights:

PV Sindhu and Sameer Kochchar

Roaring applause of the crowd at the venue welcomed PV Sindhu

Sameer Kochchar highlighted all the awards and appreciation she received only at the age of 26. To which she said, she still has a long way to go!

PV Sindhu’s father was sitting in the front row and also received a round of applause for all the support he has given to her over the years.

PV Sindhu says she is very lucky to have parents who were volleyball players. At home, her parents would provide her with insights and feedback on her performances. Her father has been instrumental in shaping her as a player as he has seen her play for 15 -16 years now.

While she was young, she expressed her interest in pursuing badminton and her parents were extremely supportive of her decision. She went into an Academy when she was only 8 years old!
She fondly remembers all her coaches.

When she was asked to choose between Rio and Tokyo, she said that Rio was her first Olympics; it was very new to her. On the flip side, Tokyo was a completely different experience, wherein there were a lot of expectations, pressure, and responsibilities. The stakes were higher.

PV Sindhu continued to practice badminton even during the pandemic for the Olympics, highlighting that they took permission from the government to continue the training. She definitely has left no stone unturned.

She spoke about her training schedule, which begins at 6:30 am every day with court sessions followed by weight training and exercise regimen; post-lunch, she continues with her practices again.

When asked about her strongest opponent on the court and their qualities, she said that nobody’s tough and everyone is beatable.

Speaking on the topic of cheat meals, she fondly mentions Hyderabad Biryani.

PV also spoke about spending time with her 3-year-old nephew and pet Labrador, Rio when she has time off-court.


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