Badminton is my favorite sport. It is a sport which requires, stamina, skills and a good eyesight. . This sport offers excitement and entertainment and many across the world enjoy playing badminton. When we hear the word ‘BADMINTON’ the first name that comes to our mind is ‘P.V.Sindhu’. Sindhu is my favourite badminton player. Just seeing her in the court makes me feel inspired. Its always a joy to watch her in court as she glides from side to side, hitting the shuttlecock right back, never letting it to land on her side.
Pusarla Venkata Sindhu or P.V.Sindhu is an Indian professional badminton player. Over the course of her career, she has won medals in many tournaments among the BWF circuit including a gold at 2019 World Championships as well as in Olympics. She is the first Indian to become the Badminton World Champion.
On Sunday, 1st August 2021, by defeating China’s He Bingjiao in Tokyo Olympics 2020, Sindhu became the first Indian woman ever from India to win 2 medals at the Olympic Games. Sindhu was one of the top 20 at the BWF World Ranking in 2012 at the young age of 17. Starting from 2013, she won a medal at every world championships. Sindhu is the second woman to win five or more medals at the world championships. Sindhu has won medals not only in Olympic Games but also in Uber Cup, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and many other championships.
P.V. Sindhu was born and brought up in Hyderabad. Both of her parents, P.V. Ramana and P. Vijaya were national level volleyball players. Even though her parents were professional volleyball players she loved badminton, as she got inspired from Pullela Gopichand. She started learning badminton at the age of eight and soon she joined the Gopichand’s Badminton academy. She travelled almost a distance of 56 km daily to reach the coaching camp. That itself shows the true spirit of that young mind to reach her goal of becoming an outstanding badminton player.
Since 2013, she is employed with Bharat Petroleum and currently she is the deputy collector for Andhra Pradesh government. Her recognitions include the highest sporting honor Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri, Arjuna award and many other.
Sindhu is my favourite badminton player. Her game is really good because of her never-say-die attitude. She has all the qualities the game demands and I like her especially because she never quits despite of failures that she just goes on and on, learning from the mistakes. That is the personality I always wished to have .