5 lesser known facts about PV Sindhu

Badminton sensation Sindhu is mesmerizing the nation in her quest for gold. Here are some interesting aspects about her that not many know of:

PV Sindhu

  • Her parents, PV Ramanna and P Vijaya were professional volleyball players.
  • She travelled 27 kms every day to start her badminton training at 4AM each morning.
  • In 2013, she became the first ever Indian women’s singles player to win a medal at the World Championships.
  • She was inspired by her coach Pullela Gopichand’s 2001 win at the All England Badminton Championship and thus chose badminton over volleyball.
  • At 18, she won the Arjuna Award.