S.O.S: Secrets of Sindhu

November has been a fruitful month for Indian Badminton as Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth succeeded at the China Open and yesterday it was P.V Sindhu’s tireless effort made her defend her Macau crown. She now believes this a just a start to her trophy cabinet as she has a sense of optimism for the future. Here are 10 things that outline the young female badminton prodigy.

• Sindhu, became the first ever Indian woman to win a medal in singles at the World Championships, after nearly three decades as Prakash Padukone won a bronze back in 83’.

• She has a sporting family as her folks played professional Volleyball!

• “P.V”, her initials, always raises an eyebrow; well it stands for Pusarla Venkata! Now we know, the real P.V!

• Still a teenager, Sindhu has already entered the top ten ranking for women singles in Badminton! #girlpower

• Remarkably, Sindhu started playing as early as the age of 8. By 10, she had already accumulated several junior titles! #youngprodigy

• Recently, Sindhu was voted as NDTV’s Sportsperson of the year, 2014, capping her excellent performances throughout the year.

• "The most striking feature in Sindhu's game is her attitude and the never-say-die spirit." – Pullela Gopichand, after seeing her passion for shuttle!

• Her likes pertaining to movies are in preference with Telugu, then Bollywood lastly being English flicks.

• Her love for Chinese & Italian food is emphasised, but she enjoys nothing more than a ‘bhutta’ on a rainy day!

• Lastly, to define Sindhu, The Hindu correspondent observed, “The fact that she reports on time at the coaching camps daily, travelling a distance of 56 km from her residence, is perhaps a reflection of her willingness to complete her desire to be a good badminton player with the required hard work and commitment”

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