Persistence is Sindhu’s second title, which was evident in the best way she by no means gave up her dream of changing into a world champion since successful her first bronze medal on the prestigious occasion in 2013. In Sindhu’s personal phrases, the resolve grew stronger after her huge win over 2012 Olympic champion Li Xuerui following a number of robust losses throughout her transition to the senior circuit.
“The turning point for me was when I beat Li Xuerui in 2012. She was the Olympic champion at that point of time and I beat her in the quarter-finals (of the China Masters),” reminisced the star shuttler, including that it boosted her confidence by miles and made her work more durable than ever.
An enormous fan of 2004 Olympic gold medalist Taufik Hidayat’s backhand and two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan’s fashion of play, Sindhu nonetheless fondly remembers a shock present she obtained from considered one of her devoted followers upon her arrival from the Rio Olympics, which was his one-month wage. “It was so touching that I remember it even today. I wrote him a letter and sent him some money,” stated the World No. 7.
While Sindhu at the moment continues to coach at dwelling and is having a relaxed time together with her household in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, she has additionally picked up new abilities. “I have been learning a few things; like I paint nowadays. I am also cooking and baking. It’s really interesting because earlier it was always badminton but now you are learning different stuff which is creative,” stated Sindhu.
The 25-year-old additionally spoke of the significance of help for rising stars to excel. Support from the ecosystem like Khelo India is as important as help from the dad and mom; this being her parting message on the present.
This was the 16th episode of the Instagram stay chat sequence ‘In The Sportlight’, by 21-year-old fast-rising Indian paddler Dani, who has already hosted Abhinav Bindra, Leander Paes, Vijender Singh, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju amongst others with the subsequent visitor being champion wrestler Bajrang Punia.
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