Tuesday, August 23, 2016

PV Sindhu's Favourite Foods and How She Prepared for Victory

Pusarla Venkata Sindhu better known as PV Sindhu is an Indian professional badminton player. At the 2016 Summer Olympics held in Rio, she became the first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver medal. The youngest recipient of India's fourth highest civilian honor, the Padma Shri, her silver medal win in women's singles made her the first Indian shuttler to reach the final of an Olympics badminton event and the youngest Indian to finish in an individual event at the Olympics.

In order to become a champion, she was trained by coach Pullela Gopichand, a former Indian badminton player who is the Chief National Coach for the Indian Badminton team. He runs the Gopichand Badminton Academy where he trained her and also banned junk food and sweets from Sindhu’s diet in the run up to the Games. He states, “Sugar hampers recovery, it causes inflammation." Sindhu who blindly follows her coach has been training with him for the past 12 years. Her favourite foods, chocolates and Hyderabadi biryani, have been banned by her strict coach who strictly keeps an eye on her meals, sleeping pattern as well as training.

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