Exclusive: PV Sindhu on The her Lock-down life, Future of Sports and A Fitter India!

She made the entire nation proud winning silver, but she wasn’t one to stop there. Winning the title of World Championships, she proved that nothing is impossible if determination takes centre stage. In conversation with JFW, PV Sindhu talks about retaining the title until 2022, life post-lockdown and her ideal fitness mantra.

When PV Sindhu proudly represented the country with her Olympic silver, she was already thinking about the next immense change in the way people looked at her wins. She decided to never be a runner-up again and so she won the title of World Champion in the year 2019 and has now globally made India proud. Even with the lockdown in effect, Sindhu has found enriching ways to keep her life as dynamic as ever. From exciting fitness classes to some amazing social media campaigns, Sindhu is bringing good things back to her nation virtually.

The wind beneath her wings

Sindhu has nothing but the depths of gratitude for the support and sacrifices of her parents. Sindhu’s mother gave up her Government job to be supportive of her daughter and her father would commute all the way to Secunderabad from Gachibowli for his work, all so that Sindhu could juggle between practices and education without distance being an issue.

From a very young age, Sindhu’s day would begin as early as 3:30 AM and she would begin her training at 5:30 AM every day and end at 8 PM or 9 PM. However, with the lockdown upon us, everything has come to a standstill. A woman with an extremely packed schedule on a daily basis, Sindhu talks about life post lockdown. “It has been four months at home now and life has definitely come to a standstill for everybody and not just for me. Earlier for me it used to be practise, come back, practise and tournaments but now I have been home completely spending time with my family. Although I may wake up a little late…(Click here to read the entire conversation)


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