PV Sindhu is one of India’s medal hopefuls in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. The badminton star follows Cristiano Ronaldo, Serena Williams and Roger Federer in action. Sindhu will start her Olympic campaign against Israel’s Polikarpova Ksenia on July 25. Sindhu aiming for gold in Tokyo 2020 after silver at Rio Olympics. She will face Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams and Caroline Marin in the final. The Indian is hoping to win her first Olympic gold medal in five years’ time.
- PV Sindhu is one of India’s medal contenders at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.
- She tries to catch her favorite athletes in action across various sports.
- On July 25, Sindhu will commence her Olympic campaign against Israel’s Polikarpova Ksenia at court 2 of the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza BDM.
- In 2021, she reached both the finals and semifinals of the Swiss Open and the All England Open.
- Because the Malaysian Open and Singapore Open were canceled, she did not get any competitive minutes since March.
PV Sindhu, a world-class badminton player, is one of India’s medal contenders at the 2016 Tokyo Olympics. Despite her hectic schedule, she makes time to watch her favorite sportsmen compete in a variety of sports. Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese football legend who recently won the Golden Boot at Euro 2020 for scoring five goals and providing one assist, is one of them.
He is one of the best players in the world, and he recently won the Capocannoniere award in Serie A for scoring 29 goals, the highest goal-scorer in the Italian domestic league. Sindhu didn’t hold back when expressing her admiration for the 36-year-old footballer.
“I don’t have words,” she told Olympics.com before travelling to Tokyo. “The way he plays, the skill and technique he possesses is fantastic.”
Sindhu enjoys tennis and tries not to miss it when Serena Williams and Roger Federer are competing. Sindu hopes to emulate the two tennis giants’ dedication and sincerity, which have dominated the court for more than a decade.
“Serena thinks that as a woman and a mother, she is capable of achieving her goals. She’s done a fantastic job and is a powerful woman. Federer, on the other hand, is a legend. It has not been simple for him to maintain that level at his age. He’s gone to the very top, “she stated herself.
Sindhu will begin her Olympic campaign on July 25 at court 2 of the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza BDM against Israel’s Polikarpova Ksenia.
In 2021, she has been in excellent form, reaching the finals of the Swiss Open and the All England Open, respectively. She hasn’t been able to obtain competitive minutes since the Malaysian Open and Singapore Open were postponed in March. The Olympic silver medalist from Rio 2016 is convinced, though, that it will not affect her chances at the major quadrennial tournament.
“I appreciate that many people believe we are short on match time. But I don’t think so because we created a setting, a setup that was almost like match play. The Gachibowli Stadium is almost identical to a Japanese stadium in terms of size, air conditioning, shuttle control, and other amenities. I recruit guys from Suchitra Academy and ensure that we have match play, simulating the styles of Tai Tzu-Ying and Ratchanok (Intanon). You are the one who creates that scenario. Coach is always there to tell me if I’m making any mistakes, and my father is always there to tell me if I’m making any mistakes “she clarified
Sindhu’s heroes have had a difficult year in 2021. Ronaldo was knocked out of Euro 2020 in the Round of 16, Federer was knocked out of Wimbledon in the quarterfinals, and Williams had a tearful first-round departure after being hurt against Aliaksandra Sasnovich. Sindhu, on the other hand, cannot afford to falter in Tokyo 2020. In Rio, she had to settle for silver, and now, five years later, with Carolina Marin out of the picture, she is hoping for gold.