Ace shuttler PV Sindhu is one of India’s biggest medal contenders in the Tokyo Olympics. Ahead of the marquee event, the star player posted a video of herself playing badminton with her toughest competitor and biggest supporter. In the clip shared on Instagram, the Olympic silver medallist is shown facing her young nephew. Sindhu captioned the post as, “Took on a game with my toughest competition so far, he also happens to be my biggest supporter.”
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Several fans on Instagram extended their wishes to the badminton star.
“Waiting for the gold medal. Best of luck, excited to hear the announcement,” wrote a fan in the comment box.
Another fan said, “You are my inspiration.” “Waiting for you to join the Abhinav Bindra club,” read
The footage was originally shared by Instagram on Tuesday, July 20, as part of their campaign to promote 2020 Tokyo athletes.
PV Sindhu returned with a Silver medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics and wants to settle no less than gold this time around.
“I want to convert my silver medal to gold,” Sindhu said. “But I also hope to inspire young athletes across the world, just as I was inspired when I watched the Olympics as a kid.”
She is the only female shuttler to qualify for Tokyo Olympics from India. The ace player is placed in Group J in the Olympic draw along with Cheung Ngan Yi (HKG) and Ksenia Polikarpova (ISR) and will start her campaign on July 25 against Israel’s Ksenia Olegovna Polikarpova.