Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets with PV Sindhu in New Delhi on Tuesday. Agence France-Presse
PV Sindhu had spoken about the importance of physical and mental fitness after her historic victory at the BWF World Championships 2019.
Industrialist Anand Mahindra on Tuesday posted a video of her training in Hyderabad and commended the 24-year-old for inspiring a "generation of budding Indian sportspersons" to follow her lead.
The Suchitra Badminton Academy in Hyderabad, where Sindhu trained while preparing for the World's had posted the video on their social media handles on the day Sindhu had won the final.
Mahindra tweetd: "Brutal. I'm exhausted just watching this. But now there's no mystery about why she's the World Champ. A whole generation of budding Indian sportspersons will follow her lead & not shrink from the commitment required to get to the top..."
Sindhu had thanked her fitness trainer Srikanth Verma along with coaches Kim Ji Hyun and Pullela Gopichand for the victory. She beat Japan's Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in a dominant display in Basel to become the first Indian to win gold at the World's.
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“To all my friends in Dubai and the UAE, this is a really difficult moment and we need to take care of us and others as well,” said Figo.
“It was a great relief to see him deliver last start after the trouble he’d encountered at his previous two,” said trainer James Cummings.