Check out PV Sindhu’s punishing training schedule

Sports Thursday 29/August/2019 11:33 AM
By: Times News Service

Hyderabad: World badminton champion PV Sindhu’s gruelling workout routine is not for the faint-hearted, as this video will show you.

A video shared by the Suchitra Badminton Academy, where she trains, shows her go through a punishing and intense workout regimen, where she goes through a series of one-legged sideways jumps, short, sharp bursts of weight training, and weighted and rope lunges and dips, sometimes performing more than one exercise simultaneously.

Her endurance routine also involves sit-ups with a medicine ball while on a yoga ball, as well as high-speed hurdle jumping.

Sindhu recently won her first ever World Badminton Championship, where she beat Japan’s Nozomi Ukuhara 21-7, 21-7, in Basel, Switzerland.

Accolades have been pouring in for Sindhu, with golfer Jeev Milkha Singh saying, “So very proud of PV Sindhu and her gold medal winning performance at the World Championship. I won't call her third-time lucky. I'd just say she deserved every bit of it because of her dedication and hard work. Well done and looking forward to more in the future.”

Olympian Apurvi Chandela added, “Congratulations PV Sindhu for winning the gold at the BWF World Championships. Today on equality day, I would like to thank you for serving as an inspiration to all the athletes of our country with your dedication and hard work. Keep inspiring!”

Indian women’s cricket team player Jemimah Rodrigues added, “Big congratulations PV Sindhu on winning the gold at the Badminton World Championship. On equality day, I would like to thank you for inspiring millions of girls across the country.”

Francis Joseph of the SLN Foundation added, “Its not that single moment that makes one a number one in the world. Lots of preparatory hard work has made PV Sindhu a world champion.”

Businessman Anand Mahindra said, “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 and not shrink from the commitment required to get to the top.”