P. V. Sindhu thread - Rio Olympics Silver medal winner

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Re: P. V. Sindhu thread - Rio Olympics Silver medal winner

Post by prasen9 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:53 am

Yep. #2s don't lose in the first round (irrespective of draw).

Small fluctuations are okay as long as she stays consistently top-4 or top-6 say. And, wins some big matches and big tournaments.

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Re: P. V. Sindhu thread - Rio Olympics Silver medal winner

Post by PKBasu » Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:10 am

Newspaper reports in Singapore have been referring to Sindhi as #5 and Marin as #2. Presumably that's why they met as early as the QF here.

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Post by sameerph » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:07 am

Yes, Sindhu was #2 only for a week after India superseries title. She fell back to #5 after that. I this a fair ranking for her. Currently Marin and the Taiwanese Tai look the top 2 on current form with Sindhu somewhere between 3 and 6.

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Re: P. V. Sindhu thread - Rio Olympics Silver medal winner

Post by Sin Hombre » Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:48 am

Agree with sameer.

There is a clear top 2 in Tai-tzu Ying who is a dominant #1 and won her 5th successive tournament in Singapore (she skipped India SS) and Carolina Marin who is the current World and Olympic champion.

Sindhu is in the next group with Sung-ji Hyun, Akane Yamaguchi and Ratchanok Inatchon.

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Re: P. V. Sindhu thread - Rio Olympics Silver medal winner

Post by sameerph » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:04 am

With her Korea super series title points updated, Sindhu is back to being world #2 in the rankings.

Hopefully, she will be #1 soon.

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Re: P.V. Sindhu thread. Young badminton sensation!

Post by prasen9 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:44 am

kujo wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:22 pm
thanks for the link. did you see the smash from Sindhu when she was leading 19-16 in the 3rd set?!

Tall, lithe and powerful, she is here to stay and is the single biggest threat to chinese domination in women's badminton; definitely a future WR #1 and dare I say 2016 Olympic GOLD medalist! Just stick with Gopi for the next 4 years and then do whatever you want after that!!
A blast from the past. So, it was close. Silver.

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Re: P. V. Sindhu thread - Rio Olympics Silver medal winner

Post by jaydeep » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:35 am

PV Sindhu has launched her official app. 'PV SINDHU OFFICIAL APP', which is available for iOS & Android.

You can download it from - http://smarturl.it/pvsindhu

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Re: P. V. Sindhu thread - Rio Olympics Silver medal winner

Post by PKBasu » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:45 pm

Just watched PV Sindhu play superbly to win the first game 15-11 against Sung-ji Hyun in the PBL. Sindhu is always a treat to watch in action!

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Re: P. V. Sindhu thread - Rio Olympics Silver medal winner

Post by suresh » Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:56 pm

Sindhu is seventh in the Forbes list for highest earning female athletes. She is one of two non-tennis players in the top 10. The other one being race car driver Danica Patrick. Serena tops the list.

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Re: P. V. Sindhu thread - Rio Olympics Silver medal winner

Post by jayakris » Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:52 pm

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Sindhu is seventh in the Forbes list for highest earning female athletes. She is one of two non-tennis players in the top 10. The other one being race car driver Danica Patrick. Serena tops the list.
REALLY??? They say she made $8.5 million. Did they make a mistake? Where does she get all that money from? Not from the badminton tour for sure. Does she make that much from endorsements? Rs. 60 crores? More than Halep and Danica Patrick?

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Re: P. V. Sindhu thread - Rio Olympics Silver medal winner

Post by suresh » Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:37 am

jayakris wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:52 pm
REALLY??? They say she made $8.5 million. Did they make a mistake? Where does she get all that money from? Not from the badminton tour for sure. Does she make that much from endorsements? Rs. 60 crores? More than Halep and Danica Patrick?
From endorsements. She does appear in advertisements.

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Re: P. V. Sindhu thread - Rio Olympics Silver medal winner

Post by jayakris » Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:08 am

suresh wrote:
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From endorsements. She does appear in advertisements.
Yes, it seems like. From what I gathered from google searches, she does seem to earn 50+ crores a year now. Apparently she is second only to Virat Kohli in endorsements. I didn't know it was that good. Things are changing so much in India in these things.

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Re: P. V. Sindhu thread - Rio Olympics Silver medal winner

Post by Sin Hombre » Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:31 am

It is great for Indian sport that middle class parents can see a lucrative future for their kids in non-cricket sports.

She even got a feature on bbc sport's home page
https://www.bbc.com/sport/olympics/45268565

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