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Sindhu Aiming at a Third Olympic Medal

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PV Sindhu is one of India’s most successful and most decorated sportspersons.

She has won medals at various tournaments such as Olympics and on the BWF circuit, including a gold at the 2019 World Championships.

The 28 years old shuttler currently ranks 14th in women singles according to BWF World rankings. As age is passing by Sindhu nearing end to her magnificent career but still there is one last thing she must be eagerly want to add in CV before retiring from badminton i.e Olympics Gold medal.

As Thanos collecting all the infinity stones to become invincible, Sindhu must be also dreaming to add that last missing Olympic Gold medal to her trophy cabinet.

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So today we will analyse will Paris 2024 be PV Sindhu’s Olympic swansong? Will she really able to complete her medals hat-trick at Olympics

Current Performance/Form

Honestly speaking Sindhu has been struggling recently in his form. With a heavy heart we have to say that Sindhu is no longer the dominating player who we used to have a habit of seeing.

Here are the recent performances of Sindhu in BWF World tour :

She lost in first round at Indonesian Open, Second round at Singapore Open, Quarterfinal at Spain Masters, second round exit in Swiss and All England.

In the last five competition she played she can’t get past the quater final stage of the tournaments. Recently she lost against Han Yue (WR 7) of China in a three gruelling sets in Badminton Asia championship 2024.

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However in May she did make the final of Malaysia Masters losing to Wang in three games.

One good thing that happen this year with Sindhu leading the team our Women’s team clinch maiden Badminton Asia team Championship 2024, Malaysia

Coaching scenario:-

After ending ties with South Korean coach Par Tae-Sang who helps her to win that historic bronze medal at Tokyo, Sindhu has been quite experimenting with coaching department.
She trained under Malaysian coach Hafiz Hashim for some time later due to bad performances on court she parted ways with him and hired Indonesia’s Agua Dwi Santoso.

She took a bold decision to ask the legendary Prakash Padukone to guide her for the Paris Olympics. Now she is a part of Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy (PPBA)

Challenges:-

One main problem ahead of Sindhu is that new batch of young players like Chen Yu Fei and An Se Young have been dominating in world tours and Sindhu really has a bad H2H ratio against them.

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Along with young players her arch nemesis Carolina Marin and Tai Tzu Ying also playing quite good recently. 

So she really have to improve his game and form to tackle such tricky oppenents ahead of Paris Olympics.

Positives:-

Sindhu has quite sorted out her coaching problem which has been quite problematic after Park tae Sang. With Prakash Padukone on her’s side she has improved her rally and long play game quite a lot.
She also worked on her defence and netplay recently.

Expections:-

Honestly speaking we should not have high expectations from Sindhu this time in Paris. But as we all know Sindhu is well known for her never say never attitude and how she uplift her game in big tournaments.

Although she is not in his prime but in such big tournaments you have to have nerves of steel and Sindhu excels in that.

We all hope some miracles happen and Sindhu once again win her much awaited gold medal in Olympics.

Written by Aditya

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