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PV Sindhu thanks her family, coach and fans for supporting her through Rio Olympics 2016


Almost the whole country showed its appreciation when shuttler Pusarla Venkata Sindhu won the silver medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. But the badminton star herself had a lot of people to thank for her Olympic glory, and she conveyed her gratitude through Twitter.

“What an incredible week it has been! I thank everyone who has supported, prayed, loved and wished me in this grand success. The whole country has rooted for me, how lucky am I to receive this unconditional love from all of you,” she conveyed in a note on the microblogging site.

India's PV Sindhu went down fighting to world no. 1 Carolina Marin 21-19, 12-21, 15-21 in the women's singles badminton final to bag the silver medal at Rio.

The athlete’s mantra — ‘Respect the training. Honour the commitment. Cherish the results.’ — sums up her road to Rio and her plans ahead. Sindhu has now set her eyes on the World Superseries and is hard at work to become the World No 1 in badminton.The athlete also took the opportunity to thank her family for supporting her career and her love for the sport.

Sindhu also acknowledged the major role that her coach Pullela Gopichand played in her journey to victory. “I take this opportunity to thank my coach Mr Gopichand, who worked relentlessly and always had big dreams for me,” she added in the note. Hence, it was no surprise when she refused Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Mehmood Ali’s offer for “a foreign coach and better facilities by the government.”

She also thanked her sponsors, the Olympic Gold Quest, a not-for-profit foundation which also supports athletes like Gagan Narang, Saina Nehwal, Mary Kom and others.

The competitor from Hyderabad commenced her note by promising that she would continue to work towards bringing pride to India, “I will try to live up to the expectations of the nation in the days to come.”

First Published On : Aug 26, 2016 18:17 IST

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