Pusarla Venkata Sindhu is a huge name in India. Despite being a very good player, she was always in Saina Nehwal’s shadows in her early career. That all changed when she won the Silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. In doing so, she became the first ever Indian woman to win an Olympic Silver medal. Standing at 179 cms, PV Sindhu is one of the tallest players in international women’s singles. She centres her play style on her steep smashes and her amazing reach.
- Silver Medallist, 2016 Rio olympics
- 2 times Silver Medalist, 2017 & 2018 World Championship
- Silver Medalist, 2018 Asian Games
DID YOU KNOW
In 2016 Rio Olympics, Carolina Marin of Spain won the Gold medal and PV Sindhu won the Silver medal. Carolina Marin got around 105,000 USD from the Spain Government. In contrast, PV Sindhu got around 1.8 million USD from the Indian government. In addition to this, she got brand deals/sponsorships worth 7.2 million USD for the next 3 years.
LI-NING 3D CALIBAR 900C
2019 – Present
At the start of 2019, PV Sindhu changes her sponsorship from Yonex to Li-Ning. She is currently using the Li-Ning 3D Calibar 900C. Chen Long uses the 900B version of the same racket.
YONEX VOLTRIC Z FORCE 2
2015 – 2018
She used the Voltric Z Force 2 during this period. This powerful racket suited the attacking style of gameplay PV Sindhu brings to the court.