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“It’s Everything To Me,” says PV Sindhu, who was banned from the Paris Olympics

<p>India’s PV Sindhu has completely changed her life in an attempt to win an Olympic badminton gold in Paris after having to settle for silver and bronze in the last two Games. She has a new coach, a new mentor, and a new house.</p>
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<p>Far from Hyderabad, where she trained for the most of her career, she is now in Bengaluru, India. Highlights of her career include winning the bronze in Tokyo and the Rio 2016 Olympics for women’s singles, as well as being the world champion in 2019.</p>
<p>However, Sindhu felt that the October relocation was necessary in order to be nearer to her new coach, Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone’s father and legendary Indian badminton player Prakash Padukone.</p>
<p>In addition, Sindhu has changed a number of team members, including her physiotherapist and personal fitness trainer, as she prepares to compete in the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.</p>
<p>After parting ways with longtime coach Park Tae-Sang earlier in the year, Sindhu announced her intention to work with Muhammad Hafiz Hashim of Malaysia in July. This week, Agus Dwi Santoso of Indonesia took over as Sindhu’s coach.</p>
<p>In an interview with Reuters, Sindhu said, “I’d been training with Hafiz and then I wanted some change — I thought it was not suiting my game — and that’s when I asked Agus.”</p>
<p>“A new squad, a new year. “Everything I talk about is going to be entirely different,” Sindhu said. For us, Paris represents the ultimate game. I believe that we must be perfect in all areas—strategic, tactical, and physical.</p>
<p>The 28-year-old said, “It’s always good to have some change,” after deciding she needed to shuffle her team and “go forward” with Agus, whom she has known for a long time.</p>
<p>Because every coach is different, he’s a great fit for me. It’s very difficult; you’re exhausted, but they assist you in regaining your strength and ensure that your muscles are capable of supporting you when you return to the court the following day.</p>
<p>Sindhu said that she also had a “mental trainer.” Sindhu has previously worked to dispel the stigma associated with placing a high priority on mental health among athletes.</p>
<p>“Part of it is meditation, but it’s also crucial to understand what’s going through your mind when you play because there’s a lot of pressure, responsibility, and expectation,” the woman said.</p>
<p>Sindhu said she was underdog going into the Rio 2016 Olympics and felt unpressured before dominating her way to a silver medal in the semifinals against Nozomi Okuhara of Japan. But Carolina Marin of Spain finished with a 19-21 21-12 21-15 win, defeating Sindhu to the gold.</p>
<p>“Because I lost in the semifinals and there were expectations, Tokyo was much harder than Rio.”</p>
<p>Taiwan’s Tai Tzu-Ying, the world’s top women’s singles shuttler at the time, defeated Sindhu to win the silver medal in Tokyo.</p>
<p>However, Sindhu is the only Indian to win the world championship in badminton and the country’s second-ever individual medallist in the Olympics.</p>
<p>“I would stop at nothing to accomplish my goals, which include winning the Olympic gold,” Sindhu said. “To me, it means everything.”</p>

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