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Updated: August 13, 2013 22:05 IST

It’s biryani first for smashing Sindhu

V. V. Subrahmanyam
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P.V. Sindhu being greeted by her mother on her arrival at RGIA. Photo: by arrangement
P.V. Sindhu being greeted by her mother on her arrival at RGIA. Photo: by arrangement

Pusarla Venkata Sindhu, the city girl who created history by becoming the first-ever woman shuttler to win an individual medal in a world championship (bronze), is delighted to back home with the ‘priceless possession’ and is looking forward to dig into the famous Hyderabadi biryani.

“Yes, we have that on the dinner menu tonight as Sindhu was longing for it and wanted it on arrival immediately,” her mother Vijaya revealed. “Not many expected me to win a medal when we left for the world championship because of the draw. But I am pleased with the way things have gone by. The two big wins against defending champion Yihan Wang and Asian Games gold medallist Shixian Wang are truly memorable for me,” Sindhu said on her arrival at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here late on Monday night.

“I am disappointed at losing the semi-final but certainly not dejected. I would love to look at the big thing – the bronze medal. Yes, it could have been better if I had made it to the final,” Sindhu said. “I don’t think there was any pressure on me in the semi-final. I just lost to a better player that day,” the 18-year-old said.

Quiet arrival

It was a quiet arrival given the inclement weather and also because it was late in the night. Sindhu trooped out of the airport with her mentor and chief national coach Pullela Gopi Chand.

A group of enthusiastic trainees from the Gopi Chand Academy and Gopi’s mother Subbaravamma were there to welcome the champion player.

Congrats SIndhu! You have given India a great name n fame! Wishing you all the best!

from:  yuvan
Posted on: Aug 14, 2013 at 18:05 IST

Congratulations and Best wishes to P V Sindhu. May you win many more awards, medals and laurels for yourself, your family and for the country.

from:  R N Prasad
Posted on: Aug 14, 2013 at 14:25 IST

Well done dont become complacent and work even harder..

from:  Mohit Kumar
Posted on: Aug 13, 2013 at 22:38 IST

Great..!! All d best for future.. you people are making other sports visible in India.. :-)

from:  Ankur Sinha
Posted on: Aug 13, 2013 at 22:21 IST

Hearty congratulations to P V Sindhu. Well done.

from:  Dr. Cajetan Coelho
Posted on: Aug 13, 2013 at 18:43 IST

Congratulations!!!!We hope you will do much better the next time.

from:  Mahendran A
Posted on: Aug 13, 2013 at 15:27 IST

No doubt she played well. Frankly she accepted that there was no
pressure in semi-finals, and that she lost for a "better play".
My suggestion to Sindhu is that "to keep tastes in control"! Concentrate
for the highest goal. No doubt I am not discouraging her, but don't want
to let her settle her with his reward. There is lot to achieve.

from:  Venkata SRB
Posted on: Aug 13, 2013 at 14:31 IST

Congrats Sindhu!
Wishing you success in the upcoming tournaments.

from:  Anand
Posted on: Aug 13, 2013 at 13:43 IST
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