After a long span of 6 years of perseverance and wait she was able to crack the semi finals in the Badminton zone of Rio Olympics. It was a tense first set of score line between the Chinese shuttler Wang Yihan, who was a silver medalist in the 2012 Olympics. Pusarla was able to set the first and second set of hits by a 22-20, 21-19 scoreline respectively.
The 21 year old Indian had shown extensive patience since she gave up her natural attacking nature of hit and waited calmly to simply get to the point where the Chinese star responded incorrectly. Thus claiming a medal of prestige for herself as well her nation.
Born on 5th July 1995,she started playing badminton at a tender age of 8. Her parents encouraged her to play forward as her father being an olympic player in Volleyball. No doubt she received training from the best Indian coach P Gopichand, the same person who coached Saina Nehwal.
As Saina Nehwal suffered an unimaginable defeat it was Sindhu who kept India’s hopes alive.