PV Sindhu, ranked 13th in Forbes’ list of highest-paid female athletes of 2019 is also the only Indian to feature in the magazine’s shortlist of 15. Sindhu said during an interview with India Today, “I was happy to see my name on the Forbes list. Being on it with other sporting superstars is sort of a motivation, not a distraction.”
“I don’t think I need more money. Getting medals is definitely a big thing (that matters). If you win medals, money will follow.” the reigning World Badminton champion added.
“The values are the same because we should not forget our past, where we came from. If we have that in mind we will automatically be grounded.” said PV Ramana, father of PV Sindhu, who himself is an Arjuna Awardee like Sindhu and was part of the 1986 Asian Games bronze medal-winning Indian volleyball team.
Targeting on Tokyo Olympics
“When I came to know the Olympics were postponed, I was a bit sad because we were all prepared with just a couple of months to go. But then I was like ok there is just one more year and I will keep working hard. My goal is to become an Olympic champion and I will try hard for it.” PV Sindhu said.
Missing out on the Olympics gold medal at Rio, Sindhu is readying herself for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics and her eyes are only on gold this time. Sindhu is already back at traing at Pullela Gopichand’s academy in Hyderabad, after the allowance of the Telangana government to resume sports training this week.