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In pictures: PV Sindhu's journey to her maiden Olympics

A pictorial look at PV Sindhu's journey to the Olympics.

India will be sending a 7-member contingent in badminton to compete at the Rio Olympics, and among them will a couple of debutants in the singles category. One of those will be PV Sindhu who, after a four-and-a-half year career, will head to the Brazilian capital to compete in her maiden Summer Games.

We take a look at her journey to her debut Olympics:

The beginnings

Sindhu reached the Finals of the Asian Sub-Junior Championships

Having taken up badminton for the first time at the age of eight, PV Sindhu’s maiden impactful foray into the sport came when she was 14, as she won bronze at the Sub-Junior Asian Badminton Championships. A year later, in 2010, she won the silver medal at the Iran International Challenge, and she also reached the quarterfinal stage of the Junior World Championships.

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