Sindhu launches 'Shuttle Express' in Hyd
Move to tap young talent The Indian Badminton League's (IBL) initiative 'Shuttle Express' Hyderabad leg...
Move to tap young talent The Indian Badminton League's (IBL) initiative 'Shuttle Express' Hyderabad leg was started by the young badminton sensation P V Sindhu at the Indus World School, Yapral, in Hyderabad on Tuesday. Shuttle Express programme is aimed at tapping the young talent in the schools across six cities in India which include Bangalore, Pune, Lucknow, New Delhi, Kolkata and Hyderabad. The final competitions will be held in Pullela Gopichand Academy in Gachibowli on Wednesday and Thursday. The finalists � in boys and girls category � will take on the finalists from other five cities during the IBL finals scheduled in August month end. And the winners of the event will be given coaching at the Pullela Gopichand Academy for a specified period of time. The Hyderabad leg competition will witness the strong competition from the schools like DAV High School, Mahatma Gandhi Modern High School, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Jubilee Hills, Chirec Public School, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sainikpuri, Army School, Indus World High School along with other schools. Earlier, P V Sindhu shared her experience with the school kids in an interactive session. Students posed questions regarding her game, diet, training regiment and so on. Answering one of the questions, Sindhu said that her memorable moment in her career was defeating Olympic gold medalist Li Xuerui in the China Masters Super Series in China last year. Sindhu played badminton with the players from different schools who came to participate in the competition. One of the student from DAV, C Shreeya Ramesh, said, "I feel great. It is amazing to play against P V Sindhu. I will not forget this moment in my lift." Shreeya, a fourth grade student, who idealises Saina Nehwal, said that she would cheer the moment for a long time.
19 July 2019 9:53 AM GMT