I al­ways looked for the poster

Sportstar - - 40 SUPERSTARS - P. V. SINDHU

Rio Olympics sil­ver medal­list

SAll Eng­land cham­pion port­star has al­ways been a very nice mag­a­zine. I en­joyed read­ing it as a young bad­minton player.

Quite nat­u­rally, I ea­gerly waited for my turn to be fea­tured in it. It was al­ways a huge mo­ti­va­tion for any young ath­lete to be fea­tured in such a beau­ti­ful mag­a­zine which gave equal em­pha­sis to all sports.

And, though, I don’t remember ex­actly the year and date the first time I was fea­tured in The Sport­star, it was cer­tainly a thrilling ex­pe­ri­ence. My joy knew no bounds when I was on the poster. It is a priv­i­lege for any ath­lete to get such at­ten­tion and more so from such an iconic mag­a­zine.

I am re­ally glad that bad­minton is widely cov­ered and there are ex­cel­lent fea­tures on the achiev­ers and also the spe­cial col­umn — Gen­next — on the promis­ing play­ers. This char­ac­ter­is­tic makes the mag­a­zine so spe­cial and dif­fer­ent from oth­ers.

As I evolved as a player on the big stage, I think the mag­a­zine too kept pace with the chang­ing times even while re­tain­ing the es­sen­tial fea­tures like ob­jec­tiv­ity, in­depth cov­er­age and treat­ing all dis­ci­plines on par.

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