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The year-old from Chennai, born with hearing loss, defeated Czech Republic's Jaroslav Smedek , in the final, adding to the doubles bronze he had won with Prashanth Dasharath Harsambhavi earlier in the week.
It's the culmination of an eventful journey, which had earlier witnessed a gold medal in the World Railways championships in May this year and the mixed doubles bronze at the Deafylimpics in July I started playing at the age of eight," said the youngster, a B.
Tech and MBA graduate. To say Prithvi had hurdles to overcome would be stating the obvious. He suffered an arm injury that put him out of action for almost a year, but the bigger challenge was from within.
But mentally he was lacking self-esteem when he started initially," said his coach Suresh Kumar. Sport helped him come out of the inferiority complex. I couldn't make out whether he understood what I was saying.
He was doing lip-reading, so the tonality was lost. Only the words remained," the coach said. When you strike the ball, the sound gives you a cue about the quality of the shot. He was lacking it completely.
But it has an advantage too, because he is not distracted by anything else.
His first win came in in Madurai. But his success on court put him at odds with his parents -- father Sekhar is a retired engineer and mother Gomathi a home maker. Having encourage him to play the game to overcome his shortcomings, they were now worried about securing his future. I am sure that if he started 10 years ago on the pro circuit he would have been much higher now.
As he looks ahead, Prithvi might feel both excited and anxious. Taking up tennis full-time means Rs. Thus, finding a major sponsor becomes a prerequisite.
Yet, given his success so far, no hurdle can be insurmountable.