From making India proud at Rio Olympics by winning a silver medal and becoming the No.2 female Badminton in WBF rankings, in just over seven years. PV Sindhu has scaled new heights and has even been regarded as one of the best players to have ever played the sport.
7 Facts About The Flawless Indian Shuttler
1. PV Sindhu was born on 5th
July 1995, to P. V. Ramana and
P. Vijaya. Both her parents are
former professional Volleyball
players and her Ramana was
also conferred with the Arjuna
Award for his achievements in
2. Pusarla Venkata Sindhu started
playing badminton the age of 8.
3. The 22-year-old is extremely
hard working and despite living
65 km away from her training
center, PV Sindhu never skipped
a single training session which
usually started at 4 am daily.
4. PV Sindhu is a big fan of
Pullela Gopichand, who is a
former Indian badminton
sensation and she drew
inspiration from Gopichand’s
success in All England Open
Badminton Championship in
2001, where he won the
tournament after defeating Chen
Hong by 15-12, 15-6.
5. In just 6 years of her career,
P.V Sindhu was ranked the
No.10 in the world.
6. Awards won by PV Sindhu
● Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
which is the highest sporting
honor of India 2016.
● Padma Shri which is the
fourth highest civilian award
of India, on 30 March 2015.
● Arjuna Award in 2013 when
she was just 18-year-old.
7. PV Sindhu’s Major Achievements
In August 2013, PV Sindhu became the first
Indian women’s singles badminton player to win
a medal at the World Championship. She
repeated her performance by bagging the
bronze medal in the next year, as well.
In 2014, she reached the Commonwealth Games
semi-finals in women’s single category.
In 2015, PV Sindhu entered the final of a Super
Series event called Denmark Open.
In August 2016, PV Sindhu became the first
Indian woman to enter an Olympic final after
defeating Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in Rio
Olympics the semi-finals.
In 2016, she claimed the Malaysia Masters
Grand Prix Gold women’s singles title.
In August 2017, PV Sindhu became the first ever
Indian female shuttler to enter the WBF final but
lost to Nozomi Okuhara and had to settle for a
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