Pusarla Venkata Sindhu
|Date of Birth
July 5, 1995
5 feet 10 inches
|Current World Ranking
|Highest Career Ranking
India, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Hyderabad Hunters
PV Sindhu is an Indian professional badminton player and an Olympic silver medalist, who starts playing internationally since 2011. She is also a silver medalist in Commonwealth Games, BWF Championships, and Asian Games.
Sindhu is one of two Indian badminton players, whoever taste the victory in Olympics, besides Saina Nehwal. Sindhu came from a family with a perfect sports background, as her parents were national level, volleyball players.
She started playing badminton at the age of eight and took her primary training from the badminton training center of Indian Railways Institute of Signal Engineering and Telecommunications in Secunderabad. After that, she moved to Gopichand Badminton Academy and began her professional badminton career with the U14 team of 51st National State Games in India.
She started her international career with 2009 Sub-Junior Asian Badminton Championship held in Colombo. Sindhu came into the limelight for her performance in Commonwealth Youth Games and Asian Junior Championships successively in 2011 and 2012. She broke into the top 20 list of the BWF World Rankings at that time and became the youngest badminton player at that time with that achievement.
She shone deservingly in Malaysian Open in 2013 started captaining the Indian Badminton League Awadhe Warriors from that year. After this, she has had a glorious career at the international level by winning numbers of prestigious titles one by one. Currently, she is the first Indian to have clinched the world tour title so far in 2018 World Tour Final.
(as Compiled by Madhushree Das Ghosh)
Rio 2016 Summer Games (won Silver Medal)
|Commonwealth Games/Continental Games Medals
|Achievements/Records Associated With
July 6, 2020