The Indian Badminton sensation is one of the most celebrated Indian sportspersons from non-cricket sports. PV Sindhu, in the Rio 2016 Summer Games, became the highest decorated Indian Female with a silver medal finish in Women’s Singles after a loss to eventual Gold medalist Carolina Marin in the tournament final. With her Silver medal finish, she would also become the highest decorated Indian Badminton player.
Prior to her feat, Saina Nehwal had won Bronze medal in Women’s Singles competition of London 2012 Summer games. She’d almost repeat her Olympic performance five years later to win an Olympic Bronze medal at the Tokyo 2021 Summer Games. Feats and records are many, and these list PV Sindhu among the all-time legendary figures in Indian Sports.
PV Sindhu: Born & Family
|FULL NAME||Pusarla Venkata Sindhu|
|DATE OF BIRTH||July 5, 1995|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Hyderabad, Telangana, India|
|PLACE OF RESIDENCE||Hyderabad, Telangana, India|
|FATHER’S NAME||PV Ramana|
|MOTHER’S NAME||P Vijaya|
|SISTER’S NAME||P Divya|
|HEIGHT||5 feet 10 inches|
|COACH||Pullela Gopichand, Park Tae-sang|
|TEAMS||India, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Hyderabad Hunters|
|BWF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS||1. BWF World Championships Basel 2019 Winner (Women’s Singles)|
2. BWF World Championships Nanjing 2018 Silver Medalist (Women’s Singles)
3. BWF World Championships Glasgow 2017 Silver Medalist (Women’s Singles)
4. BWF World Championships Copenhagen 2014 Bronze Medalist (Women’s Singles)
5. BWF World Championships 2013 Guangzhou Bronze Medalist (Women’s Singles)
|OLYMPICS||1. Tokyo 2021 Summer Games (won Bronze medal)|
2. Rio 2016 Summer Games (won Silver Medal)
|ASIAN GAMES||1. Jakarta 2018 Asian Games Silver (Women’s Singles)|
2. Incheon 2014 Asian Games Bronze (Women’s Team)
|COMMONWEALTH GAMES||1. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Silver (Women’s Singles)|
2. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Gold (Mixed Team)
3. Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Bronze (Women’s Singles)
1. The first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver medal.
2. The first Badminton player from India to win an Olympic Silver.
3. The first Indian Badminton player to play an Olympic Badminton tournament final.
4. The first Indian Badminton player to play an Olympic Singles final.
5. The first Indian Female player to play an Olympic final
6. The first Indian Badminton World Champion (2019, Basel, Women’s Singles)
7. The second Female Badminton Player with 5 BWF World Championship Medals.
8. The first Indian Badminton Player with 5 BWF World Championship Medals.
9. The first Indian to have won the BWF World Tour Title
10. Arjuna Awards for Outstanding Performance in Sports and Games in 2013
11. Padma Shri, the 4th highest civilian award in India, in 2015
12. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the highest sporting honour of India, in 2016
13. Padma Bhushan, the 3rd highest civilian award in India, in 2020
14. The First Indian female to become double medalist at the Olympics in Individual events.
15. The second Indian post independence to become double medalist at the Olympics in Individual events behind Sushil Kumar
16. The third Indian to become double medalist at the Olympics in Individual events behind Norman Pritchard & Sushil Kumar.
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