Happy Birthday PV Sindhu: Let’s take a look at her achievements

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PV Sindhu was born on July 5, 1995, in Hyderabad. She is one of just two Indian badminton players to have won an Olympic Medal after Saina Nehwal. She is the first Indian woman to achieve an Olympic silver medal. She gained attention worldwide when she was in the top 10 BWF (Badminton World Federation) rankings for the majority of her career. Let’s look at her achievements.

1. Rio Olympics 2016

With a silver medal at the Rio Olympics, PV Sindhu’s extraordinary talent rose to new stardom. Her second-place finish was one better than India’s best in the event in its 116-year Olympic history. Though she lost to Carolina Marin in the finals, she won many hearts.

2. Commonwealth Games 2018

PV Sindhu won Gold in singles and silver in the women’s team respectively in Glasgow.

3. Asian Games 2018

Pv Sindhu had won a Silver medal in the 2018 Asian Games, Jakarta. In the final, she lost to Tai Tzu-Ying of Taiwan. This was another historical event as she became the first female badminton player to win a silver medal in the Asian Games for India.

4. BWF World Championship 2019

PV Sindhu became the first Indian to win BWF World Championship Gold Medal on August 25, 2019, by defeating Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara by 21-7, 21-7 in just 36 minutes in a one-sided battle.

5. Highest career ranking

PV Sindhu had been ranked as world number two badminton player by BWF ranking on 7th April 2017. At the age of 22, she reached this height.

PV Sindhu has won a medal at every World Championships except for 2015. Currently, she stands at number seven in the BWF ranking. She has also qualified for the Tokyo Olympics 2020, starting on July 23. The country hopes that this team not only reaches the final but also gets the Gold medal home and makes India proud again.

 

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