PV Sindhu, born on July 5, 1995, is just 21. Her full name is Pursala Venkata Sindhu. She has become a professional badminton player of international fame. She became the first Indian woman to grab an Olympic silver medal early this year at the Summer Olympics 2016. In fact, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal are the only two Indian shuttlers to ever win an Olympic medal at Rio. As a matter of fact, she got a place in top 20 BWF World Ranking in September 2012. At that time she was just 17 to acquire international focus. Then, the very next year, in 2013, she was the first ever Indian women’s badminton singles player winning a medal at the Badminton World Championship. And there was no stoppage. In 2015, she was the youngest player to get Padma Shri.
As we know, this is India’s fourth highest civilian honor. Next, in 2016, during Summer Olympics she was the first ever Indian badminton player to reach the Olympics badminton finals. Rather, she is the youngest Indian to be there at the podium finish in any individual game at the Olympics. She won a Silver medal here.
PV Sindhu India’s Super Woman Shuttler
Yesterday, PV Sindhu grabs her maiden Super Series Premier title in the final of the China Open. This, in fact, brings a great honor not only to PV Sindhu but also to India. As a matter of fact, it is a great moment for India. Here comes another moment of honor for Indian Badminton. This win takes PV Sindhu in top 10 in the world rankings. This will also take her ranking above the other great shuttler Saina Nehwal. As we recollect, Saina Nehwal lost in the first round of China Open. Probably, after this win, PV Sindhu will grab the top ranking among Indian Women Shuttlers. Her current rank before this win is 11.
PV Sindhu’s highest rank so far was 8 in September 2016. We can see the way she is climbing the ladder of achievements on the global spectrum. In fact, she has achieved what Saina Nehwal could not last year in the China Open. While Saina was runner-up last year, PV Sindhu has gone a step ahead this year.