PV Sindhu World Champion | PV Sindhu Biography

September 17, 2019

/ By / New Delhi

PV Sindhu has become the first Indian to win a BWF World Championships Gold by defeating Nozomi Okuhara of Japan.

Born in Hyderabad, Sindhu started playing badminton from the age of 8. She won her first gold during the all-India under-10 singles held in Kochi in 2005.

She won a bronze in her first international match- Sub-Junior Asian Badminton Championships in Colombo. Under the guidance of Pullela Gopichand, the chief national coach for the Indian Badminton team, she won many more such titles.

In 2014 she became the first Indian player to win a medal at the World Championships for two consecutive years.
In 2016 she became the first Indian athlete to win silver at the Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro.

She is also the first Indian to win Korea Open Super Series and silver in the Asian games. She has been awarded with Padma Shri and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for her outstanding contribution to the sports.

She credits her success to her parents, both of whom are former volleyball players. Sindhu now eyes her next gold in 2020 Olympics!



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