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PV Sindhu

PV Sindhu


PV Sindhu who is an Indian professional badminton player born on 5th July 1995, In Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Family Background:

She is the daughter of P. V. Ramana and his wife P. Vijaya. Her parents have been national level volleyball players. She is an elder sister P.V Divya, Who is national-level handball player.


She started her education at Auxilium High School in her home city until 9th grade, after which she finished her education through correspondence due to her busy schedule. Later She attended the St. Ann’s College for Women in Mehdipatnam, Hyderabad, for her graduation with a bachelor’s degree in commerce.


In the year 2010 Junior World Badminton Championships held in Mexico, she reached the quarterfinals. She was also a member of the Indian national team at the 2010 Uber Cup. She won Japanese Player Nozomi Okuhara 18–21, 21–17, 22–20 to win Asia Youth Under 19 Championship on July 7, 2012. In 2012, She had participated in the 77th Senior National Badminton Championships in Srinagar as her knee injury had been unknown at that point. She had managed to reach the finals but had been defeated by Sayali Gokhale for 15–21, 21–15, 15–21. Following this tournament, She took rest to recover from her injury and missed the World Junior Championships. In 2013, She had won her first Grand Prix Gold title by defeating Gu Juan from Singapore by 21–17, 17–21, 21–19 in the Malaysian Open. In 2015, for the First time, She reached the final of a Superseries event at the Denmark Open but lost to the defending champion, Li Xuerui, in straight games by 19–21, 12–21. In 2016, She had been selected as a captain of Chennai Smashers team of 2016 Premier Badminton League. At the Rio Olympics 2016 women’s singles event, Sindhu had reached the finals but lost to the top seed Carolina Marin of Spain in the finals. Sindhu had become the first Indian woman to win an Olympic Silver medal.

Unknown facts:

  • Her Full name is Pusarla Venkata Sindhu.
  • Sindhu has been playing Badminton since she was 6.
  • She had been made Deputy Collector by the Andhra Pradesh Government.

Master Stroke:

  • P. V. Sindhu created history by becoming the youngest and first Indian woman to earn an Olympic Silver medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
  • Her silver medal win in the women’s singles event of the 2016 Summer Olympics had made her the first Indian shuttler to reach the final of an Olympics badminton event and the youngest Indian to make a podium finish in an exclusive event at the Olympics.

Awards and Achievements:

  • In 2013, She had been awarded the Arjuna Award for badminton.
  • In 2015, She received the Padma Shri award.
  • She received the Olympic Silver medal in 2016 Rio Olympics.

What can we learn from Her?

Like PV Sindhu, Give respect to everyone. Never ignore anyone. Focus on your career

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