P. V. Sindhu – the girl who broke records!

P. V. Sindhu

Pusarla Venkata Sindhu, a name that has been etched in the heart and mind of every Indian. She is an Indian badminton star who left her first big impact on her Olympic silver win at Rio Olympics 2016. In the recent 2020 Tokyo Olympics, she has won a bronze medal in badminton.P. V. Sindhu is the first Indian badminton player to have won consecutive medals at Olympics.

Medals and recognition are no new thing for this badminton star. She has received massive acclamation’s worldwide after she won a gold medal at the 2019 World Championships. She even reached the second most top ranking in 2017 on a worldwide basis. Born on 5th July 1995, this young badminton player from India has a separate fan basis in India!

Life is full of ups and downs, so was it in her case. She has received all this fame and acclamation after years of hard work and sacrifices. She has broken and created records all by herself. She is the second woman to have won more than equal to 5 medals at the world championships. P. V. Sindhu also made it to the Forbes list of highest-paid athletes consecutively in 2018 and 2019. At the young age of 26, she has already been awarded the fourth highest civilian award named Padma Shri.

Back in 2020, P. V. Sindhu was one of the youngest athletes to have received the Padma Bhushan, which is the third-highest civilian award of India. P. V. Sindhu belonged to an athletic family. Both her parents are from a background of national-level volleyball.

She has been learning badminton from the age of 8. She has been a diligent student under Pullela Gopichand. Her coach Pullela Gopichand was awarded Dronacharya Award after her silver win at Rio Olympics 2016. She is P. V. Sindhu, the girl who motivated millions of other girls to take up badminton as a profession.

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