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P. V. Sindhu Biography

Pusarla Venkata Sindhu (aka) P. V. Sindhu is an Indian Professional Badminton Player born on July 5, 1995. Currently, she ranked at 4th place in the BWF World Rankings. P. V. Sindhu was the first Indian Woman to win an Olympic silver medal at Summer Olympics, 2016. Saina Nehwal is the other only Indian woman who won the Olympic medal for Badminton. She also won a silver medal at the BWF World Championships, 2017. In the same year, she became the first Indian ever to win Korea Open Super Series. She came to spotlight when she broke into the top 20 of the BWF world rankings in September 2012. At that time, she was aged only 17. She also the became the first ever Indian WOmen to win a medal at the Badminton World Championships. 2013. In March 2015, she was awarded with India’s fourth highest civilian honor, the Padma Shri Award. P. V. Sindhu beats Carolina Marin in straight games to win the title in the India Open Superseries at 2017. Check out below for P. V. Sindhu Wiki, Biography, Profile, Age, Awards & Images.

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P. V. Sindhu Profile and Early Life

P. V. Sindhu was born to P. V. Ramana and P. Vijaya. Even though her parents were professional volleyball players, she chose badminton because she drew inspiration from the success of Pullela Gopichand, All England Open Badminton Champion, 2001. From the age of eight, P. V. Sindhu started playing Badminton. With the guidance of the Mehboob Ali at Badminton Courts of Indian Railway Institute of Signal Engineering and Telecommunications in Secunderabad, she learned the basics of Badminton. Then Sindhu joined Pullela Gopichand’s Gopichand Badminton Academy. After joining that academy, she won 5th Servo All India ranking championship in the doubles category (under-10 years category), singles title at the Ambuja Cement All India ranking (under-10 years category), singles title at the Sub-juniors in Pondicherry (under-13 years category), doubles titles at the Krishna Khaitan All India Tournament, the Sub-Junior Nationals, IOC All India Ranking,  and the All India Ranking in Pune. She also won gold medal at the 51st National School Games in India.

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P. V. Sindhu Biography

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NameP.V. Sindhu
Real NamePusarala Venkata Sindhu
ProfessionBadminton Player
Date of Birth5 July 1995
Age24 (as of 2019)
Zodiac signCancer
FamilyFather: P.V Ramana (Government officer)
Mother: P. Vijaya (Government officer)
Sister: Divyaram Pusarala (elder)
Marital StatusUmarried
Educational QualificationMBA.,
SchoolAuxilium High School, Secunderabad
CollegeSt. Ann’s College for Women, Mehdipatnam
HobbiesPlaying Badminton
Birth PlaceHyderabad, India
HometownHyderabad, India
Current CityHyderabad, India

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Interesting Facts about P. V. Sindhu

  • Her father P.V. Ramana is a winner of Arjuna award.
  • Sindhu is a biggest fan of badminton player turned coach Pullela Gopichand.
  • In 2019, She earned gold medal by winning BWF World championships final match against Japanese player Nozomi Okuhara.

P. V. Sindhu Achievements

Individual Titles

S. No.YearTournamentOpponent in finalScoreResult
12011Indonesia International (International Challenge)Fransisca Ratnasari21–16, 21–11Won
22013Malaysia Masters (International Challenge)Gu Juan21–17, 17–21, 21–19Won
32013Macau Open (International Challenge)Michelle Li21–15, 21–12Won
42014Macau Open (International Challenge)Kim Hyo-min21–12, 21–17Won
52015Macau Open (International Challenge)Minatsu Mitani21–9, 21–23, 21–14Won
62016Malaysia Masters (International Challenge)Kirsty Gilmour21–15, 21–9Won
72016China Open (Super Series Premier)Sun Yu21–11, 17–21, 21–11Won
82017Syed Modi International (Grand Prix Gold)Gregoria Mariska21–13, 21–14Won
92017India Open (Super Series)Carolina Marin21–19, 21–16Won
102017Korea Open (Super Series)Nozomi Okuhara22–20, 11-21, 21–18Won

Individual Runners Up

S. No.YearTournamentOpponent in finalScore
12011Dutch Open (Grand Prix)Yao Jie16–21, 17–21
22012Syed Modi International (Grand Prix Gold)Lindaweni Fanetri15–21, 21–18, 18–21
32014Syed Modi International (Grand Prix Gold)Saina Nehwal14–21, 17–21
42015Denmark Open (Super Series Premier)Li Xuerui19–21, 12–21
62016Hong Kong Open (Super Series)Tai Tzu-ying15–21, 17–21
72016Olympics (Olympic Games)Carolina Marin21-19, 12–21, 15-21
82017World Championships (BWF Event)Nozomi Okuhara19-21, 22–20, 20-22
92017Hong Kong Open (Super Series)Tai Tzu-ying18–21, 18–21
102017Super Series Finals (BWF Event)Akane Yamaguchi21–15, 12–21, 19–21

Summer Olympics (2016)

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Group StageMichelle Li (CAN)Won2–119–21, 21–15, 21–17
Group StageLaura Sárosi (HUN)Won2–021–4, 21–9
Pre-Quarter FinalsTai Tzu-ying (TPE)Won2–021–13, 21–15
Quarter FinalsWang Yihan (CHN)Won2–022–20, 21–19
Semi-finalsNozomi Okuhara (JPN)Won2–021–19, 21–10
FinalsCarolina Marín (ESP)Lost1–221–19, 12–21, 15–21

Awards and recognition

Check out below to know the P. V. Sindhu Achievements, Awards and Recognition.

P. V. Sindhu National Awards

  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, highest sporting honor of India (2016)
  • Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India (2015)
  • Arjuna Award (2013)

P. V. Sindhu Others Awards

  • FICCI Breakthrough Sportsperson of the Year 2014
  • NDTV Indian of the Year 2014
  • ₹10 lakh (US$15,000) from the Badminton Association of India, for her victory in the 2015 Macau Open Badminton Championships.
  • ₹5 lakh (US$7,700) from the Badminton Association of India, for her victory in the 2016 Malaysia Masters

Rewards for winning the silver medal at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics

  • ₹5 crore (US$770,000), and a land grant from the Government of Telangana.
  • ₹3 crore (US$460,000), a Group A cadre job(Deputy Collector of Andhra Pradesh) and 1000 yd2 land grant from the Government of Andhra Pradesh.
  • ₹2 crore (US$310,000) from the Government of Delhi.
  • ₹75 lakh (US$110,000) from her employer, Bharat Petroleum Corporation, with promotion from assistant to deputy sports manager.
  • ₹50 lakh (US$77,000) from the Government of Haryana.
  • ₹50 lakh (US$77,000) from the Government of Madhya Pradesh.
  • ₹50 lakh (US$77,000) from the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
  • ₹50 lakh (US$77,000) from Badminton Association of India
  • ₹50 lakh (US$77,000) from NRI businessman, Mukkattu Sebastian
  • ₹30 lakh (US$46,000) from the Indian Olympic Association.
  • ₹5 lakh (US$7,700) from All India Football Federation.
  • BMW car from the Hyderabad District Badminton Association and as well as Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
  • ₹1.01 lakh (US$1,500) from Salman Khan, for qualifying as an Olympic participant.
  • Miniature badminton racquet memento with gold and diamond from Kirtilals.
  • Appointed as Deputy Collector of Andhra Pradesh.

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