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.
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.
P. V. Sindhu Biography
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|Real Name||Pusarala Venkata Sindhu|
|Date of Birth||5 July 1995|
|Age||24 (as of 2019)|
|Family||Father: P.V Ramana (Government officer)|
Mother: P. Vijaya (Government officer)
Sister: Divyaram Pusarala (elder)
|School||Auxilium High School, Secunderabad|
|College||St. Ann’s College for Women, Mehdipatnam|
|Birth Place||Hyderabad, India|
|Current City||Hyderabad, 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
|S. No.||Year||Tournament||Opponent in final||Score||Result|
|1||2011||Indonesia International (International Challenge)||Fransisca Ratnasari||21–16, 21–11||Won|
|2||2013||Malaysia Masters (International Challenge)||Gu Juan||21–17, 17–21, 21–19||Won|
|3||2013||Macau Open (International Challenge)||Michelle Li||21–15, 21–12||Won|
|4||2014||Macau Open (International Challenge)||Kim Hyo-min||21–12, 21–17||Won|
|5||2015||Macau Open (International Challenge)||Minatsu Mitani||21–9, 21–23, 21–14||Won|
|6||2016||Malaysia Masters (International Challenge)||Kirsty Gilmour||21–15, 21–9||Won|
|7||2016||China Open (Super Series Premier)||Sun Yu||21–11, 17–21, 21–11||Won|
|8||2017||Syed Modi International (Grand Prix Gold)||Gregoria Mariska||21–13, 21–14||Won|
|9||2017||India Open (Super Series)||Carolina Marin||21–19, 21–16||Won|
|10||2017||Korea Open (Super Series)||Nozomi Okuhara||22–20, 11-21, 21–18||Won|
Individual Runners Up
|S. No.||Year||Tournament||Opponent in final||Score|
|1||2011||Dutch Open (Grand Prix)||Yao Jie||16–21, 17–21|
|2||2012||Syed Modi International (Grand Prix Gold)||Lindaweni Fanetri||15–21, 21–18, 18–21|
|3||2014||Syed Modi International (Grand Prix Gold)||Saina Nehwal||14–21, 17–21|
|4||2015||Denmark Open (Super Series Premier)||Li Xuerui||19–21, 12–21|
|6||2016||Hong Kong Open (Super Series)||Tai Tzu-ying||15–21, 17–21|
|7||2016||Olympics (Olympic Games)||Carolina Marin||21-19, 12–21, 15-21|
|8||2017||World Championships (BWF Event)||Nozomi Okuhara||19-21, 22–20, 20-22|
|9||2017||Hong Kong Open (Super Series)||Tai Tzu-ying||18–21, 18–21|
|10||2017||Super Series Finals (BWF Event)||Akane Yamaguchi||21–15, 12–21, 19–21|
Summer Olympics (2016)
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|Group Stage||Michelle Li (CAN)||Won||2–1||19–21, 21–15, 21–17|
|Group Stage||Laura Sárosi (HUN)||Won||2–0||21–4, 21–9|
|Pre-Quarter Finals||Tai Tzu-ying (TPE)||Won||2–0||21–13, 21–15|
|Quarter Finals||Wang Yihan (CHN)||Won||2–0||22–20, 21–19|
|Semi-finals||Nozomi Okuhara (JPN)||Won||2–0||21–19, 21–10|
|Finals||Carolina Marín (ESP)||Lost||1–2||21–19, 12–21, 15–21|
Awards and recognition
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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