P V Sindhu Badminton Player Rio Olympic 2016 Silver Medal Winner
1-Name-Pusarla Venkata Sindhu
2-Born- July 5, 1995, Hyderabad, Telangana
3-Country – India
4-Residence -Hyderabad India
5-Height -1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)
6-Weight - 65 kg (143 lb)
7-Eye Color- Black
8-Hair Color – Black
9-Collage – St. Anns’College for Women, Mehdipatnam
10-Profession - Badminton Player
11-Handedness - Right
12-Coach -Pullela Gopichand - the 2001 All England Open Badminton Champion.
13-Family Parents –
Pusarla Venkata Sindhu was born to P. V. Ramana and P. Vijaya – both former volleyball players. In 2000, Ramana was awarded Arjuna Award for his sport.
Though her parents played professional volleyball, Sindhu chose badminton over it
She eventually started playing badminton from the age of eight.
14-Sindhu first learned the basics of the sport with the guidance of Mehboob Ali at the badminton courts of Indian Railway Institute of Signal Engineering and Telecommunications in Secunderabad. Soon after she joined Pullela Gopichand's badminton academy.
15-About her Career the Hindu wrote:
The fact that she reports on time at the coaching camps daily, travelling a distance of 56 km from her residence, is perhaps a reflection of her willingness to complete her desire to be a good badminton player with the required hard work and commitment.
Under 10 Category –
she won the 5th Servo All India ranking championship in the doubles category and the singles title at the Ambuja Cement All India ranking.
Under 13 Category –
Sindhu won the singles title at the Sub-juniors in Pondicherry, doubles titles at the Krishna Khaitan All India Tournament, IOC All India Ranking, the Sub-Junior Nationals and the All India Ranking in Pune.
Under 14 Category –
She won gold medal at the 51st National School Games in India.
International Career –
Year 2009 –
Sindhu was a bronze medalist at the 2009 Sub-Junior Asian Badminton Championships held in Colombo.
Iran Fajr International Badminton Challenge, she won the silver medal in the singles category.
Sindhu reached the quarterfinals of the 2010 Junior World Badminton Championships that was held in Mexico.
She was a team member in India's national team at the 2010 Uber Cup.
Year 2012 –
On 7 July 2012, she won Asia Youth Under 19 Championship beating Japanese Player Nozomi Okuhara in final by 18–21, 21–17, 22–20.
Sindhu finished runner-up in the Syed Modi India Grand Prix Gold event held in Lucknow in December 2012
Year 2013 –
She won Malaysian open title 2013, beating her opponent from Singapore Juan Gu by 21–17,17–21,21–19.
She won Macau Open Grand Prix Gold title by defeating Canada's Michelle Li on December 1, 2013. She won the match 21–15 21–12 in 37 minutes.
She was awarded Arjun Award by Government of India.
Year 2014 –
PV Sindhu created history by becoming the first Indian to win two back-to-back medals in the World Badminton Championships.
PV Sindhu reached semifinal of the world cup in Denmark.
In October, playing at the Denmark Open, Sindhu reached to her maiden final of a Super Series event. On her route to the final, she defeated three seeded players, namely Tai Tzu-ying, Wang Yihan and Carolina Marin.
In the final, she lost to the defending champion Li Xuerui in straight games by 19-21, 12-21.
In November, defending champion P. V. Sindhu won her third successive women’s singles title at the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold after defeating Japan’s Minatsu Mitani in the final by 21-9, 21-23, 21-14.
In January, Sindhu won the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold women’s singles title after beating Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour in the final.
In her quarterfinal match, she beat World No.2 Wang Yihan by 22-20, 21-19.
On August 18, she has advanced to the final of the women's singles event at the 2016 Summer Olympics by beating Nozomi Okuhara of Japan by 21-19, 21-10 in the semi-final.
She will face against Carolina Marín of Spain in the final. The final will be held on Aug 19, 2016 at 7:30 PM IST.
Carolina Marin defeated Sindhu in the final match
Marin won the Rio Olympics 2016 Badminton Singles Gold Medal.
1-Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India. (2015)
2-Arjuna Award (2013)
3-FICCI Breakthrough Sportsperson of the Year 2014
4-NDTV Indian of the Year 2014
5-Rs.10 lakhs (US$15,000) from the Badminton Association of India, for her victory in the 2015 6-Macau Open Badminton Championships.
7-Rs.5 lakhs (US$7,400) from the Badminton Association of India, for her victory in the 2016 Malaysia Masters.
8-Year 2016 -
She has received cash prize of more than Rs 13 crore
Rs 5 crore from the Telengana government,
Rs 3 crore from the Andhra Pradesh government
Rs2 crore from the DELHI government.
Rs 50 lakh each from the Badminton Association of India (BAI), the sports ministry and the state governments of Haryana and Madhya Pradesh
Sindhu's employers Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) awarded her Rs 75 lakh,
the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) gave Rs 30 lakh
All India Football Federation (AIFF) gifted Rs 5 lakh.
Rs 50 lakh from NRI businessman Mukkattu Sebastian
Rs 1.01 lakh from Bollywood star Salman Khan.
She has also been gifted a BMW car
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