P.V. SINDHU: FIRST WOMEN WITH TWO OLYMPIC MEDAL

Pusarla Venkta Sindhu is India’s one of the sensational badminton player of the nation who won the heart of India and built nations interest in other sports. She is the first India woman to win silver medal at the OLYMPICS.

She is the first Indian woman to claim two Olympic medals after she won badminton bronze medal in Tokyo, adding her silver from Rio 2016. Sindhu has won medals at multiple tournaments including Olympics and on the BWF circuit including gold at the 2019 world championships.  She is only individual to win medal in consecutive two Olympic games. She rose to a career high world ranking of number 2 in April 2017.

P.V. Sindhu was born on 5 July 1995, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India to P.V. Ramana and P. Vijaya. Ramana, an employee of the Indian Railways, was born in Nirmal, Telangana while Vijaya hails from Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. Both her parents were national level volleyball players. Her father won bronze medal for the Indian team in 1986 Seoul Asian Games, received the Arjuna Award in 2000 for his contribution to the sport.

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She lived in Hyderabad. She was educated at Auxilium High School and at St. Ann’s College for Women, Hyderabad.  Beside her parents were volleyball player, she choose badminton as it drew her inspiration from the success of Pullela Gopichand, the 2001 ALL ENGLAND OPEN BADMINTON CHAPION. She eventually stared playing the sport from the age of eight.

The ace shuttler now has total seven medals of World Championships and Olympics. She has ONE GOLD, TWO SILVER and TWO BRONZE.

Sindhu was training under Korean coach Park Yae-sang at Suchitra Academy in Hyderabad and students of the academy too celebrated her success at the airport. She landed in Delhi from Tokyo and got a similar reception at the airport. She said that this bronze was tougher to clinch than her silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. “ I have no words because it’s definitely a proud moment for me and also for the country and getting a medal at the Olympics for 2nd time is I am at the top of the world”, Sindhu said in an interview.

P.V. SINDHU

Sindhu won her first superseries title at the 2013 China Open and followed it up with four more finals in 2017, winning the title in SOUTH KOREA and INDIA. In addition to that, she was won a silver medal at 2018 Commonwealth Games and 2018 Asian Games, and two two bronze medal at the Uber Cup.

She was awarded with Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award in India. We (Indian) hope she keep going like this and have many more victories and never look back. soon want a gold from her in Olympics and many other international events and touches the height of success.

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