P V SINDHU – Female Double Olympic Medalist

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Also known as Pusarla Venkata Sindhu,  PV Sindhu is a professional badminton player. Born on the 5th of July, in Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh), Sindhu is the very first Indian woman to win a silver medal in the Olympics and gold at the BWF World Championships. She has won many medals and has brought laurels to our country. She has also been awarded the Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan , Arjuna Award, and many more. Sindhu is one of the most outstanding Olympians. The 26-year-old woman is an inspiration to all the women out there in the world.

Family Background:

Surprisingly both of her parents are National level volleyball players.

Her father P V Ramana’s team won a bronze medal at the 1986 Seoul Asian Games. 

Her father has also been awarded the Arjuna award in the year 2000.

Her parents have always been her inspiration. Even though her parents were volleyball players, Sindu was more interested in Badminton.



She Completed her schooling at  Auxilium High School located in Hyderabad and her college at St. Ann’s College for Women, Hyderabad. 

Badminton career: 

She Started playing badminton at the age of eight , where she learnt the rules and basics of badminton ,  in Railway institute at Secunderabad. Sindhu is a hard-working lady. She used to travel nearly 54 km/day from her native to the ground to practice badminton every single day. She joined Gopichand Badminton Academy. Every year Sindhu’s achievements keep adding up. She is also referred to as “Ace shuttler”. She  Won 

four medals at the World Badminton Championships and 2 in the Olympics.


Sindhu won a bronze in the women’s singles competition in the Tokyo Olympics.

In the 2016 Olympic games at Rio de Janeiro , Sindhu won a silver.

Therefore she is given the title “The first Indian double Olympic medalist”  


Her Biggest achievements of all time

  • The first Indian woman to win a gold at the BWF World Championships in the year 2019.
  • PV Sindhu won a silver medal at the 2018 Asian Games
  • Sindhu won two medals in the same tournament in the Commonwealth Games in the year 2018.
  • The first Indian to win the BWF World Tour Finals title, in 2017.
  • The first  Indian woman to win a silver medal at the Olympics, in 2016.
  • Won a silver in Denmark Open Super Series in the year 2015.

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