P V Sindhu First Indian Women to Win Silver Medal at Olympics [ Current Affairs - Sports ]
Ace Indian shuttler Pusarla Venkata Sindhu makes India prouder by winning the silver medal in women’s singles badminton event at 2016 Rio Olympics, she lost finals with 21-19, 12-21, 15-21 score but her achievement is very inspiring and she becomes first Indian woman to win silver medal in Olympics and fifth woman player from India to win a medal in Olympics.
- She faced World No.1 Spain’s shuttler Carolina Marin
- By betting Wang Yihan (World No.2) of Japan with 22-20, 21-19 score in quarterfinal match she was qualified for final.
- She became the fourth Indian to win a silver at the Olympics after:
- Wrestler Sushil Kumar in 2012 London Olympics.
- Shooters Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore in 2004 Athens Olympics
- Vijay Kumar in 2012 London Olympics
- After Saina Nehwal (Bronze medal at 2012 London Olympics), she is the second Indian female shuttler to win a medal in Olympic.
About PV Sindhu
- She was born on 5th July 1995.
- She completed her training from Hyderabad’s Gopichand Badminton Academy and also supported by Olympic Gold Quest, not - for - profit foundation which the identifiers and supporters of Indian athletes.
- Sindhu has become the first Indian women who win the medal in world Championships 2013.
- She became more famous after she was ranked in top 20 list of Badminton World Federation rankings in 2012
- She was awarded by Padma Shri the India’s fourth highest civilian honor on 30 March 2015.
- Her father Ramanna represented India in Volleyball and also awarded by Arjuna Awardee.
Her individual titles are:
- Indonesia International (2011)
- Malaysia Masters (2013)
- In Macau Open for successively two times in 2013 and 2014.
- Published on: August 23, 2016