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.

Imafe of Shuttler Pusarla Venkata Sindhu

Imafe of Shuttler Pusarla Venkata Sindhu

Imafe of Shuttler Pusarla Venkata Sindhu

  • 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:
  1. Wrestler Sushil Kumar in 2012 London Olympics.
  2. Shooters Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore in 2004 Athens Olympics
  3. 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