P V Sindhu First Indian Women to Win Silver Medal at Olympics


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/Last Modified on: August 23, 2016