The ace badminton player, P.V. Sindhu has already created history by entering the finals of the Women’s Singles at the Rio Olympics 2016 and now she became the first ever Indian women to win the silver medal in Rio Olympic 2016 Women’s Singles Badminton event. Sindhu competed against Carolina Marin of Spain but lost  21-19 12-21 21-15 in the summit clash of the women’s singles competition at the Rio Games.

Let’s take a look at some interesting facts about P.V. Sindhu.

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1. She Hails From Hyedrabad, Telangana.

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P.V. Sindhu hails from the city of Hyderabad, Telangana. This city is famous for its ‘Chaar Minnaar’ and ‘Golconda Fort’. She was born to P.V. Ramana and P. Vijaya.

2. P.V. Sindhu Is Just 21 Years Old.

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Yes, you read it right, P.V. Sindhu is just 21 years old. She was born in the year 1995. She won the Olympic medal at such a young age. At this age usually people are confused about their life goals, but P.V. Sindhu is already clear about goals and achieving them too.

3. Father Is An Arjuna Awardee For Volleyball.

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Sports is in the genes of P.V. Sindhu as her father, P.V. Ramana was a professional volleyball player. He was awarded Arjuna Award for his excellence in the game of volleyball. Her mother, P. Vijaya too was a professional volleyball player.

4. Pullela Gopichand is. the inspiration of P.V. Sindhu.

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The winning of Pullela Gopichand in the All England Open Badminton Championship in the year 2001 inspired her to start playing badminton. She was so inspired by Gopichand that she chose badminton over volleyball which was her parent’s sport.

5. She Started Playing At The Young Age of 8.

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P.V. Sindhu started playing badminton at the young age of eight. This the age when usually other children are busy learning in school and are clueless about their future. But, P.V. Sindhu had already decided her life goal and had started working on it.

6. Her First Apprenticeship Was With Mehboob Ali

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P.V. Sindhu began her apprenticeship with Mehboob Ali. It was in Secunderabad at the badminton courts of Indian Railway Institute of Signal Engineering and Telecommunications. Later, she started coaching with Pullela Gopichand at the Pullela Gopichand’s badminton academy and is coaching there till date.

7. P.V. Sindhu’s First Major Match Was All India ranking championship.

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Sindhu participated in the 5th Servo All India ranking championship for under 10 categories. She stood 5th in this championship and received recognition at the national level.

8. P.V. Sindhu Won The Ambuja Cement All India Ranking’s Singles Title
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P.V. has won the Ambuja Cement All India ranking .She won the singles title this championship.

9. She Has Received The Padma Shri.

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P.V. Sindhu was awarded the Padma Shri in the year 2015. Padma Shri is the fourth highest civilian award of India. She was awarded Padma Shri for her excellence in the badminton sports.

10. First Ever Indian Woman To win The Silver Medal In Olympics.

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She defeated Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the semifinals to enter the Olympic finals. The whole country is waiting for the results of the match today.


P.V. Sindhu, you deserve all the love, respect, and support, for you are making India proud internationally ,in such a prestigious games event.

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