P.V Sindhu

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P.V Sindhu


Pusarla Venkata Sindhu is an Indian professional badminton player. She is Most Known as P.V Sindhu. In Summer Olympics 2016, she became the first Indian woman to win Olympic silver medal in Rio de Janeiro. She is one of the two badminton Indian players ever to win an Olympic medal other Saina Nehwal.

P.V Sindhu came to international attention when she comes into the top 20 of the BWF World Ranking in 2012 September, at the age of 17. In 2013, she became the first Indian women singles player to win a medal at the Badminton World Championships. In March 2015, she became the youngest winner of India fourth highest civilian honor, the Padma Shri.


 About Pullela Gopichand


Pullela Gopichand is a Coach of P.V Sindhu. He is a former Indian badminton player. He is the Chief National Coach for the Indian Badminton team. Pullela won all the England Open Badminton Championships in 2001 and became the second Indian to achieve this feat after Prakash Padukone. He runs the Gopichand Badminton Academy. He got the Arjuna Award in 1999, and the Dronacharya Award in 2009 and the Padma Bhushan India’s third highest civilian award in 2014.


Started Off Early in Her Life

P.V Sindhu starts playing badminton at the age of eight after she drew inspiration from Pullela Gopichand victory in All England Open Badminton Championship in 2001. The reason why she chose badminton over volleyball while her parents were professional volleyball players. Her first apprenticeship started with Mehboob Ali at the badminton courts of Indian Railway Institute of Signal Engineering and Telecommunications in Secunderabad. Later, she joined Pullela Gopichand’s badminton academy to enhance her sporting skills further.


Medal Records


Olympic Games
2016 Rio de Janeiro  Women’s Singles Second place Silver medal



World Championships
2013 Guangzhou    Women’s Singles Third place Bronze medal
2014 Copenhagen    Women’s Singles Third place Bronze medal


Uber Cup
2014 New Delhi  Team Third place Bronze medal
2016 Kunshan Team Third place Bronze medal


Asian Games
2014 Incheon Women’s team Third place Bronze medal


Commonwealth Games
2014 Glasgow  Women’s Singles Third place Bronze medal


Asia Championships
2014 Gimcheon Women’s Singles Third place Bronze medal


South Asian Games
2016 Guwahati Women’s Singles Second place Silver medal
2016 Guwahati    Women’s Team First place Gold medal


Asian Junior Championships
2011 Lucknow Girl’s Singles Third place Bronze medal
2011 Lucknow Mixed Team Third place Bronze medal
2012 Gimcheon Girl’s Singles First place Gold medal


Commonwealth Youth Games
2011 Douglas  Girl’s Singles First place Gold medal


PV Sindhu’s Olympics


In 2016 she wins the silver medal in the women singles event of the Summer Olympics made her the first Indian shuttler to reach the final in Olympics badminton event. And the youngest Indian to make a podium finish in an individual event at the Olympics.


A nation watched, its billion hearts beating, the 21-year-old pushed world champion Spain Carolina Marin to the edge after building anticipation for Indians beyond the globe ahead of the biggest masterpiece final of the quadrennial for women’s badminton.


French Open Badminton P.V Sindhu Eyes Redemption in Paris


Paris: On 23 October Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu will look to shrug off the disappointment of few days second round exit at Denmark Open. And eye her maiden Super Series women singles title when she competes at the French Open this week.

The sixth seeded Indian, who had lost to Japan’s Sayaka Sato in the second round at Odense, will open her campaign against Hong Kong Yip Pui Yin at Stade Pierre de Coubertin.

In next round, she is likely to take on China He Bingjiao, against whom Sindhu had won at Denmark Open last week.


Datsun Honours P.V. Sindhu With redi-GO Sport for Rio event


Datsun has honored medallist P.V. Sindhu for her achievement at the summer games recently held in Rio de Janeiro by bestowing her with a Datsun redi-GO Sport.

Representing Datsun at the event to hand over the car keys to the P.V. Sindhu, Sanjeev Aggarwal, Vice-President, Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd. Said, “We are proud to give one (redi-GO Sport) to P.V. Sindhu who has brought honors to our country for her sporting excellence.”

On receiving the redi-GO Sport, PV Sindhu said, that “I am excited to get the peppy-looking Datsun redi-GO Sport. The design invokes a bold, can-do attitude and I am looking ahead to driving the car. It also enables me to move around for practice and help me strive for further success in my sport.”

Rio Olympics star PV Sindhu signs 50 crore deal


On September 27, 2016, Ace Shuttler and Olympics Silver medalist P.V Sindhu recently signed a 50 Crore  worth deal with sports management Company Baseline.

The Hyderabadi badminton player has corraled a 3-year deal with the company which is managing her brand profiling, endorsements, licensing, and so on.

Baseline managing director, Tuhin Mishra said that “Her soaring popularity has attracted the attention of numerous companies.

“In next three years, we will work to maximize her value. Even after achieving grand success, her humility and the value she brings to women power is remarkable.”

Tuhin further said that several companies had approached Sindhu for endorsements. He added “Ever since Sindhu returned from the Olympics, so many people have been approaching her.