PV Sindhu Biography
PV Sindhu (born Pusarla Venkata Sindhu) is an Indian professional badminton player, who is currently worlded no 5 in the BWF World Ranking. At the 2016 Summer Olympics, she became the first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver medal. She is one of the two Indian badminton players to ever win an Olympic medal – other being Saina Nehwal.
Sindhu came to international attention when she broke into the top 20 of the BWF World Ranking in September 2012 at the age of
17. In 2013, she became the first ever Indian women’s singles player to win a medal at the Badminton World Championships. In March 2015, she is the recipient of India’s fourth highest civilian honor, the Padma Shri.
Her silver medal win in the women’s singles event of the 2016 Summer Olympics made her the first Indian shuttler to reach the final of an Olympics badminton event and the youngest Indian to make a podium finish in an individual event at the Olympics.
PV Sindhu’s Childhood and early training
Pusarla Venkata Sindhu was born to P. V. Ramana of West Godavari district and P. Vijaya of Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh state. In 2000, Ramana was awarded Arjuna Award for his sport. Though her parents played professional volleyball, Sindhu chose badminton over it because she drew inspiration from the success of Pullela Gopichand, the 2001 All England Open Badminton Champion. She eventually started playing badminton from the age of eight.
Sindhu first learned the basics of the sport with the guidance of Mehboob Ali at the badminton courts of Indian Railway Institute of Signal Engineering and Telecommunications in Secunderabad. Soon after, she joined Pullela Gopichand’s Gopichand Badminton Academy badminton academy. While profiling Sindhu’s career, a correspondent with The Hindu wrote:
The fact that she reports on time at the coaching camps daily, travelling a distance of 56 km from her residence, is perhaps a reflection of her willingness to complete her desire to be a good badminton player with the required hard work and commitment.
Gopichand seconded this correspondent’s opinion when he said that “the most striking feature in Sindhu’s game is her attitude and the never-say-die spirit.” After joining Gopichand’s badminton academy, Sindhu won several titles. In the under-10 years category, she won the 5th Servo All India ranking championship in the doubles category and the singles title at the Ambuja Cement All India ranking.
In the under-13 years category, Sindhu won the singles title at the Sub-juniors in Pondicherry, doubles titles at the Krishna Khaitan All India Tournament, IOC All India Ranking, the Sub-Junior Nationals and the All India Ranking in Pune. She also won the under-14 team gold medal at the 51st National School Games in India.
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PV Sindhu Age
She was born on 5th July 1995 in Hyderabad, India. She is 23 years old as of 2018.
PV Sindhu Height
She has a standing height of 1.79 m tall.
PV Sindhu Family
She is the daughter to P.V. Ramana and P.Vijaya. She has one elder sister by the name Divya.
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Details concerning her relationship are still under research.
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P.V. Sindhu with coach Pullela Gopichand
Sindhu was so inspired by All England Open Badminton Champion Pullela Gopichand that it was due to him she decided to play badminton professionally.
However, she was guided by the simple and humble badminton wizard Mir Mahboob Ali, when she took her baby steps into the big world of badminton. He taught her everything and played a huge role in shaping her illustrious career.
She used to attend his training at the Indian Railway Institute of Signal Engineering and Telecommunications in Secunderabad. Sadly, the selfless guru passed away in 2011.
After Mahboob Ali helped Sindhu ace her basics, it was Gopichand who helped her master the game. The badminton champion has trained numerous stars, including Saina Nehwal.
P.V. Sindhu was so dedicated to the training that she used to travel 56 km every day. This hard work and persistence have helped her gain success. No wonder, that her coach is also proud of her.
“As a coach, I treat both Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu as precious diamonds. Winning or losing happens every day at the Academy in Hyderabad. Win or defeat in game encourages the winner and loser to raise the bar and reach higher,” Gopichand told the Indian Express.
PV Sindhu Education
She schooled at St. Ann’s College for Women (Mehdipatnam); now pursuing MBA.
PV Sindhu Career
In the international circuit, Sindhu was a bronze medallist at the 2009 Sub-Junior Asian Badminton Championships held in Colombo.
At the 2010 Iran Fajr International Badminton Challenge, she won the silver medal in the singles category. Sindhu reached the quarterfinals of the 2010 Junior World Badminton Championships that was held in Mexico. She was a team member in India’snational team at the 2010 Uber Cup.
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PV Sindhu’s Awards and recognition
- Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, highest sporting honor of India (2016)
- Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India (2015)
- Arjuna Award (2013)
- FICCI Breakthrough Sportsperson of the Year 2014
- NDTV Indian of the Year 2014
- ₹10 lakh (US$14,000) from the Badminton Association of India, for her victory in the 2015 Macau Open Badminton Championships.
- ₹5 lakh (US$7,000) from the Badminton Association of India, for her victory in the 2016 Malaysia Masters
- Rewards for winning the silver medal at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics
- ₹5 crore (US$700,000), and a land grant from the Government of Telangana.
- ₹3 crore (US$420,000), a Group A cadre job(Deputy Collector of Andhra Pradesh) and 1000 yd2 land grant from the Government of Andhra Pradesh.
- ₹2 crore (US$280,000) from the Government of Delhi.
- ₹75 lakh (US$100,000) from her employer, Bharat Petroleum Corporation, with promotion from assistant to deputy sports manager.
- ₹50 lakh (US$70,000) from the Government of Haryana.
- ₹50 lakh (US$70,000) from the Government of Madhya Pradesh.
- ₹50 lakh (US$70,000) from the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
- ₹50 lakh (US$70,000) from Badminton Association of India
- ₹50 lakh (US$70,000) from NRI businessman, Mukkattu Sebastian
- ₹30 lakh (US$42,000) from the Indian Olympic Association.
- ₹5 lakh (US$7,000) from All India Football Federtion.
- BMW car from the Hyderabad District Badminton Association and as well as Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
- ₹1.01 lakh (US$1,400) from Salman Khan, for qualifying as an Olympic participant.
- Miniature badminton racquet memento with gold and diamond from Kirtilals.
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PV Sindhu Earning
She earns $500,000 from badminton winnings
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India Open: Kidambi Srikanth Beats Huang Yuxiang To Enter Final, PV Sindhu Knocked Out In Semis
Kidambi Srikanth defeated China’s Huang Yuxiang 16-21, 21-14, 21-19 to enter men’s singles final in the India Open badminton tournament.
The third seed will face two-time champion Ratchanok Inthanon of Thailand in the finals Sunday.
“I think I need to be more patient, I should have taken the first set, it was crucial for me but after losing it, I became a bit nervous. I made crucial mistakes in the second game,” Sindhu said.
“I did change strategies. She also got lucky with net cords in the first game. I came back and could have maintained the led but I couldn’t. She played well.”
Srikanth had entered the finals of Commonwealth Games last year but he failed to reach the summit clash in any BWF Superseries or BWF World Tour tournament since his French Open win in October 2017.
The 26-year-old from Guntur on Saturday eked out a 14-21 21-16 21-19 triumph over China’s Huang Yuxiang in an engrossing semi-final encounter. He will face second seed Viktor Axelsen, who beat India’s Parupalli Kashyap 21-11 21-17, in the final.
“It’s been really long since I reached a final. I’m just happy to be here, playing the final again,” Srikanth said.
“I was trailing in the decided and I am happy to pull it off. I’m happy to come back in the second. It was about keeping the shuttle in. The crowd kept me going in.”
In the women’s semi-final, Sindhu managed to hold a 11-8 lead at the break. She kept the shuttle in play, mixing her strokes to push Bingjiao to commit errors to lead 20-16. But Indian committed a heap of unforced errors to allow the Chinese level score.
At 21-21, a lucky net chord put Bingjiao on lead leaving Sindhu frustrated, who sent another one at the net to lose the opening game. The second game begun on an even keel as the duo rode on each other’s errors to move 8-8 before Sindhu grabbed a 11-9 advantage at the break.
The Indian stayed a step ahead, despite Bingjiao constant threat. At 16-13, a few weak returns from Sindhu allowed the Chinese to level scores.
Bingjiao quickly grabbed two points to take two match points. Sindhu then sent the next shuttler to the net to bow out.