Pusarla Venkata Sindhu is the name we admire in the game of Badminton. Shortly we call her PV Sindhu, a renowned name who has contributed much and made India proud with her many achievements on International and National Platforms.
PV Sindhu was born on 5th July 1995 to a parent who were both national Volleyball players and currently her father working as an employee in the Indian Railways. PV chose to go for Badminton as her sport interest, she started gaining interest in the sports and started her practice at the age of 8. She learnt all the rules of Badminton, and at 14, she appeared in a national Badminton match.
PV Sindhu stepped into Badminton as a professional career at 14 and played her first match in 2009, The Sub-Junior Asian Badminton Championships held in Colombo. Srilanka.
Once she stepped into the International matches, there was no turning back for the enthusiastic young warrior who continued to grab medals and titles with her hard work and dedication. She has appeared in the Summer Olympics, Rio Olympics, and 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, and recently won the 2019 world Championship at Basel.
PV Sindhu has been listed world’s no.2 after the Spaniard Carolina Marine.
Sindhu admires the Dronacharya Awardee and Padma Bhushan Awardee Pullela Gopichand as her inspiration. She joined the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy and addressed the academy’s role and her discipline life. She adhered to the academy and her Coach.
After observing her outstanding performance on the National and International platforms, the Government of India Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports selected PV Sindhu and honoured with the Arjuna award in 2013 for excellent performance in the national sports field over four years.
In 2015, she was honoured with the Padma Shri Award, India’s fourth-highest civilian award.
In 2016, Sindhu received the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award, the highest sporting honour in India.
In January 2020, Sindhu was honoured with the Padma Bhushan Award, India’s third-highest civilian award.
After the Tokyo Olympics 2021, Sindhu is focused on preparing for her upcoming competitions. All her National and International are at her head, and she is letting no stones unturned to push her effort.
On her birthday today, the country cherishes and remembers all her accomplishments and achievements she gained at so young age. Sindhu is truly an inspiration, making India proud with her Grace and excellence in her game.