P. V. Sindhu, India's pride at Tokyo Olympics 2020

P.V. Sindhu's sketch by Sucharita Roy.
P.V. Sindhu's sketch by Sucharita Roy.

Pusarla Venkata "P.V." Sindhu (born 5 July 1995) is an Indian professional badminton player. Over the course of her career, Sindhu has won medals at multiple tournaments including Olympics and on the WF circuit including a gold at the 2019 World Championships. 

The 26-year old is the first Indian to become the Badminton World Champion and only the second individual athlete from India to win two consecutive medals at the  Olympic Games. She rose to a career-high world ranking of no. 2 in April 2017. Sindhu broke into the top 20 of the BWF World Ranking in September 2012, at the age of 17. 

Beginning in 2013, she won a medal at every world championships, with the exception of 2015. She is the second woman after Zhang Ning to win five or more medals at the world championships. She represented India at the 2016 Summer Olympics (Rio), becoming the first Indian badminton player to reach a final. 

Sindhu won the silver medal after losing out to Spain's Carolina Marin. The badminton star made her second consecutive Olympic appearance at the 2020 Summer Olympics (Tokyo) and won a bronze medal, becoming the first Indian woman ever to win two Olympic medals.

Sucharita Roy

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