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PV Sindhu on Thursday beat Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara to enter the final of the women’s singles event of badminton competitions at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

The shuttler registered a 21-19, 21-10 triumph in the semi-finals. The shuttler will play for gold in the next match.

Here is all you need to know about the shuttler:

  • Sindhu was born to P. V. Ramana and P. Vijaya – both former volleyball players

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  • PV Sindhu’s full name is Pusarla Venkata Sindhu
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  • She eventually started playing badminton from the age of eight
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  • On 10 August 2013, Sindhu became the first ever Indian women’s singles player to win a medal at the World Championships
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  • On 30 March 2015, she received India’s fourth highest civilian honor, the Padma Shri
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  • On 18 August 2016, she became the first Indian woman to reach Olympic finals after beating Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the semi-finals of Rio Olympics 2016
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