Indian shuttler PV Sindhu won millions of heart today as her bagged a Silver medal in the Badminton Women’s Single finals at Rio Olympics.
Born on 5 July 1995, Sindhu took to the sport at a young age of eight and drew inspiration from Gopichand’s success in 2001 All England Open Badminton Championship.
Here are some lesser known facts about India’s ‘ wonder woman’ P.V. Sindhu:
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1. She became the first Indian shuttler to win a Silver medal in Olympics on 19 August 2016
2. PV Sindhu became the youngest Indian overall to make a podium finish in Badminton at the Olympics on 19 August 2016.
3. Sindhu became the first Indian woman to reach the finals in the Badminton event of an Olympic games on 18 August 2016.
4. She received India’s fourth highest civilian honour Padma Shri on 30 March 2015.
5. The shuttler became the first ever Indian women’s singles player to win a medal at the World Championships in 2013.
6. Sindhu became the second Indian female shuttler to win an Olympic medal after Saina Nehwal’s Bronze medal at 2012 Summer Olympics at London.
7. She won the Arjuna Award at the age of 18-years.