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P.V. Sindhu- How She Became The First Olympic Silver Winner Indian Women

You all are familiar with the name of P.V. Sindhu, an Indian badminton player. Let's go through her success story of how she became the first Olympic silver medal winner women athlete of India.

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P.V. Sindhu- How She Became The First Olympic Silver Winner Indian Women

"If you have a passion to do something just explore it and make it to level best in it.”

Here we are going to talk about a passionate Hyderabadi girl whom whole the India is proud of. We are talking about nobody else but P.V. Sindhu. She won the silver medal from Rio Olympic in 2016 and made the entire world acknowledge her caliber.

P.V. Sindhu's Family Background

Sindhu was brought up in a sports-based family because she is the offspring of two popular volleyball players P. Vijaya and V. Ramana. In her childhood, she used to watch badminton matches of Pullela Gopichand.
Her life took a turn here and she became passionate about badminton at the early age of only eight years. Her passion pushed her to practice on her own.  In a lot of tournaments like under 12 and under 19, she came up with flying colors. When her parents realized the high caliber of their daughter, they took the decision to give her badminton training. For the practice session, her day used to get started at 4 o'clock in the morning when most of us are having sweet morning sleep.

Sindhu's Career As A Pro Badminton Player

Sindhu became the winner of the India Open Super Series title in 2017. Not only this, but she also conquered the gold medal of women singles in the Macau Open Grand Prix in the year 2016. In all England Open tournament, she played pretty well and made her place among the top 4.

When P.V. Sindhu played in the CWG For The First Time

Wealth Games (CWG) for the first time in 2014, won the bronze medal in women’s singles. After four years, in 2018, at the Common Wealth Games in Gold Coast, she increased one more gem in her crown by winning a silver medal in singles and a gold medal in the mixed doubles team badminton event respectively.

Her biggest accomplishment till now, no doubt, is the silver medal at Rio De Janeiro Olympic 2016. After eliminating Tai Tzu Ying, a badminton player in Taiwan, in the round-of-16, she conquered Wang Yihan in the quarter-final, a Chinese badminton player with the second position in the world. After this victory, she won over Japanese badminton star Nozomi in the semi-final match. Now she was only one match away from being India’s first Olympic gold medal winner woman badminton player. For achieving this ultimate goal, she had to conquer Spain’s, Carolina Marin. Unfortunately, this victory was not written in her fate in 2016. But however, she became the first Olympic silver medal winner women athlete of India.

In accordance with Forbes, P.V. Sindhu was ranked at seventh position in the list of the highest-paid woman athletes in the world. Her whole earning is estimated to be above 8.5 million dollars. She was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, Arjuna award in 2013 as well as Padma Shri in 2016. P.V. Sindhu is the second-best badminton player according to the BWF association. She is the first Indian woman who has been an Olympic medal receiver.

Really she is a big inspiration for many young women in India who you want to do something great on their own.


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