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PV Sindhu: Smashes All Types Of Stereotypes

“The greatest asset is a strong mind. If I know someone is training harder than I am I have no excuses.” – PV Sindhu

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Very few Indian women sportspersons shave managed to achieve in what Pusarla Venkata Sindhu has. She is the first and only 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.

Born on 5 July 1995, Sindhu is considered one of India's most successful sportspersons. She has won medals at various tournaments such as the Olympics and on the BWF circuit, including a gold at the 2019 World Championships.

Sindhu broke into the top 20 of the BWF World Rankings in September 2012, at the age of 17. She has won a total of five medals at the BWF World Championships and is just the second woman after China's Zhang Ning ever to win five or more singles medals in the competition. She represented India at the 2016 Summer Olympics (Rio), where she became the first Indian badminton player to reach the Olympic final. She won the silver medal after losing out to Spain's Carolina Marín. She made her second consecutive Olympic appearance at the 2020 Summer Olympics (Tokyo) and won a bronze medal, becoming the first-ever Indian woman to win two Olympic medals.

One of the strongest names in Indian sports, Sindhu continues to be an inspiration for every Indian girl who dreams to lead the nation on International arena.

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