PV Sindhu’s Biography – Age, Education, Career, And More

PV Sindhu's Biography

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PV Sindhu has brought glory to the nation with her victory in the women’s singles gold medal match at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham. Let’s see her biography age, background, support, and performance in CWG 2022.

PV Sindhu: Who is She?

Badminton player PV Sindhu is regarded as one of India’s most accomplished athletes. She has won medals in many competitions, including the Olympics and the BWF Circuit. As well as the 2019 World Championships Gold Medal.

Only two Indian athletes have ever won back-to-back medals at the Olympics, and PV Sindhu is the first and only one to hold the title of badminton world champion. She reached a career-high world ranking of number two in April 2017. 

Along with the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna and Arjun Award in sports. So, PV Sindhu has also received the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award. PV Sindhu also received a Padma Bhushan in January 2020.

PV Sindhu: Childhood, Education, and Birth

On July 5, 1995, PV Sindhu was born in Hyderabad to PV Ramana (the Father) and P Vijaya (Mother). Her parents both competed nationally in volleyball. The team that won the bronze medal at the Asian Games in Seoul in 1986 included Sindhu’s father as a player. In 2000, he was given the Arjuna Award for his contributions to sports.

So, Auxilium High School in Hyderabad and St. Ann’s College for Women in Hyderabad are where PV Sindhu received his education. Pullela Gopichand, the 2001 All England Open champion in badminton, served as Sindhu’s main source of inspiration.

PV Sindhu: Career in Badminton

Sindhu loved to play badminton as a child. She began studying the fundamentals of badminton at the Indian Railway Institute of Signal Engineering as well as Telecommunications courts in Secunderabad with the assistance of Mehboob Ali. Every day, she made the 56 km trip from her home to the badminton courts to learn the game and play.

PV Sindhu joined the Gopichand Badminton Academy and excelled in the 10-year category, winning several titles. She won the fifth Servo All India ranking championship in both the doubles and singles categories at the Ambuja Cement All India ranking.

However, Sindhu won the titles at the Sub-juniors in Pondicherry, the Krishna Khaitan All India Tournament, the IOC All India Ranking, the Sub-Junior Nationals, and the All India Ranking in Pune for athletes under the age of 13. She took home a gold medal from the 51st National State Games in India in the under-14 age group.

PV Sindhu joined the international circuit at the age of 14. At the 2009 Sub-Junior Asian Badminton Championships in Colombo, she took home a bronze medal. At the 2010 Iran Fajr International Badminton Challenge, Sindhu took home a silver medal. She competed in the 2010 BWF World Junior Championships in Mexico, but she was defeated by a Chinese opponent there.

In 2011, Sindhu triumphed at both the Indonesia International Challenge and the Maldives International Challenge. She reached the Dutch Open finals but lost the match. So, Sindhu defeated Carola Bott in the Swiss International Finals to claim victory. 2011 saw her win the international badminton competition in India.

Sindhu is performing excellently at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 as well. She has advanced to the Women’s Single Badminton quarterfinals.

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