India’s ace shuttler Pusarla Venkata Sindhu won the silver medal in women’s singles badminton event at 2016 Rio Olympics.
In the final match of women’s singles badminton event, Sindhu lost to Spain’s Carolina Marín (World No.1) by 21-19, 12-21, 15-21 score. Earlier in her quarterfinal match, she had defated Japan’s Wang Yihan (World No.2) by 22-20, 21-19 score.
With this, Sindhu became the first Indian woman to win silver medal in Olympics. Besides, she also became the fifth woman player from India to win a medal in Olympics.
Moreover, she also became the fourth Indian to win a silver at the Olympics after wrestler Sushil Kumar (2012 London Olympics) and shooters Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (2004 Athens Olympics) and Vijay Kumar (2012 London Olympics).
She also became the second Indian female shuttler to win an Olympic medal after Saina Nehwal who had won Bronze medal at 2012 London Olympics.
About PV Sindhu
- Born on5 July 1995 in Hyderabad, Telangana.
- She had received international attention after getting listed into the Top 20 list of Badminton World Federation rankings in 2012.
- In 2013, she created history by becoming first Indian women’s singles badminton player to win a medal at the 2013 World Championships. She had won bronze medal.
- Awards and Honours: She was awarded with Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honor in March 2015.