P V Sindhu Current Affairs - 2020

PV Sindhu named as ambassador in the Badminton World Federation campaign

On April 22, 2020, the World champion P V Sindhu was named the ambassador of the campaign  “I am Badminton”. The campaign was launched by Badminton World Federation (BWF).

About the Campaign

The campaign provides platform for the badminton players to advocate and commit to honest and clean play. It also helps the players to express their love and respect for the game.

Apart from P V Sindhu, there are other ambassadors. They are Michelle Li of Canada, Huang Ya Qiong and Zheng Si Wei of China, Valeska Knoblauch of Germany, Chan Ho Yuen of Hong Kong.

P V Sindhu

P V Sindhu is an Indian professional badminton player. She rose to world rank 2 in 2017. Miss Sindhu is the first Indian to become Badminton World Champion.

Badminton World Federation

The Badminton World Federation is an international governing body of the badminton sport. It was founded by 1934 and has been recognized by the International Olympic Committee. This means one can enter Olympics through games of BWF as well.

ESPN India Multi-Sport Awards 2018

The ESPN Multi-Sport Awards recognised achievements across 11 categories, of which winners across 10 categories were selected by an independent 14-member jury.

The Winners are:

Sportsperson of the Year (Male) – Neeraj Chopra (Athletics)

Sportsperson of the Year (Female) – P V Sindhu (Badminton)

Comeback of the Year – Saina Nehwal (Badminton)

Coach of the Year – Jaspal Rana (Shooting)

Emerging Sportsperson of the Year – Saurabh Chaudhary (Shooting)

Team of the Year – Women’s team (Table tennis)

Match of the Year – Amit Panghal vs Hasanboy Dusmatov (Boxing)

Differently-abled athlete of the Year – Ekta Bhyan (Para-athletics)

Moment of the Year – Women’s 4x400m relay

Lifetime Achievement Award – Pradip Kumar Banerjee (Football).