As we celebrate one of India’s favourite sports player’s birthday, we take a look at five of P V Sindhu games that made a mark in Indian Badminton.

Thanks to all the amazing young sports personalities in India, the field of sports in the country is growing and getting all the recognition it deserves. People are moving past Cricket and are appreciating other sports. There have been many who have won medals and laurels in their field giving the people an opportunity to know about all the other sports that exist where India is making a name for itself around the globe. P V Sindhu is one of them.

P V Sindhu made a name for herself in the field of Badminton and made the people fall in love with the game. She is also one of the first Indians to win a gold in badminton World Championships. After Zhang Ning, she is just the second woman to win five or more medals at the world championships. She is the recipient of the sports honour Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, and India’s fourth-highest civilian award, the Padma Shri. She was also honoured with Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award in India, in January 2020.

Here are five games that made P V Sindhu a favourite:

2016 Rio Olympics – silver
final against Carolina Marin 21-19

Indian Open 2017- Gold
she beat Saina Nehwal and Sung Ji Hyun to get to the final

China Open Super Series 2016 – Gold
beating Sun Yu 21-11, 17-21, 21-11 in the final

BWF Tour Finals 2018 – Gold
finals by beating Nozomi Okuhara 21-19, 21-17 in the final

BWF World Championship – 2019, Gold
defeating Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in straight games by 21-7, 21-7

Happy Birthday, P V Sindhu!

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