The 24-year-old who hails from Hyderabad had the first of her victories during the all-India under-10 singles held in Kochi in June 2005.

P.V. Sindhu became the first Indian to win a Badminton World Championships gold on August 25, 2019.

She beat Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in a lop-sided final held in Switzerland. This was Sindhu’s fifth World Championships medal.

Sindhu has often credited her parents, P. Vijaya and P. V. Ramana, for her success. Both of whom are former volleyball players. She became world champion on her mother’s birthday and dedicated the medal to her.

The 24-year-old who hails from Hyderabad had the first of her victories during the all-India under-10 singles held in Kochi in June 2005. She won the all-India junior major ranking badminton tournament in Hyderabad in November 2008.

Under the tutelage of Pullela Gopichand, she won her first Grand Prix gold in the Malaysian Open in May 2013. P.V. Sindhu received the Padma Shri award in 2015. She won a silver medal in the Rio Olympics in 2016 becoming the first Indian to reach a badminton singles final at the Olympics.

Her winning a BWF World Tour Finals medal, did not lessen the criticism of losing two World Championship finals in 2018 and early 2019.But she left audiences and her critics speechless with her historic win in the Badminton World Championship now in 2019.

P.V. Sindhu said toThe Hindu that her next goal is the Olympic gold.

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