New Delhi: PV Sindhu, one of India’s most prominent badminton stars, turned 28 on Wednesday, marking another milestone in her illustrious career. Since making her debut in 2011, Sindhu has established herself as India’s leading lady in the sport, consistently clinching medals in major competitions and etching her name in the annals of Indian badminton history.
One of Sindhu’s crowning achievements is her remarkable success at the Olympic Games. She secured a silver medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics and followed it up with a bronze medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, becoming the first Indian ever to win two Olympic medals. These accomplishments have cemented her status as a trailblazer in Indian badminton.
Sindhu’s accolades extend beyond the Olympic stage. She is also the first and only Indian to win the World Badminton Championship, capturing the gold medal in the 2019 event held in Basel. Additionally, she has won silver medals at the 2017 and 2018 championships and bronze medals at the 2013 and 2014 editions, making her a five-time medalist at the prestigious tournament.
The badminton superstar has also achieved glory at the Commonwealth Games with her fierce strokeplay. She clinched the gold medal in the women’s singles competition in 2022 in Birmingham and contributed to India’s success in the mixed team event at the 2018 Gold Coast Games. Sindhu also won a silver medal in women’s singles in 2018 and a bronze in the same category at the 2014 Glasgow Games. Adding to her Commonwealth Games achievements, she recently secured a silver medal in the mixed team event at the 2022 edition.
In Asian Games competition, Sindhu has collected two medals—an impressive silver at the 2018 event in Jakarta and a bronze at the 2014 Games in Incheon.
With a peak ranking of number 2 in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Ranking, which she attained in April 2017, Sindhu has consistently been among the world’s top players. Her skill, determination, and relentless pursuit of excellence have propelled her to numerous victories on the BWF World Tour, including titles at prestigious tournaments like the Swiss Open, Singapore Open, and Syed Modi International.
As Sindhu celebrates her 28th birthday, all eyes will be on her as Team India prepares for the upcoming Asian Games. The question on everyone’s mind is whether she will be able to once again make her country proud by clinching a gold meda? As the nation rallies behind her, Sindhu’s remarkable journey continues to inspire aspiring badminton players and sports enthusiasts across India.