Pusarla Venkata Sindhu, 21 year old, is a badminton player.

She won the silver medal in the at the 2016 Summer Olympics. She has following firsts in her name:

1. She became the first Indian female to win a silver medal at the Olympics.
2. She became the first Indian to win a silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
3. She is the first ever Indian woman singles player to win a medal at the World Championship.

Her previous achivements:

1. Bronze medal at 2011 Lucknow Girl’s Singles Asian Junior Championships
2. Bronze medal at 2011 Lucknow Mixed Team Asian Junior Championships
3. Gold medal at 2011 Douglas Girl’s Singles Commonwealth Youth Games
4. Gold medal at 2012 Gimcheon  Girl’s Singles Asian Junior Championships
5. Bronze medal at 2013 Guangzhou Women’s Singles World Championships
6. Bronze medal at 2014 Copenhagen Women’s Singles World Championships
7. Bronze medal at 2014 New Delhi Team Uber Cup
8. Bronze medal at 2014 Incheon Women’s team Asian Games
9. Bronze medal at 2014 Glasgow Women’s Singles Commonwealth Games
10. Bronze medal at 2014 GimcheonWomen’s Singles Asia Championships
11. Bronze medal at 2016 Kunshan Team Uber Cup
12. Silver medal at 2016 GuwahatiWomen’s Singles South Asian Games
13. Gold medal at 2016 GuwahatiWomen’s Team South Asian Games


1. Padma Shri – 2015
2. FICCI Breakthrough Sportsperson of the Year – 2014
3. NDTV Indian of the Year 2014
4. Arjuna Award – 2013
Personal Info:

Birth Date: 5 July 1995
Height And Weight: 1.79 m /5′ 10.5″ – 65 kg / 143 lbs
Birth Place: Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Father: P. V. Ramana, former volleyball player and Arjuna Award winner
Mother: P. Vijaya, former volleyball player

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