PV Sindhu claim her maiden title in Singapore: Basics Explained

PV Sindhu beat Wang Zhi Yi 21-9, 11-21, 21-15 to claim her maiden title in Singapore and third title in 2022 after wins in Korea Open and Swiss Open.

PV Sindhu is the first Indian to win the silver medal at Olympic event in addition to this she has became first Indian badminton player who has won the gold medal at the BWF World Tour Finals in 2019.

She received Arjuna Award for badminton on 24 September 2013.

 She was awarded with India’s fourth highest civilians award Padma Shri Award in 2015.

 Sindhu honoured with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, the highest sporting honour of India, on 29 August 2016.


Prakash Padukone is one of the greatest Indian badminton players. In 1980, he became the first Indian to win the men’s singles All England Championship. He was also India’s first Commonwealth Games gold medallist in badminton, winning the men’s singles event in 1978. The ace shuttler also holds several other accolades, including a bronze at the 1983 World Badminton Championships and a gold in the 1981 World Cup in Singapore.

Pullela Gopichand became the second Indian after the former to win the prestigious championship in 2001. Gopichand won the Indian National Badminton Championships for five consecutive years (1996-2000).

In 2015, Srikanth Kidambi became the first Indian player (men’s) to win gold at the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold. He’s the only Indian men’s shuttler since Prakash Padukone to be ranked top.

Saina Nehwal became the first Indian badminton player to win a medal at Olympics, in 2012. In 2015, Saina became the world number one after several top-notch performances. She was the second Indian after Prakash Padukone to achieve this feat.

In 2019, PV Sindhu became the first Indian to win the Badminton World Championships since its inception in 1977.


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