BBC INDIAN SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR- PV SINDHU
INDIAN SHUTTLER P.V SINDHU WON THE INAUGURAL BBC INDIAN SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD. THE QUEEN OF INDIAN TRACK AND FIELD, P T USHA WON THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD. THE OTHER NOMINEE WERE DUTEE CHAND, M.C. MARY KOM VINESH PHOGAT MANASI JOSHI.
Sindhu is considered a medal prospect at this year’s Olympics in Tokyo for India. She has won five World Championship medals and is the first Indian singles badminton player to win an Olympic silver medal. In 2012 September, she aged 17 and entered in the top 20 world rankings. She has been in the top 10 ranks for the past 4 years. In 2018 and 2019 she made into Forbes highest-paid female athletes.
ACHIEVEMENTS AND HONOURS.
- 2019 P.V.Sindhu became the first Indian to win World Badminton Championship at Basel, Switzerland where she won gold.
- 2018 BWF World Championship Nanjing, China won silver.
- 2018 Asian Games Jakarta- Palembang, Indonesia won silver.
- 2018 Common Wealth Games Gold Coast, Australia won silver.
- 2017 BWF World Championship Glasgow, Scotland won silver
- 2016 and 2014 Thomas Uber Cup won bronze.
- 2016 Rio Olympic, Argentina won silver.
- 2014 Common Wealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland won bronze.
- 2014 BWF World Championship Guangzhou, China won bronze.
- 2014 Asian Badminton Championship Gimcheon, South Korea won bronze.
- 2013 BWF World Championship Copenhagen, Denmark won bronze
- 2013 Arjuna Award.
- 2015 Padma Shri.
- 2016 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratan.
- 2020 Padma Bhushan.