As the first Indian to become the world badminton champion, PV Sindhu is a name along with compatriot Saina Nehwal who is responsible for the growing stature of the sport. Her victory for the silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics and her gold feats at the 2019 World Championship confirmed her dominance of the sport, thereby turning her into a great product for Indian badminton.
With five incredible world championship medals, Sindhu is another well-deserved name trained Under Pullela Gopichand and have received titles since then.
Sindhu commanded the game which was her forte even at the age of 10 saw her become the first Indian to win two back medals in the BWF World Badminton Championships, young female individual India’s first and first to win the Olympic gold medal, the first Indian to win the BWF world tournament final and also the silver medalist at the women’s single badminton event at the Asian Games event 2018.
The first Indian badminton player to win an Olympic medal marked the jewel in the crown of famous badminton player Saina Nehwal. Most notably are the most famous badminton players in the country, who are very similar to Prakash Padukone, who helped increase the women’s presence in the sport, Nehwal first named her.
The first and only Indian woman to achieve world No. 1, the first Indian to reach the final of the BWF World Championship, the first and only Indian to win the World Championship. About BWF, the first Indian to win the Super Series title is also the first Indian to win two singles gold medals at the Commonwealth Olympics, Saina’s exploitation in badminton is unparalleled. .
Nehwal also represented India in three versions of the Olympics while being the first and only Indian to win at least one medal in each important BWF individual event with a metal at the World Olympics and BWF World Championships. With another legend of the game Pullela Gopichand as her mentor, Nehwal is not only one of the famous names in badminton in India, she is also one of the successful Indian badminton players ever.