PV Sindhu, India's History-Maker at Rio Olympics 2016: 10 Points

Updated: 20 August 2016 01:44 IST

PV Sindhu created history with a silver medal finish in badminton women's singles at the Rio OIympics on Saturday, becoming India's youngest ever individual medal winner at the Games

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PV Sindhu gave world champion Carolina Marin a stiff fight in the women's singles final. © AFP

PV Sindhu became the youngest ever Indian individual medal winner in the history of the Olympics on Saturday, after her silver medal finish in the badminton women's singles event. Sindhu put on a spirited fight but went down 21-19, 12-21, 15-21 to Spain's Carolina Marin. Here is a look at the 21-year-old's career in ten points:

1. Pusarla Venkata Sindhu was born on July 5, 1995 in Hyderabad.

2. Sindhu first came to the limelight after beating London Olympics gold medallist Li Xuerui in the 2012 China Masters Super Series.

3. In 2013, Sindhu went on to win a bronze medal in women's singles at the 2013 World Championships, India's first medal winner at the event.

4. The same year, Sindhu won the Malaysian Open title, her maiden Grand Prix Gold title win. She has gone on to win four more Grand Prix Gold titles.

5. Later that year, she went on to win the Macau Open title, beating Michelle Li in the final.

6. PV Sindhu was conferred the Arjuna Award by the Indian government for her performances in 2013.

7. The shuttler from Hyderabad would win the bronze again at the 2014 World Championships in Copenhagen.

8. Sindhu reached her first Super Series final at the Denmark Open in 2015.

9. The 21-year-old shuttler is India's youngest ever medal winner at the Olympic Games.

10. On the way to her final at Rio Olympics 2016, Sindhu defeated Laura Sarosi of Hungary and Michelle Li of Canada in the group stages. She went on to beat former world champion Wang Yihan of China in the quarters and Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in the semis., before finally succumbing to world champion Carolina Marin in the title match.

Topics : Olympics 2016 Team India Badminton Pusarla Venkata Sindhu Cycling Olympics Olympics Olympics
Highlights
  • PV Sindhu won the silver medal in badminton women's singles
  • The Indian shuttler lost to Spain's Carolina Marin in the final
  • Sindhu had defeated Japan's Nozomi Okuhara 21-19, 21-10 in the semis
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