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P.V. Sindhu

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P.V. Sindhu.

Pusarla Venkata Sindhu, was born on 5th July 1995 to Mr.Ramanna and P. Vijaya, both former volleyball players.

It is noteable that, Sindhu’s father Ramanna is himself an Arjuna Awardee. Ramanna represented India in Volleyball.

Accomplishments:

Domestic:

1. Under-10 category – 5th Servo All India ranking championship (doubles) – Winner.
2. Under-10 category – Ambuja Cement All India ranking (Singles) – Winner.
3. Under-13 category – Sub-juniors tournament, Pondicherry – Singles – Winner.
4. Krishna Khaitan All India Tournament – Doubles – Winner.
5. Under-13 category – IOC All India Ranking -Winner.
6. Sub-Junior Nationals – Singles – Winner.
7. All India Ranking, Pune – Winner.
8. Under-14 – 51st National School Games – Gold.
9. 2012 – 77th Senior National Badminton Championships, Srinagar – Runner Up.
10. 2012 – Syed Modi India Grand Prix Gold event, Lucknow – Runner Up.

International:
2009 – Sub-Junior Asian Badminton Championships, Colombo – Bronze medallist.
2010 – Iran Fajr International Badminton Challenge – Silver medal (Singles category).
2010 – Junior World Badminton Championships, Mexico – Quarter Finalist.
2010 – Uber Cup – Team Member.
2011 – Commonwealth Youth Games, Douglas – Gold.
2012 – Indonesia Open – Participation.
2012 – Asia Youth Under 19 Championship – Winner.
2012 – Li Ning China Masters Super Series -Semi Finalist.
2012 – Japan Open, Second round.
2012 – Asian Junior Championships, Gimcheon – Gold.
2013 – Malaysian open – Winner.
2013 – Badminton world championships – Medallist.
2013 – Macau Open Grand Prix Gold – Winner.
2014 – Glasgow Commonwealth Games – Semi Finalist.
2014 – World cup, Denmark – Semi Finalsit.
2014 – Asia Championships, Gimcheon – Bronze medalist.

Coach:
1. Mehboob Ali, Indian Railway Institute of Signal Engineering and Telecommunications in Secunderabad.
2. Pullela Gopichand, a former national, international player.

Trains at:
Pullela Gopichand badminton Academy, Hyderabad.

Awards:

Sindhu
1. Arjuna Awardee.
2. Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India, in 2015.
3. FICCI Breakthrough Sportsperson of the Year 2014.
4. NDTV Indian of the Year 2014.

Sponsor and Support:

Olympic Gold Quest, a not-for-profit foundation that identifies and supports Indian athletes.

Saina Nehwal

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Saina – a nine year old.

Saina Nehwal, second daughter of Harvir Singh and Usha Rani, was born in a Hindu Jat family at the University Hospital of the Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University in Hisar.

 

 

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Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal is an Indian badminton player who is currently ranked No.1 in the world by Badminton World Federation Women’s Singles 2015.

 

 

 

 

Accomplishments:

  1. She is the first Indian to win a bronze medal in Badminton at the Olympics.
  2. She is the first Indian to win the World Junior Badminton Championships.
  3. She is the first Indian woman to win Silver at 2015 BWF World Championship.

Domestic:
Won many National tournaments and is the current reigning National Champion.

International:

Saina Nehwal

  1. 2003 – Czech Junior International – Winner.
  2. 2006 – World Junior Championships – Winner.
  3. 2006 – Asian Satellite Badminton tournament. – Winner (2 times).
  4. 2006 – Philippines Open – Winner.
  5. 2006 – Malaysia Open – Winner.
  6. 2006 – BWF World Junior Championships – Runner Up.
  7. 2008 – Commonwealth Youth Games – Winner.
  8. 2008 – World Junior Badminton Championships – Winner.
  9. 2008 – Olympic Games – Quarter Finalist.
  10. 2008 – Yonex Chinese Taipei Open – Winner.
  11. 2008 – world super series – semi Finalist.
  12. 2009 – BWF Super Series – Winner.
  13. 2009 – Indonesia Open – Winner.
  14. 2010 – Uber Cup finals – Quarter Finalist.
  15. 2010 – All-England Super Series – Semi Finalist.
  16. 2010 – Yonex Sunrise Badminton Asia Championships – Semi Finalist.
  17. 2010 – India Open Grand Prix Gold.
  18. 2010 – BWF Grand Prix Gold – Winner.
  19. 2010 – Singapore Open Super Series – Finalist.
  20. 2010 – BWF Super Series – Winner.
  21. 2010 – Indonesia Open super series – Winner.
  22. 2010 – 2010 BWF World Championships – Participation.
  23. 2010 – Commonwealth Games, New Delhi – Gold Medalist.
  24. 2010 – Hong Kong Super Series – Winner.
  25. 2011 – Swiss Open – Winner.
  26. 2012 – Swiss Open – Winner.
  27. 2012 – Thailand Open – Winner.
  28. 2012 – Indonesia Open – Winner.
  29. 2012 – Denmark Open – Winner.
  30. 2014 – India Open Grand Prix Gold – Winner.
  31. 2014 – Australian Open – Winner.
  32. 2014 – China Open – Winner.
  33. 2015 – India Open Grand Prix Gold – Winner.
  34. 2015 – India Open – Winner.

Coach:

1. S. M. Arif. a Dronacharya Award winner.
2. Pullela Gopichand, till September 2014, former National and Internation Champion also a Dronacharya Award winner.
3. U. Vimal Kumar, former Indian badminton champion and national champion.

IBL:

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Saina Nehwal with the Hyderabad Hot shots team.

Saina Nehwal plays for Hyderabad Hotshots in the Indian Badminton League.

Awards:

Saina Nehwal
1. “The Most Promising Player” in 2008.
2. Arjuna Awardee.
3. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2009–2010).
4. Padma Shri (2010).

Other Interests:

Nehwal is also a “Brown belt” in Karate.

Sponsers & Supporters:

Saina is supported by the Olympic Gold Quest.

Academy:

Saina nehwal Badminton Academy, lucknow. (Proposed).