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PV Sindhu b’day special: This 27 year old player has many records to her credit. Read here…!

PV Sindhu is a renowned sportsperson who has set many records right from winning World Championships to competing and winning medals at the Olympics. She has been quite sensational in badminton and has been an inspiration for upcoming budding shuttlers in the country. As she celebrates her 27th birthday on Tuesday, EBNW Story  highlights five of PV Sindhu’s remarkable records:

First Indian to win five World Championship medals
Sindhu holds a unique record. Till date, she is the only Indian to have won five medals in the competition: Gold (2019), Silver (2012 and 2018) and Bronze (2013 and 2014). She added the sixth medal to her collection after winning silver in the 2021 World Championships.

First Indian singles player to win BWF World Championship Gold

She is the first Indian singles player to win BWF World Championship gold from India in the BWF World Championships. She beat Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the final played in August 2019.

First Indian to win World Tour Finals
In another first for her and India, she is the first Indian to win the BWF World Tour Finals crown, which she won it at 24. In 2018, she beat Nozomi Okuhara in the final, 21-19, 21-17. 

First Indian singles player to win Olympic silver

Sindhu is the only singles player in the sport to have won an Olympic silver. She achieved the feat during the 2016 Rio Olympics. In fact, she followed her 2016 performance by winning a bronze medal in the 2020 Olympics.

Played the longest World Championships final

Giving a perfect example of her strong stamina and endurance, she played the longest final in the history of the World Championship tournament in 2017 which lasted for 110 minutes against Okuhara however failed to win. It was also the second-ever longest women’s final

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