PV Sindhu Nominated For The Prestigious Padma Bhushan!

Congratulations, Sindhu!

The Rio Olympics Silver medalist PV Sindhu has been nominated for the country’s third highest civilian honor – Padma Bhushan. She went ahead to thank the Ministry of sports for giving her a chance and an opportunity. The 22-year-old Sindhu now joins former India cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the second sportsperson to be nominated for the prestigious award this year.

 “I am very happy that my name has been recommended for the Padma Bhushan. I would like to thank the government and the sports ministry,” Sindhu told IANS.
The Hyderabad player was conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award – the highest sporting honor in India – in 2016 and the Padma Shri in 2015.
 Sindhu, who was also a Silver Medallist at the World Badminton Championships in Glasgow last month, recently beat Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara to become the first Indian shuttler to clinch the Korea Open Superseries title.

Sindhu, who recently scaled to the No.2 spot in women’s singles of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings was, however, stunned by Okuhara in the pre-quarterfinals of the Japan Open Superseries last week.

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