The Indian Badminton has seen some great players in the past like Prakash Padukone ,Aparna Popat, Vimal kumar and Gopichand Pullela in earlier days. These days India has some young and promising male and female players that have represented the country on the big stage. These players are Sourabh Varma, Ajay Jayaram, HS Prannoy, K Srikhanth and P Kashyap. In the female category we have Saina Nehwal established player and young teen sensation PV SIndhu, Ashwini Ponnappa,Prjakta Gadre etc.
Pursela Sindhu’s parents were professional volleyball players. She chose Badminton inspired by Pullela Gopichand. She trains the Pullela Gopichand academy. She started playing badminton at the age of eight. In International Badminton she started her carrier in 2009. She was a bronze medalist in the 2009 Sub Junior Asian Badminton Championship in Colombo. In 2010 she was a member of the Indian team who reached the quarter finals in Uber Cup.
PV Sindhu created history by becoming the first Indian to win two back to back bronze medals in World Badminton Championship 2013 and 2014. She had defeated the top Chinese Wang Shixang in quarter final in World badminton Championship this year. She won the Malyasian open gold medal in the year 2013 and also gold medal Macau Open Badminton Championship in the same year. In 2011 she won the gold medal at the Commonwealth gold medal held in Douglas and in the same year she won the bronze in Asian Junior Championship held in Lucknow. In the Super Series Premier she has 2 silvers in the year 2011 at the Dutch Open and in 2012 in at the Indian open in 2012. In 2012 she won the gold medal in Asian Junior Championship. The year 2014 has been an year of great achievements As she won the bronze medal in the Asian championship held in Gimcheon , the bronze medal in the Commonwealth games in singles event, was a member of the team which won the bronze medal in the Asian games after a gap of 28 years. She was also a part of team which won the bronze medal in the Uber Cup 2014.
She lost to unfaniced opponent in the second round of the Asian games 2014. Bringing home the fact that this young girl has all the ability but needs to focus on the mental aspects and physical stamina.
She played with the best in the Indian Badminton league. Her highest ranking has been number 9 on March 9 2014. Her current world ranking is number 10 as of 29thMay 2014. I am sure that with hard work and guidance she can do wonders for Indian Badminton.