Born on July 5,1995, Pusarla Venkata Sindhu is a badminton player from India. She trains at Hyderabad’s Gopichand Badminton Academy and is supported by Olympic Gold Quest, a not-for-profit foundation that identifies and supports Indian athletes.
On 10th August 2013, Sindhu became the first ever Indian woman to win a medal in singles at the World Championships (India’s first singles medal since Prakash Padukone won bronze in 1983). She broke into the top 20 in the Badminton World Federation rankings which were released on 21 September 2012. She is also ranked 3 in the BWF Junior Rankings.
Pusarla Venkata Sindhu was born to P V. Ramana and P Vijaya-both former volleyball players. Ramana also won the Government of India-instituted 2000 Arjuna Award for his sport. Though her parents played professional volleyball, Sindhu chose badminton over it because she drew inspiration from the success of Pullela Gopichand, the 2001 All England Open Badminton Champion.
She eventually started playing badminton from the age of eight. Sindhu first learned the basics of the sport with the guidance of Mehboob Ali at the badminton courts of Indian Railway Institute of Signal Engineering and Telecommunications in Secunderabad.
After joining Gopichand’s badminton academy, Sindhu won several titles. In the under-10 years category, she won the 5th Servo All India ranking championship in the doubles category and the singles title at the Ambuja Cement All India ranking. In the under-13 years category, Sindhu won the singles title at the Sub-juniors in Pondicherry, doubles titles at the Krishna Khaitan All India Tournament, IOC All India Ranking, the Sub-Junior Nationals and the All India Ranking in Pune. She also won the under-14 team gold medal at the 51st National School Games in India.
In the international circuit, Sindhu was a bronze medallist at the 2009 Sub-Junior Asian Badminton Championships held in Colombo.
At the 2010 Iran Fajr International Badminton Challenge, she won the silver medal in the singles category.
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1. By which margin India-A defeated Australia-A in the final of the triangular series in South Africa?
2. For which team Unadkad played in Indian Premier League Season-6?
3. How many runs Shubam Khajuria scored in One-Day and 4-Day Series against Sri Lanka Under-19 team?
4. Name the Indian shooter who has been selected for Khel Ratna Award?
5. Who is Vidhya Baskar?
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1. 7 runs 2. Delhi Daredevils 3. 34 runs 4. Vikas Gupta 5. former J&K First-Class cricketer.
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