Sindhu nominated for Padma Bhushan award

After her Rio exploits, Sindhu has clinched the 2016 China Open Super Series Premier, India Open Super Series, bagged a historic silver at the Glasgow World Championship last month before laying claim to her third Super Series title at Korea Open this month.

P.V. Sindhu has performed consistently well in the last one year.   -  AFP

 

Olympic silver medallist shuttler P.V. Sindhu has been recommended for the prestigious Padma Bhushan, the country's third highest civilian award, by the Sports Ministry here today.

"Yes, we have recommended Sindhu for Padma Bhushan," a Sports Ministry official told PTI.

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'A two-time bronze medallist at World Championship, Sindhu has been simply unstoppable ever since becoming the first Indian to win a silver at Rio Games last year. The 22-year-old from Hyderabad clinched the 2016 China Open Super Series Premier, India Open Super Series, bagged a historic silver at the Glasgow World Championship last month before laying claim to her third Super Series title at Korea Open this month.

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A three-time Macau Open champion, Sindhu also won the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold in Lucknow this year.

Riding on a series of good performances, Sindhu achieved a career-best world ranking of No. 2 in April for a brief period. Last week, she climbed back to her No. 2 position, following a good week at Seoul.

In 2014, Sindhu won four bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games, Incheon Asian Games, Uber Cup and Asia Championship.

In March 2015, Sindhu was awarded India's fourth highest civilian honour, the Padma Shri.

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Later, the star shuttler thanked the Sports Ministry for the Padma Bhushan nomination. “I am happy and thank the Sports Ministry for recommending my name,” said Sindhu.

“We thank the Sports Ministry. But, we have to wait and see (for the final announcement to be made),” Sindhu’s father PV Ramana added.

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