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25 Sep, 2017
who jumped to spot 2 in BWF World Rankings recently, is nominated for an
eminent Padma Bhushan Award by Sports Ministry on Monday. Sindhu is the second
athlete to be nominated for the country’s third highest civilian award after
former India captain MS Dhoni, this year.
credentials are impeccable and is the only Indian shuttler with Olympics Silver
and three World Championship medals.
was conferred with Arjuna Award in 2013, Padma Shree in 2015, and Rajiv Gandhi
Khel Ratna Award in 2016, and now, the 22-year-old has been unstoppable and
joins Saina Nehwal and Pullela Gopichand to become the third shuttler to be
conferred with the Padma Bhushan Award.
is one of our greatest shuttlers with many achievements. Having won two bronze
medals at World Championships in 2013 and 2014, and hitting towards the podium
for the silver at Rio Olympics, 2016. Life for her has been completely
different after Olympics. Since then, everything has been nice for Sindhu. She
went on adding trophies to her cabinet and won three super series titles later
- India Open, China Open, and Korea Open. Sindhu changed the color of the medal
to silver in World Championship, Glasgow this year.
has been one of the greatest names in the Indian badminton and is the most
appropriate choice by the Ministry of Sports.
so many winning titles to the name wouldn’t have been easy for Sindhu and
winning the huge number of laurels at the very tender age, she would definitely
stands as an inspiration to the upcoming players.