Ace shuttler PV Sindhu nominated for Padma Bhushan award by Sports Ministry

PV Sindhu

PV Sindhu has been nominated for the country's third-highest civilian award - Padma Bhushan by the Sports Ministry of India. Although it came about momentarily, Sindhu fought herself up and bagged a silver at the BWF World Championships and then defeated Nozomi Okuhara to clinch maiden Korea Open title.

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 past year.

Before that, she had won bronze medals at the 2013 and 2014 World Championships, besides bronze at the 2014 Asian Games and Commonwealth Games.

"I am happy and thank the Sports Ministry for recommending my name", said Sindhu.

Winning Indian Open Series and Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold title, Sindhu has been the shining star of 2017 season.

Sindhu has been a force to be reckoned with in the world of badminton ever since becoming the first Indian woman to win a silver at Rio Games previous year.

"We thank the sports ministry". And now, PV Sindhu is recommended for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award.

PV Sindhu becomes the second athlete to be nominated for Padma Bhushan award, after MS Dhoni.

India's only Silver Medallist in the sport of badminton at the Olympics, Sindhu was conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award - the highest sporting honour in India - in 2016 and a Padma Shri in 2015.

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