Olympic Silver Medallist PV Sindhu has new milestones to celebrate. In the recent BWF World Rankings, she reached her career-best of number five and is currently the best-placed Indian in the list. Just last month Sindhu won the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold title. Her ranking depends on the total of 69399 points she holds over the years playing badminton.
The 21-year-old from Hyderabad is not the only Indian woman in the list as Saina Nehwal is at number ninth giving her company. With 69399 points in her kitty, Sindhu beat Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi who had 68149 points to reach the fifth spot, as per the latest rankings released on Wednesday, as reported by Indian Express.
Sindhu had the best year last year with an Olympic silver medal. With the silver medal she became the first and the youngest Indian ever to clinch silver at the Olympics. And also she became the second Indian ever to win a medal in Olympics in badminton after Saina Nehwal. She instantly became the one of the most loved sportsperson after her final match that she played in the Olympics.
That was not it, as after coming back from Rio, Sindhu won the China Open which was also her first ever Super Series victory. Then she played at the Hong Kong Open and reached semis but lost in the finals against Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying.
Her coach, Pullela Gopichand and her parents, former volleyball players, P.V. Ramana and P. Vijaya have been there to support her at every step of the way. She believes it is their sacrifice that has gotten her to this podium of victory especially in reference to her win at the Olympics.