Here are the records held by PV Sindhu
Indian badminton player PV Sindhu has been the newest sensation in the sport. While she already made a name for herself by becoming the second-ranked singles player in 2017, she also created history by winning gold in the World Championships. Asides, she is also a recipient of a number of accolades in sports, as we take a look at the records held by her.
First Indian singles player to win BWF World Championship gold
First and foremost, we start off with the big record, as she is the first singles player from India to win a gold in the BWF World Championships. She attained the feat last month when she beat Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in the final, 21-7, 21-7. Prior to winning the gold, she had already won twin silvers in the event, in 2017 and 2018.
First Indian singles player to win Olympic silver
Sindhu also holds a prestigious record of being the only singles player in the sport to have won an Olympic silver. She achieved the feat during the 2016 Rio Olympics. The only other Indian singles player to win an Olympic medal in the sport is Saina Nehwal, who won a bronze in 2012.
First Indian to win World Tour Finals
In another first for her and India, Sindhu is the first Indian to win the BWF World Tour Finals crown, as she won it at the age of 24. She did it last year when she beat Okuhara in the final, 21-19, 21-17.
First Indian to win five World Championship medals
Sindhu has a special love for performing at the World Championships, as she holds another unique record. To date, she is the only Indian to have won five medals in the competition: Gold (2019), Silver (2012 and 2018) and Bronze (2013 and 2014). Also, she is the fastest player to claim five medals at the World Championships, having played just six tournaments to date.
Holds the record of playing the longest World Championships final
The stamina and endurance of Sindhu are always talked about. Meanwhile, she gave a perfect example of it when during the 2017 World Championships, she played the longest final in the history of the tournament. She played the match for 110 minutes against Okuhara, but failed to win it, as the Japanese won 21-19, 20-22, 22-20. It was also the second-ever longest women's final.