India’s golden girl and ace badminton player, P V Sindhu has been nominated for country’s third highest civilian awards – the Padma Bhushan; the nomination recommendation was made by Sports Ministry of India today.

Olympic silver medallist and two-time bronze medallist at World Championship – the Indian badminton player, P V Sindhu has been nominated for the prestigious civilian awards – Padma Bhushan. The 22-year-old shuttler has been an ace player, but lately we have been receiving a lot of Sindhu since her silver victory at Rio Olympic Games 2016. Sindhu became the first ever Indian woman to receive a silver medal at the Olympics games and this gave her careers as well as her performance, a major propulsion.

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. And after the Rio triumph, she has bagged the 2016 China Open Super Series Premier, India Open Super Series, bagged a historic silver at the Glasgow World Championships in August before laying claim to her third Super Series title at Korea Open in September. Three-time Macau Open champion, Sindhu also won the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold in Lucknow in 2017. Sindhu achieved a career-best world ranking of number two in April for a brief period. Last week, she climbed back to her number two position, following a good week at Seoul – counting just a few.

Recently, MS Dhoni was recommended for Padma Bhushan nomination by the BCCI and Sindhu is the second sportsperson to receive the nomination this month. Sports Ministry head Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, who himself is a former Olympian, has made the recommendation of Sindhu – with which, she joins the elite badminton club of Saina Nehwal and Pullela Gopichand. And if she receives the Padma Bhushan, Sindhu will become the third badminton player to receive the third-highest civilian award of Republic of India.

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