PV Sindhu is Indian Sportswoman of the Year
PV Sindhu won the inaugural BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year award following a public vote. The shortlist of five contenders also consisted of sprinter Dutee Chand, boxer Mary Kom, wrestler Vinesh Phogat and para-badminton player Manasi Joshi.
In 2019, Sindhu became the first Indian to win badminton World Championship gold in Basel, Switzerland.
She is considered a medal prospect at this year’s Olympics in Tokyo.
Sindhu has five World Championship medals and is the first Indian singles badminton player to win an Olympic silver medal.
Did you know
Sindhu entered the top 20 of the world rankings in September 2012, aged 17, and has been in the top 10 for the past four years.