PV Sindhu recommended for Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian award, by sports ministry

New Delhi: Olympic silver medallist shuttler P V Sindhu has been recommended for the prestigious Padma Bhushan, country's third highest civilian award, by the sports ministry on Monday.

"Yes, we have recommended Sindhu for Padma Bhushan," a Sports Ministry official told PTI.

PV Sindhu becomes first India ever to win the Korea Open Superseries. Twitter/@BAI_Media

File image of PV Sindhu from when she became first Indian to win the Korea Open Superseries. Twitter/@BAI_Media

A two-time bronze medallist at World Championships, Sindhu has been simply unstoppable ever since becoming the first Indian to win a silver at Rio Games in 2016.

The 22-year-old from Hyderabad clinched the 2016 China Open Superseries Premier, India Open Superseries, 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.

A three-time Macau Open champion, Sindhu also won the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold in Lucknow in 2017.

Riding on a series of good performances, 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.

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.

Updated Date: Sep 25, 2017 12:18 PM

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