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 recommended for Padma Bhushan, Indias third highest civilian award, by sports ministry

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.

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Updated Date: Sep 25, 2017 12:18:38 IST

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