After losing in the finals of 2017 and 2018, PV Sindhu on this day in 2019 became the first Indian shuttler to win World Championships gold medal.
On 19 August in 2016, PV Sindhu became the first Indian shuttler to win Olympics silver medal after she lost to Carolina Marin in an exhilarating final.
The world championship has traditionally been an annual event, which is however not held in an Olympic year. But, with the 2020 Tokyo Games postponed to next year owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be the first time that the prestigious event will be conducted in the Olympic year.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Four years from quarter-final run in Rio, Kidambi Srikanth's chances of qualification are fading quickly
There are simply not enough tournaments left for Srikanth to collect the 8,000+ points required to overtake Gemke and finish in the top-16, even if he puts in a late gallop and finishes among the medals at these competitions
PBL 2020: After beating PV Sindhu, Canada's Michelle Li says playing in league welcome break from travelling alone on World Tour
Post the match, Canada's Michelle Li said that she didn’t opt for a change in tactics from the ones employed in her previous matches, on the World Tour, against PV Sindhu
While Sindhu is assured of a ticket to Tokyo, time is running out for Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth to make the cut but Gopichand said the Indian duo can still qualify with some good performances in a couple of tournaments
Indonesia Masters 2020: Miserable campaign for Indian shuttlers casts cloud on Tokyo Olympics participation
India can, by rights, command one quota place in each of the five badminton events at Tokyo 2020, but to squeeze in a second entry in any of the 64-player draws requires that player or pair to be ranked inside the top-15 in the world
Indonesia Masters: Defending champion Saina Nehwal’s first-round loss deals crippling blow to Olympics qualification hopes
Having played with distinction at Beijing in 2008, London in 2012 and Rio de Janeiro in 2016, Saina Nehwal had set her heart on qualifying for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo
Sindhu, who is considered a revered opponent in world badminton, has a 1-3 record against Saina, who has always had the upper hand over her younger compatriot
Malaysia Masters 2020: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal knocked out from quarter-finals as India's campaign ends
The Chinese Taipei world number two Tai Tzu Ying beat Sindhu 21-16, 21-16 in the quarterfinal, extending her head to head record to 12-5
Malaysia Masters 2020: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal produce straight-sets victories to advance to quarter-finals
Sixth seed Sindhu notched up a commanding 21-10, 21-15 victory over Japan's Aya Ohori in a pre-quarterfinal match lasting just 34 minutes
Badminton in 2019, Part 2: PV Sindhu’s World Championship triumph sole redeeming feature of forgettable year for India
Sindhu ended 2019 at the sixth spot in the Badminton World Federation rankings, with 72,914 points from participation in 18 World Tour tournaments, with her sole title coming at the World Championships
Syed Modi International: Kidambi Srikanth, B Sai Praneeth enter 2nd round; Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty ousted
Kidambi Srikanth, B Sai Praneeth and HS Prannoy advanced to the second round at the Syed Modi International Badminton tournament, but it was curtains for second seed Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty
BWF French Open 2019: An Se Young sends strongest message to date that she's a raging new talent in the shuttle firmament
An Se Young appears indefatigable, is swift and decisive with her footwork, has a virtually impregnable defence, and an arsenal of accurate strokes.
Former Olympic champion Li Xuerui has announced her retirement from international badminton, the BWF announced on Thursday.
PV Sindhu's road to Tokyo 2020 gold gets tricky with Carolina Marin's incredible resurgence from dreadful knee injury
Carolina Marin’s amazing resurgence spells bad news for recently-crowned world champion PV Sindhu's chances of converting the colour of her Olympic medal from silver at Rio 2016 into gold at Tokyo next year.
China Open: Olympic champion Carolina Marin cements comeback by defending title with hardfought win over Tai Tzu Ying
Marin tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her right leg during the final of the Indonesia Masters in January and had to undergo surgery and a lengthy rehabilitation before returning to court
Tokyo Olympics 2020: PV Sindhu needs to evolve, add new thinking to armoury for success at Games, says coach Pullela Gopichand
Gopichand said that Sindhu will be one of the top contenders for the Olympic Gold but will also be a target with competitors having a year to plan against her
BWF China Open 2019: PV Sindhu will need to overcome 'subtle and not-so-subtle handicaps' to reign victorious again
Sindhu faces an additional handicap of not having her charismatic coach in her corner. Kim was unexpectedly called away to attend to her ailing husband, and has not yet been able to provide a date for her return to Hyderabad.
BWF China Open 2019: PV Sindhu eyes World Championship redux, Indian contingent looks to turn around dismal season
For India, PV Sindhu remains the best bet for a podium finish as both HS Prannoy and Kidambi Srikanth have withdrawn due to injuries