Olympic and world championship silver medallist PV Sindhu has once again regained the world no 2 status. In the latest BWF rankings, released on Thursday, she ranks second after Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying.
Sindhu had achieved the world no 2 rank for the first time in April last year. However, she slipped down to No. 3 only after a week. Since then the shuttler had been trying to regain the lost rank. She has been world no 3 for most part of 2018.
Sindhu is currently competing at the French Open in Paris.
In August this year, then World No. 3 Sindhu trounced second seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan 21-17, 15-21, 21-10 and stormed into the women’s singles badminton final at the Asian Games. In the process, the 23-year-old scripted history by becoming the first Indian to reach the final of an individual event at the Games.
Before Sindhu, no Indian — man or woman — had reached the final of a singles event at the Asian Games
Very recently, PV Sindhu missed the gold at the BWF World Championships, but clinched the second consecutive silver.
She had lost in the final of the Olympics and Commonwealth Games. In the World Championships also, she made it to the final twice, but couldn’t win the title.
This year, Sindhu has successfully made it to the Forbes List Of 30 Under 30 Asia 2018. She is enlisted among a total of four Indians included in the list’s ‘Entertainment & Sports’ category. India’s ace badminton player is also enlisted in the Forbes list of highest-earning female athletes.
Congrats to Sindhu!