PV Sindhu (पी वी सिंधु) first Indian shuttler to win gold medal at World Championships

Cash awards announced for PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth: 28.8.2019

Points to Remember:

  • The Badminton Association of India has announced a cash reward of 20 lakh rupees for P.V. Sindhu and five lakh for B. Sai Praneeth for their achievements in the BWF World Championship.
  • Sindhu became the first Indian to win a Badminton World Championships gold by beating familiar rival Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in a lop-sided final at Basel, Switzerland.
  • Sai Praneeth won a bronze and became only the second Indian men’s singles player after the legendary Prakash Padukone to win a medal at the Championships.

About PV Sindhu :

  • Pusarla Venkata Sindhu (born 5 July 1995)is an Indian professional badminton player.
  • She is the first Indian to win the BWF World Championships.
  • She is also one of the two Indian badminton players to ever win an Olympic medal – the other being Saina Nehwal.
  • In 2013, she became the first ever Indian women’s singles player to win a medal at the Badminton World Championships
  • In 2019, she became the second woman after Zhang Ning to win five medals at the world championships.
  • In March 2015, she is the recipient of India’s fourth highest civilian honor, the Padma Shri.

PV Sindhu

About 2019 BWF World Championships :

  • The Total 2019 BWF World Championships is a badminton tournament which is held from 19 to 25 August at St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland
  • Edition: 25th
  • Winners:
    • Men’s singles: Kento Momota (Japan)
    • Women’s singles: P. V. Sindhu (India)
    • Men’s doubles: Mohammad Ahsan (Indonesia), Hendra Setiawan (Indonesia)
    • Women’s doubles: Mayu Matsumoto (Japan), Wakana Nagahara (Japan)
    • Mixed doubles: Zheng Siwei (China), Huang Yaqiong (China)
Important Possible questions based on above News:
  1. How much cash reward has been announced for P.V. Sindhu by Badminton Association of India for her historic triumph in World Badminton Championship? 20 lakh rupees
  2. The Badminton Association of India has announced a cash reward of ___for B. Sai Praneeth for his recent achievement in the BWF World Championship. five lakh rupees
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