Insight Online News
New Delhi, Nov 8 : India’s ace shuttler and two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu was on Monday conferred with Padma Bushan.
President Ramnath Kovind presented the award at Rashtrapati Bhawan here.
Sindhu has become the first Indian woman to win a medal in two successive Olympics.
Earlier in July, Sindhu won Bronze medal in Tokyo Olympics after defeating He Bing Jiao in the Bronze medal clash.
The 26-year-old badminton player had made the country proud after she reached the Rio Olympic final in 2016 and returned with a Silver. She also became the first Indian badminton player to reach the Olympics final.
The ace shuttler didn’t miss even a single chance to bring laurels to the country. In 2019, Sindhu made India proud with her historic win at the BWF World Championship final.
She was bestowed with Arjuna Award in 2013 and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, now named as Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award, in 2016 for her exceptional performance.
For her outstanding contribution in the field of sport, the Indian government awarded Sindhu with Padma Shri in 2015.
The Padma awards are announced every year on the eve of Republic Day, and are given in three categories: Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.
This year, a total 119 Padma awards, including seven Padma Vibhushan, 10 Padma Bhushan and 102 Padma Shri were presented by President Kovind.