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PV Sindhu nominated for Padma Bhushan award

PV Sindhu is currently second in Badminton World Rankings.

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PV Sindhu nominated for Padma Bhushan award
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PV Sindhu was on Monday nominated for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award - India's third highest civilian honour.  

According to an ANI report, the ace shuttler, who recently became the first Indian to clinch the Korea Open Super Series title, was nominated for the award by the Sports Ministry. It was Sindhu's third Super Series title after she won the China Open in 2015 and the India Open earlier this year. 

Sindhu became the first Indian woman to clinch the silver medal at the Olympic Games last year when she lost in the final against Carolina Marin of Spain at Rio de Janeiro.

Despite losing to Nozomi Okuhara at Japan Open recently, Sindhu has climbed to the second spot in Badminton World Rankings.

She is the second sportsperson after former Indian skipper MS Dhoni to be nominated for the award this year.

When she recieves the award, Sindhu will join the elite club of shuttlers comprising of Saina Nehwal and Pullela Gopichand.  In March 2015, Sindhu was conferred India’s fourth highest civilian honour – Padma Shri.

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