Pusarla Venkata Sindhu is an Indian professional badminton player. By winning the gold medal at the 2019 World Championships, Sindhu became the first Indian ever to become a world champion in badminton. Having made her international debut in 2009, she rose to a career high ranking of no. 2 in April 2017. Over the course of her career, Sindhu has won medals at numerous tournaments on the BWF circuit, including a silver medal at the 2016 Olympics which made her the first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver medal as well as the first Indian to reach the Olympic final in badminton.