PV Sindhu, India's latest badminton sensation

Sports runs through her veins and that is due to the fact that P. V. Ramana and P. Vijaya - both former volleyball players - are Sindhu's proud parents. Infact, her father was a national player and recipient of the prestigious Arjuna Award.

updated: August 10, 2013 20:09 IST
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Pusarla Venkata Sindhu, or better known as P.V. Sindhu, created Indian badminton history on August 9, 2013 after a 21-18, 21-17 win over former world no.1 Shixian Wang of China in the world championships. The victory ensured her a bronze as she booked a place in the last four.

The 18-year-old from Hyderabad, not only eclipsed her much fancied Chinese opponents in the pre-quarters and quarters but also overshadowed India's number 1 Saina Nehwal, who made a quarter-final exit at the world championships.

Unfortunately she lost her semifinal clash against Thailand's world no.3 Ratchanok Intanon the next day 10-21, 13-21 and missed out on a chance to play in the final. It would have been her shot at the gold medal in her world championships appearance and be assured of at least a silver.

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