I am sure more Indian sportswomen will win medals: Sindhu
New Delhi, Mar 10 : India’s champion shuttler P V Sindhu feels more women will win medals for the country in future.
Reigning world champion Sindhu recently won the BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year 2019.
“My message to all young sportswomen is that as women we have to believe in ourselves. I’m sure soon there will be more Indian sportswomen winning medals for the country,” the 24-year-old said after winning the award on the International Women’s Day.
“Hard work is the key to success.”
The Olympic silver medallist added: “I would like to dedicate this award to my supporters and fans that have supported me all along. Awards like BBC Indian Sportswoman of the year give us motivation and encouragement to go much further.”
Sindhu has five world championship medals to her name. She is also the first Indian singles badminton player to win an Olympic silver medal.
Sindhu entered into the top 20 of the BWF World rankings in September 2012 at the age of just 17. She has remained in the top 10 throughout the last four years.
BBC Director General, Tony Hall hosted the awards ceremony.
He said: “Huge congratulations to P V Sindhu for winning the BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year 2019. This award has been voted for by fans across the globe, and gives us an opportunity to celebrate female athletes from across India.
“It also reflects the BBC’s commitment to its ever-growing Indian audience. I wish Sindhu the best of luck and will be watching more brilliant achievements of hers over the next year.”