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Among the following players scripted history by becoming the first Indian to win the Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Tour Finals in 2019?
1. Saina Nehwal
2. P.V. Sindhu
3. Srikanth Kidambi
4. Parupalli Kashyap

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : P.V. Sindhu

The correct answer is P.V. Sindhu.

  • The Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Tour championship was inaugurated in 1977.

  • PV Sindhu created history to become the first Indian to win the Badminton World Federation world tour finals in 2019.
  • She won this match against the 2017 world champion Nozomi Okuhara.
  • This match lasted for just 38 minutes.
  • Earlier she has won a silver medal in the Olympic and World Championship.
  • She is 25 years old and has won Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, and Arjuna Award among many other awards. 

  • Saina Nehwal is a female Indian singles badminton player.
  • A former world no. 1, she has won over 24 international Titles, including eleven titles in the Superseries.
  • While she reached the 2nd world ranking in 2009, it was only in 2015 that she was able to cross the No. 1 world ranking
  • She is the first Indian to win two Commonwealth Games singles gold medals (2010 and 2018).
  • In 2016, Padma Bhushan, India's third-highest civilian award, was awarded to her by the Government of India (GoI).
  • Parupalli Kashyap is a badminton player from India.
  • He trains at Gopichand Badminton Academy. He was awarded the Arjuna Award by the Government of India in 2012.
  • He created history by reaching the quarter-finals of men's singles at the 2012 London Olympics, being the first male player from India to do so.
  • Srikanth Kidambi is an Indian badminton player who trains at the Gopichand Badminton Academy, Hyderabad.
  • He ranked as world number 1 at the BWF ranking in April 2018.
  • Kidambi was awarded the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award in 2018, and Arjuna award in 2015.

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