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Who is first Indian badminton player to win gold medal in the world badminton championship?
1. Ashwini Ponappa
2. Saina Nehwal
3. Jwala Gutta
4. PV Sindhu

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : PV Sindhu

The correct answer is PV Sindhu.

  • PV Sindhu becomes the first Indian Badminton player to win a gold medal in the World Badminton Championship.

  • She defeated Nozomi Okuhara of Japan.
    • PV Sindhu won by 21-7, 21-7.
    • Sindhu has also won Olympic silver in the 2016 Rio Games.
    • She won a silver at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
    • She won Asian Games silver at Jakarta and at the BWF World Tour Finals last year.
    • She was awarded Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.

  • Saina Nehwal is an Indian professional badminton singles player.
    • A former world no. 1, she has won over 24 international titles, which includes eleven Superseries titles.
    • She has represented India three times in the Olympics, winning a bronze medal in her second appearance.
    • She was awarded with Padma Bhushan, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, and Arjuna Award.
  • Jwala Gutta is an Indian professional badminton player.
    • Jwala Gutta was the first badminton player of Indian to qualify for two events in the Olympics–women's doubles with Ponnappa and mixed doubles with V. Diju at London.
    • She was awarded the Arjuna Award, India's second-highest sporting award for her achievements.
  • Ashwini Ponnappa Machimanda is an Indian badminton player who represents the country at the international badminton circuit in both the women's and mixed doubles disciplines.

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