P V Sindhu elected to Badminton World Federation Athletes’ Commission

May 25, 2017 12:40 IST

P V Sindhu elected to Badminton World Federation Athletes’ CommissionOlympics silver medallist P V Sindhu on 24 May 2017 became the second Indian to be inducted in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Athletes' Commission.

Before Sindhu, Saina Nehwal was inducted to the Commission.

Sindhu emerged the highest voted player in the BWF Athletes' Commission election that took place on the sidelines of the Sudirman Cup in Gold Coast, Australia. She topped the ballot with 129 votes and will be joined by Marc Zweibler of Germany and Kristy Gilmour of Scotland for a four-year term.

The trio will be joined by Lithuania's Akvile Stapusaityte, who will be serving a two-year tenure after replacing China's Tan Yuanting, who retired after serving just two years on the panel.

About P V Sindhu

Born on 5 July 1995, Pusarla Venkata Sindhu is an Indian professional badminton player.

At present, she ranks world no 4 in the BWF World Ranking.

At the 2016 Summer Olympics, she became the first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver medal.

She is one of the two Indian badminton players to ever win an Olympic medal, the other being Saina Nehwal.

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About Badminton World Federation

The Badminton World Federation is the international governing body for the sport of badminton.

The body is recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

It was founded in 1934 as the International Badminton Federation with nine member nations (Canada, Denmark, England, France, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland and Wales). Since then, the BWF expanded to 176 member nations around the world.

On 24 September 2006, at the Extraordinary General Meeting in Madrid, it was decided to adopt the new name Badminton World Federation.

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