Rio 2016: Shuttler PV Sindhu in quarterfinals - A profile

Rio 2016: India shuttler PV Sindhu in Quarterfinals - A profile

Two-time World Championship bronze medallist P V Sindhu advanced to the quarterfinals of the women's singles competition after notching up a dominating straight-game win over Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying at the Rio Olympics 2016. The 21-year-old from Hyderabad outclassed eighth seed Tai 21-13 21-15 in a 40-minute pre-quarterfinals clash. She will next take on China's Wang Yihan, the London Olympics silver-medallist.

Here is a look at her profile:

Rio 2016: India shuttler PV Sindhu in Quarterfinals - A profile

Pusarla Venkata Sindhu, born on July 5, 1995, is an Indian badminton player. On 10 August 2013, Sindhu became the first ever Indian women's singles player to win a medal at the World Championships.

Rio 2016: India shuttler PV Sindhu in Quarterfinals - A profile

In 2015, She received India's fourth highest civilian honor Padma Shri awarded on 30 March 2015.

Rio 2016: India shuttler PV Sindhu in Quarterfinals - A profile

She broke into the top 20 in the Badminton World Federation rankings which were released on 21 September 2012.

Rio 2016: India shuttler PV Sindhu in Quarterfinals - A profile

Sindhu is currently representing India in  Rio Olympics 2016 and she will be facing  China's Wang Yihan, the London Olympics silver-medallist.