Rio Olympics silver medallist P.V. Sindhu on May 24, 2017 became the second Indian to be inducted in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Athletes’ Commission.
Sindhu emerged the highest voted player in the BWF Athletes’ Commission election that took place on the sidelines of the Sudirman Cup. The Hyderabad shuttler 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.
Elated at the development, Badminton Association of India (BAI) President Himanta Biswa Sarma congratulated Sindhu on the achievement.
The new Athletes’ Commission will join Saina, Japan’s Shintaro Ikeda and Koen Ridder of the Netherlands, who are already on the players’ body.