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World badminton champion P.V Sindhu distributes essential items during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Hyderabad.

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Ace badminaton player P V Sindhu at an event in Chennai.

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Shuttler P V Sindhu of Hyderabad Hunters in action against the Awadh Warriors in the Premier Badminton League (PBL) match at BBD, Lucknow.

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Badminton player PV Sindhu speaks during release of the book "I Am Possible", authored by Apollo Group-Hospitals President K Hari Prasad, in Hyderabad.

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PV Sindhu in action against Priyanshu Rajawat during second day of Star Sports Premier Badminton League 2020, in Chennai.

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India's Pusarla V. Sindhu hits a return shot against Taiwan's Tai Tzu Ying during Malaysian Master 2020 during Women Single Quarter Finals in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Badminton star PV Sindhu co-pilots a Light Combat Aircraft during Aero India show in Bengaluru in February. The Olympic silver medallist became the first woman to do a sortie in the HAL-made fighter jet Tejas. Photo: PTI

World Champion PV Sindhu gestures as she leaves Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju's residence, in New Delhi. Sindhu became the first Indian to win the badminton World Championships by beating familiar rival Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in a lop-sided final in Basel, Sunday, Aug 25, 2019.

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Badminton player PV Sindhu greets her fans in Thiruvannathapuram

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India's Pusarla V. Sindhu returns a shuttlecock to USA's Beiwen Zhang during their women's singles round of sixteen match at the BWF Badminton World Championships in the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland.

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India's Pusarla V. Sindhu cheers after winning her women's singles final match against Japan's Nozomi Okuhara at the BWF Badminton World Championships in Basel, Switzerland.

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India's Pusarla V. Sindhu hits a return shot against China's He Bing Jiao during their women's singles badminton match at the World Tour Finals in Guangzhou in south China's Guangdong province, China.

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India's Pusarla V. Sindhu hits a return shot against Chen Yu Fei of China during the women's singles match at the World Tour Finals in Guangzhou in south China's Guangdong province.

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Badminton player PV Sindhu meets actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan at Makkal Needhi Maiam party office, in Chennai.

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World Badminton Champion PV Sindhu during an event at a private school, in Chennai.

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Badminton player PV Sindhu greets her fans in Thiruvannathapuram.

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Badminton player PV Sindhu comes out of the Attukal temple in Thiruvannathapuram.

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Badminton World Champion PV Sindhu flanked by Ushalakshmi Breast Cancer Foundation Director Dr P Raghu Ram (L) and Telangana government Principal Secretary Jayesh Ranjan at the launch of a first-of-its-kind campaign that uses augmented reality to raise awareness about breast cancer in Hyderabad.

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BWF World Champion PV Sindhu at the launch of the first-of-its-kind campaign that uses augmented reality to raise awareness about breast cancer, in Hyderabad

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World Badminton champion P V Sindhu celebrates Batukamma festival in Hyderabad.

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BWF World Champion PV Sindhu and her coach P.Gopichand at a puja pandal during Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata.

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Indian star shuttler P.V. Sindhu (L) sits in a BMW car presented to her in Hyderabad.

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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy congratulates badminton World Champion PV Sindhu during a meeting in Amaravati. Sindhu won a gold medal at the BWF World Championships on August 25, 2019.

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BWF World Champion PV Sindhu with her father PV Ramana, during the shooting of an advertisment, in Mumbai

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BWF World Champion PV Sindhu plays with a junior player during a friendly match with JBC champions, in New Delhi.

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World badminton champion P V Sindhu smiles as she is felicitated by the Sahara Group during an event, in Mumbai.

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Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan felicitates newly-crowned World Champion PV Sindhu at Shashtri Bhawan, in New Delhi. Sindhu became the first Indian to win the badminton World Championships by beating familiar rival Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in a lop-sided final in Basel, Sunday, Aug 25, 2019.

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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu with World Badminton Champion PV Sindhu and her parents, in Hyderabad.

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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu with World Badminton Champion PV Sindhu, in Hyderabad.

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World Badminton Champion PV Sindhu offers prayers in the Hill Shrine of Sri Venkateswara Swamy at Chittoor district.

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Look how she leapt, loped, placed, recovered and smashed. At the end of the 21-7, 21-7 blitzkrieg, only one finalist towered over all—India’s P.V. Sindhu, her Jap­anese opponent Noz­omi Oku­hara red­uced to a spare part in the snatch for the World Championship gold. For those who que­s­tioned her ability after those silver and bronze hauls, this is an answer: it was just a matter of time, you miserable dou­bters!

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Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao felicitates World Badminton Champion PV Sindhu, in Hyderabad.

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Telangana Governor ESL Narasimhan felicitates World Badminton Champion PV Sindhu, at a function in Raj Bhavan in Hyderabad.

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Shuttler PV Sindhu, who created a history by winning gold medal at the BWF World Championships, being welcomed on her arrival at Begumpet airport in Hyderabad.

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Ace badminton player PV Sindhu with shuttler B Sai Praneeth and coach P Gopichand, addresses a press conference on her return after winning gold at the BWF World Championships, at SAI Gopichand National Badminton Academy, Hyderabad. Praneeth won bronze at the event.

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Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju meets World Champion PV Sindhu and Chief National coach Pullela Gopichand at his residence, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates World Champion PV Sindhu for her win in the badminton World Championships during a meeting, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates World Champion PV Sindhu for her win in the badminton World Championships during a meeting, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets World Champion PV Sindhu, in New Delhi. Sindhu became the first Indian to win the badminton World Championships by beating familiar rival Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in a lop-sided final in Basel, Sunday, Aug 25, 2019.

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School girls congratulate badminton player P V Sindhu on winning the BWF World Championship, at a school in Mirzapur.

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Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju meets World Champion PV Sindhu at his residence, in New Delhi. Sindhu became the first Indian to win the badminton World Championships by beating familiar rival Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in a lop-sided final in Basel, Sunday, Aug 25, 2019.

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World Champion PV Sindhu gestures as she leaves Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju's residence, in New Delhi. Sindhu became the first Indian to win the badminton World Championships by beating familiar rival Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in a lop-sided final in Basel.

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India's ace badminton player P.V Sindhu smiles as she arrives at T-3 terminal of IGI Airport after winning the BWF World Championship, in New Delhi.

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Celebrated shuttler PV Sindhu on Sunday became the first-ever Indian shuttler to win the BWF World Championships. Playing in her third successive final, the 24-year-old from Hyderabad destroyed Japanese Nozomi Okuhara in straight games, 21-17 21-7 at Basel, Switzerland.

Japan's Nozomi Okuhara during her women's singles final match against India's Pusarla V. Sindhu at the BWF Badminton World Championships in Basel, Switzerland.

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India's gold-medallist Pusarla V. Sindhu after winning her women's singles final match against Japan's Nozomi Okuhara at the BWF Badminton World Championships in Basel, Switzerland

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India's Pusarla V. Sindhu cheers after winning her women's singles final match against Japan's Nozomi Okuhara at the BWF Badminton World Championships in Basel, Switzerland.

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India's Pusarla V. Sindhu cheers after winning her women's singles final match against Japan's Nozomi Okuhara at the BWF Badminton World Championships in Basel, Switzerland

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India's Pusarla V. Sindhu returns a shuttlecock to Japan's Nozomi Okuhara during their women's singles final match at the BWF Badminton World Championships in Basel, Switzerland

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India's Pusarla V. Sindhu serves a shuttlecock to Japan's Nozomi Okuhara during their women's singles final match at the BWF Badminton World Championships in Basel, Switzerland

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India's Pusarla V. Sindhu returns a shuttlecock to Japan's Nozomi Okuhara during their women's singles final match at the BWF Badminton World Championships in Basel, Switzerland

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India's Pusarla V. Sindhu returns a shuttlecock to Japan's Nozomi Okuhara during their women's singles final match at the BWF Badminton World Championships in Basel, Switzerland

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India's Pusarla V. Sindhu returns a shuttlecock to USA's Beiwen Zhang during their women's singles round of sixteen match at the BWF Badminton World Championships in the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland.

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P.V. Sindhu of India competes against Akane Yamaguchi of Japan during their women's singles final match at Indonesia Open badminton championship at Istora Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Sindhu Pusarla of India returns a shot to Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in their women's singles match during the Indonesia Open badminton championship in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Indians had an emotional courtride of an Olym­pic silver in badminton through Sindhu’s Rio effort. Someone (along with Saina) who raised the profile of badminton in India, Sindhu—all determinedly pursed lips and steely eyes—certainly deserves a biopic. But who can provide a fair imitation of those springy leaps and staggering lopes? Filmmaker Sonu Sood’s firm choice, for obvious reasons of heredity and interest, is Deepika. Nothing, though, is decided.

Ace badminton player P.V. Sindhu meets Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy in Hyderabad.

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Indian badminton player PV Sindhu plays a shot against Hong Kong's Deng Xuan during the second round of women's singles badminton match at Yonex Sunrise India Open 2019, in New Delhi.

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Women’s Day arri­ved at Aero India 2019 in Bangalore when a reigning queen of the badminton court donned a flight overall and hopped into the cockpit of a Tejas aircraft. P.V. Sin­dhu’s sortie with Wing Commander Siddharth Singh ploughed the sky through mano­u­evres and left it scratched white. Not a scratch on her though, going by this breezy wave.

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Badminton player PV Sindhu waves from the cockpit of twin-seater - HAL's Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas on the 4th day of 12th edition of AERO India 2019, at Yelahanka Air Base, in Bengaluru.

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Badminton player PV Sindhu sits on the back seat as a co-pilot for a sortie in Tejas Aircraft on the 4th day of 12th edition of AERO India 2019, at Yelahanka Air Base, in Bengaluru.

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Indian shuttler PV Sindhu at a promotional event in Chennai.

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Purple lace-ups, calf straps, long pins, a little white dress—even Misfit Panda couldn’t make Sindhu unsexy when the badminton ace let her locks down. Talking about tresses, Dangal girl Sanya’s curls are something Romeo would die to curl up with and feel proud. Well, what we mean is who won’t appreciate a gym dress made of upcycled fabric from plastic bottles!

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Indian shuttler PV Sindhu walks the ramp showcasing the creation by designer Misfit Panda at the Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) Summer Resort 2019, in Mumbai.

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Indian Badminton players PV Sindhu, Ashwini Ponnappa, British players (in yellow) Chris Adcock and Gabrielle Adcock during a meet-and-greet on the sidelines of Premier Badminton League, in Bengaluru.

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Shuttlers Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu and other players show their Commonwealth medals at a press conference in Hyderabad, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Coath Gopichand is also seen.

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Hyderabad Hunters player PV Sindhu in action during the Premier Badminton League match, in Mumbai.

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Shuttlers PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Carolina Marin, A Ponappa, Srikanth Kidambi and other team captains pose for photos with the Season 4 trophy of Premier Badminton League (PBL), in Mumbai.

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Pusarla V. Sindhu of India holds the winner's trophy after beating Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in their women's badminton singles final at the BWF World Tour Finals in Guangzhou in southern China's Guangdong province.

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Pusarla V. Sindhu of India reacts while competing against Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in their women's badminton singles final at the BWF World Tour Finals in Guangzhou in southern China's Guangdong province.

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The lanky Hyderabadi bec­ame the first Indian woman to win the badminton silver at Rio 2016. Thus, Sindhu did one better than Saina, bronze-winner at 2012. Sindhu went on to win gold in the mixed team event at the 2018 CWG.

Indian shuttlers at Asian Games Silver medallist PV Sindhu and Bronze medallist Saina Nehwal pose for a photo after a press conference, in Hyderabad.

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India's Pusarla V Sindhu plays against Chinese (TPE) player Tai Tzu Ying in the women's singles badminton final match at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Women's singles badminton silver medalist Pusarla V Sindhu poses for a photograph during the medal ceremony of the event at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Women's singles badminton silver medalist Pusarla V Sindhu and bronze medalist Saina Nehwal pose for a photograph after the medal ceremony of the event at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Indian shuttler PV Sindhu exults after winning the women's singles 2nd semifinal match against Japan's Akane Yamaguchi at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Indian shuttler PV Sindhu in action against Thailand's N Jindapol during women's singles quarterfinal badminton match at the 18th Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta.

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Indian shuttler PV Sindhu in action against Thailand's N Jindapol during women's singles quarterfinal badminton match at the 18th Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta.

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Sindhu Pusarla returns a shot to Indonesia's Gregoria Tunjung during their women's single badminton match at 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia

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Indian batminton players Ashwini Ponnappa and PV Sindhu play a shot against Japan in the women's doubles match during the 18th Asian Games Jakarta Palembang 2018, in Indonesia.

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Indian badminton player P V Sindhu poses with her silver medal which she won at BWF World Championships, during a press conference at Gopichand Badminton Academy, in Hyderabad.

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Indian badminton player P V Sindhu with her parents pose with her silver medal which she won at BWF World Championships, during a press conference at Gopichand Badminton Academy, in Hyderabad.

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Pusarla V. Sindhu of India embraces Carolina Marin of Spain after their women's badminton championship match at the BWF World Championships in Nanjing, China.

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Pusarla V. Sindhu of India reacts while competing against Carolina Marin of Spain in their women's badminton championship match at the BWF World Championships in Nanjing, China.

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Pusarla V. Sindhu of India reacts while competing against Carolina Marin of Spain in their women's badminton championship match at the BWF World Championships in Nanjing, China.

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Pursarla V. Sindhu of India reacts after beating Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in their women's badminton quarterfinal match at the BWF World Championships in Nanjing, China.

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President Ram Nath Kovind greets Commonwealth Games 2018 gold and silver medallist shuttler PV Sindhu at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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President Ram Nath Kovind greets Commonwealth Games 2018 gold and silver medallist shuttler PV Sindhu at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the medal winners of the Commonwealth Games 2018, in New Delhi.

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Shuttlers Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu and other players show their Commonwealth medals at a press conference in Hyderabad. Coath Gopichand is also seen.

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Silver medalists Pusarla Venkata Sindhu of India during the medal ceremony for women's singles badminton at the Commonwealth Games 2018, in Gold Coast, Australia.

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Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore with gold medalist Saina Nehwal, silver medalist PV Sindhu and coach P Gopichand during the Commonwealth Games 2018, in Gold Coast, Australia.

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Women's singles gold medalist Saina Nehwal and silver medalist PV Sindhu pose for photographs during the medal ceremony at the Commonwealth Games 2018, in Gold Coast, Australia.

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India's P V Sindhu returns to Australia's Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen during the Badminton women’s singles round of 16 match at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast.

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India badminton players hold tricolour as they celebrate India's win in mixed-team badminton event final at Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast.

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Indian badminton team hold tricolour during medal ceremony after India's win in mixed-team badminton event final at Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast.

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India's flag bearer P.V. Sindhu leads her team into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia.

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India's Pusarla V Sindhu plays a shot during the women's semi final match against Japan's Akane Yamaguchi at the All England Open Badminton Championships in Birmingham.

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Shuttler PV Sindhu and her school prinicipal take a selfie at former's alma mater, Auxilium High School in Hyderabad.

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