24-year-old Indian woman badminton player PV Sindhu defeated Nozomi Okuhara to claim the title of World Badminton Championship 2019. Sindhu won the gold medal by defeating Okuhara of Japan in the final and became the first Indian player to achieve this feat. In the final of the BWF World Badminton Championship 2019, which lasted 37 minutes, PV Sindhu won the title by defeating Nozomi Okuhara 21-7 and 21-7.
Highest-grossing female athlete
Sindhu, who lives in Hyderabad, is one of the most talked-about women players in India. This is the reason why the brand value of Sindhu is considerable. Sindhu, an Olympic medalist, is also India’s highest-grossing female athlete. This year, Sindhu is ranked 13th in the list of 15 highest-grossing women players in the world. Not only this, but she is also the only Indian to be included in this list.
According to the Forbes list, the young badminton player Sindhu has earned a total of 55 million dollars within a year and Sindhu got around Rs 3 crore as prize money, while the remaining amount was received through endorsement. Sindhu is the most-liked female player in India. This is the reason why she appears in advertisements ranging from JBL to Bridgestone and Panasonic.
PV Sindhu had surprised everyone by doing a multi-million deal earlier this year. Sindhu has signed a Rs 50 crore deal with Chinese sports brand Li Ning for four years. Let it be the biggest deal of any non-Indian cricketer so far. Sindhu has also surpassed the men’s badminton player K Srikkanth, who signed a deal worth Rs 35 crore last month.
Indian shuttlers in the advertisement
Sindhu and Srikanth have not signed a deal with Chinese brand Li Ning for the first time. According to media reports, both of these badminton players had earlier tied up with Chinese brand Yonex. Apart from these, other Indian players are also appearing in the edits of big and well-known companies. Indian woman shuttler Saina Nehwal has tied up with Keylong, Iodex, Fortune Oil, Top Ramon, and NECC. At the same time, Boxer Mary Kam is also a non-cricketing sports personality receiving big deals. Six-time world champion Mary Kamm signed with BSNL in September last year.