Vastavam web: Six-time record World Champion boxer Mary Kom has been recommended for the ‘Padma Vibhushan’– India’s second-highest civilian award. Eight other woman athletes, including shuttler PV Sindhu, have also been nominated for the Padma Bhushan and Padma Shree. “Ace shuttler PV Sindhu who recently became the first-ever Indian to win the World Championship in Switzerland is recommended for the Padma Bhushan award,” Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports sources told ANI.
Sindhu outclassed her opponent Nazomi Okuhara by 21-7, 21-7 in the BWF World Championships last month to bag a gold medal. “The two male athletes, former hockey player MP Ganesh, and archer Tarundeep Rai were also recommended for the Padma Shree today”, sources said.