PV Sindhu Becomes First Indian To Clinch World Championships Gold, Wishes Pour In
PV Sindhu defeated Nozomi Okuhara in straight games to clinch the gold in Badminton World Championships.
PV Sindhu created history as she defeated Nozomi Okuhara in straight games to become the first Indian to win Badminton World Championships gold on Sunday. Sindhu won the first game 21-7 and even in the second game she didn't let the Japanese shuttler make a comeback as she took the second game 21-7. Sindhu finished off the final in just 36 minutes. In the second game, at mid-game break, PV Sindhu managed to secure a lead of seven points and that proved to be too much for Okuhara in the end. After Sindhu won the gold in Switzerland, wishes started to pour in from all parts of the country.
The stupendously talented @Pvsindhu1 makes India proud again!— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 25, 2019
Congratulations to her for winning the Gold at the BWF World Championships. The passion and dedication with which she's pursued badminton is inspiring.
PV Sindhu's success will inspire generations of players.
Amazing performance, @Pvsindhu1!— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 25, 2019
Congratulations on becoming the 1st ever to win the BWF World Championships!
You have made India proud, yet again.#BWFWorldChampionships2019 pic.twitter.com/sUYPsVlnLT
Congratulations PV Sindhu 1st indian to win Gold @Pvsindhu1 keep inspiring— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 25, 2019
PV Sindhu.. 1st Indian to win BWF World Championships Gold Medal. So proud of you. Congratulations World Champion! pic.twitter.com/auGM05xLik— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) August 25, 2019
What a champion you are girl @Pvsindhu1 congratulations.. enjoy the moment ..— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) August 25, 2019
Congratulations to @Pvsindhu1 for the first ever world championships gold medal from India— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) August 25, 2019
Two years after being robbed off the gold by Okuhara in an epic 110-minute final at Glasgow that went down as one of the greatest battles in badminton history, Sindhu finally exorcised the ghost of that heart-wrenching loss with a completely dominating win over the same opponent.
It was Sindhu's fifth World Championships medal - joint most for a woman singles player with former Olympics and world champion Zhang Ning of China - to go with the two successive silvers and a couple of bronze medals.
Sindhu has also won an Olympic silver in 2016 Rio Games, a silver at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, an Asian Games silver at Jakarta and the BWF World Tour Finals last year.
(With PTI inputs)