PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara, World Championships Final Highlights: PV Sindhu Scripts History With Gold Medal In World Championships

Updated:25 August 2019 18:22 IST

World Championships Final , PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara Highlights: PV Sindhu defeated Japan's Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in straight games to create history.

PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara, World Championships Final Highlights: PV Sindhu Scripts History With Gold Medal In World Championships
World Championships Final Highlights: PV Sindhu became World Champion by beating Nozomi Okuhara. © AFP

PV Sinhu scripted history by winning India's first-ever gold in World Championships. Sindhu, who lost in the finals on last two occasions, defeated Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in straight games 21-7, 21-7 in just 36 minutes. Sindhu dominated the game right from the word go. She used her height to push Okuhara back and forth throughout the match, leaving her with little or no answers.

Highlights between PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara, BWF World Championships 2019 finals from Basel, Switzerland

  • 18:22 (IST)Aug 25, 2019

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  • 18:13 (IST)Aug 25, 2019

    Sindhu dedicates victory to mother!

    PV Sindhu dedicates her win to her mother who is celebrating her birthday today.
  • 18:09 (IST)Aug 25, 2019

    Sindhu wins gold!

    PV Sindhu beats Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in straight games to create history. 
  • 18:08 (IST)Aug 25, 2019

    Sindhu three points away from Gold!

    PV Sindhu is just three points away from creating another history. She will become the first Indian to win a gold at World Championships.
  • 18:06 (IST)Aug 25, 2019

    Okuhara 2nd best from the word go!

    While Sindhu has put up a very dominant performance, Okuhara has been the second best right from the first shot of the match.
  • 18:04 (IST)Aug 25, 2019

    PV Sindhu resumes the game in full attacking style. Sindhu continues to pile up points after points. She now leads the game by a dozen points. 
  • 18:02 (IST)Aug 25, 2019

    Sindhu leads 11-4!

    Sindhu wins two back to back points to enter the mid-game break with solid seven points lead.
  • 18:00 (IST)Aug 25, 2019

    Consecurtive points for Okuhara!

    Okuhara winning two consecutive points, this has been rarity in this match so far. She is not going to give up. She has reduced Sindhu's lead to 9-4.
  • 17:58 (IST)Aug 25, 2019

    Complete domination!

    Sindhu continues to increase her lead. She is leading the game 9-2. 
  • 17:57 (IST)Aug 25, 2019

    Okuahar loses her one challenge!

    Okuhara challenges the decision and loses it as the shuttle went over the wide line.
  • 17:55 (IST)Aug 25, 2019

    Clever shot!

    Clever play from Sindhu gets her another point. A soft return just inches over the court and Okuhara had no chance of reaching there. 
  • 17:54 (IST)Aug 25, 2019

    First point for Okuhara!

    Okuhara does well to reduce the gap by half by winning the first point of second game. 
  • 17:53 (IST)Aug 25, 2019

    Unforced errors from Okuhara!

    Two unforced errors from Okuhara opens the scoring for Sindhu. Okuhara clearly is frustrated with herself.
  • 17:51 (IST)Aug 25, 2019

    Game 2 begins!

    Change of sides and here we go. Okuhara with the serve. 
  • 17:49 (IST)Aug 25, 2019

    Sindhu takes the first game 21-7!

    Most of the points Okuhara has earned in this game have been result of Sindhu making an error rather than she earning it which speaks volume of how dominant Sindhu has been in the first game. Sindhu takes the first game 21-7 in just 16 minutes.
  • 17:47 (IST)Aug 25, 2019

    Okuhara reduces gap one point at a time!

    Okuhara tests Sindhu, drawing her forward and backward with her cross-court shots, and gets the reward as Sindhu's return hits the net giving Okuhara a point.
  • 17:44 (IST)Aug 25, 2019

    Sidhu drops point!

    Sindhu for the first time in the game, conceded two back to back points. But her lead is still huge.
  • 17:43 (IST)Aug 25, 2019

    Sindhu continues to amaze!

    Two consecutive points and Sindhu now leads 14-2 in the first game. Sindhu is using her height to push Okuhara back and forth continuously.
  • 17:41 (IST)Aug 25, 2019

    Sindhu unstoppable in first game!

    Long rally comprising 27 shots but the end result remains the same. A powerful smash from Sindhu earns her first point after mid-game break.
  • 17:39 (IST)Aug 25, 2019

    Complete domination!

    PV Sindhu goes into the mid-game break with huge nine-point lead. She did everything what she would have liked. 
  • 17:38 (IST)Aug 25, 2019

    Okuhara finally break the run!

    PV Sindhu's drop shot goes wide giving Okuhara her second point.
  • 17:37 (IST)Aug 25, 2019

    Sindhu draws Okuhara forwards with a soft shot and then hits a powerful smash wide of the court to go 7-1 up.
  • 17:36 (IST)Aug 25, 2019

    Great start for Sindhu!

    Another cross-court shot from Sindhu wins her fifth consecutive point. 
  • 17:34 (IST)Aug 25, 2019

    After losing the first point, Sindhu wins three consecutive points to go 3-1. She now makes it 4-1 as Okuhara's shot goes wide.
  • 17:33 (IST)Aug 25, 2019

    Okuhara takes first point!

    The rally for first point lasted 22 shots and finally Okuhara wins the first point. 
  • 17:28 (IST)Aug 25, 2019

    Sindhu wins toss!

    PV Sindhu wins the toss and will serve.
  • 17:27 (IST)Aug 25, 2019

    Sindhu at Worlds!

    PV Sindhu faced defeat against Nozomi Okuhara in the World Championships final in 2017 while she lost to Spain's Olympic Gold medallist Carolina Marin in the 2018 edition. Before that Sindhu won two bronze medals in the same tournament. 
  • 17:17 (IST)Aug 25, 2019

    Sindhu already into record books!

    PV Sindhu has equalled the record of legendary Zhang Ning by winning five medals at the World Championships.
  • 17:10 (IST)Aug 25, 2019

    Eyes fixed at ending title drought!

    PV Sindhu and Nozomi Okuhara have not won any tournament in 2019 so far. 
  • 17:08 (IST)Aug 25, 2019

    Sindhu eyeing history!

    Having lost in the final on last two occasions, PV Sindhu would be looking to become the first Indian shuttler to clinch gold at World Championships. 
  • 14:24 (IST)Aug 25, 2019

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