PV Sindhu scripts history, becomes first Indian to win World Championships gold
Sindhu sent the former World Champion flying all over the court with her powerful smashes; her defences were impenetrable and her judgment--impeccable. It was a one-sided match, really!
Indian badminton star PV Sindhu showed an absolute domination against her Japanese opponent Nozomi Okuhara to win the finals of the 2019 BWF World Championships in Basel.
The 24-year-old created history by becoming the first Indian to bag a gold medal at World Championships.
She beat Okuhara in straight games 21-7 21-7 to lift the women's singles title. But the manner in which she did it was sensational: Sindhu sent the former World Champion flying all over the court with her powerful smashes; her defences were impenetrable and her judgment--impeccable. It was a one-sided match, really!
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Champion Stuff from @Pvsindhu1 as she becomes first Indian to be crowned World Champion. Kudos Girl, takes sweet revenge against @nozomi_o11 defeating her 21-7,21-7 in the finals of #BWFWC2019.
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She dedicated the award to her mother. "Happy birthday, mom!" she said. "A big thanks to my coach Gopichand and Kim Ji Hyun. I thank the crowd for supporting me day in and day out.”
It was Sindhu's "sweet revenge" against Okuhara, who denied her a gold medal in 2017. Last year, she lost to her arch rival Carolina Marin. This was Sindhu's maiden gold medal at the World Championships. Sindhu had won two bronze medals in 2013 and 2014 and then two silver medals in 2017 and 2018, respectively.
P.V. Sindhu medal collection:— HK Vittinghus (@hkvittinghus) August 25, 2019
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Marching towards the summit clash, Sindhu first defeated former World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying in the quarters and then secured a comfortable straight games victory over All England Champion Chen Yu Fei in the semis.