New Delhi: PV Sindhu became the first Indian shuttler to win a gold at BWF World Championships after she defeated Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the final at in Basel, Switzerland.
It took only 38 minutes for Sindhu to beat Okuhara at the final. Sindhu attacked her opponent from the very beginning of the match and finally won 21-7, 21-7. Sindhu, an Olympic silver medalist now has a full set of medals at World Championships – two bronze medals, two silver medals and a gold medal.
Sindhu’s gold is the second medal that India won at the Worlds this year with Sai Praneeth winning a bronze in men’s singles category.
Delighted after winning, Sindhu said, “Last time I lost the finals, before that also I lost finals…and it is very very important to win now. I thank the crowd for supporting me day in and day out.”
The victory could not come to her on a better day, as Sunday is also the birthday of her mother. “I dedicate this medal to my mother it is her birthday. A big thanks to my coach Gopichand and Kim Ji Hyun (Korean coach and my support staff),” Sindhu said.