Sindhu becomes first Indian shuttler to win World Championships gold

Sindhu becomes first Indian shuttler to win World Championships gold PRIME Minister Narendra Modi has complimented PV Sindhu for winning gold at the BWF World Championship, saying her dedication is inspiring. She became the first Indian to clinch world badminton championship gold defeating Nozomi Okuhara of Japan. “The stupendously talent P V Sindhu on Sunday became the first Indian to win badminton World Championships gold by beating familiar rival Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in a lop-sided final here on Sunday: PM  Modi tweeted  on Sunday .The Indian won 21-7 21-7 in the summit clash that lasted just 38 minutes. 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.NDTV Sports desk says  “ PV Sindhu produced a dominating performance to outclass third seeded Nozomi Okuhara from Japan 21-7, 21-7 to win a gold medal in the World Championships 2019 on Sunday. In the process, the fifth seeded Sindhu bettered her 2017, 2018 appearances in the World Championships final and became the first Indian to win the marquee tournament. Sindhu, without breaking a sweat, closed the first game in 16 minutes. Nozomi Okuhara, on the other hand, continued to make unforced errors to allow PV Sindhu clinch the championship point and seal the final in 38 minutes. With the historic victory, the Rio Olympics silver medalist Sindhu leads the head-to-head battle against Okuhara 8-7. The 2016 Olympics silver medalist had previously beaten the Japanese in the Indonesia Open 2019.Sindhu completely took control of the match from the opening game. She clinched eight consecutive points to make the final look like a walk in the park. Okuhara, on the contrary, looked out of touch and failed to produce any serious challenge for her Indian counterpart.”

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