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Indian badminton icon PV Sindhu creates history, wins World Championships

Indian badminton icon PV Sindhu creates history, wins World Championships

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 25 Aug 2019, 04:40 pm

New Delhi, Aug 25 (IBNS): India's badminton sensation PV Sindhu created a new chapter in history when she defeated her Japanese opponent Nozomi Okuhara to win the women’s singles event of the World Championship in Basel on Sunday.

Sindhu dominated the proceedings as she defeated Okuhara by 21-7 21-7 in the final showdown.

This was PV Sindhu's first-ever world championship title.

In the previous two outings in the world championships finals, PV Sindhu had to digest defeats and in one case it was her current opponent Okuhara.

Sindhu took a remarkable eight-point lead in the first game and then continued her dominance in the game.

Her victory was appreciated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind.

"The stupendously talented @Pvsindhu1akes India proud again! ongratulations 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," Modi tweeted.

President Kovind said: " Congratulations@Pvsindhu1for winning the BWF World Championship. This is a proud moment for the entire country. Your magic on the court, hardwork and perseverance enthralls and inspires millions. Best wishes World Champion for all your future battles #PresidentKovind."

Another Indian badminton icon Saina Nehwal also appreciated Sindhu for her victory and posted: "Congratulations to @Pvsindhu1for the first ever world championships gold medal from India."