PV Sindhu becomes World Champion
August 26, 2019
Badminton player PV Sindhu has created history and has become the first ever Indian badminton player to win gold medal at the Badminton World Federation-BWF World Championships.
PV Sindhu defeated Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in Women's singles final to become the World Champion in two straight sets with a superb score of 21-7, 21-7.
In the last two editions of the World Badminton Championships PV Sindhu had ended up at the second position winning silver medals both times.
Congratulations poured in for the talented player on social media from all corners.
President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted, "Congratulations @Pvsindhu1 for 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."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also took to twitter to congratulate the Indian badminton star. He tweeted," The stupendously talented @Pvsindhu1 makes India proud again! Congratulations 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.
After the match PV Sindhu spoke with the media and said," "I won for my country. I am really proud being an Indian." She added, "I dedicate this gold to my coach Ms Kim, Gopi Sir and to my mother. This is the birthday gift to my mother."
India's shuttler B Sai Praneeth also won a bronze in the men's singles category semifinal match yesterday at the World Championships.
Praneeth lost the match 3-21 8-21 to defending champion and world no. 1 Kento Momota of Japan.
"This was one of my best tournaments that I ever had in my career. There are lots of learning and positives to take. I think the recent performances have been good," said Praneeth after the match.