PV Sindhu wins Gold at the BWF Championships, creates history
PV Sindhu won the BWF Championships 21-7, 21-7 over Japan’s Okuhara. She was at the top of her game from the very start and picked points, in an unstoppable way. She chose her shots carefully and then impressed the audiences with a smash and attack approach.
“I won for my country, I am very proud being an Indian,” she said on winning. “A big thanks to my coach and the support staff, and my mom, whose birthday it is today, Happy Birthday.”
She becomes the first-ever Indian to bag the gold medal at the #BWFWorldChampionships after defeating Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in straight sets by 21-7, 21-7.
It was Sindhu’s mom’s birthday and she took to the mic to wish her. We are sure her mom will be thrilled and this will be her favourite birthday gift ever. As soon as PV Sindhu announced this, the stadium burst into the Happy Birthday song.
Her medal is historic for India. “It means a lot that this crowd cheers me,” she said.
The commentators called her the tall elegant athlete from India as she walked in. PV Sindhu dressed in black for the finals started out in good control in the first set and then there was nothing that held her back.
First ever Indian to bag the gold medal at the BWF World Championships. Sindhu improved over her 2017, 2018 appearances in the World Championships final. She was swift, as Sindhu wrapped the first game in 16 minutes. Okuhara, was on a week footing from the very start. She allowed Sindhu clinch the championship point and seal the final in no more than 36 minutes.
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Sindhu’s game was noticed globally when she broke into the top 20 of the BWF World Ranking in September 2012 at the age of 17. In 2013, she became the first ever Indian women’s singles player to win a medal at the Badminton World Championships.
Winning the semi final earlier in the week, Sindhu created history by reaching her third consecutive final. Sindhu started the women’s semi-final match with dominance and picked the first game within a quarter of an hour.
With now a Gold in her kitty, Sindhu is truly India’s number one badminton champion. And just how proud we are all. Sindhu enters the women of history of India.