Basel: PV Sindhu becomes 1st Indian to win gold in World Badminton Championship.
She completely blew away Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 21-7, 21-7 in the women’s singles final to clinch her fifth medal in this tournament’s history.
The World No. 5 is now the first Indian shuttler to win a gold at BWF World Championships. She is also the joint-most successful women’s singles shuttler at the world meet, having won 5 medals in just 6 appearances.
PV Sindhu became only the 4th singles player ever to have a full set of world championship medals.
PV Sindhu’s inability to win the gold medal had been a major talking point. At times, the 24-year-old had to address it at press conferences, interviews and public appearances.
On Sunday in Basel, Sindhu, it seems, she wanted to put an end to all the debate surrounding her inability to win the yellow metal, the debate around her temperament in big matches. The Olympic silver medallist became the world champion and in style.
The Olympic silver medallist became the world champion and in style.
In the final, Okuhara faced the rage of India’s most successful shuttler.
Tokyo Olympics next! And her rivals will be wary after watching how badly Sindhu wanted the gold in Basel. She will head into the Olympics as the reigning world champion!