In Sunday’s one side finals, PV Sindhu became the first Indian to win the BWF World Championships, smashing Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7. With the victory, Sindhu now has a complete series of medals – two bronze medals, two silver medals and a gold medal.
Sindhu eventually won silver after losing the last two rounds and said she was “proud to be an Indian” at the post-match interview.
I want to thank the audience for helping me every moment, Sindhu said after the game. She said that this win was really important to her after losing in the last two finals.
She thanked her coaches Miss Kim & Gopi sir and for the full support system. She said that she won for the country and is very proud to be an Indian. She also said that It’s her mom’s birthday today and she wants to dedicate the medal to her parents and particularly her mother. She wished, “Happy Birthday mom”
Sindhu’s gold is India’s second medal this year, winning bronze in a single men’s category in the Worlds.
The final World Championships that held in 2017, Sindhu and Okuhara met. Okuhara came out victorious in a pulsating meeting that lasted almost two hours and took place on a 73-shoot rally. Only to go down to Caroline Marin of Spain again in 2018, Sindhu achieved the finale. However, this time she lastly broke the jinx, brushing her adversary from beginning to end with a dominant display.
This is Sindhu’s fifth medal at the World Championships. It is also the joint highest in women’s singles in the history of the championshi[ along with Xhang Ning of China who is a two-time Olympic gold medallist. Apart from the two silvers, Sindhu won in the last two editions, she had also won the bronze in 2013 and 2014. Sidhu has also won the bronze in 2013 and 2014 apart from the two silvers that she won in the last two championships.