The Hush Post/ 07:00pm/ 1-mn-read
PV Sindhu defeated Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the women’s singles final of BWF World Championships at St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, on Sunday. With this feat, she becomes the first Indian to win a worlds gold.
She had tears in her eyes as she stood at the top of the podium with the gold around her neck and the Indian national anthem playing in the background.
In just 38 minutes, Sindhu completely crushed Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 to avenge her defeat from the 2017 final. Sindhu’s performance in the final was one of a champion, where she did not give Okuhara an inch to play her game or even react.
Sindhu now has a full set of medals at World Championships. – two bronze medals, two silver medals and a gold medal. After losing the last two finals, Sindhu finally grabbed the gold today.
“I lost in the last two finals and this win was very important for me … I won for my country and I am very proud to be an Indian . A big thanks to my coach Miss Kim and Gopi sir and the entire support staff. I also want to dedicate this to my parents an despecially my mom, it’s her birthday today. So, happy birthday mom.