Published On: Sun, Aug 25th, 2019

PV Sindhu Written history, became first lady Indian to win gold medal at the World Badminton Championships

  • PV Sindhu is the first Indian badminton player to win a gold medal at the World Championship. Sindhu had earlier won silver in 2017 and 2018 and bronze in 2013 and 2014.
  • PV Sindhu defeated Nozomi Okuhara 21-7 21-7
  • Sindhu lost the final to Okuhara in the same tournament in 2017.
  • Modi said- Sindhu’s success will inspire the next generation of players

Game desk: India’s star shuttler PV Sindhu defeated Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the final of the World Badminton Championship on Sunday. Sindhu won the title match in Basel, Switzerland 21-7, 21-7 in 38 minutes. She became the first Indian to become the champion in the 42-year history of the tournament. Sindhu won silver in 2018, 2017 and bronze in 2013, 2014.

PV Sindhu Written history, became first lady Indian to win gold medal at the World Badminton Championships

PV Sindhu Written history, became first lady Indian to win gold medal at the World Badminton Championships

Earlier Saina Nehwal among the Indian players had lost in the 2015 final. Among the men, Prakash Padukone won bronze medals in 1983 and B. Sai Praneeth this year. Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa won bronze in women’s doubles in 2011.

Prime Minister Modi congratulated Sindhu

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Sindhu on this victory. He said- Amazingly talented PV Sindhu again made India feel proud. Congratulations to him for winning the Gold at the BWF World Championships. The passion and passion with which she plays badminton is inspiring. Sindhu’s success will inspire the next generation of players.

Indian shuttlers will return with two medals for the second time

This will be only the second time in the history of the World Championship, when the Indian shuttlers will return home with two medals. Earlier in 2017, Saina won the bronze. At the same time, Sindhu had won the silver medal in her name. Apart from Sindhu, Praneeth also managed to win medals this year.

Sindhu defeated China’s Chen Yu Fei in the semi-finals

Fifth seed Sindhu defeated China’s Chen Yu Fei 21-7 21-14 in the semi-finals. Earlier, the second seed defeated Tai Xu Ying of Taipei in the quarterfinal. Sindhu reached the finals of this tournament for the third consecutive time. Earlier in 2018, he had lost in the title match against Carolina Marine of Spain and in 2017 against Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara.

Sindhu won 9 out of 16 matches against Okuhara

Sindhu is ranked fifth in the world rankings and Okuhara in fourth place. So far 16 matches have been played between the two. Among them, Sindhu won 9 times. Okuhara was successful in just seven matches. Sindhu had also won the last match between the two.

The Olympic medalist Indian player continued to take points through his aggressive game even further. Sindhu took an impressive 14-4 lead in the match. He then won the gold medal for the first time at the BWF Badminton World Championship by taking 21 points in a row and ending the game. Prior to Sindhu, B Sai Praneeth won a bronze medal at the World Badminton Championships 2019. He is the first male badminton player to win a medal in this tournament by 1983. The last time Prakash Padukone won a bronze medal at the World Badminton Championships in 1983.