PV Sindhu Creates History, Becomes First Indian To Win BWF World Championships Gold PV Sindhu defeated Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in the women’s singles final to become the first Indian to win Gold at the BWF World Championships.PV Sindhu became the first Indian to win the BWF World Championships, crushing Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in just 38 minutes in a one-sided final on Sunday.
With the win, Sindhu now has a full set of medals at World Championships – two bronze medals, two silver medals, and a gold medal.
She also said “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 and especially my mom, it’s her birthday today. So, happy birthday mom.”
Pusarla Venkata Sindhu (born 5 July 1995) is an Indian professional badminton player. She is the first Indian to win a gold medal in the World Badminton championship and is the first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver medal. She is also one of the two Indian badminton players to ever win an Olympic medal – the other being Saina Nehwal. Sindhu won silver in Women’s singles at Commonwealth Games 2018. She was also a silver medalist at the 2017 BWF World Championships and 2018 BWF World Championships consecutively. She was also a silver medalist, in Asian Games 2018, which was held in Indonesia. In 2018, she became the first Indian to have clinched the World Tour title defeating Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the 2018 World Tour final.
Sindhu came to international attention 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. In March 2015, she is the recipient of India’s fourth-highest civilian honor, the Padma Shri. Her silver medal win in the women’s singles event of the 2016 Summer Olympics made her the first Indian shuttler to reach the final of an Olympics badminton event and the youngest Indian to make a podium finish in an individual event at the Olympics. She is among the top five shuttlers in women’s singles category. And now today she made another record, she became the first-ever Indian to win the prestigious BWF World Championships. Her win was the first gold medal for India at world championships across all disciplines.
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