Ace badminton player PV Sindhu added yet another feather to her cap and became the first Indian to bring home a gold medal in the 2019 BWF World Championships. The tournament that took place in Switzerland, saw one of the finest performances of Sindhu.
The 24-year-old World No 5’s first World Championship title will be remembered for the raw and fierce firepower she turbo-charged it with. 21-7, 21-7 will leave deep gashes in the mind of Okuhara, not to mention Chinese Chen Yufei who will also have her own 21-7 nightmare to recall.
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“I have no words to express, because I have been waiting for so long. Last time, it was silver, before that it was silver and finally I am a world champion so I am really really happy. I have been expecting this for a very long time. So I got it finally and I want to enjoy it, feel it”, said Sindhu of her victory.
“This win makes it more special because I am the first woman in India to win gold and I would like to thank everybody out there for their support,” she said.
Sindhu has also won an Olympic silver in 2016 Rio Games, a silver at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, an Asian Games silver at Jakarta and the BWF World Tour Finals last year.