PV Sindhu Becomes First Indian Shuttler To Win Gold At World Championship
Basel: India’s Pusarla V. Sindhu returns a shuttlecock to USA’s Beiwen Zhang during their women’s singles round of sixteen match at the BWF Badminton World Championships in the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland. (PTI) 

PV Sindhu Becomes First Indian Shuttler To Win Gold At World Championship

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P V Sindhu on Sunday became the first Indian to win badminton World Championships gold by beating familiar rival Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in Basel on Sunday.

She won 21-7 21-7 in the summit clash that lasted just 38 minutes.

Today’s match was a re-enactment of a Glasgow match two years ago against Okuhara, except Sindhu won this time.

It was Sindhu’s fifth World Championships medal —joint most for a woman singles player with former Olympics and world champion Zhang Ning of China —to go with the two successive silvers and a couple of bronze medals.

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.

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