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