Indian shuttler PV Sindhu beat Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the final of World C’ships 2019
Indian shuttler PV Sindhu won the gold medal in BWF World C’ships 2019 at Basel, Switzerland.
Sindhu beat Japnese shuttler Nozomi Okuhara in two straight games. World no.5 Sindhu won both sets of the game by 21-7.
On Saturday, Sindhu crashes out Chinese shuttler Chen Yufei by 21-7 and 21-14 for reaching the final of World C’ships 2019.
Rio Olympic silver medalist Sindhu became the first Indian to win World Championships gold. This is one of the most lopsided finals ever in the history BWF World Championships.
Two years ago, Sindhu lost the final of World C’ships against the same opponent (Nozomi Okuhara) in 110 minutes long match.
Before this, Sindhu won four medals in World C’ships. Smashing queen Sindhu is the third women shuttler to have medals in all three colors (Gold, Silver, Bronze). This is Sindhu’s fifth medal in World Championships.
In BWF World Championships, Sindhu won two bronze medals (2013, 2014), two silver medals (2017, 2018), one gold medal (2019).
Smashing queen Sindhu does not give a single chance to Japnese shuttler for a recovery in the match. This was a good win for the Indian shuttler before the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
“I am really very happy. I have waited for this victory and finally. I have become a world champion,” Sindhu told reporters.
What Sindhu said after the final
“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 PV Sindhu.
After winning the final of World C’ships 2019 Sindhu said, “I dedicate this win to my mom, it’s her birthday today. I thought I will gift her something and finally I gift her this gold medal. It is because of my parents that I am here today”.
Rio Olympic Gold medalist Carolina Marin tweeted, “Proud of you girl! You’re gold!
Primer Minister Narendra Modi, Legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan and former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar also congratulate Sindhu for winning the gold medal.
Sindhu’s mother P. Vijaya said, “She was trained really tough. This time we thought she will get a better result. We are very happy. We are waiting for that gold medal. This is the third time she was playing in the final”.