PV Sindhu wins historic gold, crushes Nozomi Okuhara in BWF World Championship

Basel, Switzerland: BWF World Championships 2019: World No. 5 PV Sindhu crushed higher-ranked Nozomi Okuhara in straight games in the women’s singles final to win the elusive gold in her third successive final. Sindhu became the first Indian to finish on the top step of the podium in the prestigious world meet.

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2013 – Bronze
2014 – Bronze
2017 – Silver
2018 – Silver
2019 – GOLD!

PV Sindhu has become third time lucky. The World No. 5 is now the first Indian shuttler to win a gold at BWF World Championships. She is also the joint-most successful women’s singles shuttler at the world meet, having won 5 medals in just 6 appearances.

PV Sindhu became only the 4th singles player ever to have a full set of world championship medals.

PV Sindhu’s inability to win the gold medal had been a major talking point. At times, the 24-year-old had to address it at press conferences, interviews and public appearances.

On Sunday in Basel, Sindhu, it seems, wanted to put an end to all the debate surrounding her inability to win the yellow metal, debate around her temperament in big matches.

The Olympic silver medallist became the world champion and in style!

(https://www.indiatoday.in/sports/badminton/story/pv-sindhu-gold-medal-bwf-world-championships-2019-1st-indian-crushes-nozomi-okuhara-basel-straight-games-1591446-2019-08-25)