P V Sindhu on Sunday became the first Indian to win badminton World Championships gold by beating familiar rival Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in a lop-sided final on Sunday. Sindhu won 21-7 21-7 in the summit clash that lasted just 38 minutes. As the match got over, PV Sindhu spoke about her experience. She said: "Last time I lost in the finals and before year also I lost the finals, I am very happy this time, it was a very important win for me. I would like to thank the crowd because it means a lot. Every time they were they for my match. They cheered me. Big thanks to all of you. I won for my country. I am very proud of it being an Indian." PV Sindhu also thanked her coach and Pullela Gopichand for all the support they have given to her.
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Two years after being robbed of the gold by Okuhara in an epic 110-minute final at Glasgow that went down as one of the greatest battles in badminton history, PV Sindhu finally exorcised the ghost of that heart-wrenching loss with a completely dominating win over the same opponent. 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 Olympic silver in 2016 Rio Games, silver at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, an Asian Games silver at Jakarta and the BWF World Tour Finals last year.