PV Sindhu Wins Gold: Sports Fraternity Hail The New World Champion

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After PV Sindhu created history by clinching the World Championship gold, members from the sporting fraternity came forward to congratulate the silver medalist

Written By Karthik Nair | Mumbai | Updated On:
PV Sindhu

PV Sindhu created history as she became the first Indian to win the BWF World Championships gold by beating Japanese shuttler Nozomi Okuhara 21-7 21-7 in a lop-sided final on Sunday. 

Sporting fraternity hail PV Sindhu

After PV Sindhu created history by clinching the World Championship gold, members from the sporting fraternity came forward to congratulate the silver medalist of Rio Olympics 2016. They included the likes of VVS Laxman, Harbhajan Singh, and Saina Nehwal. 

READ: PV Sindhu Creates History As She Wins Maiden BWF World Championship

VVS Laxman came forward and wrote that that PV Sindhu had shown great exhibition of skill, fitness and mental strength to defeat Japan’s Okuhara in such an emphatic fashion. Laxman then added that he was proud of the shuttler. 

Read VVS Laxman's tweet here:

READ: PM Modi Wishes PV Sindhu For Winning Gold At BWF World Championship

Harbhajan Singh took to social media and congratulated PV Sindhu and urged her to keep inspiring. 

Read Harbhajan Singh's tweet here:

PV Sindhu's fellow athlete Saina Nehwal, who is also her fierce rival appreciated the young shuttler after her incredible achievement. Taking to the micro-blogging site, Saina Nehwal congratulated PV Sindhu for becoming the first-ever player to win the World Championship gold medal for India. 

Read Saina Nehwal's tweet here:

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Badminton Association of India (BAI) President Himanta Biswa Sarma has announced cash awards of Rs. 20 lakh for new world champion PV Sindhu and Rs.5 lakh for bronze medalist Sai Praneet for their historic performance at the World Championships 2019 in Basel, Switzerland.

 

PV Sindhu breaks the final jinx

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, 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.

 

READ: PV Sindhu Storms Into Third Straight BWF World Championship Final

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