PV Sindhu scripted a news history on Sunday by winning an elusive gold medal at the prestigious World Championships and becoming the first-ever Indian to win this medal. She defeated her old -foe, Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara, in straight sets in the final of women’s singles.
The final match was held in Basil, where the golden girl rampaged to a 21-7, 21-7 victory. Sindhu finally finishes on top of the podium at the World Championships after her defeat in the final match in 2018 and 2017. It was for the first time when the Indian national anthem is played in the court of Basil. It’s a great feeling for any player to win a medal for the country, Sindhu also felt same.
She expressed her feeling by writing a note on Instagram. She wrote, “I could not hold back my tears when I saw the Indian flag and heard the National anthem playing. Words can’t express my feelings about yesterday’s win at the World Championship. Had been preparing for it for so long. Finally, the wait ended.”
Further she thanked her parent and coach and wrote,” It wouldn’t have been possible without the support of my parents, my coaches (Gopi sir and Ms. Kim) and my trainer (Mr Srikanth Verma) And most importantly I would like to thank my sponsors and all my fans who have supported me all along. FINALLY WORLD CHAMPION 2019″.
Two times silver medal winner changed the color of her medal this time into gold. “This is my answer to the people who have asked me questions over and over. I just wanted to answer with my racket and with this win”, she quoted as saying by the official website of Badminton World Federation’s (BWF).
Sindhu won Bronze in 2013 and 2014, then she won silver in 2017 and 2018, in 2019 she won gold. This journey itself reflects the struggle of India’s golden girl.
After her incredible win in BWF World Championship 2019, President of India, India’s PM Narendra Modi, Sportsmen Pankaj Advani & Gautam Gambhir, and many other celebrities wished PV Sindhu.