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I dedicate this medal to my mother: PV Sindhu’s perfect birthday present for her mom

PV Sindhu becomes the first Indian to win a gold medal at the BWF World Champions.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: August 26, 2019 11:01:52 am
PV Sindhu played a confident, one-sided final to become the World Champion. (Twitter/screenshot)

PV Sindhu defeated Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 21-7, 21-7 in a one-sided contest to win her maiden gold medal in the BWF World Championships 2019 Final. “I dedicate this medal to my mother. It’s her birthday today,” the 24-year-old said moments after the historic win at the World Championships. “A big thanks to my coach Pullela Gopichand and my support staff,” she added.

 

Speaking to ANI, Sindhu’s mother, P Vijaya said, “We are very happy, we were waiting for that gold medal. She trained hard for this.”

Earlier, Sindhu put on a dominating performance to become the first Indian to win a gold medal at the BWF World Championship.

Two years after being robbed off 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 an Olympic silver in 2016 Rio Games, a silver at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, an Asian Games silver at Jakarta and the BWF World Tour Finals last year.

(With PTI inputs)

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