BWF World Championships: PV Sindhu defeated Nozomi Okuhara in straight games to become the first Indian to win a gold medal in the tournament.
- PV Sindhu defeated Nozomi Okhura to become first Indian to win BWF World Championships
- Sindhu has won 2 silver, 2 bronze and 1 gold medal at World Championships
- It was Sindhu’s third successive BWF World Championships final
Wasn’t able to hold back tears when I heard the national anthem: PV Sindhu after historic gold
PV Sindhu on Sunday became the first ever Indian World Champion in the sport. The 24-year-old was flush with emotions as she stood on the podium with an elusive and much-awaited gold medal around her neck.
The star Indian shuttler defeated Nozomi Okhura–the same opponent who robbed her of the title 2 years ago in an epic 110-minute game–in one of the most lopsided finals in the BWF World Championships. This was Sindhu’s fifth World Championships medal.
Sindhu on Monday took to social media to admit that she was very emotional at the enormity of the moment descended on her and when the national anthem played after the medal ceremony.
“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,” Sindhu wrote in an Instagram post.
Sourse: India Today