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PV Sindhu 1st Indian shuttler to win a gold medal at World Championships
PV Sindhu

World number 5 PV Sindhu on Sunday became the 1st ever Indian badminton player to win gold medal at the BWF World Championships. The 24-yr-old defeated world number 4 Nozomi Okuhara of Japan with a scoreline of 21-7, 217. Sindhu had finished second in the previous two editions of the World Championships.

Basel [Switzerland], Aug 25: Indian shuttler PV Sindhu won the BWF World Championships title by defeating Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in straight games by 21-7, 21-7 here on Sunday.

By winning the title, Sindhu has become the first Indian to clinch a gold medal at the World Championships.

PV Sindhu

Sindhu got off to a flying start & dominated Okuhara throughout in the 1st game. At one point, the points were 16-2 & Sindhu did not lose the momentum as she registered a 21-7 victory in the first game.

[T]he second game also started on a similar note with Sindhu taking a massive lead & then winning the second game by 217.

The 24-yr-old had entered in the final of the competition by defeating China’s Chen Yu Fei 217, 2114 on Saturday.


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