PV Sindhu creates history, becomes first Indian to win BWF World Championships

PV SindhuBWFBasel: PV Sindhu was fifth-time lucky in the World Championships as she created history by becoming the first Indian to win the prestigious event in Basel on Sunday. The Hyderabadi shuttler produced a dominating performance to outclass third seeded Nozomi Okuhara from Japan 21-7, 21-7 to win the gold medal.

Sindhu bettered her 2017, 2018 appearances in the World Championships final. She closed the first game in 16 minutes and sealed the final in just 38 minutes. With the historic victory, the Rio Olympics silver medallist Sindhu leads the head-to-head battle against Okuhara 8-7.

“I’m so happy. I was expecting this for a long time. It’s definitely a proud moment for me and for India. A lot of people have been waiting,” said the Indian ace, adding, “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 – that’s all.”

According to BWF website, Sindhu, talking about her  match, said that It’s been a long time coming. "I was dominating. It was important for me to be very alert and every point really mattered to me. I tried to get every point even though I was leading by a large margin,” said Sindhu who also beat Beiwen Zhang, Tai Tzu Ying and Chen Yufei en in her way glory.

“I was prepared for everything. At times, I was nervous but I was determined to finish it off.”