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PV Sindhu Scripts History, Becomes First Indian to Win World Championships

Sports | | August 25, 2019, 7:38 pm
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 Ace shuttler PV Sindhu became the first Indian to win the BWF World Championships on August 25 by crushing Japan's Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in just 36 minutes in a one-sided final. Sindhu's gold is the second medal that India won at the Worlds this year with Sai Praneeth winning a bronze in men's singles category. The last time Sindhu and Okuhara met in a World Championships final was in 2017. In a pulsating encounter that lasted nearly two hours and involved a 73-shot rally, Okuhara emerged victorious in the end. Sindhu again reached the final in 2018, only to go down to Carolina Marín of Spain. However, she finally broke the jinx this time, brushing aside her opponent with a dominant show from start to finish. In stark contrast to world No. Sindhu, the Japanese world No. 4 on Sunday looked completely at sea against the Indian star's relentless attacks.<br /><br />India's gold-medallist PV Sindhu after winning her women's singles final match against Japan's Nozomi Okuhara at the BWF Badminton World Championships in Basel, Switzerland. (Image: AP)

Ace shuttler PV Sindhu became the first Indian to win the BWF World Championships on August 25 by crushing Japan's Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in just 36 minutes in a one-sided final. Sindhu's gold is the second medal that India won at the Worlds this year with Sai Praneeth winning a bronze in men's singles category. The last time Sindhu and Okuhara met in a World Championships final was in 2017. In a pulsating encounter that lasted nearly two hours and involved a 73-shot rally, Okuhara emerged victorious in the end. Sindhu again reached the final in 2018, only to go down to Carolina Marín of Spain. However, she finally broke the jinx this time, brushing aside her opponent with a dominant show from start to finish. In stark contrast to world No. Sindhu, the Japanese world No. 4 on Sunday looked completely at sea against the Indian star's relentless attacks.

India's gold-medallist PV Sindhu after winning her women's singles final match against Japan's Nozomi Okuhara at the BWF Badminton World Championships in Basel, Switzerland. (Image: AP)

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 PV Sindhu won the World Championships gold medal after settling for silver in the last two attempts. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

PV Sindhu won the World Championships gold medal after settling for silver in the last two attempts. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

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 PV Sindhu demolished Okuhara to win World Championships gold. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

PV Sindhu demolished Okuhara to win World Championships gold. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

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 PV Sindhu defeated Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in the women's singles final (Photo Credit: Reuters)

PV Sindhu defeated Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in the women's singles final (Photo Credit: Reuters)

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 PV Sindhu defeats Nozomi Okuhara to win gold at BWF World Championships. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

PV Sindhu defeats Nozomi Okuhara to win gold at BWF World Championships. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

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 PV Sindhu cheers after winning her women's singles final match against Japan's Nozomi Okuhara at the BWF Badminton World Championships in Basel, Switzerland. (Image: AP)

PV Sindhu cheers after winning her women's singles final match against Japan's Nozomi Okuhara at the BWF Badminton World Championships in Basel, Switzerland. (Image: AP)

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 PV Sindhu returns a shuttlecock to Japan's Nozomi Okuhara during their women's singles final match at the BWF Badminton World Championships in Basel, Switzerland. (Image: AP)

PV Sindhu returns a shuttlecock to Japan's Nozomi Okuhara during their women's singles final match at the BWF Badminton World Championships in Basel, Switzerland. (Image: AP)

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 Japan's Nozomi Okuhara during her women's singles final match against India's PV Sindhu at the BWF Badminton World Championships in Basel, Switzerland. (Image: AP)

Japan's Nozomi Okuhara during her women's singles final match against India's PV Sindhu at the BWF Badminton World Championships in Basel, Switzerland. (Image: AP)

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 Japan's Nozomi Okuhara returns a shuttlecock to PV Sindhu during their women's singles final match at the BWF Badminton World Championships in Basel, Switzerland. (Image: AP)

Japan's Nozomi Okuhara returns a shuttlecock to PV Sindhu during their women's singles final match at the BWF Badminton World Championships in Basel, Switzerland. (Image: AP)

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