BWF World Championships 2019:
PV Sindhu became the first Indian to win the World Championship.
India’s star PV Sindhu defeated Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the final of the World Badminton Championship being played in Basel, Switzerland. He won the match 21-7, 21-7.
She became the first Indian to become the champion in the 42-year history of the tournament. Sindhu is ranked fifth in the world rankings and Okuhara in fourth place.
This match lasted for 37 minutes. With this victory, Sindhu has made a career record of 9-7 against Okuhara.
Sindhu started well in the first game and took a 5-1 lead. Indian players were ahead 12–2 after this.
Sindhu did not look back after this and won the first game 21-7 after taking a 16-2 lead. The Indian player won the first game in 16 minutes.
In the second game, Sindhu started with a 2–0 lead and took an 8–2 lead in the next few minutes. The Olympic medalist Indian player continued to take points through his aggressive game even further.
Sindhu took a 14-4 lead in the match. After this, he won the gold medal for the first time in the BWF Badminton World Championship by taking 21 points continuously and ending the game.
PV Sindhu won silver in 2018 and 2017 and bronze in 2013 and 2014.
Saina Nehwal was among the first Indian players to have lost in the 2015 finals. Among the men, Prakash Padukone in 1983 and B Sai Praneeth had won bronze medals this year. Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa won bronze in women’s doubles in 2011.
This will be only the second time in the history of the World Championship, when the Indian shuttlers will return home with two medals.
Earlier in 2017, Saina won the bronze. At the same time, Sindhu had won the silver medal in her name. Apart from Sindhu, Praneeth also managed to win medals this year.