PV Sindhu clash against Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara finally yielded results making her the new queen of badminton. After facing heartbreaking losses in finals for three consecutive years, the player attains victory over the familiar rival on Sunday.
The 24-year-old robbed the summit clash by 21-7 21-7 in just 38 minutes and turned her silver into gold. Expressing her happiness at the blissful moment, Sindhu said “ Last time I lost the finals before that also I lost finals….and it is very very important to win now. I thank the crowd for supporting me day in and day out”
After losing from Okuhara in one of the greatest battles in badminton history, the fear of losing summoned Sindhu. She not only got back her confidence that was lost in the 110-minute match in Glasgow but also expelled the ghost hovering over her mind for three years.
Gifting her mother a gold medal on her birthday, PV Sindhu said “I dedicate this medal to my mother it is her birthday. A big thanks to my coach Gopichand and Kim Ji Hyun (Korean coach and my support staff)”.
Though Sindhu had a collection of medals, after being pushed away from gold by Okuhara, a lot was on stake for her. She was not only fighting to get India it’s a first gold medal in badminton but also to get rid of demons in her mind.
With her victory, PV Sindhu became the second woman shuttler to gain five medals and third woman to have medaled in all three colors.
Here Is A Political Response To The Historical Moment :
She made India proud again: Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the player via social media saying “The stupendously talented @Pvsindhu1 makes India proud again! Congratulations to her for winning the Gold at the BWF World Championships”
The stupendously talented @Pvsindhu1 makes India proud again!
Congratulations to her for winning the Gold at the BWF World Championships. The passion and dedication with which she’s pursued badminton is inspiring.
PV Sindhu’s success will inspire generations of players.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 25, 2019
Spoke to @Pvsindhu1 and extended congratulations on behalf of the people of India for her historic win🥇 Also spoke to coach P. Gopichand and appreciated his efforts for this historic win of PV Sindhu and Bronze medal of @saiprneeth92 https://t.co/JDi7RkyMWv
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) August 25, 2019
Congratulations @Pvsindhu1 for winning the BWF World Championship. This is a proud moment for the entire country.
Your magic on the court, hardwork and perseverance enthralls and inspires millions. Best wishes World Champion for all your future battles #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) August 25, 2019
He added that PV Sindhu’s dedication and passion will inspire future generations. “PV Sindhu success will inspire generations of players”
The West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee also shared her pride through twitter.
“Congratulations to @Pvsindhu1 on becoming the first Indian to win the #BWFWorldChampionships. You make every Indian proud. Keep winning”, she wrote.