BWF World Championships 2019: Sindhu Creates History, Becomes First Indian Shuttler To Win World C'ships Gold

Two years after being robbed off the gold by Okuhara in an epic 110-minute final at Glasgow, Sindhu finally exorcised the ghost of that heart-wrenching loss with a completely dominating win over the same opponent

BWF World Championships 2019: Sindhu Creates History, Becomes First Indian Shuttler To Win World C'ships Gold
BWF World Championships 2019: Sindhu becomes first Indian shuttler to win World C'ships gold, bear Okuhara in final
By: PTI
Updated: 25 Aug 2019 06:55 PM
Ace shuttler P.V. Sindhu on Sunday became the first Indian to win badminton World Championships gold by beating familiar rival Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in a lop-sided final here on Sunday. The Indian won 21-7 21-7 in the summit clash that lasted just 38 minutes. Two years after being robbed off the gold by Okuhara in an epic 110-minute final at Glasgow that went down as one of the greatest battles in badminton history, Sindhu finally exorcised the ghost of that heart-wrenching loss with a completely dominating win over the same opponent.

It was Sindhu's fifth World Championships medal -- joint most for a woman singles player with former Olympics and world champion Zhang Ning of China - to go with the two successive silvers and a couple of bronze medals. Sindhu has also won an Olympic silver in 2016 Rio Games, a silver at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, an Asian Games silver at Jakarta and the BWF World Tour Finals last year.


For the third year in a row, India's ace shuttler P.V. Sindhu stormed into the finals of BWF World Championships after defeating China's Chen Yu Fei in straight games in the women's singles semifinals played out on Saturday.

The Rio Olympic silver medallist was in all conquering mode against her Chinese opponent and only took 40 minutes to outclass World No. 3 Yu Fei 21-7, 21-14. Sindhu looked sharp and focussed from the very first game itself while Yu Fei lacked pace as the Indian shuttler took just 15 minutes to take the first game.

Sindhu continued to dominate the chinese shuttler in the second game. However, Yu Fei showed some fight in the second game as compared to the one-sided first game. But it wasn't enough to stop the Indian shuttler as she took the second game to enter the finals.

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