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PV Sindhu wins gold

Badminton World Championships 2019: PV Sindhu wins the historic gold, crushes Nozomi Okuhara in one-sided final
World No. 5 PV Sindhu crushed higher-ranked Nozomi Okuhara in straight games in the women’s singles final to win the gold in her third successive final. Sindhu became the first Indian to finish on the top step of the podium in the prestigious world meet.

HIGHLIGHTS
PV Sindhu amazingly thrashed Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in the Basel final
Sindhu finishes with her fifth medal at the badminton world championships
Sindhu will head into Tokyo Olympics as the reigning World Champion next
2013 – Bronze. 2014 – Bronze. 2017 – Silver. 2018 – Silver. 2019 – GOLD!

PV Sindhu has become lucky the third time. The World No. 5 is now the first Indian shuttler to win a gold at BWF World Championships. She is also the joint-most successful women’s singles shuttler at the world meet. She has won 5 medals in just 6 appearances.
PV Sindhu’s inability to win the gold medal had been a major talking point by the critics. At times, the 24-year-old had to address it at press conferences, interviews and public appearances.
PV Sindhu became only the 4th singles player ever to have achieved a full set of world championship medals.
On Sunday in Basel, Sindhu, wanted to put an end to all the debate surrounding her inability to win the yellow metal and she visibly did it.

The Olympic silver medallist became the world champion and in style making a historic moment for India!

5th seed PV Sindhu took on 3rd seed a former champion Nozomi Okuhara in a repeat of the 2017 World Championships final in Basel. Two years ago, they both battled for 110 minutes, the longest final in the history of the tournament.

Two years later in 2019, Sindhu never gave an opportunity to Okuhara to do anything close to what she did in 2017. The final was over within 32 minutes. Sindhu won it 21-7, 21-7 in just 38 minutes to become the first Indian to win a gold at the BWF World Championships.
Sindhu was at her best against Okuhara, who had no answers to this Indian shuttlers agressive approach. Sindhu was not giving it any air even in defence. She was using all four corners of the court and put pressure on Okuhara at the back-court.
Sindhu raced to a 9 point lead the first mid-game break of the match. The victory cry at the end of every winner was telling a story. Sindhu wanted to put behind the memories of the previous defeats. She did it min blowingly.
Okuhara did not know what hit her in 38 minutes at the center court in Basel. Sindhu never let the aggression dip, never let Okuhara have a sniff, always controlled rallies.

It was admitted the most one-sided final in the history of the sport.

Sindhu’s ability to step up at major tournaments comes to the front once again. She was not in the best form in the lead up to the World Championships in Basel. In fact, the gold was her first title in 2019.

There was no stopping for Sindhu. She had conquered her biggest threat. In the semi-final, Chen Yufei was blown away. Sindhu maintained the record of not losing to a Chinese shuttler at the World Championships.

In the final, Okuhara had to face the rage of India’s most successful shuttler.

Tokyo Olympics is the next step! And her rivals will be aware after watching how badly Sindhu wanted the gold in Basel. She will head into the Olympics as the most worthy world champion!

 

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