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‘PV Sindhu’s success will inspire generations’: PM Modi congratulates Indian shuttler

The Indian Won 21-7 21-7 In The Summit Clash That Lasted Just 38 Minutes.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 25 Aug 2019, 07:13:29 PM
‘PV Sindhu’s success will inspire generations’: PM Modi congratulates Indian shuttler

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Indian shuttler PV Sindhu for becoming the first Indian to win badminton World Championships gold by beating familiar rival Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in a lop-sided final in Switzerland’s Basel on Sunday.

"The stupendously talented #PVSindhu makes India proud again! Congratulations to her for winning the Gold at BWF World Championships. The passion & dedication with which she’s pursued badminton is inspiring. PV Sindhu’s success will inspire generations of players," Modi tweeted.

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.

(With PTI inputs)

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First Published : 25 Aug 2019, 07:13:29 PM