PV Sindhu, first Indian to win gold in World Badminton Championship

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Delhi: PV Sindhu finally ended her title drought in 2019 by winning gold at World Badminton Championship in Basel, Switzerland on Sunday. This victory came after she lost in the finals of the same event on last two occasions in 2017 and 2018. Sindhu dominated the match right from the first shot and defeated former world champion Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in straight games 21-7, 21-7. In the post match interview, Sindhu dedicated the win to her mother P Vijaya who is celebrating her birthday today.  “I would like to dedicate this win to my mom. It’s her birthday today. Thank you mom,” Sindhu said with moist eyes. Sindhu, who now has the joint-most number of medals in World Championships, said she was very proud to win the medal for her country. “I won for my country and I am really proud about it being an Indian,” said Sindhu.