A 24-year-old girl from Hyderabad is living her dream and is in utmost awe. PV Sindhu, a badminton player is now the world champion. She won at the BWF World Championship after many hurdles.
PV Sindhu defeated Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the women’s singles final and became the first Indian to win the world championship medal. With this marvellous victory, PV Sindhu now has three bronze medals, two silvers and one gold in her basket. After being at an arm’s length in the previous two championships, she finally hit the aim right. Looking at her overall victory, PV Sindhu now has a total of 5 medals in world championships.
After winning the match, when the media approached her, she said “I lost in the last two finals and this win was very important for me. I want to thank the crowd for supporting me every time. I won for my country and I am very proud to be an Indian. A big thanks to my coach Miss Kim and Gopi sir and the entire support staff. I also want to dedicate this to my parents and especially my mom, it’s her birthday today. So, happy birthday mom.”, reports News 18.
In 2017 too, PV Sindhu had reached the finals against Nozomi Okuhara. During this match, which lasted for two hours and involved a 73-shot rally, Okuhara had emerged victorious. In 2018, again when Sindhu reached the finals, she lost against Carolina Marin of Spain. However, this time she turned the tables and shot herself to a historic victory.
PV Sindhu, after facing defeat for two consecutive years in the finals, seems to have taken the challenge to defeat defeat and bring home a medal she must have dreamed of the winner since years. Thus in this year’s final match, PV Sindhu thrashed Nozomi Okuhara 21-7 21-7, one of the most lopsided final match ever in the badminton world championship.
Her victory attracted lauds and praises from the entire nation. The Prime Minister’s chest also beamed wide after learning of her “stupendous” victory. Through his tweet, PM Narendra Modi congratulated her.
Further, President Ram Nath Kovind too felt proud of this young Indian daughter. He too expressed his feeling of pride and congratulated her via his tweet.
Screaming the joys of victory, PV Sindhu wore the gold medal as if the most beautiful jewel placed around her neck. With this victory and the medal that PV Sindhu brought home, the nation is stirred up with emotions of joy and absolute pride.