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Smashing Sindhu !

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Pursala Venkata Sindhu is at the top of the world after winning the World Badminton Championship at Basel on Sunday, 25 August. She had the last laugh at all her detractors who faulted her for failing to win the Final of many tournaments after showing so much promise in the earlier rounds. Clinching the title seemed just out of her reach; but all that was erased with Sindhu’s stupendous win against arch rival Nozumi Okuhara of Japan in straight sets 21-7, 21-7.

Going for the jugular right from the start, with her powerful smashes that fell like a blitzkrieg on Okuhara in a match that lasted just 37minutes. Sweet revenge for Sindhu – for it was the same Okuhara that she lost to in the finals in 2017.

‘After two silvers, I finally became a World Champion. I waited for this victory for a long time,’ said an elated Sindhu with a broad smile.

She has created history in India’s sports world by becoming the first ever Indian to win a gold in BWF World Badminton Championship making India proud.

She dedicated her golden win to her Mother whose birthday fell on Sunday, 25 August.

It was a different Sindhu who emerged on the court today. Determined, confident and attacking; this was her third World Final and it looked like she had made up her mind to not let slip the gold this time round. She played with tact; she played with power and attacked her opponent all the way. There was no stopping her, no time for niceties, she had to win and get that Gold. She demolished the opponent with her jump shots and great smashing. Not once did she trail. She lead with determination and a new found confidence, with all the traits of a winner. No self doubt, no wavering, simply put- superb, attacking play.

Congratulations have been pouring in for Sindhu’s remarkable feat. President Kovind and PM Modi were amongst those who congratulated her.

Carolina Marin, the reigning Olympic Champion tweeted ‘Proud of you girl! You’re gold! @Pvsindhu 1’

Snooker world champion Pankaj Advani tweeted,’Congratulations!@Pvsindhu 1 on winning the World Badminton Championship. Fantastic!’

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